nCircle Expands Patent Portfolio

    Sixth patent extends nCircle's intellectual property lead with the
    industry's broadest patent coverage in the field of vulnerability
    management and IT security auditing

<p><location>SAN FRANCISCO</location>, <chron>Oct. 23</chron> /CNW/ -- nCircle, the leader in security and compliance auditing solutions announced the award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of their sixth patent, affirming nCircle's position as a leading innovator in the field of network security.  nCircle's patent portfolio covers a breadth of security techniques representing the company's continuing innovation and investment in research and development, and comprising the broadest patent portfolio in the vulnerability management and IT security auditing field. This latest patent expands on previous nCircle patents on the interoperability of Vulnerability & Intrusion Detection Systems and addresses techniques for providing distributed security on a network.</p>


<p>The invention identifies vulnerabilities from different perspectives on a network and monitors network traffic for attacks against the identified vulnerabilities.  This innovation efficiently eliminates false positives, saving time and resources of security and IT professionals. This patent was issued on <chron>September 22, 2009</chron> as U.S. Patent No. 7,594,273.</p>
<p>Previously awarded patents include multiple patents for the Interoperability of Vulnerability and Intrusion Detection Systems, a Method and System for Detecting Vulnerability in a Data Network and Communication between a Network Security System and Traffic Monitor.</p>
<p>"nCircle continues to invest in critical research and development in security and risk management and this patent award further cements nCircle's position as the leading innovator in the field," said Tim Keanini, CTO of nCircle. "nCircle's patents are in areas of real impact, helping our customers lower operational costs and increase the effectiveness of their security, risk and compliance programs."</p>

    About nCircle
<p>nCircle is the leading provider of automated security and compliance auditing solutions. More than 4,000 enterprises, government agencies and service providers around the world rely on nCircle's proactive solutions to manage and reduce security risk and achieve compliance on their networks. nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership. nCircle is headquartered in <location>San Francisco</location>, CA, with regional offices throughout the <location>United States</location> and in <location>London</location> and <location>Toronto</location>. Additional information about nCircle is available at <a href=""></a>.</p>
<p>nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.</p>


For further information: For further information: Shelley Boose of Shev Rush PR, +1-408-398-6987, for nCircle Web Site:

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