SOURCE: ArcSight

November 12, 2007 08:00 ET

ArcSight Expands Log Management Suite With New Channel-Friendly Appliances for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

PCI and SOX Compliance Requirements Drive Strong Channel Opportunity for New ArcSight Log Management Suite

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - ArcSight, Inc., a leader in enterprise security and compliance management solutions, today announced an expanded ArcSight Log Management Suite that provides an easy entry point for channel sales to deliver log management capabilities across their customer bases. The ArcSight Log Management Suite can now scale from the small business to the largest of enterprises with a family of stackable appliances suited to each company's requirements with high-end processing rates of up to 100,000 events per second (EPS) per appliance.

The ArcSight Log Management Suite offers a cost-effective distributed collection and centralized storage architecture that scales linearly and delivers a higher price/performance log management solution to lower compliance, security and IT operational costs. The ArcSight Log Management Suite delivers universal out-of-the-box support for log collection from over 180 commercial event-generating sources and any custom or legacy database or application, to increase visibility across the enterprise infrastructure and to improve overall security posture. A powerful log analysis and alerting engine and personalized role-based analysis portal greatly simplifies forensic analysis, compliance audits and organizational reporting, while eliminating inefficient, error-prone manual procedures.

Regulatory mandates and industry standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and PCI are driving the need for cost-effective, comprehensive and audit-quality log collection, storage and analysis. These requirements affect a large number of organizations: The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard affects up to 6 million merchants globally, and Section 404 of (SOX) will extend to all US public companies (other than newly public companies) in 2008, including those with market capitalizations of less than $75 million and all foreign companies listed on US stock exchanges. These regulations also necessitate automated long-term retention policies and intelligent analysis for reporting and alerting against all log data. As a result, the average organization is experiencing a dramatic increase in the volume of log data that needs to be captured and analyzed. Increasingly, organizations are also using log management to enhance security posture, assist in network and system management and improve service-level agreements.

The ArcSight Log Management Suite cost-effectively addresses these requirements and delivers many benefits to ArcSight global channel partners:

--  Appliance-based deployments enable partners to rapidly deploy and
    demonstrate compliance to their customers
    
--  Universal collection of all events from all logs, including legacy
    applications, broadens the target market  and use cases that partners can
    pursue
    
--  State-of-the art analysis portal enhances enterprise IT intelligence
    through rapid forensics searches, comprehensive reporting, personalized
    role-based dashboards and real time alerting -- enabling partners to lead
    with a differentiated solution which offers superior analytics and
    visualization capabilities
    
--  Comprehensive, pre-packaged and authoritative content targeted at
    specific mandates such as PCI and SOX assists organizations in meeting
    compliance initiatives efficiently and in minimizing extraneous manual
    audit efforts
    
--  Powerful platform architecture provides a foundation for broader
    enterprise compliance and security initiatives
    

"Log management is a significant business opportunity for the channel today," said Chris Peterson, vice president, worldwide channels at ArcSight. "No matter what size the organization or where any organization is with their compliance initiatives, the ArcSight Log Management Suite enables them to build a log management infrastructure which is scalable, collects all raw logs from any commercial or custom source, delivers powerful, easy to use reporting and analysis capabilities and lowers log management operational and storage costs."

"The expanded ArcSight log management product suite represents a very attractive opportunity for Alternative Technology's resellers in the United States and Canada," said Bill Botti, president and COO, Alternative Technology, ArcSight North American distributor partner. "The ArcSight Log Management suite addresses a large pain point for SMBs and large enterprises alike -- dealing with compliance data retention and audit requirements efficiently and cost-effectively. Since security and compliance are key focus areas for Alternative Technology, we see sales opportunities involving not only the ArcSight Log Management Suite, but also ArcSight ESM, ArcSight NCM and ArcSight TRM products."

"With the growing reliance on log management for compliance, security and forensics, enterprises now realize that broad, distributed collection and efficient centralized storage and analysis are required to keep up with the morass of log data generated daily by large private organizations and government agencies," said Lee Dudley, principal and vice president of sales, Ciphent. "The ArcSight Log Management Suite uniquely delivers such an architecture and gives enterprises of all sizes a highly scalable and cost-effective foundation for keeping up with the growing log archival and analysis requirements driven by compliance, security, IT operations and forensics."

The ArcSight Connections Partner Program

The ArcSight Connections Partner Program helps channel partners resell the full range of ArcSight security, compliance and networking solutions, enabling them to help their clients identify, prioritize and respond to security threats and network changes and comply with regulatory requirements. The comprehensive program provides deal registration, a channel-neutral compensation methodology, sales training, marketing support and opportunities for professional services offerings.

Pricing and Availability

ArcSight Logger is available now in a range of form factors and price points, with entry-level systems starting at $20,000 (US list). Channel partners should contact their local ArcSight representatives for pricing breakdowns.

For More Information

Visit ArcSight online to learn more about the ArcSight Log Management Suite, ArcSight Logger or the ArcSight Partner Program.

Editor's note: See the announcement "New ArcSight Log Management Suite Provides Universal Event Collection, Scalable Architecture for Collecting and Managing Avalanche of Enterprise Event Logs," also released today, for more specifics about the ArcSight Log Management Suite.

About ArcSight

ArcSight is a leading provider of security and compliance solutions that intelligently identify and mitigate business risk and deliver a centralized view of enterprise-wide events across heterogeneous infrastructures. This real time and historic view into external attacks, insider threats and regulatory compliance provides enterprises, MSSPs and government agencies with the intelligence and response capabilities required to effectively protect and manage their networks and their businesses. For more information, see www.arcsight.com.

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