|[December 06, 2012]
nCircle Announces Automated Amazon Cloud Security Scanning with nCircle PureCloud
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
nCircle, the leader in information
risk and security performance management, today announced automated
cloud security scanning for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
networks in nCircle
PureCloud. This new innovation is included at no additional cost and
enables PureCloud customers to secure cloud deployments in the same way
on-premise networks are secured.
predicts SMB adoption of cloud services will triple in 2013. nCircle
PureCloud is the only vulnerability management solution that makes it
possible for customers to evaluate the security of their Amazon cloud
deployments without manual identification of each machine instance,
saving users time and increasing accuracy.
"Securely deploying and managing cloud environments is a new frontier
for organizations leveraging the flexibility and economics of elastic
cloud computing environments," said Ed Colonna, vice president of cloud
solutions. "PureCloud's cloud security scanning drastically simplifies
the process for security professionals to secure these environments as
effectively as their on premise networks."
PureCloud provides customers with a comprehensive vulnerability
management solution that requires no hardware or software to be
installed and managed. nCircle PureCloud dramatically reduces the cost
and complexity of vulnerability scanning - a widely recognized security
best practice among large corporations - making the practice easily
accessible to small and medium business.
Key PureCloud cloud security scanning features include:
No manual scan configuration is required - target host information is
automatically retrieved via the Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) API
No need to manually enter host IPs that may change as instances are
provisioned and de-provisioned - scan configurations and hosts are
Leverages AWS minimal access credentials to retrieve target host
information to maintain security
Cloud security can be managed with the same tools used to manage the
nCircle PureCloud is pre-authorized by Amazon, enabling users to test
their AWS instances at their convenience
Amazon cloud security scanning is available to all PureCloud subscribers
at no additional charge. Perimeter cloud scanning is available now, with
internal cloud scanning following soon. For more information about
PureCloud, please visit https://purecloud.ncircle.com
or call (415) 625-5930.
nCircle is the leading provider of information
risk and security performance management solutions to more than
6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle
solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance
and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT
security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle
solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based
service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.
nCircle has won numerous awards
for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership
and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San
Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert), with
regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto.
To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.
nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All
other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of
their respective owners.
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