IBM made an exciting security announcement today at their Security Summit in Boston, MA. A new version of Rational AppScan Express was announced. Rational AppScan Express Edition, the latest software addition to IBM's mid-market portfolio, is an automated security testing solution that enables users to test for Web application security vulnerabilities. It also provides streamlined advice on how to fix these issues.
This is big news for small and medium business struggling to protect their data while complying with security standards. The software helps small and midsize businesses manage Web security. Its also helps with maintaining compliance with mandatory regulations including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Here are some of the product highlights and some resources available to partners to help them learn more.
Rational AppScan Express enables small or mid-sized organizations to adopt Web application security with a cost-effective solution that automates more of the manual effort of Web application security testing. Key features of interest to the mid-market buyer include:
Enables comprehensive and regular testing for Web vulnerabilities with limited resources
Dramatically reduces the need for manual testing, which can produce significant cost savings
Helps non-security experts to perform security scans and fix vulnerabilities at their source
Assists in meeting key compliance standards such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
IBM Rational AppScan Express allows customers to perform security checks as needed as opposed to quarterly or yearly audits.
Quick Resources for Partners
PW Product Page (requires sign-in)PWEA Dashboard Link (requires sign-in)
To download a free product trial, click here.
To see a high-level video overview, click here.
NEW Security Assessment Tool!
An additional highlight of today's product announcement, is the announcement of an online Security Assessment Tool. IBM has partnered with the Aberdeen Group to develop the IT Security Assessment Tool for midsize companies to help assess the existing IT infrastructure and determine where they may be vulnerable. The online tool provides them with suggestions on how they can improve their IT security based on Aberdeen's market research.
If you have time, take the 10 minutes to take the assessment. The IT Security Assessment Tool provides a personalized report that clearly outlines steps you can take for continued improvement in key areas of IT Security.
The information you provide will be shared with IBM as a primary sponsor of this tool.