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nCircle Extends Leading Agentless Configuration Compliance Solution With Nine New CIS-Certified Configuration Policies

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- nCircle, the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced the release of nine new configuration policies certified by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). The new policies are included in nCircle Configuration Compliance Manager(TM) (CCM), and extend nCircle's industry- leading coverage of common operating system and platform configurations. The policies help enterprises benchmark the configuration state of their critical systems based on CIS standards, and enable proactive compliance monitoring and alerting.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ — nCircle, the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced the release of nine new configuration policies certified by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). The new policies are included in nCircle Configuration Compliance Manager(TM) (CCM), and extend nCircle's industry- leading coverage of common operating system and platform configurations. The policies help enterprises benchmark the configuration state of their critical systems based on CIS standards, and enable proactive compliance monitoring and alerting.

nCircle CCM automates configuration auditing and compliance processes including file integrity monitoring, providing visibility into system configurations and the compliance impact of changes to servers, workstations and network infrastructure devices. Uniquely using agentless technology, CCM enables enterprises to audit the configurations of more types of devices, operating systems, and applications than any competing solution.

CIS benchmarks are technical controls designed to improve the security configuration of enterprise systems and devices. The benchmarks are widely accepted by U.S. government agencies for FISMA compliance, and by auditors for compliance with PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and other the information security-centric regulatory requirements.

"Enterprises constantly struggle to ensure the security and accepted configuration of their various critical systems and applications. Proactive monitoring, baselining and alerting helps ensure systems are secure and compliant," said Clint Kreitner, president and CEO of CIS. "nCircle's addition of these nine new CIS-certified policies will help their customers achieve and maintain a known, trusted state compliant with these widely accepted benchmarks."

The nine new CIS certified policies cover common enterprise operating systems and applications:

— CIS Benchmark Level 1 for AIX v 1.01 — CIS Benchmark Level 1 for Solaris 2.5.1-9.0 v 1.3 — CIS Benchmark Level 1 for Windows 2000 v. 1.2.2 — CIS Benchmark Level 2 for Windows 2000 Server v. 2.2.1 — CIS Level 1 Benchmark for HPUX v1.4.1 — CIS Level 1 Benchmark for Red Hat Linux 4 v1.0.5 — CIS Level 1 Benchmark for Solaris 10 v2.1.3 — Windows Server 2003 Member Server Benchmark v2.0 — Windows Server 2003 for Domain Controllers Benchmark v2.0

The new policies are delivered in nCircle CCM, nCircle's agentless solution that automates configuration auditing and compliance processes, providing visibility into system configurations and the compliance impact of changes. With the addition of the new policies, CCM now includes 17 CIS- certified benchmarks. In addition to the new benchmarks listed above, CCM also includes:

— CIS Level 1 Benchmark for Apache v1.0 — CIS Level 2 Benchmark for Apache v1.0 — CIS Level 1 Benchmark for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 v1.0 — CIS Level 2 Benchmark for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 v1.0 — CIS Level 1 Benchmark for Oracle 9i/10g v2.01 — CIS Level 2 Benchmark for Oracle 9i/10g v2.01 — CIS Level 1 Benchmark for Cisco PIX v1.0 — CIS Level 2 Benchmark for Cisco PIX v1.0

"nCircle's goal is to make it easier for enterprises to ensure security and achieve compliance," said Tim Keanini, CTO, nCircle. "These new policies add to nCircle's industry-leading coverage, enabling our enterprise customers to proactively audit and monitor their global networks, and do so continuously and without requiring agent software on the endpoints."

About nCircle

nCircle is the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance management solutions. More than 4,000 enterprises, government agencies and service providers around the world rely on nCircle's proactive security solutions to manage and reduce security risk and automate compliance on their networks. nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the USA and in London, Toronto and Tokyo. Additional information about nCircle is available at 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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