StillSecure Beefs Up Endpoint Compliance Testing

StillSecure Safe Access 3.0 provides three modes for automatically testing an endpoint device's compliance with security policy: an agent-less approach, an ActiveX plug-in or the StillSecure Agent.

Mitchell Ashley, chief technology officer of the Louisville, Colo., vendor, said the new tool should give solution providers new opportunities for expanding their consulting services.

"Endpoint security is a hot topic for customers," he said. "Our partners can bring in solutions that will work with existing network hardware and won't require retrofits -- but immediately deliver value."

Previously, the Safe Access software only offered an agent-less approach specifically for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Pro. As Ashley explained, the new ActiveX plug-in and StillSecure Agent can be used to test all Microsoft-supported Windows operating systems.

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Now with version 3.0, the ActiveX plug-in can be used to test foreign endpoints where an installed agent is impratical. The StillSecure Agent can be used for internal legacy devices, such as those running Windows 98 or Windows NT.

What's more, StillSecure Safe Access 3.0 is designed to integrate with other network access control initiatives, including Cisco's NAC effort and Microsoft's NAP program.

Richard Tando, CTO of New Orleans-based Universal Data, said the new product should help him solve problems across a variety of platforms. In the past, he was limited to only one or two operating systems.

"Safe Access gives us an automated way to enforce policies seamlessly without damaging workflows," he said. "In manhours alone, this will make a huge impact on our bottom line."

Pricing for the StillSecure Safe Access 3.0 starts at $40 per user. The new tool is available immediately.