Lockpath’s Blacklight Platform Awarded CIS Benchmark Certification
Published on November 6, 2018
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – November 06, 2018 – Lockpath, a leading provider of integrated risk management solutions, today announced Blacklight™, Lockpath’s configuration assessment and asset discovery platform, has been certified by CIS Benchmarks™ to compare the configuration status of corporate servers and devices against the consensus-based best practice standards of fifteen CIS benchmarks. Organizations that leverage Blacklight can now ensure the configurations of their critical assets align with the CIS Benchmarks consensus-based practice standards.
CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) determines who is awarded CIS Benchmark Certification. In order for a product to receive this designation, a vendor’s product must accurately scan and report their systems findings correctly compared to the security recommendations in the associated CIS Benchmarks profile.
“We are thrilled to be certified by CIS Benchmarks,” said Chris Goodwin, Lockpath Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder. “Blacklight’s alignment with these CIS benchmarks means our customers can now ensure their assets are screened for misconfigurations more often and are compliant with the standards in real time, proactively protecting them from possible breaches.”
Lockpath’s latest security tool, Blacklight, allows organizations of all security maturities to better monitor the configuration of their assets. Large enterprises can use Blacklight to continuously monitor all assets and confirm the work of existing configuration management tools. Companies with on-premise assessment platforms can save time and money by using Blacklight’s cloud-based console. Smaller companies that could not afford assessment tools or do not want the hassle of complex implementations can now ensure configuration compliance.
“Cybersecurity challenges are mounting daily, which makes standard configurations imperative. By certifying its product with CIS, Lockpath has demonstrated its commitment to actively solve the foundational problem of ensuring standard configurations are used throughout a given enterprise,” said Steve Spano, CIS President & COO.
Use of CIS Certified Security Software Products demonstrate a strong commitment by vendors to provide their customers with the ability to ensure their assets are secured according to the latest consensus-based best practice standards.
The CIS Benchmarks program is recognized as a trusted, independent authority that facilitates the collaboration of public and private industry experts to achieve consensus on practical and actionable solutions. CIS Benchmarks are recommended as industry-accepted system hardening standards and are used by organizations in meeting compliance requirements for Federal Information Security Management Act, PCI, Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act and other security requirements.
CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is a forward-thinking, non-profit entity that harnesses the power of a global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. The CIS Controls™ and CIS Benchmarks™ are the global standard and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines are continuously refined and verified by a volunteer, global community of experienced IT professionals. Our CIS Hardened Images™ are virtual machine emulations preconfigured to provide secure, on-demand, and scalable computing environments in the cloud. CIS is home to both the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®), the go-to resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial government entities, and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (EI-ISAC™), which supports the cybersecurity needs of U.S. State, Local and Territorial elections offices. To learn more, visit CISecurity.org or follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity
Lockpath is a market leader in corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance (GRC) and information security (InfoSec) software. The company’s flexible, scalable and fully integrated suite of applications is used by organizations to manage risk, demonstrate regulatory compliance, and automate business processes — all in order to achieve audit-ready status. Lockpath serves a client base of global organizations ranging from small and midsize companies to Fortune 10 enterprises in more than 15 industries. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information on Lockpath and the Keylight Platform, visit lockpath.com. Follow Lockpath on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @Lockpath and @KeylightGRC for the latest in industry, company and product news.