Secunia Signs Agreement with SBL

Secunia has signed a Value Added Reseller agreement with cyber security specialist SBL. The agreement covers the vulnerability management and security patching products from the Secunia portfolio. In addition, VIM, Secunia’s vulnerability management solution, will be included in SBL’s innovative DOBUSTM platform.

Secunia products will be sold and implemented by SBL security specialists into central Government, defence and military sectors as well as SMB and enterprise organisations looking to enhance their security posture. Secunia was selected, following rigorous technical evaluation by SBL, as a best-of-breed solution that compliments and broadens SBL’s solution portfolio.

The Secunia product set provides SBL with a solution that integrates into their security services, including the DOBUS platform that delivers critical patches and updates to highly secure “closed network” environments. SBL will work in partnership with Secunia to deliver intelligence to its DOBUS customers, allowing them to prioritise updating their users.

Scott Cattaneo, Commercial Manager at SBL commented; “Secunia fitted our requirement for an exciting technology proficient in providing global intelligence and context aware solutions commensurate with the profound changes within the cyber security threat landscape. SBL comprehensively evaluated the technology, plus we received excellent customer feedback, these two factors were significant in selecting Secunia as a technology partner. We believe Secunia offers something different and of great value to the SBL customer base.”

Victoria Bentham, UK and Ireland Regional Director at Secunia added; “SBL are a true value added reseller and IT solution provider. Their ethos of delivering value to customers through innovation mirrors our philosophy and Secunia is delighted to be entering into partnership.”

Evolution of vulnerability management

The proactive response to emerging security threats is one of the corner stones to protecting an organisations sensitive data. In 2014, 83% of all vulnerabilities had patches available on the day of disclosure according to data from Secunia Research. Once vulnerabilities are known it may only be a matter of time until those with nefarious intent exploit it.

However, managing complex IT estates with diverse software is a huge challenge for IT departments. They need the intelligence to accurately identify and prioritise the remediation of vulnerabilities discovered. Effective vulnerability management and patch management tools are critical to achieving an improved security posture.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine