Secunia joins Microsoft System Center Alliance program
11:25 CET on the 22nd March 2011 Entry written by Secunia.
Copenhagen, Denmark – Secunia today announced that it has joined the Microsoft System Center Alliance to further support interoperability with System Center Configuration Manager. The Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) helps System Center Configuration Manager administrators map the entire software inventory and correlate this to vulnerability intelligence to improve visibility into the vulnerability management lifecycle. "Secunia is delighted to join Microsoft SCA and will continue to develop innovative solutions to utilise and showcase the impressive deployment technologies residing within System Center Configuration Manager. We have received positive feedback from our customers regarding their Secunia CSI solution", states Niels Henrik Rasmussen, CEO & Founder, Secunia.
The Secunia CSI forms part of Secunia’s portfolio of Vulnerability Intelligence & Management solutions. It 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.
"Secunia’s interoperability with System Center Configuration Manager enhances our mutual customers’ ability to secure their IT systems globally by patching vulnerable non-Microsoft programs. Secunia CSI accurately maps local programs from thousands of different software vendors and any associated security patches with specific information and ratings," said Christian von Burkleo, Director of Business Strategy, Management and Security Division, Microsoft Corp.
The consequences of exploitation of a vulnerability and the subsequent security breach can have a devastating impact upon an organisation’s critical assets. Vulnerabilities represent the “Achilles’ Heel” of any IT system. Therefore, managing these vulnerabilities is the primary means of reinforcing the strength of any IT security infrastructure – reducing the window of opportunity for cybercriminals to exploit vulnerable programs, whilst at the same time optimising risk management and ensuring compliance. The Secunia CSI removes the complexity from Vulnerability Management through unified, automated deployment of critical security updates.
Secunia is looking for partners in North America and EMEA who have expertise with System Center Configuration Manager. Interested System Integrators and System Center Configuration Manager customers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or meet Secunia at Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (Booth #132, 21-25 March, Las Vegas) to discuss opportunities further and get a free three-month trial.
About Secunia Secunia is the leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats and risks across their networks and endpoints. 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’s proven, complementary portfolio; renowned for its reliability, usability, and comprehensiveness, aids businesses in their handling of complex IT security risks and compliance requirements across industries and sectors – a key component in corporate risk management assessment, strategy, and implementation.
As a global player within IT security and Vulnerability Management, Secunia is recognised for its market-driven product development; having revolutionised the industry with verified and actionable Vulnerability Intelligence, simplified Patch Management, and automatic updating of both Microsoft and third party programs.
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 has operations in North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Secunia is committed to providing solutions to aid the entire IT security industry and takes responsibility for driving the next generation of innovations. That is why Secunia is a member of several industry organisations such as the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), working to deliver unbiased assistance and value to all vendors to help remediate the threat posed by the vulnerabilities in software to global IT infrastructures.