SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Lumension Security, Inc., a leading global security management company formed by the combination of PatchLink® Corporation and SecureWave® S.A., today announced the introduction of PatchLink Security Configuration Management (SCM), the industrys first enterprise-class solution that ensures secure and compliant endpoint configurations in accordance with industry best practices. PatchLink SCM leverages the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and is seamlessly integrated into Lumension Securitys proven, market-leading solutions, PatchLink Scan and PatchLink Update. The PatchLink SCM solution provides both commercial and government entities with out-of-the-box regulatory and best-practices templates to ensure all of their systems and applications are properly configured.
Enterprises need to focus on first securing their business systems and then on demonstrating compliance. The vast majority of damage-causing attacks (both internal and external) take advantage of misconfigured or poorly administered systems, said John Pescatore, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Inc. Enterprises need to deploy security processes that are backed with automated tools to increase both the effectiveness and the efficiency of configuration and vulnerability management.