nCircle Announces Automated Amazon Cloud Security Scanning with nCircle PureCloud

  nCircle Announces Automated Amazon Cloud Security Scanning with nCircle

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 06, 2012

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

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
  *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 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

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


Shelley Boose, 408-398-6987
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