Citadel's Hercules receives OVAL certification

Published 16 November 2005

Good going, Citadel! Dallas, Texas-based Citadel Security Software (NASDAQ: CDSS), a company specializing in enterprise vulnerability management and policy enforcement, had its leading product — the Hercules solution — certified as compliant and compatible with MITRE’s Open Vulnerability Assessment Language OVAL-ID and OVAL Results Schema, a standardized format for presenting data from a system evaluated by OVAL which enable customers to fix vulnerabilities identified by OVAL-compatible scanning tools. There are many different ways to describe and report on vulnerabilities, so organizations face the challenge of integrating the output of various tools in order to report and act on their results. By providing interoperability between tools for vulnerability identification and management, OVAL facilitates the exchange of information that can extend a unified solution across the enterprise.In 2002 MITRE created the OVAL Initiative, building on the success of the international CVE Initiative. By providing a standard language to describe computer state issues, OVAL offers a means to allow different information security tools and services to interoperate and share computer system state information easier. The OVAL Initiative is funded by DHS.-read more in this company news release; learn more about OVAL at MITRE Web site