SecPod Supports MSSP with Saner Endpoint Security Platform
Published: August 25, 2016

Bangalore, India – August. 25, 2016 — SecPod Technologies announces the launch of its Managed Services Platform for endpoint security. The Saner platform is designed for MSPs that offer endpoint security services. Saner automatically detects and removes endpoint vulnerabilities, ensuring client systems are properly patched and configured. Using the Saner platform, MSPs provide essential security services, maximizing client value while minimizing technical resources and cost.

Saner provides real-time visibility into endpoint security risks, automatically fixes vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, detects Indicators of Compromise (IoC) and responds to threats in real-time. Saner combines endpoint vulnerability and configuration compliance management with continuous monitoring and threat detection into one easy to manage solution. With Saner Endpoint Security, MSPs can:

  • proactively secure client systems to prevent security breaches.
  • ensure client systems meet regulatory and organization compliance benchmarks.
  • detect and respond to threats and indicators of compromise.

The Saner solution is designed to optimize MSP security services. It provides multi-tenant support, cloud based deployment and a simple license and price model. The subscription based price model only applies to managed endpoints. Saner is a key component of MSP’s endpoint security services.

“We include Saner in our service bundle for all clients. Remediation rules let you automatically patch and configure systems to eliminate vulnerabilities. Saner is complementary to our other tools, enhancing our complete security service offering” said Evan Oberman, President, and CTO of Business Cloud, Inc.

By partnering with SecPod, MSPs accelerate their business and efficiently manage their customer’s endpoint security requirements. MSPs offer compelling security services that address high-profile and critical market needs while increasing client revenue and profit margins.


To learn more about the MSP Partner Program, visit http://www.secpod.com/msp-endpoint-security-service.html

To learn more about the Saner Endpoint Security Platform, visithttp://www.secpod.com/saner-endpoint-security-platform.html

For a peek into the platform’s technology, access this whitepaper

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides leading edge security solutions through its suite of products built on the Saner Platform, a highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India with US office in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod Announces Advanced Security to Shield Organizations from Ransomware
Published: August 2, 2016

Bangalore, India – August. 2, 2016 — SecPod, a pioneer in endpoint risk prevention, threat detection and response, announces new Saner Business product capabilities to address the dangerous escalation of ransomware attacks, such as the recent ‘Locky’ malware. Ransomware targets small, medium, as well as large businesses; and the aftermath it causes to these businesses can be devastating.

SecPod is committed to protecting organizations from known, unknown, and file-less ransomware attacks.

"Vulnerabilities in endpoints provide opportunity for ransomware attacks and loss of critical business information. Most tools employed by organizations are unable to detect and mitigate endpoint vulnerabilities, allowing them to become a victim of an attack. Saner Business provides continuous endpoint security monitoring. It’s easy to view what’s happening with endpoints and to detect and respond to attacks in real-time. Also, timely mitigation of vulnerabilities limits opportunity for an attack.”, said Greg Pottebaum, VP of Business Development, SecPod.

Saner Business empowers organizations to identify and mitigate ransomware. New Saner Business features help businesses proactively protect their endpoints from advanced and sophisticated ransomware.

Saner Business uses a multipronged approach to detect and respond to ransomware attacks. Saner Business is an endpoint security platform that provides continuous visibility and control over endpoints. Its prevention capability sets it apart from other endpoint security solutions by detecting and removing endpoint vulnerabilities before exploits occur. Endpoints are patched and hardened automatically.


To understand ransomware and the countermeasures to defeat it, download our whitepaper. http://www.secpod.com/resource/whitepapers/Ransomware-A-Billion-Dollars-A-Year-Cyber-Crime.pdf

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides leading edge endpoint security solutions through its suite of products built on the Saner Platform, a highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India with US office in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod Unveils Saner 2.0 With Endpoint Threat Detection and Response
Published: March 2, 2016

Bangalore, India – March. 2, 2016 — SecPod announces Saner 2.0 with real-time endpoint threat detection and response. Saner now combines endpoint visibility, risk prevention, threat detection and response into one comprehensive solution. Saner detects risks, automatically hardens endpoints and provides continuous visibility and control of endpoints.

Saner, as a highly scalable platform, handles both small and large enterprise deployments. It includes over 80,000 built-in queries to detect the system state and has the ability to construct dynamic queries. Saner provides comprehensive visibility into endpoint risks and activities.

