Lumension 7.2 Release Adds Cloud-Based Integrity Service
Operational endpoint security specialist Lumension announced it is integrating its cloud-based Lumension Endpoint Integrity Service (LEIS) with the new Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite (LEMSS) version 7.2 release, which is slated to be generally available in June 2012.
According to Lumension, the number of vulnerabilities affecting endpoints has more than tripled in recent years. With the 7.2 release, LEIS capabilities will be accessible on the LEMSS management console, enabling customers to verify the authenticity of applications with their endpoint environment as well as use a Lumension application trust rating to make key decisions about their application policies. LEIS draws on vendor information, the NIST National Software Reference Library (NSRL) and the Lumension user community database to determine “identity, risk and distribution” of discovered applications.
“Lumension takes a fundamentally different attitude to effective and efficient endpoint security — delivering a defense-in-depth approach,” said Alan Bentley, SVP, International at Lumension, in the press release. “The biggest threat to security today is the gap between what AV (antivirus) actually protects against and how organizations are using only AV to defend against the myriad of threats. An integrated platform that includes verifying prominence and authenticity of applications is the only way organizations can regain control of their endpoints while ensuring employee productivity is not impacted.”
LEMSS 7.2 offers:
- Increased visibility, control and security with enhanced flexibility;
- Explicit identification and application risk rating for increased security, control and optimized management of the application ecosystem;
- Explicit application validation through Lumension’s integrity assurance of SHA-256 hashes for all executable files providing IT and end users with better visibility into and understanding of application risk;
- Simplified policy management through highly detailed and structured application metadata
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