KACE Awarded Certificate Of Oval Compatibility For Automated Security Auditing For Fortune 100,000 Networks
KBOX Uses US-CERT and U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Sponsored OVAL Standard to Identify Security Weaknesses
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - February 15, 2006 - KACE™, the leader in IT management solutions for Fortune 100,000 organizations, today announced the KBOX™ IT Management Suite 2.1 has been certified as compatible with the Open Vulnerability Assessment Language (OVAL) standard.
OVAL is sponsored by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help organizations identify vulnerabilities and configuration issues on computer systems. The MITRE Corporation maintains OVAL and provides impartial technical guidance to the OVAL Board on all matters related to the ongoing development of OVAL. With a myriad of different ways to describe vulnerabilities, organizations can use OVAL definitions to identify and protect themselves against key security threats.
KBOX™ IT Management Suite provides vulnerability auditing through seamlessly integrating OVAL tests and reporting on the outcomes at both the individual node and aggregate network levels. In addition, the KBOX™ Security Enforcement and Audit Module can set and enforce security policy though remediation and, if necessary, node quarantine to prevent security breaches and/or network infections.
"OVAL is rapidly gaining widespread adoption in the industry because it helps IT organizations deal with the very real security and productivity threats that have escalated dramatically in the last five years," said Rob Meinhardt, CEO of KACE. "The KBOX is the easiest way for Windows administrators to manage security threats today and we're committed to working with standards like OVAL to ensure that Windows security can be managed easily in the future."
"By basing the KBOX security vulnerability testing on OVAL, organizations using KBOX can rely on open, standards-based tests backed by an international community," said Matthew Wojcik, Senior Information Security Engineer and OVAL Moderator, The MITRE Corporation. "By achieving OVAL Compatibility, KACE has demonstrated their commitment to open standards and is helping to raise the bar for vulnerability assessment in the marketplace."
About KBOX™ by KACE
The KBOX™ IT Management Suite is an-inclusive secure appliance that instantly manages, monitors, and controls the inventory, distribution, patch, security, configuration, compliance, licensing and performance demands of every node on the network. KBOX™ automates routine and complex IT maintenance tasks, improves IT productivity and security, and robustly promotes network uptime in an extremely flexible, intelligent and unique approach.
KACE™ is a privately-held technology company that's Rethinking IT through its KBOX™ product line which delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive IT automation solutions that are affordable and really work. KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit www.kace.com or call 1-888-522-3638.