Secure ElementsC5 EVM now registered as "Officially OVAL-Compatible"

Herndon, VA - 6 September 2006

Receives invitation to add security researcher to OVAL Board of Directors

Secure Elements, Inc., a leader in compliance and vulnerability management solutions, announced today that they have completed the Phase 3 correctness testing making their product, C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management, OVAL-Compatible. This achievement makes them one of three vendors that have achieved OVAL Version 5 Compatibility to date Secure Elements, RedHat, and ThreatGuard. Other vendors with products compatible with Version 4.2 are working towards upgrading to Version 5.

Scott Carpenter, CISSP, director of the Security Labs at Secure Elements, has also received an invitation to sit on the OVAL Board of Directors. As a Board member, Carpenter will advise on the direction of the XML-based OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) and ensure the ability of vendors to implement this standard to customers through their hardware, software and services offerings. The OVAL effort was initiated by MITRE, and involves representatives from a broad spectrum of industries, academia and government organizations, including operating system, software and security tool vendors.

"The industry support that is developing for Official OVAL-compatibility demonstrates another milestone of success in our efforts to enable security content automation. On behalf of Secure Elements and our Security Labs, I am excited to join the OVAL Board of Directors," said Carpenter. "Secure Elements believes in supporting initiatives that are critical to safeguarding the critical infrastructure components of our country. Embracing and delivering solutions with frictionless security content exchange ensures that those with the need to know will get their information when its needed most as soon as new threats and vulnerabilities are discovered.

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