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IP360 has tight integration with Cisco Systems IDS/IPS tools through an add-on product, IDS nTellect—a value for customers already invested in Cisco security.
As an appliance, it's pretty easy to get IP360 up and running. The only steep learning curve will come if you want to leverage nCircle's proprietary vulnerability scripting language, Advanced Security Profiling Language (ASPL), to develop custom VA rules for particular configurations or custom apps.
nCircle's IP360 Vulner-ability Management System is a viable choice for large organizations that are faced with the challenge of gaining control over their security processes, particularly those invested heavily in Cisco security.
--JAMES C. FOSTER
This was first published in June 2005