Gideon Technologies’ SecureFusion Supports Configuration Audit of Critical Network Devices from Cisco

Atlanta, GA - 11 May 2009

Gideon Technologies, the leading provider of information security solutions that help prioritize and measure IT risk against policy and compliance objectives, announces that their flagship product, SecureFusion, now supports configuration auditing of Cisco devices. Cisco routers are used to provide secure, reliable and efficient corporate-wide internetworking within many enterprises. Having a
single, unified view of all IT assets in the enterprise, including servers, desktops, and network infrastructures, provides security managers with streamlined auditing capabilities that speed compliance.

According to the 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report published by Verizon Business Risk team, errors such as mis-configurations and omitted (missing) security compliance configurations are the leading contributors to data breaches. Continuous device discovery and automated assessments are the recommended method of eliminating both types of errors while supporting vigilant defenses.

“Monitoring Cisco routers and switches and edge devices in addition to servers and desktops provides a single view enabling our customers to significantly improve overall network security and ease of operations,” said Ken Halley, CEO and co-founder, Gideon Technologies.

“Customers no longer have to work in multiple consoles and products in order to understand their enterprise risk posture – now there is a way to unify and simplify IT risk and compliance.”

SecureFusion now scans Cisco IOS-based devices and checks for issues with passwords, SNMP weaknesses, access control, mis-configurations, and other potential vulnerabilities that may contribute to attacks and data breaches and that cause serious security threats to the organization's IT infrastructure. SecureFusion helps organizations achieve compliance with international industry standards, ensures accountability by thoroughly analyzing the data gathered, and identifies the risks. It quickly conducts audits and provides fast and accurate identification of assets within minutes. Continuously scanning the network environment and identifying vulnerabilities, which are visible through a centralized portal, facilitates faster business decisions and reduces risk.

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