eEye Digital Security has announced the pre-release of Retina Community, a free vulnerability scanner that identifies vulnerabilities including zero day threats, configuration issues, and missing patches across operating systems, applications, devices, and virtual environments. I’ve signed up for it, and I hope that you will too. Retina Community will be available in March 2011, enabling enterprises and SMBs to scan a selected set of IP addresses, and then take steps to remediate security and compliance issues. Users will receive regular vulnerability updates as well as vulnerability reporting and alerts.
Organizations can use this free scanning solution to assess their security and compliance posture prior to making an investment in a more comprehensive vulnerability management solution. It can also be used by enterprises and SMBs to identify zero-day threats and client-side application vulnerabilities, both of which remain a significant threat.
Retina Community provides users with critical capabilities:
- Vulnerability assessment across operating systems, applications, devices, and virtual environments (32+ IPs)
- Zero-day vulnerability identification
- Configuration auditing
- Integrated vulnerability updates and alerting
- Detailed vulnerability and executive-level reporting
- Report export to XML, CSV, and PDF
- Online support and resources from eEye’s research team
Retina Community leverages the power of the Retina Network Security Scanner, expanding on eEye’s Zero-Day Tracker, a free service that provides up-to-date information on critical zero-day vulnerabilities by providing zero-day vulnerability scanning and more. Also, the tool expands eEye’s reputation as a thought-leader, adding to a growing list of free resources offered to the IT Security community at large.
Did I mention that it is -=[FREE]=- I like and appreciate eEye’s commitment to the Small-Medium Business owner and home user communities. Good on ya, eEye!