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Configuresoft Awarded Red Hat Enterprise Linux Benchmark Certification From Center for Internet Security

Configuresoft Continues to Demonstrate Leadership to Ensure Secure and Compliant Red Hat Linux System Configurations

Configuresoft, the world's leading enterprise server configuration management company, today announced that Configuresofts Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) was awarded Red Hat Enterprise Linux Benchmark Certification from the Center for Internet Security (CIS). This certification is based on Configuresofts industry leading configuration management and assessment capabilities that help organizations achieve and maintain a secure and compliant environment with CIS Benchmark recommendations for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

The CIS Linux benchmark certification further enhances and strengthens Configuresofts ECM capability of providing server configuration management context, visibility and remediation across UNIX/Linux platforms. The company has also released UNIX patch assurance for its industry leading Security Update Manager (SUM) product offering, which provides intelligent security patch assessment, remediation and verification.

We are pleased to see companies like Configuresoft expand their commitment to CIS benchmarks for UNIX, said Bert Miuccio, president and CEO of CIS. By leveraging the Linux benchmark into the core of ECM, organizations are able to configure their operating systems based on the widely accepted, user originated, de facto security configuration standard for Red Hat Linux.

Configuresofts Center for Policy and Compliance (CP&C), led by former Chief Technology Officer of CIS Dave Shackleford, has been an industry leader in forming opinion and bringing together published security and compliance information to build an unmatched content library of compliance toolkits. The CP&C security and compliance toolkits are available to all Configuresoft customers and include:

  • Regulations (SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, FISMA)
  • Industry Standards (PCI DSS, ISO 17799, NIST, NERC/FERC)
  • International Standards (ISO 27001)
  • Directives (DISA STIG)
  • Guidelines (FDCC, Microsoft and VMware Security Hardening Guidelines)
  • Patch Assurance (Research and test Microsoft security patches and UNIX patch assessment)

CIS Benchmarks are a set of technical standards that draw upon best practices published by The SANS Institute, the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), as well as consensus guidance from CIS members and users. The CIS Certification program is distinguished from other IT certifications because CIS certified vendor tools support the consensus best practices movement.

About The Center for Internet Security

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit enterprise whose mission is to help organizations reduce the risk of business and e-commerce disruptions resulting from inadequate technical security controls. CIS members develop and encourage the widespread use of security configuration benchmarks through a global consensus process involving participants from the public and private sectors. The practical CIS Benchmarks support available high level standards that deal with the "Why, Who, When, and Where" aspects of IT security by detailing "How" to secure an ever widening array of workstations, servers, network devices, and software applications in terms of technology specific controls. CIS Scoring Tools analyze and report system compliance with the technical control settings in the Benchmarks. The CIS Benchmarks and Scoring Tools are available for download free of charge to the Internet community from http://www.cisecurity.org/index.html.

About Configuresoft

Configuresoft, the worlds leading enterprise configuration management provider, delivers automated and optimized Lean IT, secure and compliant Clean IT, and energy efficient Green IT to IT Operations. Hundreds of organizations, including 13 of the worlds 25 largest companies, rely on Configuresoft to effectively and efficiently manage the complexity of todays physical and virtualized IT environments. Configuresofts team of security and policy experts ensures continuous compliance with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley and industry standards such as PCI DSS and Microsoft and VMware Hardening Guides. To contact Configuresoft, please call (888) 447-2220 or visit www.configuresoft.com.

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