BindView Advances Compliance Center with Oracle, SQL Server and Exchange Capabilities

Includes CIS, NSA benchmarks; Shavlik patch integration

HOUSTON – Aug. 15, 2005 -- Enhancing IT security compliance for databases and messaging applications, BindView Corp. announced today rich new additions to its Policy and Compliance Management portfolio. Compliance Center 2.1 helps organizations translate the generalities of regulatory mandates into specific IT security controls that can be documented and enforced for demonstrating due care.

In global enterprises, critical data -- ranging from financial, customer and corporate information -- resides in databases and mission-critical messaging applications. The onslaught of malicious thefts and attacks, coupled with stringent guidelines for meeting regulatory mandates, requires that organizations closely safeguard information and data stores. Coupled with highly regarded benchmarks from the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the National Security Agency (NSA), Compliance Center 2.1 provides prescriptive guidance for managing IT controls, and meeting regulatory guidelines and audit due care.

“In recent weeks, several high-profile organizations have lost millions of dollars in market cap erosion and witnessed the departure of core customers as a result of data breaches,” said BindView Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Steve Kahan. “Protecting these core assets has never been more critical for organizations as they scrutinize their IT security compliance risk posture. Compliance Center provides IT security and operations teams with definitive capabilities for meeting these requirements, without the need for high-level security expertise or a significant time investment.”

Organizations using Remedy® or HP® Service Desk can address compliance and security issues with improved efficiency using connectors into Compliance Center. With its closed-loop remediation capabilities, Operations and IT groups are able to interface and track required system changes to confirm corrective action is complete and accurate. BindView’s Compliance Center automatically generates remediation assignments based on criticality, then re-evaluates out-of-compliance systems to confirm that required tasks are completed.

Compliance Center 2.1 At-a-Glance

  • Provides Database and Messaging Application Support: Helps to secure and assess mission-critical Oracle and SQL Server data stores and Microsoft Exchange

  • Integration of Shavlik Patch Management: Provides automated patch updates from Shavlik to ensure organizations are supplied with the most current patches

  • Generates Executive Level View: Limits modification access while enabling read-only reviews of executive level reports to help auditors verify the authenticity of report content

  • Develops Compliance Templates: Provides new ease-of-use capabilities for building custom templates based on established third-party standards or internally defined policies

  • Unique Mapping Capabilities: Maps actionable IT security controls directly to regulations with industry-leading Regulatory Report Views; provides IT professionals, business executives and auditors with a single view into an organization’s combined security compliance posture

  • Provides Comprehensive Evaluations: Quickly identifies systems that have failed compliance checks and drills down to specific details; provides built-in exemption management capabilities

  • Supports HP Service Desk and Remedy Help Desk: Generates remediation assignments automatically for IT Operations based on criticality and re-evaluates out-of-compliance systems to confirm that tasks are completed

Availability

BindView Compliance Center 2.1 will be available at the end of Q3 2005. For more information, please visit: http://www.bindview.com/Products/CompCenter/index.cfm.

About BindView

BindView Corporation is a global provider of IT security compliance software. BindView solutions remove barriers that limit an organization’s ability to cost effectively demonstrate due care and maintain compliance with IT security policies and regulatory mandates. Contact BindView via e-mail at info@bindview.com, on the Web at http://www.bindview.com, and at 1-713-561-4000 or 1-800-749-8439.