PatchAdvisor, Inc. Announces MITRE-CVE Compatibility

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PatchAdvisor, Inc. (Â?PAÂ?) of Alexandria, VA, has announced that its products are now compatible with MITRE CorporationÂ?s Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (Â?CVEÂ?) dictionary.

PatchAdvisor, Inc. (“PA”) of Alexandria, VA, has announced that its products are now compatible with MITRE Corporation’s Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (“CVE”) dictionary. CVE names are used by information security product/service vendors and researchers as a standard method for identifying vulnerabilities and for cross-linking with other repositories. Each CVE name includes the following: the CVE identifier number (i.e., "CVE-1999-0067"); indication of "entry" or "candidate" status; brief description of the security vulnerability or exposure; and any pertinent references (i.e., vulnerability reports and advisories or OVAL-ID). “We are very enthusiastic about our inclusion in the CVE compatibility program” says Jeff Fay, PatchAdvisor’s CEO. “The ability to standardize the intelligence that we map to our customers’ assets is a crucial element in defining PatchAdvisor’s role in the vulnerability and patch management market space.”

Visit the CVE-Compatible Products and Services page,, to find out about the 193 products that use CVE names, or see Organizations with CVE Names in Advisories for a list of the 47 organizations to-date that are including or have included CVE names in their advisories.

The MITRE Corporation,, is a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest. As a national resource, they apply their expertise in systems engineering, information technology, operational concepts, and enterprise modernization to address our sponsors' critical needs.

MITRE manages three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs): one for the Department of Defense (known as the DOD Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence FFRDC ), one for the Federal Aviation Administration (the Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development), and one for the Internal Revenue Service (the Center for Enterprise Modernization). MITRE also has its own independent research and development program that explores new technologies and new uses of technologies to solve our sponsors' problems in the near-term and in the future.

PatchAdvisor, Inc. is a privately held network security software company based in Alexandria, VA. They provide products and supporting services to government and commercial entities around the world, with a primary focus on Vulnerability and Patch Management. PatchAdvisor can be found on the web at, reached via email at, or contacted at their Alexandria Headquarters at (703) 684-4418.

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