Retina CS Receives 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Vulnerability Management

September 06, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
BeyondTrust today announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized Retina CS 3.0, as the product leader in the vulnerability management market. Based on the findings of Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices research, the company best identifies the key security challenges that are most pertinent to modern enterprise IT organizations. This is reflected in the new functionality in Retina CS 3.0 that allows businesses to secure emerging technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile devices.

"We are honored to be recognized as the product leader in vulnerability management by Frost & Sullivan," said John Mutch, CEO at BeyondTrust. "The capabilities provided by Retina CS were a key driver of our acquisition of eEye Digital Security and we continue to place a tremendous amount of focus around product development with Retina CS to ensure that we are providing the best vulnerability management capabilities to address threats faced by today's dynamic IT organizations."

According to the report, while enterprise IT organizations are increasingly interested in the value and efficiencies offering by these advanced technologies and practices, few security products have been able to address the unique threats presented by such a shift. The Retina CS 3.0 vulnerability management suite offers numerous valuable features and an array of security add-ons to ensure that the product matches the customer's unique security and compliance requirements.

"With Retina CS, BeyondTrust provides the requisite security functionality to ensure that customers can safely embrace new technologies and business practices that will be essential to remain competitive in the future," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Chris Rodriguez. "Additional new features such as threat analyzers and smart rules will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of customers' security programs."

In addition to new functionality such as cloud connectors, vulnerability management for virtualized environments, and agentless scanning for mobile devices, Retina CS now supports mobile devices on the enterprise network including Blackberry, Android, and ActiveSync-managed devices. Retina CS can scan assets in private and public cloud environments to help businesses identify and correct vulnerabilities in their virtual infrastructure with the same process that they use to manage physical assets. The Retina CS 3.0 can also be used to discover and scan virtualized applications and report the results in the centralized management console. Traditionally, security products have had little visibility into these types of dynamic environments.

"Retina CS enhances the efficiency of customers' security programs and provides measurable return-on-investment by reducing the time and resources spent on vulnerability management," added Rodriguez. "Furthermore, the Retina CS license includes Retina Insight, BeyondTrust's advanced analytics, intelligence, and reporting capabilities all of which allow eEye customers to identify advanced threats and adjust their security strategy accordingly."

BeyondTrust products offer the scalability and reliability necessary for deployment in commercial businesses and federal agencies including high-profile organizations such as the Department of Defense (DoD), which has relied on the Retina product line to protect its most sensitive information for eight years.

In May 2012, eEye Digital Security, the company who originally brought Retina CS to market, was acquired by BeyondTrust, a provider of privileged identity management solutions. According to Frost & Sullivan's findings, the combination of these products' capabilities will enable customers to prioritize security and vulnerability management processes based on a broader set of available contextual data including privileges, data flow, and data sensitivity. As a result, the acquisition will enable BeyondTrust to deliver valuable context-driven and intelligent security and compliance solutions.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

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About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust is the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting.

BeyondTrust offers consistent policy-driven vulnerability and privilege management, role-based access control, monitoring, logging, auditing and reporting to protect internal assets from the inside out. The company's products empower IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance, and reduce expense across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.

With more than 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of both Threat Management and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world's 10 largest banks, eight of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.