"What if, across your organization, you have visibility into every endpoint activity. You know the risk posture in seconds and you can control every endpoint activity. It is a powerful platform," says Chandrashekhar, CEO of SecPod. He adds, "The key goes beyond just having security tools. To be effective, the solution must combine endpoint hardening with threat detection and response. And it must be automated and easy to deploy and manage."

With Saner, endpoint hardening is a simple, daily and automated task. Endpoint vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and regulatory compliance deviations are detected, allowing manual or automatic remediation. Threats are detected in real-time and managed. Combining risk prevention with threat management provides a comprehensive endpoint security and management solution. With this combined functionality, Saner is unique among new generation endpoint security products.

To learn more about the Saner Endpoint Security Platform, visit http://www.secpod.com/saner-endpoint-security-platform.html

For a peek into the platform's technology, access this whitepaper.

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides practical security solutions through its suite of products built on ANCOR, its highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod’s Saner now available for Mac OS X platform
Published: June 12, 2015

Bangalore, India – Jun. 12, 2015 — Saner Business - an integrated endpoint vulnerability management and remediation solution for enterprises, is now available for Mac OS X as well as Windows and Linux systems.

With reports stating Mac OS X is the most vulnerable operating system in 2014, the timing of this release, which detects and remediates software vulnerabilities could not be better.

“With more enterprises leaning towards BYOD, and the increasing popularity of Apple devices among employees, it is extremely important to ensure device security. With Saner Business, enterprises users can be assured of security across multiple operating systems – be it laptops, desktops or servers” said Chandrashekhar, CEO of SecPod.

Saner Business will assess and report vulnerabilities, apply critical operating system and application patches, monitor and fix configuration settings, ensure regulatory compliance (PCI, HIPAA, or internal policies), and provide enterprise wide visibility into the security posture of devices.

Now with support for Mac OS X, all major server and desktop systems are protected. With Saner Business, a single endpoint solution detects vulnerabilities and remediates systems by applying patches and fixing configuration settings. The solution is fully SCAP compliant.

Saner Business is complemented by SecPod’s Ancor and Viser – Ancor is a highly scalable analytics and correlation engine that keeps agents updated with current security intelligence and remediation data. It is cloud enabled and comes with various deployment options. Viser gives IT administrators a real-time view of organization wide endpoint security from a single console and is also used to schedule scanning and remediation.

To learn more about SecPod’s Saner Business solution, please visit our product page

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides practical security solutions through its suite of products built on ANCOR, its highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod updates free Saner Personal vulnerability management solution
Published: June 20, 2014

Bangalore, India – Jun. 20, 2014 — SecPod Technologies, a leading information security company, has announced an updated version of Saner Personal, free vulnerability management software for home users.

Anti-malware products typically work by detecting and then removing malware from systems. They try to identify bad software programs through blacklisting methods. However to be effective, security systems need to identify and remove weaknesses before an attacker tries to exploit a system.

The best way to protect systems from the onslaught of malware is to install an effective, proactive vulnerability management solution. Hardening the security posture of the system, knowing the weaknesses and applying fixes is essential for protecting systems. The free Saner Personal product provides this type of system security.

The first version of Saner Personal saw thousands of downloads. Being lightweight and simple to use, the product received rave reviews. Now, with improvements, mainly focused on ease of use and performance, Saner has further reduced the complexity involved in keeping systems updated and hardened. In addition to Windows systems, it now supports Linux, specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu and Oracle Linux. The activation procedure has been simplified and doesn't require Email based registration.

Enterprises frequently have unique system configuration and security compliance standard requirements. Saner addresses this with customizable compliance profiles applied to groups of devices. If necessary, custom security checks can be imported and included with vulnerability scans.

SecPod uses ANCOR as its highly scalable, cloud based analytics and correlation engine for real time, practical, integrated security intelligence. The ANCOR server can be deployed in the cloud or in-house.

SecPod provides a free Saner Personal edition as well as Saner Business for the enterprise

Download a free version of Saner Personal and strengthen the security of your system.
Saner Personal

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides practical security solutions through its suite of products built on ANCOR, its highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod announces Saner Business, vulnerability management software for the enterprise
Published: June 06, 2014

Bangalore, India – Jun. 06, 2014 — SecPod Technologies, a leading information security company, has announced Saner Business, a vulnerability management solution for enterprise computers.

