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Secunia and Coretech partner up to provide improved security in SCCM customers' environment

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Partnership empowers SCCM administrators by improving software vulnerability management
14:00 CET on the 5th November 2012
Entry written by Secunia.

Copenhagen, Denmark –  November 5 , 2012 - Secunia, the leading provider of IT security solutions that enable businesses and private individuals to manage and control vulnerability threats, today announced their partnership with Coretech. Coretech is a leading IT Systems Integrator, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft System Center Alliance, who offer all services within practically the entire Microsoft Systems Center palette, including project management, documentation and training.

The two companies are a natural match: Coretech are experts on SCCM (the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager from Microsoft), and provide implementation and management of SCCM 2012 for their customers, focusing on performance, simplicity and best practice. The Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) helps System Center Configuration Manager administrators map the entire software inventory and correlate this to second-to-none vulnerability intelligence to improve visibility into the vulnerability management lifecycle.

Complementary services
"We are very happy to be working with Coretech, and believe it benefits both of the companies as well as our customers: Coretech, co-founded by Kent Agerlund who is a very highly respected MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional), provides consulting services, implementation and training on the SCCM, and Secunia has a technology which is a perfect fit and compliment to their core competencies and the  services that they are already providing," said Thomas Zeihlund, CEO at Secunia, about the partnership.

Automated vulnerability intelligence
Secunia is already a member of the Microsoft System Center Alliance, thanks to the Corporate Software Inspector (CSI). The CSI provides highly detailed software inventory which is mapped to program and plug-in vulnerability intelligence, as well as vendor supplied security updates – or ‘patches’. The Secunia CSI automatically repackages these security updates and pushes them to System Center Configuration Manager, allowing users to control, manage, and monitor their update deployment using System Center Configuration Manager. The Secunia CSI inspects desktops and server systems to ensure that all updates are applied correctly and all systems are compliant.

"The partnership with Secunia allows us to strengthen our consultancy offerings as we see an increased demand for intelligent patch management software in the enterprise. We believe Secunia’s technology and products are industry leading and we look forward to applying it to our consultancy services" said Kent Agerlund, senior consultant and Configuration Manager MVP at Coretech.

The timing of the partnership is carefully planned as it ties in with Secunia’s launch of the Secunia CSI 6.0 plugin for Microsoft System Center 2012. The new plugin makes the Secunia Package System - including all the preconfigured patches that come with Secunia CSI  - available directly in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager so that patching third-party programs is easier than ever before.

About Coretech/ Kent Agerlund:
Coretech A/S founded in 1999 is an IT Solution Provider with a main focus on the Microsoft System Center product suite. Coretech is Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and operate on a substantial base of experience and knowhow to the daily benefit of our customers and student. We offer a variety of consultancy services within the Microsoft System Center suite and operate worldwide. Coretech is a privately owned company based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Senior Consultant and Configuration Manager MVP Kent Agerlund is also an author and trainer, specializing in Microsoft Configuration Manager Solutions. He frequently speaks at conferences and is the author of the “Mastering Configuration Manager 2012” training and well as the book "System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals".

Visit www.coretech.dk and http://blog.coretech.dk for more information.

About Secunia
Founded in 2002, Secunia is the leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats, risks across their networks, and end-points. This is enabled by Secunia’s award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management solutions that ensure optimal and cost-effective protection of critical information assets.
Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses among its customer base. Secunia is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more information, please visit secunia.com

Find more information about the Secunia CSI 6.0 plugin for Microsoft System Center 2012 here

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