Senforce Launches Endpoint Security Suite 3.0
Draper, Utah—February 15, 2004—Senforce TechnologiesÃ¢â€ž? Inc., the leader in enterprise endpoint security enforcement, today launched Senforce Endpoint Security Suite 3.0, the most comprehensive, reliable solution for networked and standalone endpoint systems. The suite is based upon an integrated software solutions design that allows customers to easily embrace the security components that best meet their respective needs. A new, intuitive graphical user interface allows administrators to easily configure and monitor the suite, then create, manage and enforce security policies.
“Unlike competitive offerings in the marketplace, Senforce Endpoint Security Suite 3.0 provides non-stop protection, whether an endpoint device is connected to a wired or wireless network or running in standalone mode,” said Mike Hall, president and chief executive officer of Senforce. “This is an important differentiator. Our approach protects enterprise security by preventing theft of data, ensuring device integrity, and enforcing policies related to use of applications, storage devices or communication methods. Finally there is a way to protect your data and your users, all the time, without sacrificing productivity or over-burdening IT.”
“Endpoint security needs to include more than simple system integrity checking when a mobile computing device connects to the network,” advised Charles Kolodgy, research director, Security Products, IDC. “Instead endpoint security must provide consistent and manageable security to enable compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements. Senforce ESS offers a compelling solution that protects corporate assets while maintaining user productivity.”
Major customers tested Endpoint Security Suite 3.0 during the fourth quarter of 2004, in order to ensure the suite fully meets the endpoint security needs of today’s enterprises. Early adopters included companies in the financial services, healthcare, government, corporate and e-commerce sectors. “Senforce Endpoint Security Suite 3.0 provides peace of mind whether your endpoints are internal desktops or external mobile systems,” said Joel Garr, IT administrator, UDHI. “The comprehensive suite provides around-the-clock system protection that our users can’t circumvent.”
The Senforce Endpoint Security Suite 3.0 arrives at an opportune time for customers. Approximately 90 percent of mobile devices lack proper endpoint security software to ward off hackers, according to Gartner, Inc. As in 2004, endpoint security—protecting wired and wireless devices—remains among the hottest IT and business issues for enterprises in 2005, as confirmed by such research firms as Gartner and International Data Corp (IDC).
Rather than deploying piecemeal, non-integrated security components from multiple vendors, organizations can embrace Endpoint Security Suite 3.0 as a single, integrated solution for complete endpoint security.
Indeed, Endpoint Security Suite 3.0’s modular design provides customers with flexible, tightly integrated software components. Optional security solutions, designed from the ground up to interoperate with one another, can be purchased individually or altogether. The suite includes centralized management and policy definition, location-aware policy enforcement, powerful reporting and strong audit controls.
Available solutions include:
o Advanced Firewall: Provides stateful packet inspection, superior protection against protocol attacks, and remote host access control lists. In addition, it allows administrators to control applications by location, and to enforce VPN usage.
o Theft Protection: Offers the ability to encrypt files and prevent distribution of sensitive information via thumb drives, CD and DVD read/write drives, floppies, or other forms of removable storage. Security policies can automatically encrypt and protect files if a system becomes lost or stolen.
o Connectivity Control: Ensures endpoints only connect via approved WiFi access points, prevents usage of rogue access points, ensures minimum security standards such as WEP or WPA, and ensures that only the proper and authorized adapters are used to make such connections. Bluetooth, infrared, 1394, parallel, serial, and other connectivity ports are also placed under administrative control.
o Endpoint Integrity: Ensures that anti-virus, anti-spyware, operating system security patches, and other security solutions are running at all times and all updates are current.
“Corporations should consider a comprehensive endpoint security enforcement solution that checks system integrity, prevents intrusions, and controls wireless connectivity and removable storage devices, all the time—not just when they connect to the corporate network,” said Bill Malik, vice president, Technology Research CIO Agenda, The Aberdeen Group.
Pricing and Availability
Senforce Endpoint Security Suite 3.0 is available immediately. Pricing for the entire suite starts at $69 per user with quantity discounts. For further information please visit Senforce at www.senforce.com.
About Senforce Technologies Inc.
Senforce Technologies is the leader in policy-enforced endpoint security. Senforce Endpoint Security SuiteÃ¢â€ž? (ESS) enables IT and security managers to centrally create, deploy, monitor and enforce security policies to protect corporate assets stored on endpoint devices. Senforce protects users regardless of location or method of accessing a wired or wireless network. Proven across large and small enterprises, as well as government agencies, ESS delivers both driver- and application-layer solutions to provide the most advanced protection against hackers, malware, device theft, wireless threats and other endpoint security vulnerabilities.