HelpSystems Introduces Free Security Assessment for Linux

Minneapolis, MN, February 27, 2018 HelpSystems today announced a new version of Security Scan, a free tool for finding and prioritizing cybersecurity vulnerabilities on servers running IBM i, AIX, and now Linux operating systems.

Security Scan provides customers with an objective evaluation of their current security configuration, showing how they compare to the industry-recognized Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks. In addition, HelpSystems security advisors help interpret the results and prioritize next steps.

Security Scan makes it easy for organizations to identify and correct system configuration issues that put data at risk. It runs in just minutes and gives organizations the information they need to be more proactive in preventing, or minimizing the impact of, a data breach.

“Poor system configuration is commonly exploited by attackers to gain access to valuable data,” said Brian Wenngatz, Senior Director of Security, HelpSystems. “Our Security Scan provides clear insight into configuration errors that leave data exposed. It serves as a great initial step for organizations looking to harden system security and avoid a breach.”

“Our free Security Scan has helped thousands of our customers identify security gaps that otherwise would have gone unnoticed,” said Chris Heim, CEO, HelpSystems. “After the scan, our security experts are on hand to answer questions and help prioritize next steps. We’re pleased to offer the same value for the Linux platform running on x86 or IBM Power servers.”

Organizations interested in completing a more thorough analysis can also engage the HelpSystems Security Services team for a comprehensive Risk Assessment.

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