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Belarc Becomes a CIS CyberMarket™ Partner

Collaborative Purchasing Program Is Offered by Center for Internet Security® (CIS®)

MAYNARD, MA, April 15, 2018 – Belarc is pleased to announce its new partnership with CIS® to offer Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis® (MS-ISAC®) members — as well as other state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments, nonprofit organizations, and public education and healthcare institutions — the opportunity to purchase Belarc’s IT asset and security configuration management products through CIS CyberMarket. This new partnership allows eligible organizations to purchase these products from Belarc at the company’s GSA Schedule 70 discounted rates. To learn more visit: https://moac.org/?product=CIS.

The CIS CyberMarket

CIS CyberMarket is a collaborative purchasing program that improves cybersecurity through cost-effective group procurement. By leveraging the collective purchasing power of participating public and nonprofit organizations, CIS CyberMarket works with industry-leading cybersecurity providers to get significant group purchasing opportunities.

Visit https://www.cisecurity.org/services/cis-cybermarket/ for more information on this partnership, additional CIS CyberMarket services and other CIS products.

Belarc’s Products Help Customers Adhere to First 5 CIS Controls™

Almost daily, cities and other entities that offer public services are being hit by ransomware attacks. These cyber attacks harm and sometimes stop their ability to provide crucial services to the public.

A solution to help prevent these attacks is to implement the First 5 CIS Controls. In particular, managing server and workstation vulnerabilities, controlling the use of administrative privileges, and ensuring devices and applications in use are configured securely all help to improve cyber defense.

Belarc's products help organizations adhere to the principles outlined in the First 5 of the CIS Controls, including:

  1. Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets
  2. Inventory and Control of Software Assets
  3. Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges
  4. Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation
  5. Secure Configuration for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers

Belarc’s state and local government customers include the Texas Department of Transportation, Oakland County, Michigan and Covered California. Federal government customers include the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Force District of Washington’s 844th Communications Group (The Pentagon, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, and Joint Base Andrews), Bureau of Land Management, United States Army, United States Navy, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Belarc's systems are deployed quickly and require minimal maintenance or extra manpower. For a copy of the Belarc white paper, "Securing the Enterprise - Cyber Security Myths & Reality," email info@belarc.com.

About CIS

CIS (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is a forward-thinking, non-profit entity that harnesses the power of a global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. Our CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks™ are the global standard and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines are continuously refined and verified by a volunteer, global community of experienced IT professionals. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the go-to resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. SLTT government entities. To learn more, visit www.cisecurity.org or follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity.

About Belarc

Belarc, Inc., develops and licenses internet-based products which help make computers easier to maintain and secure by large enterprises, small businesses, and individual consumers. Our products are used for software license management, cyber security status, IT asset management, and configuration management. Belarc's products are used by more than 50 million computers and are licensed by numerous customers worldwide including: AIG Asia, Bureau of Land Management, Catholic Relief Services, Federal Aviation Administration, Oakland County (Michigan), NASA, Texas Department of Transportation, Travelers, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy. Visit www.belarc.com for more information.