Name of Your Organization:

AdventNet, Inc.

Web Site:

www.adventnet.com

Compatible Capability:

SecureCentral PatchQuest

Capability home page:

http://patchquest.com
General Capability Questions

1) Product Accessibility <CR_2.4>

Provide a short description of how and where your capability is made available to your customers and the public (required):

SecureCentral PatchQuest is available as a downloadable .exe (for Windows) and .bin (for Linux) from the website http://patchquest.com. There is a free edition for the product and customers can buy the product license directly from AdventNet or through resellers.
Mapping Questions

4) Map Currency Indication <CR_5.1>

Describe how and where your capability indicates the most recent CVE version used to create or update its mappings (required):

This is explained in the document http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/patch-management-software.html

5) Map Currency Update Approach <CR_5.2>

Indicate how often you plan on updating the mappings to reflect new CVE versions and describe your approach to keeping reasonably current with CVE versions when mapping them to your repository (recommended):

This is explained in the document http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/patch-management-software.html

6) Map Currency Update Time <CR_5.3>

Describe how and where you explain to your customers the timeframe they should expect an update of your capability's mappings to reflect a newly released CVE version (recommended):

This is explained in the document http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/patch-management-software.html
Documentation Questions

7) CVE and Compatibility Documentation<CR_4.1>

Provide a copy, or directions to its location, of where your documentation describes CVE and CVE compatibility for your customers (required):

PatchQuest's help documentation is accessible from the product GUI and also available online at http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/index.html. The information on CVE compatibility of PatchQuest is explained in the Working with PatchQuest --> Viewing Patch Details section (http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/working/patch_details.html) and Working with PatchQuest --> Viewing Patch  Information section (http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/working/patch_info.html) of the help documentation.

8) Documentation of Finding Elements Using CVE Names <CR_4.2>

Provide a copy, or directions to its location, of where your documentation describes the specific details of how your customers can use CVE names to find the individual security elements within your capability's repository (required):

PatchQuest's help documentation is accessible from the product GUI and also available online at http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/index.html. Searching for security elements based on CVE names is explained in Working with PatchQuest --> Viewing Patch  Information section (http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/working/patch_info.html) of the help documentation.

9) Documentation of Finding CVE Names Using Elements <CR_4.3>

Provide a copy, or directions to its location, of where your documentation describes the process a user would follow to find the CVE names associated with individual security elements within your capability's repository (required):

PatchQuest's help documentation is accessible from the product GUI and also available online at http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/index.html. Searching for CVE names based on the security elements is explained in Working with PatchQuest --> Viewing Patch  Information section (http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/working/patch_info.html) of the help documentation.

10) Documentation Indexing of CVE-Related Material <CR_4.4>

If your documentation includes an index, provide a copy of the items and resources that you have listed under "CVE" in your index. Alternately, provide directions to where these "CVE" items are posted on your web site (recommended):

PatchQuest documentation does not include an index.
Candidate Support Questions

11) Candidates Versus Entries Indication <CR_6.1>

If CVE candidates are supported or used, explain how you indicate that candidates are not accepted CVE entries (required):

The CVE candidates in the PatchQuest vulnerability database are prefixed with  'CAN' and the accepted entries are prefixed with 'CVE',  following the CVE conventions.

12) Candidates Versus Entries Explanation <CR_6.2>

If CVE candidates are supported or used, explain where and how the difference between candidates and entries is explained to your customers (recommended):

PatchQuest's help documentation is accessible from the product GUI and also available online at http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/index.html. The explanation on the distinction between the accepted CVE entries and CVE candidates is explained in the Working with PatchQuest --> Viewing Patch Details section (http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/working/patch_details.html) and Working with PatchQuest --> Viewing Patch  Information (http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/help/working/patch_info.html) section of the help documentation.

13) Candidate to Entry Promotion <CR_6.3>

If CVE candidates are supported or used, explain your policy for changing candidates into entries within your capability and describe where and how this is communicated to your customers (recommended):

This is explained in the document http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/patch-management-software.html. The entries and changes to the PatchQuest CRS are notified to the users through the online product discussion forums at http://forums.adventnet.com/viewforum.php?f=52

14) Candidate Mapping Currency Indication <CR_6.6>

If CVE candidates are supported or used, explain where and how a customer can find the explanation of your search function's ability to look for candidates and entries by using just the YYYY-NNNN portion of the CVE names (recommended):

This is explained in the document http://www.securecentral.com/products/patchquest/patch-management-software.html. The entries and changes to the PatchQuest CRS are notified to the users through the online product discussion forums at http://forums.adventnet.com/viewforum.php?f=52

Type-Specific Capability Questions

Tool Questions

15) Finding Tasks Using CVE Names <CR_A.2.1>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can locate tasks in the tool by looking for their associated CVE name (required):

This is explained in the screen shots below

Step 1 : Search based on the CVE name in the PatchQuest patch information base,

Search based on CVE ID


Step 2 : Locate the task associated to the CVE name

Filtered result based on CVE ID

Step 3 : Click on the Bulletin ID to get the task details

Task Description

16) Finding CVE Names Using Elements in Reports <CR_A.2.2>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how, for reports that identify individual security elements, the tool allows the user to determine the associated CVE names for the individual security elements in the report (required):

This is explained in the screen shots below.




