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New BeyondTrust Release Of Free Vulnerability Assessment Tool

Retina Community expands support for "horizontal IT" for up to 256 IPs

CARLSBAD, Calif. – October 2, 2012 – BeyondTrust, the security industry's only provider of Context-Aware Security Intelligence, today released the newest edition of Retina Community, a free vulnerability assessment tool based upon the industry's most widely deployed network security scanner, Retina Network. This new edition, available for download today, includes scanning profiles tailored to the specific groups that comprise enterprise IT today. Also, the free license has increased to now support the assessment of up to 256 assets, further reducing the attack surface in companies large and small.

With this release, Retina Community, already in use by over 10,000 organizations worldwide, includes targeted scan profiles for security, compliance and systems administrators responsible for today's dynamic IT environment. Now, IT professionals responsible for such critical areas as servers, desktops, virtualization and databases can quickly and easily assess their focus area for vulnerabilities. With Retina Community, they no longer need to wait for the next security or compliance audit – they're now empowered to identify risks and learn how to remediate them, reducing the internal and external attack surface of their environments dramatically.

"The rapidly changing threat landscape coupled with today's dynamic IT environments unfortunately creates a prime breeding ground for vulnerabilities," said Marc Maiffret, chief technology officer at BeyondTrust. "With exploits and targeted attacks appearing faster than ever before, it has become imperative for organizations to have tools like Retina Community to identify potential weaknesses and help prioritize which need to be addressed first."

With this latest offering, being made available at no cost as a public service to the industry, BeyondTrust continues to dramatically decrease the cost of managing IT security risks, especially for mid-size organizations that are often resource strained and face budgetary constrictions. With it's easy to use Windows 8-inspired user interface, Retina Community, simplifies the complexities of vulnerability assessment with zero-gap visibility, context-aware prioritization, and guided remediation to significantly increase visibility into existing weak points in the IT assets organizations rely on every day. As always, Retina Community's audit database is maintained on a daily basis by the industry's foremost experts on vulnerability research and exploitation – the BeyondTrust Research Team.

Key highlights of t Retina Community:

· The only free vulnerability scanner to support up to 256 assets

· Live vulnerability feed provides the latest protection against missing patches, insecure configurations and zero-day flaws

· Simplified and streamlined wizard-based interface enabling users to cut through the complexity of scanning

· Profile-driven interface creates role-specific context which reduces noise in day to day operations

· Complete automation support to test against the most common security configuration mistakes as outlined in our whitepaper "In Configuration We Trust"

Retina Community is immediately available for free download at: http://go.eeye.com/LP=22

About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust is the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting.

BeyondTrust offers consistent policy-driven vulnerability and privilege management, role-based access control, monitoring, logging, auditing and reporting to protect internal assets from the inside out. The company's products empower IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance, and reduce expense across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.

With more than 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of both Threat Management and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world's 10 largest banks, eight of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.

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