The so-called ‘IT-FRC and cloud-based security posture management’ product is powered by Rapid7’s vulnerability management technology Nexpose.
November 27, 2012
It security monitoring and compliance management solutions provider eGestalt Technologies has announced Aegify, an integrated and unified software and cloud-based Security Posture Management (SPM) product.
“SPM is the art and science of monitoring and managing business security status by orchestrating process, people, and technological resources to achieve security objectives,” eGestalt states in a press release submitted to ChannelPro-SMB. The security developer says this involves the identifying of business critical IT assets, the evaluation of risks, and the mapping of results directly to controls to initiate appropriate countermeasures.
Aegify is also a complete integration of eGestalt’s HIPAA and PCI compliance tool SecureGRC, with security posture management capability to map security vulnerabilities to compliance mandates. The tool can import data from other standard vulnerability scanners in the industry as well.
Rapid7, an IT security risk management solutions provider, is the creator Nexpose, a vulnerability management technology. Aegify SPM is powered by Nexpose, which scans physical and virtual networks, databases, operating systems and Web applications, enabling SMBs to remediate vulnerabilities and misconfigurations and to enforce policies.
“We are very excited about the strategic partnership with Rapid7,” says eGestalt President Anupam Sahai. “Aegify is a true software- and cloud-based unified security and IT-GRC solution with end-to-end automation, including vendor management and support for multiple compliance business frameworks.”
“Aegify SPM brings a new cloud-based approach to managing security posture that is innovative, easy to use, and extremely valuable for defenders,” says Sheldon Malm, Rapid7’s senior director of strategic partners and alliances. “This is a complementary offering that will benefit our joint customers.”
Aegify’s SPM threat management cloud application performs asset discovery, vulnerability analysis, risk profiling, threat impact analysis, and compliance mapping. According to eGestalt, the application can identify 92,000 vulnerability checks “for more than 31,800 vulnerabilities across physical and virtual networks, operating systems, databases, and Web applications.”
The cloud-based Aegify engine is driven in large part by eGestalt’s flagship Aegify SecureGRC, a unified security and compliance management tool. eGestalt also offers compliance services with built-in frameworks to meet such regulations as PCI, HIPAA/HITECH, SOX, FISMA, and GLBA.