nCircle Offers PureCloud Network Security Scanning Service
The platform automatically discovers all systems and devices on a network and scans for exposures to risk.nCircle, a provider of automated security and compliance auditing solutions, announced the release of PureCloud, a network security scanning service aimed at small and midsize businesses. PureCloud combines enterprise-class security technology with a user-friendly browser-based scanning service. The service can scan both internal and external networks without requiring any hardware or software to be deployed. PureCloud will be free for the next 30 days. After Dec. 16, pricing will start at $3.50 to scan an individual IP once or $24 for unlimited scanning of an individual IP for one year. PureCloud is designed to simplify network security for smaller businesses and delivers the same nCircle vulnerability scanning technology used to protect networks through a Web-based point and click interface. Unlike some other vulnerability scanning products and services, PureCloud requires no software or hardware, and no changes to firewalls.
The platform automatically discovers all systems and devices on a network, scans for tens of thousands of vulnerabilities and exposures to risk, and provides guidance on how to fix all discovered weaknesses. Cyber-security threats to smaller businesses are so serious that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued cyber-security guidelines specifically for smaller business owners. The average cost for small businesses, per data breach incident, was $188,242 - enough to sink or seriously damage many companies.