SUPERIOR, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - StillSecure®, a leading managed security services provider and certified compliance company, today announced a fully-integrated Information Assurance Vulnerability (IAV) solution for Department of Defense (DoD) organizations via its award-winning NAC solution, Safe Access®.
Used by most major military branches in the United States, Safe Access is the only NAC solution that allows users to set compliance policy by Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) reports directly on IAVA compliance, and now provides the ability to research IAVA details by providing direct linking to the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) website. StillSecure's IAV compliance testing includes support for Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe products, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and others.
While Safe Access has provided IAV compliance testing and reporting for years, the new IAV updates to StillSecure's Safe Access completes its IAV integration by allowing authorized users to benefit from in-user interface (UI) links to the USCYBERCOM website.
Information assurance (IA) is the strategic risk management of an organization's information systems, rather than the creation and application of security controls. In addition to defending against malicious hackers and viruses, IA practitioners have to consider a host of issues including corporate governance, privacy, regulatory and standards compliance, auditing, disaster recovery, and more.
The USCYBERCOM website is the official source for all IAV definitions and is the central hub from which all DoD IAV updates are shared across the DoD for ongoing IT security operations and vulnerabilities.
"With this new fully-integrated IAV offering, Safe Access users never need to leave the world of IAVAs to get their job done. Competing solutions utilize outboard vulnerability scanners to test for IAV compliance and can take several minutes to give DoD users IAV access. Safe Access does this in 30 seconds or less," said James Brown, Chief Technology Officer for StillSecure.
"IAVA processes have always been cumbersome and labor-intensive, requiring manual conversions or difficult validation processes just to determine endpoint compliance," said Eric Hanselman, Research Director, 451 Research. "Federal organizations like the DoD are charged with maintaining compliance in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. The kind of IAV integration that StillSecure provides allows audits to be completed more quickly, but, more importantly, with access to up-to-date compliance information across the entire environment."
Existing federal Safe Access customers can access this new capability immediately simply by updating their existing IAV rule set.
About Safe Access
Safe Access is a certified NAC solution that stops unauthorized access, prevents malicious endpoint activity, and enforces an organization's security policies. It also helps companies comply with PCI, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA and SOX. Safe Access is deployed widely in the DoD and across leading mid- to large-scale enterprises. Also, Safe Access is the NAC solution of choice for the world's largest and most demanding NAC deployment with the Department of Defense (over 700,000 end users).
Safe Access provides control over how security policies are defined and enforced across a network. Further, Safe Access defines and enforces the rules and criteria for authorizing access to the network. The solution provides numerous access control options for devices that either meet or do not meet security policy, and for either guest or unmanaged devices. With its purpose-built baselining engine, Safe Access has unparalleled testing speed, even with a very broad test set. Safe Access can be deployed on either virtual or physical hosts.
Safe Access can be purchased directly from StillSecure or through its network of resellers.
StillSecure designs and delivers managed network security solutions and certified compliance solutions for IT executives facing escalating security threats and evolving compliance requirements, as well as data centers looking to cement long-term customer relationships. Unlike vendors with uncertified partial fixes or self-audited solutions, StillSecure unites security experts, certified processes and innovative technologies to provide holistic solutions that eliminate the need to juggle multiple vendors, products and requirements. For more information, call (303) 381-3830, visit http://www.stillsecure.com or the StillSecure blog at http://www.thesecuritysamurai.com, or follow http://twitter.com/securitysamurai and http://twitter.com/stillsecure.