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TruSecure's New IntelliShield Early Warning System Ends The Era Of Reactive Threat Management

  • 27 January, 2004 10:59

<p>~ Company Launches First Software Application to Integrate Asset-Based Vulnerability, Threat and Remediation Intelligence into a Proactive Threat Management Solution ~</p>
<p>SYDNEY Australia -- January 27, 2004 –- TruSecure®, the leading provider of intelligent risk management products and services, today officially unveiled its IntelliShield™ Early Warning System (EWS). A total enterprise solution, it is designed to assist organisations integrate real-time vulnerability, threat, asset classification and risk mitigation intelligence into a proactive solution for security threat management.</p>
<p>The product is the first to integrate real-time vulnerability scans with threat alert feeds, while simultaneously mapping them to enterprise assets. IntelliShield Early Warning System also delivers appropriate and prioritised remediation steps for security managers, enabling proactive intervention when assets are at risk. Using EWS, organisations can significantly reduce the time required and increase the effectiveness of vulnerability discovery and remediation. This significantly lowers the cost of security threat management providing customised notification of vulnerabilities for each individual organisation.</p>
<p>"This product automatically determines if a vulnerability is really a threat to an organisation and if so, suggests appropriate remediation steps that map to the company's network," said Philip Dewar, Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific at TruSecure. "TruSecure's world-class intelligence integrated with the Early Warning System technology prioritises risk remediation for each new threat or vulnerability. This eliminates the need to test each new patch issued by software vendors scheduling most security fixes to regular updates. The end result is great efficiency with less expenditure on money and human resources."</p>
<p>The rapid growth of network-connected devices and applications, combined with the increasing number of new vulnerabilities and threats is overwhelming organisations with security data being updated by the hour. According to a recent report by TruSecure, there will be a significant surge in malware and an increase in "zero-day" attacks this year. Coupled with more mass-mailing viruses which use standard executable attachments and additional problems associated with "spyware", filtering, interpretation and applying data to reduce security risk effectively will become a daunting and time consuming task.</p>
<p>"Recent market consolidation combined with the continued evolution of security vendor offerings has created a point of convergence in the marketplace," said Matthew Kovar, CFA, Vice President, Security Solutions and Services, the Yankee Group. "Corporations are seeing the beginning of a new class of security management systems that blend the best of security intelligence services with flexible and open vulnerability assessment technologies to create comprehensive vulnerability-to-remediation solutions".</p>
<p>"Every year corporations spend millions of dollars monitoring the security landscape for new and mostly irrelevant vulnerabilities, and then testing and deploying corresponding patches to their network," said Leanne Fleming, Senior Security Consultant for TruSecure Australia &amp; New Zealand. "Organisations need intelligence and management capabilities that will allow them to focus on the small universe of threats and vulnerabilities that are relevant and carry some real security risk to their enterprise."</p>
<p>"IntelliShield Early Warning System is ending the era of reactive threat management by helping security administrators focus on the small percentage of threats that demand immediate attention, prioritising those that don't and eliminating resource allocation to the nine-tenths of threats and vulnerabilities that are irrelevant," added Fleming.</p>
IntelliShield™ Early Warning System is available worldwide. Pricing is based on the number of assets protected consisting of a one-time application cost and recurring intelligence fee. For further information please visit</p>
Trusecure® is the leading provider of intelligent risk management products and services. TruSecure dramatically improves security and reduces risk by helping organisations make better security decisions and maximising the effectiveness of existing security people processes and products. Leveraging TruSecure's vast security knowledge and intelligence gathering resources -- including ICSA Labs, the global leader in information security product certification as well as innovative technology and time-tested processes, our customers can predict which vulnerabilities present real risk, prioritise remediation efforts, quickly adapt to changes in the security threatscape, measure progress in improving their security posture, and document compliance with applicable security policies, standards and regulations.</p>
<p>Headquartered in Herndon, VA, TruSecure's customer-proven solutions are used by more than 700 customers worldwide, with operations in North America, Central Americe, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about TruSecure Corporation, visit</p>
<p>TruSecure, ICSA, ICSA Labs, Vigilinx and IntelliShield are registered trademarks of TruSecure Corporation. All other trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are property of their respective owners.</p>
Chris Bowes
Bowes Communications
+61 (0)2 9387 2332</p>

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