IT security is difficult to justify from a financial return basis as security products seldom tie directly to revenue
Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) December 16, 2008
Demonstrating the value automated tools that align security and IT functions have on the enterprise, Lumension Security™, Inc., a leading global security management company, today made available a ROI customer case study with analysis conducted by the Ogren Group. The key findings of the report found that EC Suite, a major processor of credit card transactions for e-commerce organizations, saved considerable time and effort in their IT and security operations because of the preventive security measures and procedures available in Lumension's security solutions.
Lumension's advanced application whitelisting protects against malware and viral programs, while improving total data security and overall system performance to meet the needs of both IT security and IT operations. Additionally, Lumension's Data Protection Solution provides the control and detailed forensics required to analyze and update security polices. As a result, organizations, such as EC Suite, can more efficiently detect risks, deploy patches and defend business information across a distributed environment to positively impact a company's bottom line.
"IT security is difficult to justify from a financial return basis as security products seldom tie directly to revenue," said Eric Ogren, principal analyst Ogren Group. "Adopting preventive, proactive security solutions to manage endpoint risk will improve security coverage of all devices in the network and multiple applications, and it will save operational expenses associated with attacks or inferior products. That's a good combination that works for EC Suite."
The Ogren Group's analysis found EC Suite achieved an impressive 258 percent rate of return in the first year of operating Lumension security products, with a 964 percent average rate of return over the first three years. This calculation is based on the year-over-year cost savings of over $226,700 that EC Suite derives from integrating Lumension's vulnerability patch process with its application control whitelisting technology.
"Leveraging Lumension's security solutions has allowed us to take a proactive, integrated approach to operational security," said William Bell, director of security, ECSuite.com. "As a result, we feel better-prepared to address the security challenges, such as increased spyware, Trojan attacks and intentional or unintentional information leakages that confront our organization, to preserve the integrity of our business."
Lumension's Endpoint Protection Suite protects against targeted threats and enables only authorized applications and devices to execute or connect to a network server, terminal services server, thin client, laptop or desktop. Lumension's suite simplifies the discovery phase so that administrators can uncover all of the applications that are executing on the endpoints. Once known what applications are on the network, a policy can be established and enforced.
In addition, Lumension delivers the only vulnerability management solution that fully integrates network scanning, agent-based assessment and remediation in a single management console. For more information and to access the new case study: "Lumension Security: a Case Study in Proactively Managing Endpoint Risk."
For a free 30-day trial of Lumension's award-winning solutions, please visit lumension.com.
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. Founded in 1991, Lumension is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with offices worldwide, including Virginia, Florida, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. More information can be found at lumension.com.
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