University of Helsinki boosts management of security breaches
KARLSKRONA, Sweden - January 28, 2009 - The University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science is determined to prevent hacking and other network security risks even more efficiently. The number one IT research and teaching institute in Finland has now started to use Outpost24 solutions for their network security breach assessment and management. The Department of Computer Science has purchased the HIAB® appliance to be used first hand for their own vulnerability detection and remediation management. At a later stage, the Department is considering the possibility of using Outpost24 tools for educational purposes.
"We wanted to implement an internal assessment solution since it is publicly well known that a significant part of threats are created internally. The Outpost24 solution is efficient and cost-effective since we undoubtedly save time and efforts. Our decision was additionally strongly influenced by the comprehensive customer support included in the service", says Petri Kutvonen, IT Manager, Department of Computer Science.
The HIAB® (Hacker in a Box) chosen by the Department of Computer Science is an IT security solution with an appliance as part of their own network. The security software on the appliance automatically and efficiently detects the vulnerabilities in the network, including workstations when necessary, and can be used on a daily basis. The process of correcting identified vulnerabilities is easy and quick with the help of advanced reporting and remediation recommendations.
"The decision of the top IT research institute in choosing technology developed by Outpost24 emphasizes the status of Outpost24 as the provider of leading technology", says Timo Rinta, Country Manager Finland, Outpost24.
About The University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science is the number one Information Technology research and teaching institute in Finland. The Department has some 2300 students with major subjects and is located at modern premises at the Kumpula Campus in Helsinki.
Outpost24 AB is the technology leader in on-demand vulnerability assessment and management solutions. We are independent of all suppliers of network security infrastructure. Our products are used by more than 1,000 corporate and government customers worldwide. Outpost24 is headquartered in Sweden with a global network of local offices. Additional information about Outpost24 is available at Outpost24.com.