ClearPoint Metrics, PGP Partner For Assessing Data Security

Companies will integrate PGP Universal Server with ClearPoint Metrics' Security Performance Manager to create scorecards for risk-based decision making

April 18, 2009

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BURLINGTON, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearPoint Metrics today announced a technology alliance with PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, to integrate PGP Universal(TM) Server with ClearPoint Metrics' Security Performance Manager. The joint technology integration offering will provide C-Level security executives with higher-level views of their PGP(R) application activity with more context for risk-based decision making.

Today, security executives including CISOs, CIOs and VPs, often lack a consistent and auditable process to obtain the information they need from their data security applications to accurately assess the performance of their risk and security profile, and track their organization's compliance and corporate governance initiatives.

ClearPoint Metrics and PGP Corporation have come together to solve this critical problem for security executives and their teams by enabling them to reliably and cost effectively measure, monitor and communicate the effectiveness of their PGP(R) applications and their security controls. By integrating PGP Universal Server and the ClearPoint Metrics' Security Performance Manager, ClearPoint Metrics' data adapters can now extract information from PGP Universal Server data logs and create scorecards of all the data collected from PGP(R) Whole Disk Encryption and PGP Universal(TM) Gateway Email applications.

PGP Universal Server manages security policy across multiple applications to defend sensitive data and avoid the financial loss, legal ramifications, and brand damage resulting from a data breach. Using PGP Universal Server, an organization can deploy one encryption application to address an immediate tactical requirement and then deploy additional applications later, as required. This strategic approach to encryption allows the enterprise to quickly adapt to emerging requirements for encryption using a single encryption management console.

ClearPoint Metrics has extended the value of PGP Universal Server, by delivering scorecards that provide real-time insight and reporting metrics on customer's usage of their PGP(R) applications. These graphical-view scorecards provide PGP(R) customers with fact-based evidence and analysis on their strategic governance, compliance, and risk initiatives.

"With this technology integration, we are extending the PGP(R) ecosystem and continuing to open up the PGP(R) Encryption Platform for third-party functionality to give customers more choice and flexibility," said Steven Schoenfeld, vice president of Products and Strategy at PGP Corporation. "ClearPoint Metrics' Security Performance Manager's metrics and scorecards simplify information from security and infrastructure systems, and when combined with the PGP Universal Server key management and policy enforcement capabilities, customers get a powerful, global view of the state of their security infrastructure."

"We are very honored to be working with a leader such as PGP Corporation and increasing the value of our solution to our joint customers," said Jim Acquaviva, CEO of ClearPoint Metrics. "This technology integration was driven in response to fulfilling customer needs and demand and we look forward to working more closely with PGP Corporation's future customer initiatives."

ClearPoint Metrics delivers a purpose built solution for CIO's and CISO's and allows their organizations to implement enterprise IT and information security metrics programs. ClearPoint's portfolio of adapters provides connections to a large number of critical security and business applications, including threat managers, anti-virus, incident managers, intrusion detection and prevention, identity and access managers, asset managers, network/system managers, vulnerability scanners, vulnerability managers and patch managers.

About PGP Corporation

PGP Corporation is a global leader in email and data encryption software for enterprise data protection. Based on a unified key management and policy infrastructure, the PGP(R) Encryption Platform offers the broadest set of integrated applications for enterprise data security. PGP(R) platform-enabled applications allow organizations to meet current needs and expand as security requirements evolve for email, laptops, desktops, instant messaging, smartphones, network storage, file transfers, automated processes, and backups.

PGP(R) solutions are used by more than 100,000 enterprises, businesses, and governments worldwide, including 95 percent of the Fortune(R) 100,

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