nCircle Announces FDCC Certification

    nCircle Solutions Automate Configuration and Security Assessment to Meet
    OMB Standards

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - nCircle today announced the Security
Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) certification of nCircle Configuration
Compliance Manager(TM) as a Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) Scanner
and as an Authenticated Configuration Scanner. As the world's leading
agentless configuration auditing solution, nCircle Configuration Compliance
Manager provides U.S. Federal agencies with an enterprise class system to
support the largest networks, while at the same time delivering SCAP certified
FDCC scanners with the ability to audit and assess a target system in order to
determine its compliance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)
    SCAP is the common content that enables the multi-vendor automation of
vulnerability management, measurement, and policy compliance evaluation (e.g.
FISMA compliance) and is sponsored by the Information Security Automation
Program (ISAP), a U.S. government multi-agency initiative to enable automation
and standardization of technical security operations. The U.S. Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) issued a mandate that all government agencies must
meet a core configuration standard for desktop computers, with an objective to
improve overall system security and reduce costs through standardization. The
OMB mandate is furthering the adoption of SCAP to enable security technologies
to read and exchange systems and vulnerability information in a common format.
This provides the foundation for interoperability among security and
compliance products, ultimately delivering a more secure environment.
    "nCircle is pleased to add this FDCC Scanner certification to our other
SCAP-certified products and we will continue our involvement in defining and
evolving the standards that make up SCAP: OVAL, CVE, CCE, CPE, CVSS, and
XCCDF," said Tim Keanini, Chief Technology Officer at nCircle. "Our security
risk and compliance management suite helps government agencies improve
security and achieve their OMB requirements at the lowest possible cost and
our agentless architecture is well suited as these standards move from the
desktop to servers and network infrastructure devices."
    More information about SCAP-validated products can be found at

    About the nCircle Suite of Solutions

    nCircle provides the world's most comprehensive suite of solutions for
agentless security risk and compliance management. nCircle's solutions combine
the broadest discovery of networked systems and their operating systems,
applications, vulnerabilities and configurations with advanced analytics to
help enterprises reduce security risk and achieve compliance. nCircle's
solutions includes nCircle IP360(TM) for vulnerability and risk management,
nCircle WebApp360(TM) for web application vulnerability auditing, nCircle
Configuration Compliance Manager(TM) (CCM) for configuration auditing and file
integrity monitoring, nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service(TM) for on-demand
self-service PCI scanning, and nCircle Security Intelligence Hub(TM) for IT
governance, risk and compliance (ITGRC) reporting and analytics.

    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 solutions to manage and
reduce security risk and automate compliance on their networks. nCircle has
won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and
technology leadership. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with
regional offices throughout the USA and in London and Toronto. 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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