nCircle Expands Patent Portfolio

    Two Additional Patents Reinforce nCircle's Continued Technology Leadership

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /CNW/ -- nCircle, the leading provider of
agentless security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced
the grants of two more patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,
expanding nCircle's patent portfolio. The two most recent patents are for
"Interoperability of Vulnerability and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)" and
"Network security system having a device profiler communicatively coupled to a
traffic monitor." The patented technology is the foundation for nCircle
nTellect, which integrates nCircle's market-leading security risk and
compliance management solution with intrusion detection and intrusion
prevention systems to reduce false positives by more than 95 percent.
    The two new patents relate to nCircle's invention of technology that
greatly improves the effectiveness of intrusion detection and prevention
systems by correlating endpoint vulnerability and application information with
IDS and IPS alerts. Integrating these two disparate security solutions
significantly reduces false alerts in IDS and IPS systems. nCircle utilizes
the patented technology in its nTellect product, which integrates endpoint
intelligence with McAfee IntruShield IPS and Cisco IDS and IPS. Through the
integration of the nTellect and leading IDS and IPS systems, customers are
able to realize the full value of their IDS and IPS systems.
    "nCircle continues to develop technology that enables short-handed
enterprise security teams to do more with less," said Tim Keanini, CTO of
nCircle. "nCircle's research continues to define industry best practices, and
these two new patents recognize our internal emphasis on innovation and
creativity towards that end. nCircle's growing patent portfolio ensures that
our customers' investments in our products is protected."
    The full text and images of the patents, U.S. 7,162,742 and U.S.
7,181,769, are available at by doing a patent number
search under issued patents.

    About nCircle Solutions
    nCircle solutions discover all networked devices on an enterprise's
network, and profile each system to determine its operating system,
applications and versions, vulnerabilities, and configuration. nCircle's
advanced analytics then distill the wealth of discovered information into
actionable data and reports suitable for security teams, IT administrators, IT
management, and auditors.

    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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