SANS Institute recognizes HACKER FREE™ Certification as a Tool of the Trade

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Coral Gables, Florida Â? July 19, 2005Â? The SANS Institute awarded Xentinel Digital Security Â? HACKER FREEÂ? Certification, recognition on their website as a security tool that tests against the FBI/SANS Top 20 vulnerabilities Â? visit http://www.sans.org/top20/toolsv5.pdf

(PRWEB) Coral Gables, Florida – July 21, 2005– The SANS Institute awarded Xentinel Digital Security – HACKER FREE™ Certification, recognition on their website as a security tool that tests against the FBI/SANS Top 20 vulnerabilities – visit http://www.sans.org/top20/toolsv5.pdf

The FBI/SANS Top 20 list covers over 230 well-known, often exploited vulnerabilities. It was initially developed and released in 2000 by the SANS institute and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). After performing security traces and intrusion forensic research, SANS noted that the vast majority of successful hacker intrusions could have been prevented by securitizing the flaws in this list. Today, SANS updates the Top 20 list with newly discovered vulnerabilities, as well as the vendor tools that test for them. For more information visit http://www.sans.org/top20/

“We are committed to working with SANS, government agencies, and the information security community in helping companies protect consumer confidential information against internet security threats and hackers,” said Esteban Reyes, CEO of Xentinel Digital Security.

To better arm e-businesses in their battle against the growing problem of loss of trust and customer confidence due to recent high-profile hacker intrusions, Xentinel Digital Security will offer its HACKER FREE™ Certification worldwide at a discounted price of less than $2 per day until August 15, 2005. For more more information contact them at 1-866-936-8463.

About HACKER FREE™ Certification

HACKER FREE™ Certification is a daily remote vulnerability scanning solution which requires no installation, management, or software updates. It tests websites for over 7,000 vulnerabilities including the SANS/FBI Top20 and Payment Card Industry Data Security standards. To maximize its effort, HACKER FREE™ Certification also acts as an intrusion detection system (IDS) to detect and record hacker break in attempts and instantly notify the website is under attack. Xentinel vulnerability scans are non-invasive and 100% safe for servers.

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) agreed that the only way to prevent 99.9% of hacker intrusions is by remotely scanning websites for known vulnerabilities, such as those performed on websites who earn our HACKER FREE™ Certification.

About SANS Institute

SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - Internet Storm Center. The SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals, auditors, system administrators, network administrators, chief information security officers, and CIOs who share the lessons they are learning and jointly find solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community. For more information visit them on the Web at http://www.sans.org

About Xentinel Digital Security, Inc

Based in Miami, FL, Xentinel Digital Security is a leader in remote security assessment and vulnerability scanning software development, offering its HACKER FREE™ Certification to companies worldwide. A large number of institutions benefit from Xentinel to help detect, analyze, resolve, and monitor vulnerabilities and compliance demands. For more information, visit them on the web at http://www.xentinelsecurity.com

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