September 16, 2009

NetIQ Delivers Compliance and Risk Information to Multiple Business Stakeholders

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager 5.8 Helps Enforce Compliance Best Practices; Demonstrates Business Impact

Press Release


To help organizations protect sensitive data, prevent audit failures and avoid non-compliance with mandates such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and others, NetIQ Corporation today announced NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager 5.8.

This latest release delivers heterogeneous configuration assessment, user entitlement reporting and automated exception management, providing customers with best practices and out-of-the-box knowledge to appropriately configure enterprise systems. By managing user access to sensitive data, while enforcing change management best practices, organizations can reduce the risk of data breaches and more easily meet regulatory compliance goals.

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager 5.8 specifically supports security and compliance teams' ability to communicate broadly the business impact of configuration assessment investments. It offers a centralized, customizable dashboard displaying assessment results based upon configuration scans across systems that provide business-critical services. This meets the business' requirement to make risk and compliance data consumable and easy to access by multiple stakeholders, including executive, IT operations, human resources, and audit and compliance teams. Additional functionality featured in this release includes:

  • Risk and Compliance Trend Reporting: enables administrators to more easily export information on compliance and risk status, identify abnormal behavior, demonstrate milestones and acknowledge accomplishments for necessary stakeholders.
  • Customizable Web-enabled Views: delivers necessary information at any given time, including risk-based details, compliance views, organizational-level to system-level detail and more so that administrators can quickly pinpoint vulnerabilities or compliance issues and remediate them.
  • Role-based Access Control: enables administrators to restrict access so that specific stakeholders can only view items they are authorized to see, effectively protecting system configuration detail.

"Security and risk management are proving to be more challenging as compliance demands grow and evolve. To ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your environment, organizations must enforce configuration and compliance management best practices," noted Geoff Webb, senior manager of Product Marketing at NetIQ. "NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager 5.8 allows security teams to closely manage security and risk while demonstrating the value of their programs to key stakeholders. This latest version provides customers with the right ammunition to prove the benefit of key investments, justify budget allocation for security and compliance programs and demonstrate a meaningful impact on the business—the ultimate goal for security teams today."

Availability and Pricing

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager 5.8 is available worldwide today. List pricing for NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager 5.8 starts at $1,100 per server. For more information, visit or call NetIQ at (888) 323-6768.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ’s portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please contact us.

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