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PatchLink Delivers High-Performance Reporting Solution for the Enterprise

June 14th, 2006

Safeguarding business network security while adhering to industry and governmental regulations continue to pose a monumental and costly task for a growing number of organisations. To help organisations effectively measure network security and demonstrate IT compliance, PatchLink, the market leader in patch and vulnerability management solutions, delivers Enterprise Reporting Server (ERS) 3.0, a robust, scalable reporting solution for the enterprise.

According to a recent Forrester report titled “The Myths of Information Security Reporting”, senior managers today must not only manage and measure their information security program, but they must also translate those measurements into meaningful reports for senior executives.

PatchLink ERS 3.0 is a powerful reporting tool that integrates with PatchLink’s core product, PatchLink Update™, to provide true enterprise wide data analysis and reporting on the status of vulnerabilities and remediation across an organisation’s entire IT infrastructure. With PatchLink ERS 3.0 customers can automatically create and share reports that demonstrate IT compliance through advanced reporting capabilities from a central data warehouse. Benefits include reduced costs, efficient data management, and streamlined reporting capabilities across multiple regulations, guidelines and policies.

Furthermore, the ERS comprehensive open data warehouse is interoperable with any existing reporting platform allowing organisations to easily access critical security data from trending to in-depth analysis. Reports are highly accurate and can be used to measure and monitor compliance to an organisation’s unique security policies or applicable industry regulations.

Andrew Jaquith, senior analyst at Yankee Group, said: “Effective security management requires managers to understand the key performance indicators for their security processes and technical infrastructure. Not only do metrics provide visibility to management, but they can help demonstrate compliance with company policies and with regulations.”

“Yankee Group´s research shows that two-thirds (66 percent) of enterprises are subject to regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA, HIPAA, and the European Privacy Directive. Products like PatchLink´s ERS help enterprises understand and control the effectiveness of their patching and vulnerability management processes.”

“PatchLink understands the importance of accurate security analysis and reporting for enterprise decision making,” said Alan Bentley, MD of PatchLink EMEA. “Organisations are overwhelmed with data management and need reporting that is both useful and relevant. To this end, PatchLink has developed an enterprise-class reporting technology to help organisations better understand their security posture and effectively manage compliance to their unique security policies and regulations.”

Availability & Pricing

PatchLink ERS 3.0 will be available worldwide in Q3. Prices start at $2.50 per node; Server Software is $1,995.

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