FireScope Joins Trusted Computing Group to Support and Contribute to Open Standards for Network Access Security and Integrity
La Palma, California – February 20, 2007 – FireScope, a leading developer of IT Operations software offering a real-time view of the health and security of enterprise networks, announced today its continued support for open standards by joining the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an organization focused on developing and promoting open, vendor-neutral, industry standard specifications for trusted computing building blocks and software interfaces across multiple platforms.
FireScope’s line of IT Operations support appliances has established itself as an industry innovator by offering businesses a single view into the health and security of the entire IT infrastructure, regardless of the underlying technologies of the monitored and managed devices. This allows IT organizations to identify and react to the early symptoms of performance, availability, security and compliance issues before users are affected, thereby increasing the overall efficiency of IT services. A key component in the FireScope solution is the use of industry standard specifications to free proprietary data from vendor lock down and provide a consistent and easy to master user experience.
“One of the central concepts behind the development of FireScope has been support for open standards,” said Mark Lynd, President of FireScope. “Joining the Trusted Computing Group is a logical extension of this concept and offers us an opportunity to give back to the community.”
FireScope will be participating in the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) work group. Initial TNC specifications were first introduced by TCG in May 2005 and several TCG members now support these specifications in their products. A substantial number of TCG’s 160 members, including Juniper, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, HP ProCurve, IBM and Symantec, have joined the work group to support and implement the TNC architecture. Reliable security standards developed through industry groups like TNC can drive innovation, reduce cost of implementation, and enhance security.
The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals, and devices. TCG specifications will enable more secure computing environments without compromising functional integrity, privacy, or individual rights. The primary goal is to help users protect their information assets (data, passwords, keys, etc.) from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft. More information and the organization’s specifications are available at the Trusted Computing Group’s website, http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/.
FireScope, Inc. offers a single solution that provides a real-time view of the health of IT operations by collecting and processing security, performance and availability data from nearly any server, router, security point solution or other networked device. It’s built from multiple industry-proven open-source programs and integrated into an easy to use, Web-based dashboard. Solution options range from 20 monitored devices to thousands, making FireScope a product that can be tailored for businesses of any size. FireScope, Inc. is