nCircle Unveils WebApp360(TM) - the Industry's First Enterprise-Class Web Application Scanning Solution Suitable for Production Environments



    
    WebApp360(TM) extends the nCircle IP360 security risk management system to
    offer a comprehensive view of IT security risk.
    

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6 /CNW/ -- nCircle, the leading provider of agentless
security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced WebApp360,
a new product designed to detect vulnerabilities in web applications.
WebApp360 extends nCircle's market-leading security risk management platform,
IP360, to include assessment of enterprise web applications, offering the
industry's most comprehensive view of IT security risk. Together, WebApp360
and IP360 offer customers an unprecedented, prioritized assessment of IT
security risk, from web applications to the underlying IT infrastructure
supporting them. Designed to scale to even the world's largest production
enterprise networks, WebApp360 helps enterprises identify and reduce their
security risk and ensure compliance at the lowest possible cost.
    
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    The number of web applications in enterprises is rapidly growing as more
and more business is conducted online, increasing the risk to organizations
and the need for security assessments of these applications. However,
enterprises searching for a security solution often find that vulnerability
management solutions don't assess web applications, and web application
security solutions don't assess the IT infrastructure they run on. As a
result, security professionals are faced with disconnected and incomplete
views of enterprise risk. WebApp360 fills the gap, offering continuous
assessment of web applications and their underlying systems. With WebApp360,
enterprises can automatically and continuously detect critical web application
security risks such as SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities
within the context of total IT enterprise risk to ensure resources are focused
on the most important risks first.
    "As enterprises increasingly deploy Internet-facing Web systems for
internal and external communication, the potential vulnerabilities in these
systems create new security concerns," said Peter Christy, Principal, Internet
Research Group. "With the release of WebApp360, nCircle enhances the value of
their enterprise-wide risk assessment to include on-going production scanning
of these critical web-based applications, complementing the penetration
testing that may have been done during development and enabling their ongoing
security."
    WebApp360 is available as an integrated add-on module to nCircle's
security risk management platform, IP360, and benefits from IP360's market-
leading scalability, manageability, appliance-based architecture and
vulnerability coverage. WebApp360 utilizes IP360's extensive reporting
capabilities, providing a comprehensive view of not only vulnerabilities found
in web applications, but also those in the supporting web servers, operating
systems, services, protocols, network infrastructure and adjacent software
systems. Without such comprehensive analysis of IT risk, enterprises only see
individual silos of risk, often leaving serious problems undiscovered.
    "nCircle's new WebApp360 closes a major gap in risk management that
hasn't been well addressed by the security industry, and one that our
customers have shown considerable interest in - assessing the security of web
applications within the full context of production IT environments," said Tim
Keanini, nCircle's Chief Technology Officer. "WebApp360 enables continuous and
accurate assessment of production web applications, helping enterprises reduce
risk and improve compliance."

    WebApp360 provides the following benefits:

    
    -- Installs instantly on existing nCircle IP360 deployments, fully
       leveraging nCircle's appliance-based architecture to eliminate the high
       cost of deployment and on-going maintenance associated with traditional
       software solutions.
    

    
    -- Built on IP360's proven, scalable architecture, WebApp360 supports even
       the largest and most complex global networks
    

    
    -- Fully integrated with nCircle Focus(TM) and Security Intelligence
       Hub(TM) to provide customers with unprecedented visibility into their
       overall IT security risks
    

    
    -- Licensed to support unlimited users, eliminating a common frustration
       among enterprise customers of standalone web application scanners
    

    
    -- nCircle's modular product line enables customers to start with nCircle
       IP360 for vulnerability management and add WebApp360 for web
       application security assessment and/or nCircle Configuration Compliance
       Manager for configuration compliance, for the most comprehensive
       security risk and compliance management solution on the market today.
    
    "At a time when most vulnerability management vendors have faded into
irrelevance or obscurity, nCircle has demonstrated vision, innovation and
continued investment in a complete security risk management product line that
is unmatched in the industry," said Abe Kleinfeld, CEO of nCircle. "The unique
combination of vulnerability management, configuration compliance, web
application scanning, topology risk analysis, file integrity monitoring and
security analytics -- backed by nCircle's world class research team -- makes
for a powerful integrated solution that helps customers show meaningful
results in improving security and achieving compliance."
    
    About nCircle Solutions
    
    nCircle solutions discover and profile all assets on an organization's
global network enabling configuration auditing, vulnerability management,
security risk management and file integrity monitoring. nCircle solutions
distill the wealth of discovered information into actionable data, analytics
and objective metrics that measure risk and compliance and improve the
operational effectiveness of security teams, IT administrators, IT management,
and auditors in addressing regulatory challenges such as PCI compliance and
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
    
    About nCircle
    
    nCircle is the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance
management solutions. More than 4,000 enterprises, government agencies and
service providers around the world rely on nCircle's proactive security
solutions to identify, measure, manage and reduce security risk and automate
compliance on their networks. nCircle has won numerous awards for growth,
innovation 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, with regional offices throughout the USA and in London,
Toronto and Tokyo. Additional information about nCircle is available 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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 for nCircle Web Site: http://www.ncircle.com

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