Lumension Security Unveils New ROI Resources to Measure Value of IT Security Investments

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Organizations Can Quantify Bottom-Line Benefits and Value of Using Integrated Security Solutions with Lumension's Free Assessment Tools

Lumension Security, Inc.

Minimizing Security-related Total Cost of Ownership

According to recent market analysis by IDC, companies will spend approximately $2.75 billion in 2008 on security, up 22 percent from 2007. In these tough economic times, IT needs to demonstrate the value from every technology investment. To help organizations determine this value for security, Lumension Security™ Inc. today announced the availability of free, online assessment tools that quickly quantify the financial benefits of deploying leading-edge endpoint security and vulnerability management solutions.

Lumension's online tool set includes:

  • Endpoint Security Value Calculator - gauges the potential savings an organization would experience by using the company's integrated application and device whitelisting technology to protect against malware attacks, insider theft and data leakage from peripheral devices.
  • Vulnerability Management ROI Calculator - estimates the expected return on investment from Lumension's consolidated solution for network vulnerability assessment, automated patch and remediation, security configuration management and integrated enterprise-level compliance reporting.

"During this period of economic slowdown, companies face even greater pressure to ensure that all IT activities and investments provide clear cost benefits," said C. Edward Brice, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Lumension Security. "As an industry leader, it is imperative that we not only provide organizations with powerful, integrated solutions but cost-efficient technologies that provide tangible value to make security more effective."

Lumension has made available a new whitepaper titled "Minimizing Security-related Total Cost of Ownership" to help organizations calculate the (TCO) to achieve optimal security in today's complex security environment. The whitepaper outlines how security implementations in four major areas can significantly reduce IT TCO and offset direct costs of these technologies by minimizing the overall impact to a company's bottom line.

Additionally, Lumension issued a customizable Patch Management Value Report that provides full visibility into the added benefits customers can gain from its investment in Lumension PatchLink Update. According to a recent report by Aberdeen Group, vulnerability management makes up roughly 14 percent of the average IT security budget and organizations deemed "Best in Class" reported a marginal return of over 90 percent on those investments.

Coupled with the benefit that the vulnerability management calculator provides, Lumension's patch management report is designed to help organizations demonstrate the cost savings, risk mitigation and operational benefits of deploying Lumension's "Best in Class" solutions. The company's product suite offers advanced policy enforcement, rapid patch and remediation that reduces IT overhead and resource costs, improving efficiencies across the enterprise.

Free 30 day trial of Lumension Security's award-winning vulnerability management, endpoint protection and data protection solutions.

In addition to the ROI Calculator, Lumension also offers other premium tools and resources to discover which applications are running on your network or to assess your endpoint security risk.

About Lumension Security™, Inc.
Lumension Security™, formed by the combination of PatchLink® Corporation and SecureWave® S.A., is a recognized, global security management company, providing unified protection and control of enterprise endpoints for more than 5,100 customers and 14 million nodes worldwide. Leveraging its proven Positive Security Model, Lumension Security enables organizations to effectively manage risk at the endpoint by delivering best-of-breed, policy-based solutions that simplify the entire security management lifecycle. This includes automated asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, remediation and validation; security configuration management; application control and device control; extensive policy compliance reporting; and integration with leading network access control solutions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has offices worldwide. PatchLink, now Lumension, was founded in 1991 by Sean Moshir.

Lumension Security, the Lumension logo, PatchLink® and Sanctuary® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension Security. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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