VIGILANTe Extends Award-Winning SecureScan(TM) Service with Leading Open-Source Security Scanner

SecureScan Integrates Nessus to Provide the Most Reliable Security

Assessment Service



Feb 26, 2001, 00:00 ET from VIGILANTe.com, Inc.

    MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VIGILANTe today announced the
 integration of the leading open-source security scanner, Nessus, into its
 premier automated Internet security assessment service, SecureScan. This
 addition to SecureScan bolsters an arsenal of commercially available, open-
 source and proprietary assessment tools. The combination of these tools with
 VIGILANTe's intelligent testing methodologies and reporting delivers the most
 advanced, automated, thorough, and reliable security assessment.
     "As a security service provider, we have recognized that one tool alone
 can not find all known vulnerabilities," said Michelle Drolet, CEO of CONQWEST
 Inc. By implementing best of breed tools into one integrated solution,
 SecureScan allows us to provide more comprehensive security assessments of our
 clients' environment. By automatically configuring the tests and compiling
 results into a single report, our invaluable security resources can focus on
 helping our companies resolve their security problems, not just testing."
     Nessus' strength is its web vulnerability testing and frequent updates.
 Given the nature of this open source solution, Nessus has a large following of
 developers that quickly implement tests for newly discovered vulnerabilities.
 VIGILANTe's team of Internet Security Information Specialists can also add new
 tests to SecureScan through Nessus using its powerful scripting capabilities.
     "With more incidents occurring everyday, it is essential that companies
 proactively protect themselves from hacker attacks," said Eric Fullerton,
 President and COO of VIGILANTe. "The integration of Nessus into SecureScan is
 part of our continual dedication to deliver the most reliable and
 comprehensive vulnerability assessment to our clients."
     Organizations subscribing to SecureScan can count on VIGILANTe's service
 to consistently deliver accurate and in-depth analysis. SecureScan's unique
 multi-dimensional audit results are compiled in a structured report that
 prioritizes risks along with the tools that discovered them and recommends
 actions to prevent exploitation. IT professionals or their trusted business
 partners utilize the report to apply fixes crucial to attaining the requisite
 security level.
     SecureScan supplements Nessus, a tool requiring technical expertise, with
 enhanced reporting capabilities that allow IT staff from the CIO to the
 technician to easily interpret the risks outlined in the comprehensive report
 and apply the required remedies.
     "Security assessment models based on open architectures make sense because
 the security landscape changes so quickly," said Robert Lonadier, Director of
 Security Strategies at The Hurwitz Group. "Thorough reporting and scalability
 features like those found in VIGILANTe's SecureScan can reduce deployment time
 and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time"
 
     About VIGILANTe
     VIGILANTe.com, Inc., the leading provider of security assurance delivered
 over the Internet, protects companies worldwide through patent-pending test
 solutions. SecureScan, VIGILANTe's award-winning automated security assessment
 service, finds network vulnerabilities and recommends corrective actions to
 prevent exploitation by cyber-criminals. VIGILANTe is headquartered in New
 York with additional offices in North America and Europe.
 For more information, visit  http://www.VIGILANTe.com .
 
 

SOURCE VIGILANTe.com, Inc.
    MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VIGILANTe today announced the
 integration of the leading open-source security scanner, Nessus, into its
 premier automated Internet security assessment service, SecureScan. This
 addition to SecureScan bolsters an arsenal of commercially available, open-
 source and proprietary assessment tools. The combination of these tools with
 VIGILANTe's intelligent testing methodologies and reporting delivers the most
 advanced, automated, thorough, and reliable security assessment.
     "As a security service provider, we have recognized that one tool alone
 can not find all known vulnerabilities," said Michelle Drolet, CEO of CONQWEST
 Inc. By implementing best of breed tools into one integrated solution,
 SecureScan allows us to provide more comprehensive security assessments of our
 clients' environment. By automatically configuring the tests and compiling
 results into a single report, our invaluable security resources can focus on
 helping our companies resolve their security problems, not just testing."
     Nessus' strength is its web vulnerability testing and frequent updates.
 Given the nature of this open source solution, Nessus has a large following of
 developers that quickly implement tests for newly discovered vulnerabilities.
 VIGILANTe's team of Internet Security Information Specialists can also add new
 tests to SecureScan through Nessus using its powerful scripting capabilities.
     "With more incidents occurring everyday, it is essential that companies
 proactively protect themselves from hacker attacks," said Eric Fullerton,
 President and COO of VIGILANTe. "The integration of Nessus into SecureScan is
 part of our continual dedication to deliver the most reliable and
 comprehensive vulnerability assessment to our clients."
     Organizations subscribing to SecureScan can count on VIGILANTe's service
 to consistently deliver accurate and in-depth analysis. SecureScan's unique
 multi-dimensional audit results are compiled in a structured report that
 prioritizes risks along with the tools that discovered them and recommends
 actions to prevent exploitation. IT professionals or their trusted business
 partners utilize the report to apply fixes crucial to attaining the requisite
 security level.
     SecureScan supplements Nessus, a tool requiring technical expertise, with
 enhanced reporting capabilities that allow IT staff from the CIO to the
 technician to easily interpret the risks outlined in the comprehensive report
 and apply the required remedies.
     "Security assessment models based on open architectures make sense because
 the security landscape changes so quickly," said Robert Lonadier, Director of
 Security Strategies at The Hurwitz Group. "Thorough reporting and scalability
 features like those found in VIGILANTe's SecureScan can reduce deployment time
 and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time"
 
     About VIGILANTe
     VIGILANTe.com, Inc., the leading provider of security assurance delivered
 over the Internet, protects companies worldwide through patent-pending test
 solutions. SecureScan, VIGILANTe's award-winning automated security assessment
 service, finds network vulnerabilities and recommends corrective actions to
 prevent exploitation by cyber-criminals. VIGILANTe is headquartered in New
 York with additional offices in North America and Europe.
 For more information, visit  http://www.VIGILANTe.com .
 
 SOURCE  VIGILANTe.com, Inc.