In today’s complicated cyber world, new approaches are required to ensure computers are secure and remain secure. It is no longer sufficient to simply try to detect and stop cyber attacks. Manageable and cost effective solutions must be deployed to proactively ensure computer systems are protected.

The best defense is a solution that exposes system vulnerabilities and then automatically fixes misconfigurations and automatically applies software patches. The combination of vulnerability assessment with automatic remediation is now a core requirement for protecting endpoint systems. At the same time, the solution needs to be easy to deploy and manage, high performance and cost effective.

SecPod’s Saner Business solution tackles these requirements head-on. In addition to securing Windows systems, new features for the enterprise include Linux support for Red Hat, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Ubuntu. Endpoint devices on the network are also automatically discovered to ensure all systems are known and protected.

Enterprises frequently have unique system configuration and security compliance standard requirements. Saner addresses this with customizable compliance profiles applied to groups of devices. If necessary, custom security checks can be imported and included with vulnerability scans.

SecPod uses ANCOR as its highly scalable, cloud based analytics and correlation engine for real time, practical, integrated security intelligence. The ANCOR server can be deployed in the cloud or in-house.

SecPod provides a free Saner Personal edition as well as Saner Business for the enterprise

Download a free version of Saner Personal and strengthen the security of your system.
Saner Personal

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides practical security solutions through its suite of products built on ANCOR, its highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod to Demo Saner – Join us in nullcon, Goa 2014 at Booth S-8
Published: February 11, 2014

Bangalore, India – Feb. 11, 2014 — At nullcon in Goa, from Feb 14 – 15, SecPod, the producer of the world’s fastest vulnerability management solution will demonstrate what we have in Saner.

We will be demonstrating Saner including diving deep into Ancor, our security ecosystem for the Internet of Things world at nullcon from Friday, Feb 14 through Saturday Feb 15, 2014. Come and see why Saner is the best vulnerability and patch management software!

Here is a chance to meet the people behind the scenes and hear what the biggest names in the technology media has to say about us! We also have contests to win prizes!

Our booth gives us a better opportunity to discuss our products with you. We will provide you with one-on-one custom demonstrations on Saner and delve deep into details that interests you. Additionally, we will share the details on our 2014 product plans.

To arrange a demo, meeting, or interview at nullcon, please e-mail info@secpod.com

Hope to see you there!

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides practical security solutions through its suite of products built on ANCOR, its highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

About nullcon
Nullcon was founded in 2010 with the idea of providing an integrated platform for exchanging information on the latest attack vectors, zero day vulnerabilities and unknown threats. Nullcon, held annually in Goa, is one of the premier security conferences in India.
SecPod announces Saner Personal, free vulnerability protection software for Home computers
Published: December 12, 2013

SecPod Technologies, a leading information security company, has announced the availability of Saner Personal, free vulnerability mitigation software for Home users.

Most malware makes use of loopholes in the system and targets desktops and end-user applications. Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware software is not sufficient to protect systems. About 67% of malware is unnoticed because of its polymorphic nature, advanced exploitation techniques and ability to stay undetected.

“The information security industry tends to focus on trying to detect and stop attacks, rather than strengthening systems to eliminate the potential of attacks”, says Chandrashekhar, CEO of SecPod.

The approach worked well for a while, but now attackers have gained ground and are using new, intelligent methods to get into systems. Vulnerabilities and misconfigurations are now the primary method.

SecPod's approach to security is based on building a strong defensive system. Saner Personal strengthens systems by eliminating vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. Systems are protected from attacks before they occur. Saner is the first of a suite of products that uses SecPod's ANCOR, a highly scalable, cloud based analytics and correlation engine that provides real time, practical, integrated security intelligence.

Download a free version of Saner Personal and strengthen the security of your system.

http://www.secpod.com/saner-personal.html

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides practical security solutions through its suite of products built on ANCOR, its highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod Debuts ANCOR and Saner, its Security Platform and Vulnerability Mitigation Solution
Published: December 12, 2013

ANCOR is a highly scalable, cloud based analytics and correlation engine that provides real time, practical, integrated security intelligence. Saner is the first of a suite of products to tap into ANCOR’s engine. With Saner, businesses and home users can now easily identify and mitigate potential security vulnerabilities in endpoint devices.

