nCircle Launches Automated Amazon Cloud Security Scanning with nCircle PureCloud
Dec 11, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
nCircle, a provider of information risk and security performance management, announced automated cloud security scanning for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) networks in nCircle PureCloud.
According to a release, the new solution 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, the Company said.
"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."
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
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