Securify Delivers Quality of Security for Connected Businesses

Securify SecurVantage Security Metrics Set Baseline for Verifying Network

Security Health



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Securify, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its new
 strategic direction, Securify, Inc., a leading provider of security
 technologies and services for connected businesses, today introduced Securify
 SecurVantage Services, a managed security offering that connected
 organizations can use to control the quality of security as they extend their
 network infrastructures and applications to e-partners.  By first setting
 baseline security metrics for "correct" network behavior and then continuously
 monitoring traffic, Securify SecurVantage Services offer businesses a unique
 way to verify the ongoing safety of their trust relationships with partners,
 suppliers and customers -- as well as the safety of their Intranet -- as they
 communicate and share critical business information.
     Securify's SecurVantage managed security services verify corporate-level
 security policy compliance to assist companies in their struggle with the
 spiraling complexity of diverse network, application and data management
 security policies that support increasingly intricate business relationships.
 Securify SecurVantage Services take a holistic approach to maintaining
 enterprise security, looking at network and application security components
 from a business requirements perspective, and monitoring network traffic from
 inside and outside the enterprise.
     Based on unique, patent-pending technology, Securify SecurVantage Services
 enable customers to quantify the Quality of Security Service (QoSS) -- the
 baseline metric for verifying overall network security "health."  Employing an
 ongoing process of security policy review and updating, security policy
 compliance monitoring, and incident planning and response, the service enables
 connected businesses to achieve the QoSS required to help assure the safety of
 their extended networks.
     "Now, connected businesses can measure the effectiveness of their security
 infrastructures and reduce network vulnerabilities by constantly monitoring
 and verifying actual network operation using a formal specification driven by
 their business requirements," said Taher Elgamal, president and CEO of
 Securify.  "Securify SecurVantage Services help to create a trusted networking
 environment and help maximize the return on network security investments."
 
     Protecting Connected Enterprises
     Today's businesses employ a conglomeration of network and application
 security solutions, each acting independently to address specific security
 issues.  These include firewalls to protect the perimeter, authentication
 servers to protect applications and data and virtual private networks (VPNs)
 to exchange data with partners.  At the same time, businesses are engaged in
 opening up their networks to partners, suppliers and customers, extending the
 perimeter of the network and creating interlinked security chains.  As a
 result, enterprises often don't know what is happening on their networks as
 devices are added or removed or software is updated, and they have no easy way
 to detect misconfigurations.  Security vulnerabilities of e-partner networks
 become enterprise security issues.
     "While keeping a pulse on network health, managed security services such
 as Securify SecurVantage can enable businesses to mitigate the inherent risks
 of complex, and often disparate, networks supporting elaborate e-business
 relationships," said Allan Carey, senior analyst, of IDC.
     Securify SecurVantage Services automate security verification and augment
 a company's own staff with security expertise.  Once the security
 specification is developed by Securify policy analysts working in conjunction
 with network administrators, Securify's unique monitoring devices are deployed
 at key points in the network to continuously gather network traffic data.  The
 data collected is automatically analyzed and compared to the security
 specification to measure the effectiveness of security systems, policies and
 procedures over time -- the QoSS.  This provides the critical feedback
 necessary to ensure compliance with established security policy and take
 corrective actions.
     The Securify services provide visibility into security events across
 protocol layers.  They can help the connected e-business detect a trusted
 partner attempting to access off-limits resources, an employee operating a
 rogue business using the company's Web server, inadequate encryption strength
 settings and other violations of corporate security policy.
     Securify SecurVantage Services provide secure browser access to a
 Web-based analysis environment presenting real-time status of critical alerts,
 as well as weekly trend data and access to time-based queries.  Critical
 violations occur only when a change is made to the security environment
 (reconfiguring a firewall, for example) or when someone violates established
 policies in a way that circumvents normal controls.  Enterprise security staff
 and Securify analysts can use this information to gain a complete view of the
 overall network security operation and conformance to the business driven
 security specification.
     Securify SecurVantage Services can help enterprises quantify and qualify
 the risks associated with e-business partner connectivity, greatly reducing
 the cost of third-party vulnerability assessments and the security risks that
 threaten business networks.  A variety of e-Partner service modules help
 businesses create a Securify SecurVantage Services program tailored to
 individual enterprise needs.
 
     Availability and Pricing
     The full line of Securify SecurVantage Services are available immediately.
 Pricing for the services varies depending on network size and number of
 e-Partner connections.  Monthly pricing for the ongoing services start at
 about $10,000.
 
     About Securify, Inc.
     Securify technologies and services help connected businesses reduce their
 security risks and improve their trust relationships.  The Securify
 SecurVantage suite of managed security services quantifies the Quality of
 Security Service (QoSS) for cost effectively managing overall network security
 across an Intranet as well as between e-business partners.  Securify Access
 Management Services offer consulting and integration assistance that
 simplifies the deployment of cost-effective, vendor-neutral enterprise
 authentication and access management solutions.  Securify customers include
 major financial institutions, healthcare agencies, managed service providers
 and other Fortune 1000 organizations.  Securify has built a world-class staff
 of qualified network security, authentication and access management
 specialists to provide customers with a high level of expertise to augment
 existing resources.  The company has its headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
 For more information, please call 650-213-4600 or visit the Securify Web site
 at www.securify.com.
 
