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more aware of the need for continuous network monitoring

Wick Hill named distributor for Tenable Network Security

Woking, Surrey: Tuesday, 5th May 2015 - Recent security breaches in major organisations have highlighted the difficulties of protecting networks in an ever-changing dynamic IT landscape. While companies have invested in multiple, preventative security technologies such as authentication, anti-virus, automated patching, next generation firewalls and security event management, cyber criminals have taken advantage of blind spots that have increased as networks have become ever more complex and distributed.

Tenable Network Security™, Inc. helps reduce the attack surface of your business-critical networks through continuous network monitoring, giving businesses the assurance that all their other existing IT security investments are working as promised. Tenable products can monitor activity and identify risk throughout the modern IT landscape, including devices that you may not know about, portable devices, virtual systems and cloud applications.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, which has just been appointed UK distributor for Tenable, commented: “Organisations have been making increased use of penetration testing to deal with the growing threat scenario. However, they are now becoming more aware of the need for continuous network monitoring, to ensure their organisation is confident about its security preparedness, in terms of cyber attack, and the ability to meet compliance requirements. This is very important, not just for the security team, but also for the whole board.”

Wayne Hollinshead, director of channel sales EMEA, Tenable Network Security, commented: “We’re excited to be working with an established partner like Wick Hill to grow our presence in the UK and deliver world-class customer service to match our world-class continuous network monitoring and vulnerability management solutions.

In today’s evolving IT landscape, organisations with successful security programs are those that have knowledge of their networks and are able to prioritise security as a business objective. By providing a continuous assessment of comprehensive network health and security, Tenable gives customers the ability to always know the status of their networks—from the exact number and type of asset deployed, to every instance of an unpatched vulnerability across the entire enterprise.”

Wick Hill will sell the full range of Tenable solutions, including SecurityCenter Continuous View™, which provides the most comprehensive and integrated view of network health, Nessus Manager, Nessus Cloud and Nessus®, the global standard in detecting and assessing network data.

SecurityCenter Continuous View
SecurityCenter Continuous View, Tenable’s market-defining continuous network monitoring platform, brings together the unique sensors for vulnerability scanning, passive network monitoring and event data, and augments them with vulnerability and threat intelligence information to help take the pulse of your network at any time.

The recently launched SecurityCenter 5 delivers a new way to think about security assurance and risk assessment with the industry’s first ever Assurance Report Cards (ARCs). Tenable ARCS in SecurityCenter 5 help CISOs and security teams measure, analyse and communicate the effectiveness of their security programmes to C-level executives, board members and business managers, helping align security policies with business objectives.

SecurityCenter 5 Key Features

• Continuous asset discovery
• Forensic analysis
• Network health assessment
• Vulnerability analytics
• Malware detection
• Compliance monitoring

Nessus
Nessus is the most widely deployed vulnerability scanner in the world. It is available in Nessus Manager for enterprise users and Nessus Cloud (SaaS) versions.

Nessus Manager combines the powerful detection, scanning and auditing features of Nessus with extensive management and collaboration functions. Nessus Manager enables the sharing of resources including multiple Nessus scanners, scan schedules, scan policies, and most importantly, scan results among an unlimited set of users or groups controlled from a single central console.

Nessus Cloud combines the detection, scanning and auditing features of Nessus with multi-user support for enterprise teams and the flexibility of a cloud deployment. Nessus Cloud is also a PCI DSS Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) solution.

The recently launched Nessus Agents, available for both Nessus Manager and Nessus Cloud, addresses the unique security challenges that come with an increasingly mobile workforce. Agents help reduce the attack surface of your network by enabling portable devices, such as laptops, to be checked for vulnerabilities, configuration and compliance even when not connected to the network during scheduled assessments. Agents are lightweight, can scan virtual machines and help alleviate the credential headaches associated with traditional network scanning.

Nessus Key Features
• Vulnerability scanning
• Configuration auditing
• Malware detection
• Web application scanning
• Risk Assessment
• Mobile Device Auditing
• Dashboards
• Mobile device detection
• Patch management integration

About Wick Hill
Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions and convergence. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.

Wick Hill is part of the Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training facilities. For more information about Wick Hill, please visit http://www.wickhill.com or www.twitter.com/wickhill


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