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November 23, 2010

Lumension unveils new version of risk management, compliance offering

Establish and trend critical IT security metrics across the enterprise

By CBR Staff Writer

Lumension, a provider of endpoint management and security, has launched the latest version (v4.2) of Lumension Risk Manager, part of the Lumension Compliance and IT Risk Management Solution, to enable security professionals to establish and trend critical IT security metrics across their enterprise.

The new version of the risk managing tool will help organisations to create a straightforward method of discerning their current standing in relation to real-world risks and communicating those indicators to senior management, the company said.

LRM is an offering for gathering, correlating and measuring key risk data across the enterprise, giving IT security and operations professionals’ clear visibility into overall security posture within the company and across individual business units.

LRM also provides the added visibility and trending scores needed for understanding how well internal security and external compliance policies have been applied, Lumension said.

The new version of the risk management tool includes new modular content packs, including updated unified compliance framework (UCF) content; and extensions to scenario-based risk modeling and metrics.

It also includes improvements to LRM reporting capabilities, including integration of report links into in-product menus, improved custom report parameter entry panels and the ability to publish/share custom dashboard views; and nested dynamic groups with cascading subject criteria statements.

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Lumension director of solution marketing Jeff Hughes said security posture trending offers key metrics about how secure a company is becoming, and in tandem with this, IT security managers also need to know how well they are complying with internal policy mandates.

"LRM is well equipped to provide key security personnel the security posture information they need to better communicate IT risks to C-level and business unit leaders," Hughes said.

"The tangible metrics that LRM provides, allow an organisation to benchmark security performance, risk and compliance from a single console."

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