Secure Elements Announces New Version of IT Audit and Compliance Platform

Herndon, VA - 18 September 2007

Secure Elements, the industry leader in standards-based IT audit and compliance management, today announced the next version of the C5 Compliance Platform – an upgraded version of its core offering that delivers enhanced capabilities for organizations to audit, evaluate and comply with regulatory mandates, corporate IT policies and industry best practices.

Secure Elements will be previewing the product for IT executives and Security Managers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Third Annual Security Automation Conference in Gaithersburg, MD, September 19th and 20th.

“Organizations that are required to establish and maintain security compliance for an expanding landscape of IT systems and regulations now have a robust, standards-based solution that automates the measurement and reporting process.” said Ned Miller, CEO, Secure Elements. “Whether it is a Federal Agency obligated to monitor secure configurations for Microsoft Windows XP or Vista, or an enterprise that needs to comply with an industry standard, this new version of the C5 Compliance Platform delivers the features and flexibility to measure and report results quickly and easily in order to achieve their IT security compliance objectives.”

For federal government agencies, C5 is the first enterprise solution that works directly with the NIST SCAP content to help them meet the OMB Mandate for secure desktop configurations as well as incorporating all of the latest standards as defined by the NIST ISAP/SCAP initiative for auditing security configurations utilizing OVAL, XCCDF, CPE, CVSS, CCE and CVE.

The C5 Compliance Platform V3.3 extends beyond these capabilities with enhanced NIST SCAP reporting and other features such as:

• Broader coverage: NIST SCAP-ready Sensors for Linux, Apple OSX, and Solaris
• Faster operations: Significant performance and usability enhancements
• Enterprise Architecture Friendly: Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) compliant and IPv6 ready
• Enhanced configurability : Extensible asset data model to support customer initiatives such as the DoD Asset Data Model
• Simpler Manageability: Policy-Based Auto Updating Sensor technology

The C5 Compliance Platform V3.3 will be widely available in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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