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UpGuard Becomes Member of the Center for Internet Security, Develops Solution to Help Businesses Meet CIS Guidelines

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 6, 2016) - UpGuard today announced that it has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk.

CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist to run CIS benchmarks, including CIS's own tool, but generating assessments that are insightful and practical for IT managers has been a persistent challenge for the space. UpGuard has been able to differentiate itself from legacy solutions by tackling that ongoing issue head on. Its data visualizations and advanced analytics enable users to find patterns in their results so that they can allocate IT resources and prioritize critical security issues.

"A decade ago, the capacity to generate data was a powerful tool in a company's arsenal. Fast-forward to now and businesses are overwhelmed by the masses of data available to them. At UpGuard we understand that context is critical for turning that data into applicable insights, especially when it comes to addressing CIS benchmarks," said Greg Pollock, VP of Product at UpGuard. "We've amplified the power of CIS benchmarks by arming companies with the context they need to fully understand the state of their own systems."

UpGuard provides that context first by visualizing third party security benchmarks alongside an organization's internal policies to highlight conflicting requirements. It then puts benchmark results in the context of other risk factors, such as integrity monitoring and vulnerability detection. Lastly, UpGuard augments the internal risk assessment with an external digital reputation score and integrates with change management, alerting, and GRC reporting tools to provide a complete picture of an organization's risk profile.

In joining CIS and providing a solution for enhanced, contextual security, UpGuard is making it easier than ever for companies to better understand the status of their IT infrastructure and comply with CIS guidelines.

About UpGuard
UpGuard is the company behind CSTAR, the world's only comprehensive and actionable cybersecurity preparedness score for enterprises. The score allows businesses to understand the risk of breaches and unplanned outages due to misconfigurations and software vulnerabilities. It also offers insurance carriers a new standard by which to effectively assess client risk and compliance profiles. Thousands of companies, including ADP, E*TRADE and Cisco Systems, use UpGuard to validate infrastructure, continuously detect risks and procure cybersecurity insurance. UpGuard is headquartered in Mountain View, CA with offices in Portland, OR. To see how UpGuard works, or to get your CSTAR rating, visit www.upguard.com.