 

SOURCE Securify, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its new
 strategic direction, Securify, Inc., a leading provider of security
 technologies and services for connected businesses, today introduced Securify
 SecurVantage Services, a managed security offering that connected
 organizations can use to control the quality of security as they extend their
 network infrastructures and applications to e-partners.  By first setting
 baseline security metrics for "correct" network behavior and then continuously
 monitoring traffic, Securify SecurVantage Services offer businesses a unique
 way to verify the ongoing safety of their trust relationships with partners,
 suppliers and customers -- as well as the safety of their Intranet -- as they
 communicate and share critical business information.
     Securify's SecurVantage managed security services verify corporate-level
 security policy compliance to assist companies in their struggle with the
 spiraling complexity of diverse network, application and data management
 security policies that support increasingly intricate business relationships.
 Securify SecurVantage Services take a holistic approach to maintaining
 enterprise security, looking at network and application security components
 from a business requirements perspective, and monitoring network traffic from
 inside and outside the enterprise.
     Based on unique, patent-pending technology, Securify SecurVantage Services
 enable customers to quantify the Quality of Security Service (QoSS) -- the
 baseline metric for verifying overall network security "health."  Employing an
 ongoing process of security policy review and updating, security policy
 compliance monitoring, and incident planning and response, the service enables
 connected businesses to achieve the QoSS required to help assure the safety of
 their extended networks.
     "Now, connected businesses can measure the effectiveness of their security
 infrastructures and reduce network vulnerabilities by constantly monitoring
 and verifying actual network operation using a formal specification driven by
 their business requirements," said Taher Elgamal, president and CEO of
 Securify.  "Securify SecurVantage Services help to create a trusted networking
 environment and help maximize the return on network security investments."
 
     Protecting Connected Enterprises
     Today's businesses employ a conglomeration of network and application
 security solutions, each acting independently to address specific security
 issues.  These include firewalls to protect the perimeter, authentication
 servers to protect applications and data and virtual private networks (VPNs)
 to exchange data with partners.  At the same time, businesses are engaged in
 opening up their networks to partners, suppliers and customers, extending the
 perimeter of the network and creating interlinked security chains.  As a
 result, enterprises often don't know what is happening on their networks as
 devices are added or removed or software is updated, and they have no easy way
 to detect misconfigurations.  Security vulnerabilities of e-partner networks
 become enterprise security issues.
     "While keeping a pulse on network health, managed security services such
 as Securify SecurVantage can enable businesses to mitigate the inherent risks
 of complex, and often disparate, networks supporting elaborate e-business
 relationships," said Allan Carey, senior analyst, of IDC.
     Securify SecurVantage Services automate security verification and augment
 a company's own staff with security expertise.  Once the security
 specification is developed by Securify policy analysts working in conjunction
 with network administrators, Securify's unique monitoring devices are deployed
 at key points in the network to continuously gather network traffic data.  The
 data collected is automatically analyzed and compared to the security
 specification to measure the effectiveness of security systems, policies and
 procedures over time -- the QoSS.  This provides the critical feedback
 necessary to ensure compliance with established security policy and take
 corrective actions.
     The Securify services provide visibility into security events across
 protocol layers.  They can help the connected e-business detect a trusted
 partner attempting to access off-limits resources, an employee operating a
 rogue business using the company's Web server, inadequate encryption strength
 settings and other violations of corporate security policy.
     Securify SecurVantage Services provide secure browser access to a
 Web-based analysis environment presenting real-time status of critical alerts,
 as well as weekly trend data and access to time-based queries.  Critical
 violations occur only when a change is made to the security environment
 (reconfiguring a firewall, for example) or when someone violates established
 policies in a way that circumvents normal controls.  Enterprise security staff
 and Securify analysts can use this information to gain a complete view of the
 overall network security operation and conformance to the business driven
 security specification.
     Securify SecurVantage Services can help enterprises quantify and qualify
 the risks associated with e-business partner connectivity, greatly reducing
 the cost of third-party vulnerability assessments and the security risks that
 threaten business networks.  A variety of e-Partner service modules help
 businesses create a Securify SecurVantage Services program tailored to
 individual enterprise needs.
 
     Availability and Pricing
     The full line of Securify SecurVantage Services are available immediately.
 Pricing for the services varies depending on network size and number of
 e-Partner connections.  Monthly pricing for the ongoing services start at
 about $10,000.
 
     About Securify, Inc.
     Securify technologies and services help connected businesses reduce their
 security risks and improve their trust relationships.  The Securify
 SecurVantage suite of managed security services quantifies the Quality of
 Security Service (QoSS) for cost effectively managing overall network security
 across an Intranet as well as between e-business partners.  Securify Access
 Management Services offer consulting and integration assistance that
 simplifies the deployment of cost-effective, vendor-neutral enterprise
 authentication and access management solutions.  Securify customers include
 major financial institutions, healthcare agencies, managed service providers
 and other Fortune 1000 organizations.  Securify has built a world-class staff
 of qualified network security, authentication and access management
 specialists to provide customers with a high level of expertise to augment
 existing resources.  The company has its headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
 For more information, please call 650-213-4600 or visit the Securify Web site
 at www.securify.com.
 
 SOURCE  Securify, Inc.