Skybox Security Announces Compatibility with McAfee Solutions, Promoted to Technology Partner Status in McAFee Security Innovation Alliance

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Skybox Automated Security Risk and Compliance Management Solutions Incorporate McAfee Firewall Settings and Vulnerability Scan Data

Our partnership provides customers with innovative tools to visually model and automate compliance and risk analysis activities. The result is greater protection, reduced risk and increased compliance.

Skybox Security, Inc, the leader in automated security risk and compliance management, today announced that it has been promoted to Technology Partner status in the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) partner program and is now recognized for compatibility between Skybox Security solutions and both McAfee Firewall Enterprise, and McAfee Vulnerability Manager. Skybox solutions incorporate extensive network information and vulnerability scan data from McAfee Firewall Enterprise and McAfee Vulnerability Manager, using the information to quickly pinpoint compliance and security exposures and create 'what if' scenarios before network changes are made.

The combined solutions give enterprise IT security and operations personnel sophisticated tools to address immediate needs such as:

Auditing firewalls for PCI compliance, change assurance, or configuration optimization - Managing tens or hundreds of firewalls is a daunting task for enterprise IT organizations. Even a single mis-configuration or conflicting firewall rule can create compliance issues or a potential security breach. Skybox Firewall Compliance Auditor examines network and firewall settings in a multi-vendor environment, automatically identifying compliance exposures and alerting the IT team to take action. By incorporating the firewall settings from McAfee Firewall Enterprise into Skybox Firewall Compliance Auditor, McAfee customers can perform on-demand firewall audits across diverse networks or identify unintended compliance or availability risks before planned network changes.

Identifying and resolving critical IT risks before they cause compliance or security exposures - Predicting potential compliance and security risks on complex IT networks requires a sophisticated evaluation of network topology, vulnerabilities, device configurations, and potential threats. With a detailed visual representation of the network and potential risks, Skybox Risk Exposure Analyzer helps IT personnel quickly locate the most critical risks, prioritize vulnerabilities, and optimize patching processes. With the integration of comprehensive data from McAfee Vulnerability Manager, joint customers combine extensive asset, vulnerability and threat information from McAfee with the advanced risk assessment of Skybox Risk Exposure Analyzer.

"Enterprises are laser-focused on avoiding IT risk or compliance exposures," said Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security, Inc. "Whether they are concerned with maintaining PCI compliance or evaluating the risks of a planned network change, customers need to transform volumes of information about their network topology and potential threats into actionable information - in minutes. By integrating the capabilities of Skybox and McAfee solutions, our joint customers can visualize and automate complex security management tasks and avoid critical risk exposures."

"We are pleased to recognize Skybox Security for its compatibility with McAfee Firewall Enterprise and McAfee Vulnerability Management," said Ed Barry, senior director, McAfee Security Innovation Alliance. "Our partnership provides customers with innovative tools to visually model and automate compliance and risk analysis activities. The result is greater protection, reduced risk and increased compliance."

Customers use McAfee Firewall Enterprise (formerly Sidewinder) to protect their web, application, and network servers from intrusion and threats. McAfee Vulnerability Manager (formerly Foundstone Enterprise) quickly and accurately finds and prioritizes vulnerabilities and policy violations across the world's largest IT infrastructures.

About Skybox Security, Inc.
Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in automated security risk and compliance management solutions, helping IT organizations pinpoint and prioritize security risks, compliance and availability exposures within minutes. Our solutions automatically collect and analyze comprehensive data about network topology and systems, configuration settings, threats and vulnerabilities - anticipating the most urgent IT concerns before harm has been done. Medium to large organizations in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Government, Utilities, and Defense, rely on Skybox Security solutions to reduce risk exposure and achieve compliance. For more information visit http://www.skyboxsecurity.com.

NOTE: Skybox® Security is a registered trademark of Skybox Security Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change at any time without prior notice. © 2009 Skybox Security, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Candia Communications
Tanya Candia, (650) 619-2874

Skybox Security, Inc.    
Michelle Johnson Cobb, (408) 441-8060 x2019
michelle.cobb(at)skyboxsecurity.com    

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