Frost & Sullivan Recognizes BeyondTrust for Its Advanced Vulnerability Management Product Suite

The company's innovative products and features enable adoption of emerging technologies that are essential to remain competitive in today's hyper-connected business environment

Jul 11, 2012, 08:00 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the vulnerability management market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BeyondTrust (by way of their acquisition of eEye Digital Security) with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award. BeyondTrust has identified the key security challenges that are most pertinent to modern enterprise IT organizations. This focus is reflected in the new functionality in BeyondTrust's Retina CS Threat Management solution that allows businesses to secure emerging technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile devices.

While enterprise IT organizations are increasingly interested in the value and efficiencies offered by these advanced technologies and practices, few security products have been able to address the unique threats presented by such a shift. The BeyondTrust Retina CS threat management suite offers numerous valuable features and an array of security add-ons to ensure that the product matches the customer's unique security and compliance requirements.

"With Retina CS, BeyondTrust provides the requisite security functionality to ensure that customers can safely embrace new technologies and business practices that will be essential to remain competitive in the future," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Chris Rodriguez. "Additional new features such as threat analyzers and smart rules will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of customers' security programs."

For instance, smart targeted scans allow the customer to define specific device characteristics such as installed software that will automatically trigger deeper vulnerability scans. Retina CS also offers smart grouping for automated asset tracking, smart rules based on device characteristics, and smart alerting. The Retina Regulatory Compliance module is available as an add-on to help businesses navigate complex government and industry regulatory requirements. Patch Management is another add-on that enables businesses to fix any vulnerable systems before they can be infiltrated. The BeyondTrust Configuration Compliance module further ensures that organizations are implementing best practices with regards to secure device configurations.

In addition to new functionality such as cloud connectors, vulnerability management for virtualized environments, and agentless scanning for mobile devices, Retina CS supports mobile devices on the enterprise network including BlackBerry, Android, and ActiveSync-managed devices. Retina CS can scan assets in private and public cloud environments, supporting Amazon's EC2, RackSpace, GoGrid and VMware vCenter, to help businesses identify and correct vulnerabilities in their virtual infrastructure with the same process that they use to manage physical assets.  Retina CS can also be used to discover and scan virtualized applications and report the results in the centralized management console. Traditionally, security products have had little visibility into these types of dynamic environments.

"Retina CS enhances the efficiency of customers' security programs and provides measurable return-on-investment by reducing the time and resources spent on vulnerability management," added Rodriguez. "Furthermore, the Retina CS license includes Retina Insight, BeyondTrust's advanced analytics, intelligence, and reporting capabilities all of which allow eEye customers to identify advanced threats and adjust their security strategy accordingly."

BeyondTrust's products offer the scalability and reliability necessary for deployment in commercial businesses and federal agencies including high-profile organizations such as the Department of Defense (DoD), which has relied on eEye to protect its most sensitive information for eight years. As a result, eEye demonstrated strong growth in 2011 with 70 percent year-over-year growth for Q2 2011, culminating in its acquisition by BeyondTrust.

In May 2012, eEye was acquired by BeyondTrust, a provider of privileged identity management solutions. The combination of these products' capabilities will enable customers to prioritize security and vulnerability management processes based on a broader set of available contextual data including privileges, data flow, and data sensitivity. As a result, this acquisition will enable BeyondTrust to deliver valuable context-driven and intelligent security and compliance solutions.

In recognition of the new product capabilities in Retina CS that enable businesses to safely embrace new technologies and business practices, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2012 Product Leadership Award in the vulnerability management market to eEye Digital Security, now part of BeyondTrust. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated innovation in product features and functionality that provides enhanced quality and higher value to customers. The award recognizes the rapid acceptance such innovation finds in the marketplace.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust is the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting.

BeyondTrust offers consistent policy-driven vulnerability and privilege management, role-based access control, monitoring, logging, auditing and reporting to protect internal assets from the inside out. The company's products empower IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance, and reduce expense across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.

With more than 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of both Threat Management and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world's 10 largest banks, eight of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.

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