Above Security

Above Security

June 13, 2005 09:53 ET

Above Security Launches its CSC2 Security Information Management System

BOISBRIAND, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 13, 2005) -

The industry's first completely integrated system that bundles both the intrusion and vulnerability detection components as well as security management and intervention capabilities

Above Security announces the general availability of its CSC2 Security Information Management (SIM) system-the industry's first end-to-end system that includes the security appliances necessary to provide centralized security event log analysis, real-time intrusion detection and response as well as preventive vulnerability analysis and management. Unlike other IT security management products that offer partial or non-integrated functionality, Above Security combines out-of-the-box hardware and software components that enable information security professionals in mid-to-large size organizations to centrally manage the security of their organization's IT infrastructure.

The system includes detection sensors that automatically consolidate, analyze and correlate security data - such as alerts, incidents and vulnerabilities - from heterogeneous security devices into a central repository that feeds a Web-based Security Management Console. The Console enables IT security professionals to monitor and detect business-impacting attacks in real-time, and respond to these threats within seconds of their occurrence.

CSC2 was developed using the same proprietary security management technology and processes on which the Company has relied for over six years to offer 24/7 Managed Security Services to leading enterprises and government institutions. Customizable, scalable and easy to deploy, Above Security's SIM solution is designed for organizations that want to implement their own cost-effective IT security management solution rather than to outsource this function.

"Most mid-to-large size organizations rely on best-of-breed security products that generate, on a daily basis, thousands of non-compatible alerts," said Martin Dion, Chief Technology Officer at Above Security. "These alerts need to be manually consolidated and analyzed in order to detect real threats, a time-consuming and tedious process that isn't 100% fail-proof, leaving organizations vulnerable to business-impacting threats. By automating and centralizing the overall process of information security management - from data event consolidation to the resolution of security incidents - our Security Information Management system assures a higher level of security, and compliance with the increasingly stringent requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and Bill 198, while enabling IT security professionals to focus on more strategic security activities."

System Highlights:

- Integrated security management system. CSC2 integrates, in a single system, all required modules for centralizing security logs and performing ongoing system monitoring, security device management and vulnerability analysis.

- Spans over all layers of the IT infrastructure. CSC2 enables intrusion and vulnerability detection at the network, server (Windows/Unix/OS400) and application levels. It also supports most of the commercially available security products such has firewalls, IDS and IPS.

- Limits bandwidth impact. CSC2 provides advanced distributed analysis capabilities that limit bandwidth impact when monitoring systems for security threats.

- Centralizes management of signatures and configurations. CSC2 allows to centrally control the maintenance of signatures and configurations of vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection engines.

Pricing and Availability

The CSC2 Security Information Management System pricing starts at $35,000 and is available directly from Above Security.

About Above Security

Founded in 1999, Above Security is one of Canada's leading providers of IT security management solutions to enterprises and government agencies that want to protect the privacy and integrity of their vital business information, and the availability of their critical IT systems. Based on state-of-the-art technology and processes, Above Security's Security Information Management (SIM) system is the industry's first end-to-end solution that centralizes the overall process of IT security management. The Company also provides managed security services in an ASP model with 24/7 remote system monitoring to detect and respond to business-impacting threats in real-time. Since its inception, Above Security has provided managed security services and consulting to over 160 companies and government agencies across Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. For more information about Above Security, contact the company at 1919, Lionel-Bertrand Blvd, Suite 203, Boisbriand, Quebec, J7H 1N8, email: info@abovesecurity.com, Tel: 1-866-430-8166 (toll-free), or (450) 430-8166, Fax: (450) 430-1858, or visit the company web site at www.abovesecurity.com

All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information