17) Getting a List of CVE Names Associated with Tasks <CR_A.2.4>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can obtain a listing of all of the CVE names that are associated with the tool's tasks (recommended):

This is explained in the screen shots below. The default patch information view in the PatchQuest GUI lists all the tasks and the associated CVE names wherever applicable.

The patch information base view

Patch information base

The scrolled down view of the patch information base,

Scrolled down view of Patch information base

18) Selecting Tasks with a List of CVE Names <CR_A.2.5>

Describe the steps and format that a user would use to select a set of tasks by providing a file with a list of CVE names (recommended):

This can be accomplished by creating a patch group in PatchQuest as explained in the screen shots below.

Step 1 : Get the task list filtered for each CVE name.



Step 2 : Create a new vulnerability group and add the filtered tasks to the group





Step 3 : For other CVE names in the list, get a filtered list of tasks and then add them to the vulnerability group.





Step 4 : This group will consist of the set of tasks corresponding to the list of CVE names.

19) Selecting Tasks Using Individual CVE Names <CR_A.2.6>

Describe the steps that a user would follow to browse, select, and deselect a set of tasks for the tool by using individual CVE names (recommended):

For browsing and selecting tasks by individual CVE names, the answer to CR_A.2.5 applies. Deselecting a task from a patch group based on individual CVE names is explained  in the screen shot below.

Select the check box corresponding to the CVE name and click on 'Delete from group'

Media Questions

29) Electronic Document Format Info <CR_B.3.1>

Provide details about the different electronic document formats that you provide and describe how they can be searched for specific CVE-related text (required):

The PatchQuest scan results and reports support HTML, PDF ans XLS electronic document formats. These formats allow for text search of the content.

30) Electronic Document Listing of CVE Names <CR_B.3.2>

If one of the capability's standard electronic documents only lists security elements by their short names or titles provide example documents that demonstrate how the associated CVE names are listed for each individual security element (required):

In all the views and reports there is an option to always list the CVE name along with the security element. This is explained in the screen shot below.

31) Electronic Document Element to CVE Name Mapping <CR_B.3.2>

Provide example documents that demonstrate the mapping from the capability's individual elements to the respective CVE name(s) (recommended):

PatchQuest's patch information view gives the mapping as explained in CR_A.2.4.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)

32) Finding Elements Using CVE Names Through the GUI <CR_B.4.1>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how the GUI provides a "find" or "search" function for the user to identify your capability's elements by looking for their associated CVE name(s) (required):

This is explained in the screen shot below.

33) GUI Element to CVE Name Mapping <CR_B.4.2>

Briefly describe how the associated CVE names are listed for the individual security elements or discuss how the user can use the mapping between CVE entries and the capability's elements, also describe the format of the mapping (required):

The patch information view gives a complete listing of the security elements and the associated CVE names as shown in the screen shot below.




34) GUI Export Electronic Document Format Info <CR_B.4.3>

Provide details about the different electronic document formats that you provide for exporting or accessing CVE-related data and describe how they can be searched for specific CVE-related text (recommended):

The PatchQuest scan results and reports support HTML, PDF and XLS electronic document formats. These formats allow for text search of the content.
Questions for Signature

35) Statement of Compatibility <CR_2.7>

Have an authorized individual sign and date the following Compatibility Statement (required):

"As an authorized representative of my organization I agree that we will abide by all of the mandatory CVE Compatibility Requirements as well as all of the additional mandatory CVE Compatibility Requirements that are appropriate for our specific type of capability."

Name: G. Rajesh

Title: Director of Product Management

36) Statement of Accuracy <CR_3.4>

Have an authorized individual sign and date the following accuracy Statement (recommended):

"As an authorized representative of my organization and to the best of my knowledge, there are no errors in the mapping between our capability's Repository and the CVE entries our capability identifies."

Name: G. Rajesh

Title: Director of Product Management

37) Statement on False-Positives and False-Negatives <CR_A.2.8 and/or CR_A.3.5>

FOR TOOLS ONLY - Have an authorized individual sign and date the following statement about your tools efficiency in identification of security elements (required):

"As an authorized representative of my organization and to the best of my knowledge, normally when our capability reports a specific security element, it is generally correct and normally when an event occurs that is related to a specific security element our capability generally reports it."

Name: G. Rajesh

Title: Director of Product Management

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