August 27, 2015
NIST certification of Tenable’s continuous network monitoring solution helps federal agencies close security gaps and meet FISMA reporting standards
Tenable Network Security®, Inc., the leader in continuous network monitoring, today announced that SecurityCenter™ 5 is recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validated product, certified to perform SCAP 1.2 compatible assessments. SecurityCenter 5 is the foundation for Tenable’s market-defining continuous network monitoring solution, SecurityCenter Continuous View™.
SCAP was created to provide a standardized approach to maintaining the security of enterprise systems, such as automatically verifying the presence of patches, checking system security configuration settings, and examining systems for signs of compromise. SCAP is also a key component of the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostic Monitoring (CDM) program and is a vital part of securing the nation from cyberattacks.
“SecurityCenter 5 was engineered from the start to be technologically compliant with SCAP standards,” said Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security. “Federal customers who need a comprehensive, real-time view into overall network health can now export SCAP validated data directly from SecurityCenter 5 to meet NIST and FISMA reporting requirements.”
Launched earlier this year, SecurityCenter 5 represents a new approach to cybersecurity assurance and risk assessment. Along with a suite of unique technologies and sensors, SecurityCenter 5 comes standard with Tenable’s innovative Assurance Report Cards (ARCs). ARCs enable CISOs to measure, analyze and visualize the security posture of their entire IT environment, and report the results in an intuitive report card format, helping to align security policies with organizational objectives.
SecurityCenter 5 is SCAP 1.2 certified for the following capabilities:
- Authenticated Configuration Scanner
- Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
- Assessment of Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Microsoft Windows, SP2, Windows XP Pro, SP3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Desktop (32 and 64 bit)
- Compliance with SCAP version 1.2: XCCDF 1.2, OVAL 5.10, CCE 5, CPE 2.3, CVE, and CVSS 2, Asset Identification 1.1, ARF 1.1, TMSAD 1.0
Tenable's SCAP dashboards, included with SecurityCenter 5, not only identify risk but also help detect system security weaknesses. Security teams can now visually track audit performance, scan for compliance and receive pass/fail vulnerability summaries using these dashboards.
For more information about how SecurityCenter 5 can help your organization identify security gaps and provide assurance that all your security investments are working as intended, or to arrange a demo of SecurityCenter 5, visit http://www.tenable.com/products/securitycenter-continuous-view.
For more about SCAP certification for SecurityCenter 5, please visit the Tenable blog.
Tenable transforms security technology for the business needs of tomorrow through comprehensive solutions that provide continuous visibility and critical context, enabling decisive actions to protect your organization. Tenable eliminates blind spots, prioritizes threats, and reduces exposure and loss. With more than one million users and more than 21,000 customers worldwide, organizations trust Tenable for proven security innovation. Tenable customers range from Fortune Global 500 companies, to the global public sector, to mid-sized enterprises in all sectors, including finance, government, healthcare, higher education, retail and energy. Transform security with Tenable, the creators of Nessus and leaders in continuous monitoring, by visiting tenable.com.
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