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nCircle Releases New Version Of Configuration Compliance Manager

CCM version 5.12 now audits configurations for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- September 12, 2012 -- nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of nCircle Configuration Compliance Manager&trade version 5.12. This release adds the ability to audit Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010 configurations, extends Solaris configuration auditing to support Solaris 11 and adds a variety of new configuration auditing policies.

Auditing the configurations of IT systems and monitoring changes in those configurations is a critical step in reducing security risk and achieving compliance. nCircle Configuration Compliance Manager automates configuration auditing, change monitoring and configuration compliance processes, providing a clear picture of system configurations and the impact of configuration changes on compliance. Configuration Compliance Manager utilizes a completely agentless architecture, requiring no software installation on monitored endpoints. Agentless monitoring dramatically reduces deployment costs and makes it possible to profile every device on the network, delivering the most comprehensive coverage and the lowest cost of ownership. Configuration Compliance Manager includes a rich library of policies based on standards and benchmarks from NIST, CIS, DISA and Microsoft, as well as policies for specific regulations such as PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, USGCB and NERC.

"Email is the primary channel for sensitive information exchange within an organization," noted Tim Erlin, director of product management and IT risk and security strategist for nCircle. "The addition of Microsoft Exchange auditing allows nCircle customers to better secure and manage these critical business systems. Configuration Compliance Manager's unique agentless auditing helps automate compliance and reduce risk across the breadth of systems found in large enterprises."

Microsoft Exchange Scan Module

According to the Radicati Group, on-premise Microsoft Exchange server deployments accounted for 76% of the 360 million email boxes worldwide in 2011. CCM 5.12 is the only agentless configuration compliance tool that can audit a variety of Microsoft Exchange Server configurations against a wide range of best practice standards in order to raise the level of security, ensure integrity, and to meet regulatory compliance requirements.

New Configuration Auditing Policies

CCM version 5.12 adds eight new and two updated policies, bringing the total number of available policies to 158.

New policies include:

· USGCB Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 v2.0 policy

· DISA STIG Windows Server 2008 R2 policy

· CIS Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 policy

· USGCB v2.0 Policy for Internet Explorer7

· USGCB v2.0 Policy for Windows Vista Firewall

· USGCB v2.0 Policy for Windows XP Firewall

· USGCB v2.0 Policy for Windows XP

· USGCB v2.0 Policy for Windows Vista

Updated policies include DISA STIG Windows Server 2008 V6R1.17 and PCI Data Security Standard v2.0 updates including:


· Check Point FireWall-1

· Cisco IOS

· Cisco PIX


· I5/OS

· Linux

· Solaris

· Windows

Configuration Compliance Manager version 5.12 is available now. For more information, please visit: http://www.ncircle.com/index.php?s=products_ccm.

About nCircle Suite360

nCircle provides the world's most comprehensive suite of solutions for agentless security and configuration auditing for physical and virtual IT environments. nCircle's solutions combine the broadest discovery and deepest assessment of networks and their operating systems, applications, vulnerabilities and configurations with advanced analytics to help enterprises reduce security risk and achieve compliance. nCircle Suite360 is an integrated suite that shares a unified scan engine, common scoring methodologies and centralized reporting and analytics. Suite360 includes IP360&trade for vulnerability management, WebApp360&trade for web application scanning, Configuration Compliance Manager (CCM)&trade for configuration auditing and file integrity monitoring, Certified PCI Scan Service&trade for on-demand self-service PCI scanning and Suite360 Intelligence Hub&trade for IT governance, risk and compliance (ITGRC) reporting and analytics.

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 http://www.ncircle.com.

nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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