SOURCE: ArcSight

May 21, 2007 09:16 ET

ArcSight Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- ArcSight, Inc. today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant in the 'Security Information and Event Management 1Q07 Magic Quadrant' report by Mark Nicolett and Kelly Kavanagh, published on May 9, 2007.

"We consider our positioning in the leaders quadrant by Gartner confirmation of ArcSight's mission to enable customers to intelligently identify and mitigate security threats, insider attacks and compliance breaches," said Tom Reilly, Chief Operating Officer at ArcSight. "ArcSight continues to innovate; delivering truly revolutionary products that will change the face of the SIEM industry and further enhance our market position."

ArcSight today announced ArcSight ESM 4.0, introducing the industry's first integrated identity- and role-based correlation capabilities. ArcSight ESM 4.0 provides a single view into all events across a multitude of enterprise infrastructures and associates those events to the users that cause them, enabling intelligent identification, prioritization and response to external security threats, insider threats and compliance requirements.

According to the report, "Security information and event management functional requirements are rapidly changing as the technology is adopted broadly to solve compliance and security gaps." The report continues, "A solution that is optimal for the current market will support real time collection and analysis of log data from host systems, security devices and network devices; will support long-term storage and reporting; will not require extensive customization; and will be easy to support and maintain."

Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their vision and ability to execute. "Leaders" are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. In the Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, execution criteria included overall viability, sales execution and pricing, and effectiveness of the product in customer production environments. The vision criteria included market understanding, sales strategy, product strategy, and innovation.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

ArcSight and the ArcSight logo are trademarks of ArcSight, Inc.

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