SecPod Technologies, a leading information security company, has announced the rollout of its security platform, SecPod ANCOR – an analytics and correlation engine. Additionally, SecPod announced the availability of SecPod Saner – a vulnerability mitigation solution for businesses and home users.

SecPod’s ANCOR consists of an agent that resides on endpoint devices to collect and transmit requisite data to the highly scalable, cloud-based analytics and correlation engine. ANCOR collates information from the agents on endpoint devices, software reputation services, and vulnerability and malware data, with standards and best practices to provide real time, practical, integrated security intelligence.

"Strong defense is better than a weak cure and proactively assessing the vulnerabilities, fixing the loopholes, and strengthening the system along with providing real-time protection from attacks helps ensure a secure ecosystem.” says Chandrashekhar, CEO.

ANCOR promises to deliver on that with a line of products to cover key areas of system security.

ANCOR is based on four binding principles - Visibility, Prevention, Learning, and Protection.

Using the services of ANCOR, SecPod Saner identifies potential security vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and missing patches and automatically remediates the system to keep it secure.

“With the availability of ANCOR and Saner”, Greg Pottebaum, VP Business Development says “Vulnerability management is now very affordable, practical, and effective, rather than being overly expensive and complicated.” Greg adds, “Businesses and home users can now get enterprise-class security assurance with SecPod Saner at a fraction of previous costs.”

About SecPod Technologies
SecPod Technologies is an information security products company. SecPod provides practical security solutions through its suite of products built on ANCOR, its highly scalable analytics and correlation engine. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Website: www.secpod.com
Press Contact: info@secpod.com

SecPod Technologies Announces the Release of Beta Version of SCAP Repo
Published: June 22, 2012

SecPod Technologies announces the hosting of a beta version of the SCAP Repo that lets one search for and manage SCAP related content.

The SCAP Repo consolidates multiple repositories of SCAP content (CVE, CPE, CCE, CWE, OVAL, XCCDF) into one convenient repository. The information is searchable with a web based, natural language interface. Following are just a few examples of typical “long hand” and abbreviated search queries:

  • What are the important threats? (important threats)
  • What are yesterday’s CVEs? (yesterday cve)
  • What is the Microsoft bulletin content? (microsoft bulletin)
  • What CVEs have CVSS score greater than 9.3? (cves with cvss greater than 9.3)
  • What Adobe CVEs have CVSS score greater than 8? (adobe cves with cvss greater than 8)
  • What are the Google Chrome Mac OVAL definitions? (google chrome mac oval)
  • What is the OVAL definition for CVE-2011-1234? (oval cve-2011-1234)

Additionally, it is possible to search based on:

  • SCAP IDs (CVE, CCE, CPE, CWE, OVAL and XCCDF)
  • Reference ID's like BID, DSA, CESA, Fedora...

The SCAP Repo can be used as an organizational content server that manages content relevant to a specific environment. And it can be used as a content subsystem for Continuous Monitoring solutions.

SecPod also offers an SCAP Content Professional Feed that provides broad and comprehensive content coverage on a subscription basis. The SecPod SCAP Feed is fully supported with continuous updates. The feed can be used with or independent from the SCAP Repo.

More Information
SecPod Technologies Appoints Greg Pottebaum As Vice President, Business Development
Published: August 12, 2011

SecPod Technologies names Greg Pottebaum as Vice President, Business Development. In this role, Greg will be responsible for further extending SecPod technology partnerships with security product vendors. Over the last 15 years, Greg has served in management positions having responsibility for the development and support of network inventory management and security products.

"I have long respected SecPod and their leadership in the security content market," said Greg. "I am thrilled to be joining Chandrashekhar and his team of professionals. SecPod fully supports security standards and is ideally positioned to provide substantial value to security product vendors."

SecPod Technologies, a Bangalore, India based Information Security company is a leading provider of "Security Content as a Service". Along with other services, SecPod provides SCAP Content Professional Feed. SCAP defines open standards to enable automated vulnerability assessment, configuration management, patch management, and policy compliance.

SecPod Technologies Announces the Release of OVAL Definitions Professional Feed
Published: January 02, 2011

A source for vulnerability, inventory, patch detection and compliance verification modules served through SecPod OVAL Repository.

