RedSeal 5: Conquering Security Infrastructure Complexity and Change via Actionable Metrics and Proactive Intelligence

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Much Anticipated Release Delivers Continuous Visibility into Network Security Effectiveness to ID Real-World Risks and Optimize Management

RedSeal Networks, the world’s leading provider of proactive security intelligence, today released RedSeal 5, the most powerful and innovative solution yet conceived to help enterprise organizations address the challenge of proactively securing their highly complex IT security infrastructure against today’s backdrop of constant change and advanced attacks.

By empowering enterprise security professionals with highly-actionable security performance metrics and the proactive intelligence necessary to measure the overall impact of changes to their network security controls on a continuous basis, RedSeal 5 offers the visibility into real-world security exposures that is necessary to identify areas of risk, effectively prioritize remediation efforts, and demonstrate return on security investments.

RedSeal 5 provides the security performance reporting and metrics functionality provides:

  •     Key performance indicators regarding protection of critical business assets.
  •     Intelligence and visibility into the current state of network security controls, validated remediation efficiency and ongoing policy compliance.
  •     Quantitative verification of existing security controls and processes to reaffirm investments, highlight areas for improvement and communicate risk clearly across the whole organization.

Layering an entirely new metrics and performance assessment engine on top of its proven ability to analyze every potential pathway of access in the network, RedSeal 5 represents a truly unprecedented opportunity for enterprises to ensure protection of critical assets and advance the efficiency of vulnerability risk management, along with many other security and compliance initiatives.

“RedSeal has built an unrivalled reputation among the largest enterprises in the world by solving universal challenges around network complexity and security change, allowing them to optimize defenses to address today’s evolving business demands and advanced attacks,” said Parveen Jain, President and CEO of RedSeal Networks. “The previously unavailable capability to measure and manage security infrastructure performance delivered in RedSeal 5 is nothing short of revolutionary in terms of evolving continual assessment of IT protection, and operational risk.”

To visually demonstrate precisely how attackers may compromise their networks, and where exposures exist, RedSeal 5’s metrics include key risk indicators for network security, vulnerability exposure and policy compliance – presented in a variety of customizable dashboards and ad-hoc reports, all available via a new Web portal.

“RedSeal gives us the specific information we need to prioritize critical risks, measure performance over time to establish trends, and show senior management that we continue to move in the right direction,” said Ethan Steiger, VP and CSO of automotive market analysis leaders Polk, which provides everything from strategic market intelligence services to the world’s largest automakers to consumer marketing programs to vehicle retailers.

“Before we had RedSeal we didn’t have strategic metrics for tracking risk mitigation; the numbers we had from tools like scanners weren’t actionable,” Steiger said. “Today, we use RedSeal to demonstrate progress to our CIO in a way that allows him to truly understand the impact of changes such as deploying new business services.”

Industry analysts recognized the strategic benefit of increasing visibility to improve proactive security efforts and using security metrics to measuring the effectiveness of security investment and efficacy of security processes.

“With much of risk assessment becoming vague and abstract, enterprises need meaningful security metrics that clearly demonstrate how well their security infrastructure and staff are performing to give them a more quantitative way of measuring success,” said Greg Young, research vice president at Gartner. “Operators are buried in uncorrelated data produced by vulnerability scanners, IDS, SIEM and DLP platforms. Better correlation, context, and visualization of that information layered on top of metrics can make practical and dramatic changes to security.”

About RedSeal Networks, Inc.
RedSeal Networks enables our customers’ IT security management and staff to continuously understand the security state and regulatory compliance of their network and information systems, recognize the resulting risk to their operations and assets, and identify and drive actions to improve security and reduce risk. Unlike systems that measure the impact of attacks after they occur, RedSeal analyzes the complex interaction of all network security controls, delivering in-depth understanding of security performance, continuous compliance, and actionable steps for risk remediation. For more information on RedSeal products please visit the company’s web site at http://www.redsealnetworks.com and follow us on Twitter @RedSealNetworks.

Media Contact:
Michelle Schafer
Merritt Group for RedSeal
Cell: 703.403.6377
schafer(at)merrittgrp(dot)com

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