Data protection and vulnerability management solutions from Lumension

As more IT organizations struggle to take a proactive versus a reactive approach to securing their data and networks, they are facing a whole host of emerging threats imposed by Web 2.0, social networking and consumer technologies in the workplace. These new workplace trends combined with an increasingly borderless enterprise, disaggregated supply chains, and an increasingly outsourced business model, create a daunting environment for IT professionals to successfully secure.

Lumension announced at InfoSecurity Europe 2009 the next iterations of its Lumension Endpoint Suite and Lumension Vulnerability Management Suite. New enhancements and key benefits of the Lumension Endpoint Suite include:

  • Validated encryption capabilities via in-process FIPS 140-2 Certification – assures customers in both the public and private sector of the most reliable, safe and secure data protection solution
  • Expanded OS platform and virtualization support – allows organizations to take advantage of advances in virtualization technology to reduce operational costs-
  • Extended reporting and database optimization – lowers administrative burden while significantly reducing database footprints (50% reduction), allowing for 64% increase in query speeds, thus lowering administrative costs.

Considering that the vast majority of cyberattacks exploit known security flaws, vulnerability management has never had greater importance than today when it comes to managing risk. It remains the single most effective security defense a company can undertake to manage its greatest amount of risk with the lowest possible cost. To that end, the newest versions of Lumension Patch and Remediation and Lumension Scan were designed to optimize IT operations’ patch management efforts.

New enhancements and key benefits include:

  • The broadest non-Windows content coverage – now provides the deepest Linux and Unix coverage to optimize IT operations by automating patch and remediation across all systems and servers
  • Optimized management of Windows and non-windows patches – new account management capabilities provide simple sign-on for entitled non-Windows content along with prerequisite patch management to reduce administrative burden
  • Inventory visibility for virtual machines – now automatically identifies and groups virtual machines for more effective vulnerability management and visibility of both physical and virtual environments from a single console
  • Network Access Control (NAC) Integration – integrates with existing NAC infrastructure to automatically assess and remediate non-compliant endpoints that try to access the network, thus improving the organization’s overall security posture Security and Systems Management Capabilities – centralizes the management, policy enforcement, and reporting of security and systems management tasks.

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