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eIQnetworks’ SecureVue Awarded CIS Certification for Compliance Library

eIQnetworks, Inc., the only global provider of a unified situational awareness solution, today announced that SecureVue® has received certification from the Center for Internet Security (CIS) for eight critical Microsoft Windows® security benchmarks for its compliance library. SecureVue was awarded a series of secure, system-specific CIS configuration benchmark certifications, providing large corporate networks with comprehensive, detailed security control recommendations for security-hardened system configurations that help prevent complex cyber attacks. From CIS and DISA STIG to PCI and NIST 800-53 compliance modules, SecureVue offers an organization the best implementation of security best practices and protection of its IT infrastructure.

“eIQ customers continuously refer to the CIS benchmarks as the gold standard in configuration benchmarks and have expressed the importance of having them available within SecureVue,” commented Bryan Cote, director of product management at eIQnetworks. “Continuous configuration auditing is an essential part of true situational awareness, and customers not only rely on log and event information, but require the broadest range of IT configuration and network traffic information for security preparedness. With the addition of these certifications, eIQnetworks is further extending its lead with the breadth and completeness of its configuration audit and compliance library.”

eIQ’s SecureVue offers the industry’s most comprehensive solution for benchmark auditing and compliance reporting across a broad range of asset types, including Windows, UNIX® and Linux® operating systems, routers, switches, firewalls and other technologies to help organizations implement prescriptive configuration standards.

“The cyber challenges facing organizations continue to increase at astounding rates and the need for proactive prevention and protection is crucial,” said Rick Comeau, executive director of the CIS Security Benchmarks division. “We are pleased that eIQnetworks has made the commitment to obtain these rigorous CIS benchmark certifications. This will provide eIQnetworks’ customers the additional ability to assess their system configurations according to CIS’s consensus-based recommendations to help further strengthen their overall cyber security posture.”

eIQnetworks is hosting a webinar entitled, “Meeting the Challenge of Security Configuration Using CIS Benchmarks,” on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., EDT with speakers John Linkous, vice president, chief security and compliance officer at eIQnetworks and Jamie Giroux, security specialist and current eIQnetworks customer. Topics will include why configuration security is so critical for today's IT environments, why the CIS benchmarks represent the best option for establishing secure system configurations and more. To register for the webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/882030466.

The CIS Security Benchmarks division provides enterprises with consensus best practice standards for security configurations, as well as resources for measuring information security status and for making informed decisions about security investments.

For more information on eIQ’s SecureVue, visit: http://www.eiqnetworks.com/securevue/securevue.php.

About the Center for Internet Security

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the cyber security readiness and response of public and private sector entities with a commitment to excellence through collaboration. The CIS Security Benchmarks division provides enterprises with consensus best practice standards for security configurations, as well as resources for measuring information security status and for making informed decisions about security investments. For more information, visit: http://www.cisecurity.org.

About eIQnetworks

eIQnetworks is the only global provider of a unified situational awareness solution, serving the largest enterprises around the world including government, financial, telecommunications, retail, pharmaceutical and healthcare. The company’s unified situational awareness platform, SecureVue®, delivers an accurate, timely and coherent view of the threat, compliance and risk posture via a single console. SecureVue provides real-time continuous security monitoring, compliance automation, configuration auditing and forensic analysis, all in a single solution. Vital to the protection of an organization’s infrastructure, SecureVue helps global enterprises proactively protect against cyber attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs), data breaches and policy violations, so they can respond to incidents and implement security best practices. eIQnetworks is a privately held company headquartered in Acton, Mass. For more information, visit: http://www.eiqnetworks.com.

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