Gideon Technologies Adds Support For Cisco Devices To SecureFusion

SecureFusion scans Cisco IOS-based devices, checks for issues with passwords, SNMP weaknesses, access control, misconfigurations, and other potential vulnerabilities

May 14, 2009

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ATLANTA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Gideon Technologies, the leading provider of information security solutions that help prioritize and measure IT risk against policy and compliance objectives, announces that their flagship product, SecureFusion, now supports configuration auditing of Cisco devices. Cisco routers are used to provide secure, reliable and efficient corporate-wide internetworking within many enterprises. Having a single, unified view of all IT assets in the enterprise, including servers, desktops, and network infrastructures, provides security managers with streamlined auditing capabilities that speed compliance.

According to the 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report published by Verizon Business Risk team, errors such as mis-configurations and omitted (missing) security compliance configurations are the leading contributors to data breaches. Continuous device discovery and automated assessments are the recommended method of eliminating both types of errors while supporting vigilant defenses.

"Monitoring Cisco routers and switches and edge devices in addition to servers and desktops provides a single view enabling our customers to significantly improve overall network security and ease of operations," said Ken Halley, CEO and co-founder, Gideon Technologies. "Customers no longer have to work in multiple consoles and products in order to understand their enterprise risk posture - now there is a way to unify and simplify IT risk and compliance."

SecureFusion now scans Cisco IOS-based devices and checks for issues with passwords, SNMP weaknesses, access control, mis-configurations, and other potential vulnerabilities that may contribute to attacks and data breaches and that cause serious security threats to the organization's IT infrastructure.SecureFusion helps organizations achieve compliance with international industry standards, ensures accountability by thoroughly analyzing the data gathered, and identifies the risks. It quickly conducts audits and provides fast and accurate identification of assets within minutes. Continuously scanning the network environment and identifying vulnerabilities, which are visible through a centralized portal, facilitates faster business decisions and reduces risk.

About Gideon Technologies

Gideon Technologies develops network security and compliance solutions that give a clear view into IT assets and risk.

SecureFusion(TM) provides real-time visualization of every network-attached asset along with risk profile, enabling metrics and prioritization for remediation or mitigation. The solution provides private and public sector organizations with actionable data to compare against corporate and government standards or guidelines. SecureFusion (TM) has been validated by leading standards bodies, such as NIST, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, which establishes guidelines and checklists for the security configuration of operating systems and applications, such as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). SecureFusion(TM) has been validated for FDCC scanning and additional Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) capabilities, establishing SecureFusion(TM) as the leading standards-based platform for supporting enterprise IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) initiatives.

The SecureFusion suite is comprised of integrated modules for Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Management, Configuration Management, and Policy Management that feed data into the SecureFusion Portal, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) interface to identify, manage, and measure information security (infosec) risks. Gideon Technologies also offers External Perimeter Monitoring Service for continuous security monitoring of an organization's Internet points-of-presence and Internet-accessible systems.

For more information, please find us on the Web at or by telephone at (678) 317-4300.

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