nCircle Benchmark Community Surpasses 1000 Users

Benchmarking service gives users unprecedented, unified view of security performance across entire IT security eco-system

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management, today announced the adoption of nCircle Benchmark by well over 1,000 users. nCircle Benchmark is the first free, community-driven security performance benchmarking service, and is the only industry service providing a standardized measurement of security performance. Participants use nCircle Benchmark to clearly communicate how well their information assets are secured and to compare their performance with industry peers.

“The rapid growth of our community across a diverse group of industries and a growing number of security disciplines demonstrates the confidence the Benchmark community has in the empirical evidence available only through nCircle Benchmark,” noted Jim Acquaviva, vice president of product strategy for nCircle. “We are the only security service providing visibility into best practices and, in the process, we are revolutionizing how security performance is measured and communicated at every level of the organization.”

Because of the difficulties involved in gathering the data, security benchmarking has been limited in scope and available only sporadically to very specific audiences. This limited benchmark data often lacked the critical contextual information necessary to make it relevant to users. nCircle Benchmark changed this dynamic using a patented technology that is secure, anonymous and consistent.

nCircle Benchmark metrics are refined into relevant, actionable performance indicators and visualized into scorecards designed for a variety of audiences, from CISOs to security analysts. These scorecards enable organizations to measure and track their security posture over time and provide a comparison against continuously updated, industry specific Benchmarks and Bellwether Metrics.

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About nCircle Benchmark

nCircle Benchmark is the industry’s most comprehensive security performance management solution. For the first time, security executives and their teams can obtain a comprehensive and unified view of the performance of an organization’s entire IT security program. nCircle Benchmark metrics and scorecards offer a comprehensive, at-a-glance indicator of IT security investment performance. nCircle Benchmark delivers pre-packaged, field-tested metrics and scorecards in Scorecard Packs that provide complete visibility across multiple-vendor security and compliance environments. Vulnerability Management, Configuration Auditing, Antivirus & Endpoint Protection, Identity & Access Management, Patch Management and CIS Scorecard Packs are available now, with other security disciplines coming soon.

About nCircle

nCircle is the leading provider of information risk and security performance management solutions to more than 6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle solutions may be deployed on a customer’s premises, as a cloud-based service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.

nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto. To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at

nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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Source: nCircle