SOURCE: ArcSight

May 23, 2006 09:30 ET

ArcSight Closes Loop on Risk Management With Acquisition of Network Discovery and Remediation Vendor

Acquisition of ENIRA Technologies to Offer Customers the Industry's Only Comprehensive Enterprise Threat Solution From Detection to Remediation

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- ArcSight, Inc., a global leader in Enterprise Security Management (ESM) software, today announced it has agreed to acquire ENIRA Technologies, a privately held provider of solutions for responding to network security compromises. The acquisition will combine ArcSight's ESM solution with leading-edge remediation capabilities to provide customers with the enterprise security management industry's only comprehensive solution from threat detection to remediation. The announcement was made today at the ArcSight 2006 User Conference, being held in Washington D.C.

"This acquisition represents ArcSight's longstanding vision to serve as the mission control center for all security activity," said Robert Shaw, Chairman and CEO of ArcSight. "We are taking the next step in this strategy by helping IT security departments integrate with network operations, as required for satisfying security, IT governance and regulatory compliance requirements. We look forward to welcoming the ENIRA team to ArcSight and working together to bring a new level of value to our customers that has not previously been available in the market."

An April 6, 2006 Forrester report entitled "The Convergence of Systems and Security Management" recently reported that "while [firms] need to be able to evaluate the impact of security breaches, they also must take the appropriate actions in times of crisis. Firms need tools to assess and manage security solutions and configurations, automate enforcement, and respond rapidly to security events."

ArcSight ESM's ability to detect and analyze potential security threats, combined with ENIRA's immediate response solutions, provides customers with a comprehensive incident response strategy by enabling both security and network operations teams to respond to the challenges posed by security threats and day-to-day network operations. ENIRA's core product, Network Response, is an appliance-based solution that speeds the time to threat remediation by automating the error-prone and time consuming network discovery and network change/configuration tasks without altering an organization's existing infrastructure. Its multi-vendor, multi-technology interface means that it works in today's heterogeneous enterprise networking environments. Through the integration of ArcSight ESM and ENIRA's network mapping and response capabilities, customers gain a 'cross over' product that both security and networking groups can use to detect and remediate threats with minimal time and effort.

"ENIRA's solutions -- in use today by federal agencies, health care institutions and enterprises -- empower network operations and security teams to align and more easily control complex network infrastructures," said Ben Cianciaruso, President and CEO of ENIRA Technologies. "We look forward to becoming part of the ArcSight team and providing customers with an immediate response solution to expand the value of their ESM solutions."

The acquisition is expected to be completed promptly. ArcSight expects that ENIRA employees will become part of ArcSight.

About ENIRA Technologies

ENIRA Technologies' network robotics solutions automate complex network management tasks, enabling companies to eliminate processes that currently take hours or days to manually complete. ENIRA's holistic view of a network's topology addresses real-time threats and policy issues that affect networks almost daily. For each unique situation, whether it is quarantining and response or policy management, ENIRA creates a highly intelligent, automatic action that far surpasses manual capabilities. More information regarding ENIRA can be found at www.enira.com.

About ArcSight

ArcSight, a leader in Enterprise Security Management (ESM), provides real-time threat management and compliance reporting yielding actionable insights into your security data. By comprehensively collecting, analyzing and managing security data, ArcSight ESM™ enables enterprises, government organizations and managed security service providers to centrally manage information risk more efficiently. ArcSight's customer base includes leading worldwide companies across many verticals -- and more than 20 U.S. federal agencies.

ArcSight and the ArcSight logo are trademarks of ArcSight, Inc. ENIRA and Network Response are trademarks of ENIRA Technologies.

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