Cloud-based Security Performance Metrics, IT Scorecards and Industry Benchmarks
nCircle Benchmark is a revolutionary service that delivers security and compliance scorecards, security metrics and industry benchmarks for measuring an organization’s performance against internal goals and against the performance of industry peers. The service is the first publicly available benchmark service enabling performance measurement and comparison of an organization’s vulnerability management, patch management, configuration auditing, identity and access management, anti-virus and endpoint protection programs against industry benchmarks that are continuously updated by the organizations themselves.
nCircle Benchmark is a Cloud-based solution that delivers complete visibility across multiple-vendor security and compliance solutions with metrics and scorecards that show you at-a-glance how your IT investment is performing. Benchmark metrics are presented by industry; company size, geography and assets under management, and internal metrics provide analysis by risk profile, organizational structure, compliance requirements and more. nCircle Benchmark provides unique benefits:
- Systematic metric model ensures consistency of results
- Highly secure architecture ensures all data is aggregated and privacy is assured
- Cloud-based solution is cost effective for organizations of all sizes
Broad Range of Scorecards
nCircle Benchmark offers a broad range of visual scorecards, grouped as “Metrics Packs”, that allow an organization to view results in the context of their business. nCircle Benchmark Metrics Packs include:
- Vulnerability Management
- Configuration Auditing
- Antivirus & Endpoint Protection
- Identity & Access Management
- Patch Management
- EndPoint Encryption (coming soon)
- Event Management & Incident Response (coming soon)
- Network Protection (coming soon)
How It Works
nCircle Benchmark offers several Metrics Packs, made up of metrics, scorecards and data adapters. Users sign up for metrics packs and download small data adapters for their specific security products. The data adapters use standard APIs to retrieve data from the various security products, aggregate the data and calculate the metrics, all on customer premise. The data adapters then send the metric results to the user’s account in the nCircle Benchmark Cloud service. There, the metrics are aggregated into scorecards and benchmarks.
Seamless Integration with nCircle Suite360
nCircle Benchmark is a perfect complement to Suite360, as it can utilize data from IP360, Configuration Compliance Manager and/or Suite360 Intelligence Hub. nCircle Benchmark offers metrics and scorecards across a breadth of security products, including non-nCircle products, and the industry’s first benchmark capability.
nCircle Benchmark Is Highly Secure
nCircle Benchmark was designed with security as a top priority. From the customer premise to the cloud, the system is designed to protect customer data. nCircle Benchmark security details include:
- Utilizes secure Amazon Web Services datacenters which have completed SAS70 Type II audits
- Data transmitted from customer premise to the cloud is secured with SSL encryption
- Aggregated metrics contain no company-specific information or attributes
- Metric results are stored encrypted and segmented on a per-account basis
- Role-based access controls manage and enforce access to assessments
Get Started For Free
Sign up for free and within minutes you'll be automatically collecting data from your IT infrastructure and producing actionable performance metrics. All Benchmark Data Adapters for nCircle Suite360 including IP360, Configuration Compliance Manager and Suite360 Intelligence Hub are free to download. More free, introductory packs of powerful nCircle Benchmark scorecards will be available soon.
If you like what you see, you can easily expand beyond the free, introductory offer and subscribe to a broad range of additional scorecards. Dozens of adapters are available for the most popular security products. Start with the Basic Packs and upgrade to Standard or Premium Packs as your needs expand. There’s even an Enterprise Pack with a full complement of nearly 2,000 scorecards and a license to the nCircle Benchmark Metric Design Studio, a powerful tool for building custom metrics and scorecards.
You'll be immediately enrolled in the nCircle Benchmark community, and you'll get scorecards that show you at-a-glance how your performance compares with your industry peers. You'll immediately be able to pinpoint problems and spot trends.