SOURCE: ArcSight

December 10, 2007 08:00 ET

ArcSight Customer Wins Prestigious 2007 GCN Agency Award for Enterprise Security Innovation

FAA Tackles Security Operations With ArcSight Solution

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - ArcSight, Inc., a leader in enterprise security and compliance management solutions, today announced that one of its customers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has been awarded the prestigious 2007 GCN Agency Award from Government Computer News for its security operations system, which makes extensive use of ArcSight ESM.

The FAA's Cyber Security Management Center (CSMC -- formerly the Cyber Security Incident Response Center or CSIRC), which provides a full range of network security services for the entire Transportation Department, implemented ArcSight Enterprise Security Management (ESM) to accurately identify network attacks and speed response time. The GCN Awards reviews more than 100 projects and selected the best projects that exemplified the success that can result when vision and IT innovations are combined with an attention to detail and a willingness to collaborate.

"That the FAA has won this award highlights how important the ArcSight Platform has become as a means of managing security for increasingly dynamic and complex infrastructures," said Reed Henry, senior vice president, marketing and business development, ArcSight. "Security organizations at government agencies have to deal with hundreds of millions of events from thousands of sources, every day, and ArcSight is committed to providing a solution that delivers protection against threats."

The CSMC expanded in response, as the sheer volume of information coming from intrusion-detection system (IDS) sensors meant it could take as long as 12 hours to identify a problem and notify the customer. To solve this problem, the CSMC chose ArcSight ESM after an 18-month selection process. ArcSight ESM consistently identified attacks correctly, unlike some other security management tools, and handled the high volume of data coming from IDS sensors, which look at 2.4 million packets per second on each server and generate 95,000 alerts a day. ArcSight ESM analyzes each alert and passes suspicious alerts for further analysis. About two incidents a day require attention, and the average response time is down from eight hours to eight minutes. In addition, the faster and more advanced analysis of incidents enabled by ArcSight ESM allows CSMC to give its customer FAA agencies advance warning on virus and worm outbreaks.

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