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nCircle Announces Automated Amazon Cloud Security Scanning with nCircle PureCloud

nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management, today announced automated cloud security scanning for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) networks in nCircle PureCloud. This new innovation is included at no additional cost and enables PureCloud customers to secure cloud deployments in the same way on-premise networks are secured.

Microsoft predicts SMB adoption of cloud services will triple in 2013. nCircle PureCloud is the only vulnerability management solution that makes it possible for customers to evaluate the security of their Amazon cloud deployments without manual identification of each machine instance, saving users time and increasing accuracy.

“Securely deploying and managing cloud environments is a new frontier for organizations leveraging the flexibility and economics of elastic cloud computing environments,” said Ed Colonna, vice president of cloud solutions. “PureCloud’s cloud security scanning drastically simplifies the process for security professionals to secure these environments as effectively as their on premise networks.”

nCircle PureCloud provides customers with a comprehensive vulnerability management solution that requires no hardware or software to be installed and managed. nCircle PureCloud dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of vulnerability scanning – a widely recognized security best practice among large corporations – making the practice easily accessible to small and medium business.

Key PureCloud cloud security scanning features include:

  • No manual scan configuration is required – target host information is automatically retrieved via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API
  • No need to manually enter host IPs that may change as instances are provisioned and de-provisioned – scan configurations and hosts are automatically updated
  • Leverages AWS minimal access credentials to retrieve target host information to maintain security
  • Cloud security can be managed with the same tools used to manage the cloud environment
  • nCircle PureCloud is pre-authorized by Amazon, enabling users to test their AWS instances at their convenience

Amazon cloud security scanning is available to all PureCloud subscribers at no additional charge. Perimeter cloud scanning is available now, with internal cloud scanning following soon. For more information about PureCloud, please visit https://purecloud.ncircle.com or call (415) 625-5930.

About nCircle

nCircle is the leading provider of information risk and security performance management solutions to more than 6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle solutions may be deployed on a customer’s premises, as a cloud-based service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.

nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto. To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.

nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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