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Lumension Upgrades IT Risk Management, Compliance Product

Releases version v4.2 of Lumension Risk Manager

Scottsdale, Ariz. – November 22, 2010 – While most mature IT security organizations have implemented a long list of defensive controls along with layers of vulnerability, compliance and event management systems, security leadership still lacks a straightforward method of discerning their current standing in relation to real-world risks and communicating those indicators to senior management in a clear-cut manner. To bridge this gap, Lumension, the global leader in endpoint management and security, today released the latest version (v4.2) of Lumension' Risk Manager, part of the Lumension Compliance and IT Risk Management Solution.

Lumension Risk Manager (LRM) provides a better way for security professionals to establish and trend critical IT security metrics across the enterprise known as security posture. LRM is a powerful solution for gathering, correlating and measuring key risk data across the enterprise, giving IT security and operations professionals’ clear visibility into overall security posture within the company and across individual business units. LRM also provides the added visibility and trending scores needed for understanding how well internal security and external compliance policies have been applied.

“The ability to track and benchmark an enterprise’s security posture on a continuous basis is vital to maintaining a protected network,” commented Jeff Hughes, director of solution marketing for Lumension. “Security posture trending offers key metrics about how secure a company is becoming. In tandem with this, IT security managers also need to know how well they are complying with internal policy mandates. This type of metric has typically been difficult to measure with any degree of accuracy because internal policies are not often tracked through software. LRM is well equipped to provide key security personnel the security posture information they need to better communicate IT risks to C-level and business unit leaders. The tangible metrics that LRM provides, allow an organization to benchmark security performance, risk and compliance from a single console.”

New features added to the latest release of Lumension Risk Manager include:

  • New modular content packs, including updated Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) content, greatly simplify the content upgrade process, deploying new content updates as soon as they become available from the UCF.

  • Extensions to scenario-based risk modeling and metrics and to the Lumension Connector Development Kit (CDK); enable detailed operational security reports on the systems that LRM connects to, for example, detailed patch status reports can be produced directly from the LRM dashboard.

  • Improvements to LRM reporting capabilities, including integration of report links into in-product menus, improved custom report parameter entry panels and the ability to publish/share custom dashboard views with other users.

  • Nested dynamic groups with cascading subject criteria statements allows greater flexibility when defining groups of assets for measuring compliance and security posture.

    Lumension Risk Manager version 4.2 is now available. For more information, please click on Lumension Risk Manager.

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