University signs Educational License with Outpost24.
September 15, 2010 - Outpost24, The Technology Leader in Vulnerability Assessment and Management, today announced that the Department of Computer Systems at the Faculty of Information Technology at the Czech Technical University in Prague (DCS FIT CTU) has signed an educational license for Outpost24's OUTSCAN solution in an effort to show students how to establish a vulnerability management program.
OUTSCAN is an on-demand solution for perimeter vulnerability assessment and management that scans the network perimeter consisting of the same Internet-facing devices that hackers target. It's ease-of-use combined with rich functionality and a powerful vulnerability scanning engine make it a unique solution and a great educational tool.
Aart Strang, Sales Office Manager for Outpost24 Czech Republic, was quoted as saying:
"Outpost24 proudly announces the signing of an educational license for our OUTSCAN Vulnerability Assessment Management solution. The Department of Computer Systems at the Faculty of Information Technology at the Czech Technical University in Prague (DCS FIT CTU), decided to evaluate the Outpost24 Vulnerability Assessment solution Outscan. By working with the latest technology DCS FIT CTU will be able to enhance the level of the IT security education and the students will be familiar with the use of the most sophisticated IT security solutions used in the market today. Unauthorized access to IT networks is rapidly becoming one of the primary threats to any operational network and is the cause of significant and increasing damage to its owners, therefore being able to offer the highest level of education in the field of IT security is critically important to DCS FIT CTU and to the Czech economy."
Students in computer security related study programs provided by the DCS FIT CTU can learn how to develop a vulnerability management program by establishing roles, responsibilities and goals, discovering and managing assets on a network, analyzing reports and reviewing descriptions and recommendations to make decisions about what to fix. The students can also benefit from OUTSCAN's trending features which show statistics about vulnerabilities in the network on what is changing and how things are improving over time.
About Department of Computer Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, the Czech Technical University in Prague (DCS FIT CTU)
According to the latest ranking in the Times Higher Education Supplement, the Czech Technical University in Prague appears in 394th place. This is the first time that the university has ranked in the Top 400 universities in the world, out of more than eight thousand universities worldwide. The best ranked Czech university, Charles University, ranked 229th, and no other Czech university was placed among the Top 400 universities. The THES ranking of technical universities was published at the same time. Here, the Czech Technical University in Prague moved up to 171st place, which is an improvement of more than 50 places on the previous year's ranking. Website: http://fit.cvut.cz/en.
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Outpost24 delivers security solutions in a Software-as-a-Service (OUTSCAN & OUTSCAN PCI) or Appliance (HIAB) form factor. Outpost24's solutions provide fully automated network vulnerability scanning, easily interpreted reports, and vulnerability management tools. OUTSCAN PCI is the ideal tool for businesses of all sizes to achieve and demonstrate PCI DSS compliance.