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nCircle PureCloud Automatically Scans For Zero-Day Threats

Purecloud SmartScan is designed to automatically identify critical vulnerabilities and emerging threats on targeted systems

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- December 12, 2012 -- nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management, today announced PureCloud SmartScan – the latest innovation to the PureCloud platform – designed to quickly and automatically identify critical vulnerabilities and emerging threats on targeted systems as well as alert users to help mitigate potential threats.

PureCloud SmartScan is the only "hands-free" solution for zero-day and emerging threat vulnerability scanning that requires no manual intervention or set-up. Built on nCircle's enterprise-class IP360 vulnerability scan engine, PureCloud SmartScan provides the most accurate scanning results in the industry and delivers comprehensive, actionable reports.

"SmartScan combined with routine, comprehensive vulnerability scanning with PureCloud is the killer combination to keep SMB networks safe," said Ed Colonna, vice president of cloud solutions at nCircle. "SmartScan drastically reduces an organization's network security risk because they are automatically notified when emerging vulnerabilities are present on their network."

The first true SaaS vulnerability scanning solution in the industry, PureCloud provides a comprehensive vulnerability management solution that requires no hardware or software to be installed and managed. nCircle PureCloud dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of vulnerability scanning – a widely recognized security and compliance best practice among major corporations – making the practice easily accessible to businesses of every size.

PureCloud SmartScan key features include:

"Hands-free" operation - no set up or configuration required

Automated checks for Microsoft Patch Tuesday vulnerabilities

Automatic checks for emerging critical threats identified by nCircle's Vulnerability Exposure Research Team (VERT)

Rapid, targeted scans against specific vulnerabilities to drastically reduce exposure to emerging threats and vulnerabilities

PureCloud SmartScan is available to all PureCloud subscribers at no additional charge. For more information about PureCloud SmartScan, please visit or call (415) 625-5930.

Subscribe now and get SmartScan for January's Patch Tuesday.

About nCircle

nCircle is the leading provider of information risk and security performance management solutions to more than 6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.

nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction 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 United States and in London and Toronto. To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at

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