Retina Protection Agent
Local vulnerability assessment and zero-day protection for your transient computing systems, and for those which require
added levels of protection from today’s complex threats. Retina Protection Agent is included with
the Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management solution.
Stronger Networks Through Host Based Security
Remote vulnerability assessment will protect most systems, but what about those blocked by firewalls or segregated from the network? What about mobile and offline devices? These are potential gaps that could be exploited.
The Retina Protection Agent, included with Retina CS, closes the security gap created by systems that can't be reached with remote vulnerability assessments alone by providing a lightweight agent for local vulnerability assessment, continuous zero-day vulnerability monitoring, and intrusion prevention. Get complete risk discovery even for systems that are offline or disconnected from the network or 'exception' systems that can’t be changed due to external regulations. And, with RPA, you get an additional layer of protection with continuous zero-day vulnerability monitoring and intrusion prevention.
“Retina significantly improved network security, facilitates security compliance, and continues to be an important solution in the enterprise. ”Martin Maxwell
Network Management Team, CA Dept. of Transportation
- Local Vulnerability Assessment
- Provides local vulnerability assessment capabilities to close the gap created by systems that can't be reached with a remote vulnerability assessment alone.
- Zero-Day Protection and Intrusion Prevention
- Provides zero-day protection where a vendor has not yet created signatures or patches to protect against vulnerabilities in their operating system or application.
- Storage Protection
- Prevents data leakage by regulating usage of USB and Firewire storage devices, helping demonstrate institutional control for highly-regulated organizations.
- Centralized Visibility
- Provides full visibility into both remote and local vulnerabilities through the Retina CS Management Console and the integrated Retina Insight Threat Intelligence Module.
- Locally secure: Increased security through comprehensive local vulnerability scanning
- Solid foundation: Based upon the industry’s most respected vulnerability scanning technology, Retina Network Security Scanner.
- Simple migration: Faster mitigation with risk-level vulnerability prioritization with Retina CS.
- Efficient: Optimized network performance through non-intrusive scanning.
- Virtually secure: Reduce risk and close security gaps with vulnerability assessment for virtual applications.
Retina Protection Agent
Download this overview document containing capabilities, highlights and competitive advantages of Retina Protection Agent. Retina Protection Agent is a lightweight agent that augments Retina's remote vulnerability assessment with local vulnerability assessment capabilities. This simple tool eases the burden of meeting even the most stringent regulatory compliance, reduces security risks, and improves overall security across your environment.
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