SecPod Technologies, a Bangalore, India based Information Security company announces the release of OVAL Definitions Professional Feed. OVAL,an Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language, is an information security standard to assess and report upon the machine state of computer systems, for the purpose of vulnerability assessment, configuration management, patch management and policy compliance.

The feed is available on a subscription model for both vendors (Redistributable License) and end users (EULA). The feed covers majority of the CVEs, including vulnerability and patch definitions, with daily updates and enables automatic synchronization with product's repository.

“Security product vendors have a challenge to keep their products updated with the checks necessary to detect the latest vulnerabilities, patches, manage assets and their compliance to security policies”, said Chandrashekhar, CEO and Founder of SecPod Technologies. ”This feed, backed with professional support and driven through SLA will address the problem by offering high quality security content in a standard format for easy integration with vendor products. Additionally, end users who use freely available OVAL Interpreter can also subscribe to the feed.”

SecPod supports open source projects and standards as is also evident in OpenVAS and pledges the support for OVAL in the form of contribution to the publicly available OVAL Repository and to the OVAL Interpreter, mainly helping to evolve OVAL as a language. The public repository is a community driven effort to promote OVAL standard and SecPod being one of the Top Contributor to the repository intends to continue the support going forward in tandem with the professional feed.

OVAL Definitions Professional Feed

SecPod Technologies Makes Declaration to Adopt OVAL
Published: December 28, 2010

SecPod supports OVAL, an open standard to provide security automation. SecPod OVAL Definitions Professional Feed is a service providing Vulnerability, Inventory, Compliance, and Patch definitions covering majority of the CVE's for various operating systems, enterprise servers, and applications. The feed, also hosted as a repository, is backed with professional support, can be integrated into vendor products, and also consumed by end users.

MITRE News

OVAL Definitions Professional Feed

OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award
Published: October 05, 2009

SecPod has received OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award for the 3rd quarter of 2009. The Top Contributor Awards Program recognizes the invaluable efforts of those organizations that help make the OVAL Repository a gold standard of open information security content.

OVAL Repository

OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award
Published: July 02, 2009

SecPod has received OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award for the 2nd quarter of 2009. The Top Contributor Awards Program recognizes the invaluable efforts of those organizations that help make the OVAL Repository a gold standard of open information security content.

OVAL Repository

Partnership with Greenbone
Published: February 25, 2009

We are happy to announce our partnership with Greenbone Networks GmbH. A Germany based Information Security product vendor. Greenbone and SecPod share a common intent and experience to deliver vulnerability analysis solutions based on Free Software approach.

Greenbone Networks GmbH.
The company was founded in 2008 by leading experts in the field of network security and Free Software with the goal to engineer products and concepts able to cope with the present and future challenges of preventing successful attacks to your network. We especially focus on the precaution measures because it is most risk/cost efficient to detect your network vulnerability earlier than attackers do. Greenbone is a privately owned company located in Osnabrück, Germany.

SecPod Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
SecPod is an information security Research and Development Company offering services in the area of threat detection and management. We offer professional quality tools and services for performing security assessment exercises.

Launch of secpod.org
Published: July 10, 2009

We are extremely happy with the launch of secpod.org where we wish to contribute to the open community in as much as possible. This will give us an opportunity to express our opinion about security happenings and describe the methods we adopt to develop the rules, signatures.

SecPod, being an Information Security Company that provides services for developing Vulnerability/Threat detection modules, security product engineering and threat alerts, will work towards consolidating the research efforts that are underway in many forms and also towards developing means to detect such threats and fix them.

To begin with, through secpod.org,
1. We'll be releasing security advisories for the latest vulnerabilities, malwares that we believe are important to learn about, and describe methods to detect and fix such issues. While we gather lot of information from various security research organizations, public reports and other networks, we'll compliment those reports giving detailed view and also describe methods to detect and fix.
2. We'll be developing plugins for Open Source Nessus (Nessus 2.2.4). The plugins will be released under GPL license. This is done on best effort basis and we'll try to cover the most important upcoming vulnerabilities. We don't intend to maintain Nessus on a separate track, nor do we intend to support the previous Nessus versions.
3. We'll be developing signatures for Snort and the same will be submitted to www.emergingthreats.net and also hosted at our site.

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