SOURCE: ArcSight

October 10, 2006 08:00 ET

ArcSight Accepted Into Mercury Alliance Program as a Premier Partner

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- ArcSight, Inc., a global leader in Enterprise Security Management (ESM) software, today announced it has become a Mercury Premier Alliance Partner in the Mercury Alliance Program in the category of enterprise security management for integration with Mercury Universal CMDB™, Mercury's configuration management database. Mercury Interactive Corporation is the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software.

Mercury Universal CMDB provides advanced discovery capabilities to capture, document and store end-to-end service dependencies and associated infrastructure that support business services. Mercury Universal CMDB also delivers federated data integration and reconciliation to leverage investments in traditional asset management or service desk centric CMDBs. Mercury Universal CMDB's visualization and mapping capabilities provide the ability to view business service infrastructure in a logical and intuitive manner. Based on Mercury Application Mapping™ technology, Mercury Universal CMDB's automated, up-to-date synchronized information is core to enabling service management initiatives.

ArcSight ESM has the ability to utilize asset information across all security management functions, including real-time security event correlation and threat prioritization. Due to its asset-intelligent architecture, ArcSight is able to leverage and enhance the configuration information provided by Mercury Universal CMDB.

"The combination of ArcSight working with Mercury demonstrates the growing importance of enterprise security management to overall IT compliance, governance and operations management," said Larry Lunetta, vice president of corporate strategy, ArcSight. "The sharing of security-relevant configuration information between ArcSight ESM and Mercury Universal CMDB provides customers with a powerful framework of technologies that supports best practices in IT service management."

"The ability to expose security breach information is becoming critical as changes to IT environments can expose risks that adversely affect enterprise infrastructure availability," said Julio C. Rojas, director corporate business development at Mercury. "ArcSight ESM provides a comprehensive security platform that integrates into Mercury Universal CMDB to allow correlation of events from multiple devices, including asset value and vulnerability status."

The Mercury Alliance Program includes the major participants in a federated CMDB architecture and provides the flexibility to integrate ArcSight ESM with other IT solutions. The alliance signifies the growing importance of security management to overall IT compliance, governance, and operations management. Organizations implementing an IT best practices framework, such as ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), will need both a CMDB and a strong security management participant in the CMDB federation. The complimentary nature of ArcSight ESM and Mercury Universal CMDB helps customers to reduce risk, ensure compliance and seamlessly integrate security into IT services.

ArcSight ESM is a comprehensive enterprise security platform that centrally collects and analyzes security data from heterogeneous devices to help customers manage information risk and protect critical assets. Security organizations leverage ArcSight ESM to discover risks, correlate relevant security information, assess vulnerabilities and communicate compliance to stakeholders and customers. ArcSight ESM provides security organizations with comprehensive, real-time, expert security information analysis and remediation capabilities.

ArcSight will be exhibiting at the Mercury World Conference October 8-11, 2006 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ABOUT THE MERCURY ALLIANCE PROGRAM

The Mercury Alliance Program is designed for companies offering best-of-breed services and value-add products that leverage Mercury business technology optimization (BTO) offerings and best practices. Mercury Alliance Partners provide BTO consulting and implementation services and products that complement Mercury's offerings in IT governance, application delivery, and application management to help customers optimize the business outcomes of IT.

ABOUT ARCSIGHT

ArcSight, a leader in Enterprise Security Management, provides solutions that serve as the mission control center for real-time threat management, compliance reporting and automated network response. By comprehensively collecting, analyzing and managing security data, ArcSight solutions centrally manage and mitigate information risk for security, insider threat and compliance. ArcSight's customer base includes leading global enterprises, government agencies and MSSPs.

ArcSight and the ArcSight logo are trademarks of ArcSight, Inc. Mercury, Mercury Application Mapping and Mercury Universal CMDB are trademarks of Mercury Interactive Corporation and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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