Industry’s first automated real-time compliance solution announced

Sourcefire announced the industry’s first automated network compliance solution, enabled by the next generation of Sourcefire’s groundbreaking Real-time Network Awareness (RNA) technology. Customers can now turn RNA’s real-time knowledge of network composition and traffic behaviour into a compliance policy at the click of a mouse.

Historically, compliance monitoring has been an iterative process where compliance audits were performed as infrequently as once per year. Even for the most diligent compliance administrators, defining compliance policies in complex business environments has been an overwhelming task. RNA 4.0 directly addresses both of these challenges – turning compliance into a truly real-time process while also making the definition and enforcement of IT policies highly automated and easy to maintain.

With RNA 4.0, Sourcefire customers will now be able to define and set compliance policies for endpoints, subnets, or networks with the click of a mouse. Once defined, any change outside of policy would result in immediate notification followed by an array of possible corrective actions, including the sending of an alert, redirection of the asset into a “sandbox’ or quarantined network, blocking some or all traffic to or from the asset, and corrective measures such as patch and configuration management. RNA 4.0 will also include a sophisticated, yet very easy to use, compliance dashboard that will allow administrators to monitor and report on compliance in real-time.

RNA is available as a “plug-n-protect’ appliance or blade-ready software. RNA 4.0 will be generally available in Q4 of 2006. RNA pricing will remain unchanged.

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