Secunia chosen by FS-ISAC to provide vulnerability intelligence to members of the FS-ISAC

Jan 30, 2013, 09:00 ET from Secunia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Secunia, the leading provider of IT security solutions that enable businesses and private individuals to manage and control vulnerability threats, today announced a new partnership with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the industry forum for sharing critical information concerning security threats facing the financial services industry.

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The collaboration between Secunia and FS-ISAC provides the financial services sector with access to the world's leading vulnerability intelligence and allows members to benefit from the reliable, comprehensive and accurate threat alerts from Secunia's Research Team.

The FS-ISAC is the only industry forum for collaboration on critical security threats facing the financial services sector in the US and abroad. Their mission is to enhance the ability of the sector to prepare for and respond to cyber and physical threats, vulnerabilities and incidents, and to serve as the primary communications channel for the sector.

"When attacks occur, early warning and expert advice through collaboration can mean the difference between business continuity and widespread business catastrophe," explained Eric Guerrino, Executive Vice President, FS-ISAC. "Our members rely on receiving timely notification and authoritative information specifically designed to help them protect critical systems and assets from physical and cyber security threats. The timely and authoritative information on vulnerabilities is what we know Secunia is uniquely qualified to provide, and that is why we have chosen Secunia to be our source for the vulnerability intelligence our members need," said Mr. Guerrino.

Secunia will provide FS-ISAC, and its more than 4,000 members, with best-in-class vulnerability intelligence to tighten IT infrastructure security, ensure business continuity and minimize business damage. The accurate, researched, real-time alerts on emerging new threats supports organizations in handling the growing vulnerability threat: the intelligence provides them with the necessary insights into current threat levels and remediation, and is an important aspect of risk management and in assisting financial organizations to meet compliance requirements.

"We are proud to be chosen as the security intelligence provider by an organization as reputable as the FS-ISAC. The organization is a trusted ally of respected institutions such as the US Treasury and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council, and we are pleased that with this partnership the FS-ISAC recognizes the quality and reliability of Secunia's vulnerability intelligence. Secunia can offer the members of FS-ISAC the threat intelligence that they require to protect their digital assets," said Thomas Zeihlund, Secunia's CEO.

The agreement between Secunia and FS-ISAC also gives members of FS-ISAC advantageous terms on subscriptions to the Secunia Vulnerability Intelligence Manager solution (VIM) with its database consisting of more than 42,000 products, remediation suggestions, in-depth technical analysis and compliancy policy configuration.

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center was formed in 1999 and is a non-profit, private financial sector initiative. It was designed and developed and is owned by financial institutions. Its primary function is to share timely, relevant and actionable information of physical and cyber security threat and incident information to enhance the ability of the financial services sector to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the risk associated with these threats.

About Secunia
Founded in 2002, Secunia is the leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats, risks across their networks, and end-points. This is enabled by Secunia's award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management solutions that ensure optimal and cost-effective protection of critical information assets.
Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses among its customer base. Secunia is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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