nCircle Announces Availability of Federal Desktop Core Configuration Manager(TM)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ -- nCircle, the leading provider of
agentless security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced
the availability of new Federal policy capabilities in the nCircle
Configuration Compliance Manager product to assist organizations in complying
with the OMB directive M-07-11.  nCircle can now provide enterprise-wide
automated assessments of the configuration of Windows XP devices against the
Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) and FISMA policies, a requirement
for all agencies by the OMB mandated date of February 1, 2008.
    nCircle Configuration Compliance Manager can measure and report on
configuration compliance  and configuration changes across all networked
devices, including servers, desktops and network infrastructure components,
providing visibility into system configurations and the compliance impact of
changes with an agentless solution.  The configuration information -- which
can be grouped and analyzed by agency, department, geography or any other
characteristic -- compares actual configurations with established benchmarks
and baselines, and provides customizable reporting for monitoring and
regulatory purposes.
    "nCircle is committed to supporting NIST's Federal Desktop Core
Configuration standards and delivering solutions that help make government
agencies both secure and compliant," said Tim Keanini, Chief Technology
Officer, nCircle. "Embedding FDCC policies in the Configuration Compliance
Manager provides a cost-effective way for agencies to meet OMB's mandated
deadline and improve their overall information security while reducing
operating costs."
    This capability is now available and will assist organizations in
complying with the directive of meeting these configurations by February 1,
2008. These new Federal policies are available "out of the box" and augment
nCircle's existing rich library of policy frameworks from CIS and NIST and
compliance regulations like HIPAA and SOX.  The nCircle policy library can be
readily customized or adapted to audit against internal policies or best
practice policies in a cost-efficient manner.  The solution is appliance based
and easy to deploy across the largest of organizations.
    nCircle will be demonstrating the Federal policy capability with nCircle
Configuration Compliance Manager, at the 3rd Annual Security Automation
Conference and Workshop, on September 19-20, 2007 at the National Institute of
Standards and technology (NIST). For more information:
    About nCircle Solutions
    nCircle solutions discover and profile all devices 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
SOX compliance.
    About nCircle
    nCircle is the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance
management solutions. More than 3,500 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
    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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