SOURCE: Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.

September 18, 2006 08:00 ET

Counterpane's Managed Security Services Reinforce Leadership in Data Security Compliance With Expanded Support for IBM Products

Now Supporting OS400 and OS390 RACF, Adding to Counterpane's Support of Event and Audit Logs From IBM Products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., The Managed Security Company and the authority on enterprise security, today announced enhanced support for IBM products, including IBM's OS400 and OS390 RACF, as well as IBM's ISS product line. This enhancement solidifies Counterpane's seven-year commitment to protecting customer data through the support of best-of-breed technologies.

"Counterpane continues to anticipate the market's compliance needs well in advance of peer managed security service providers," said Bruce Schneier, Counterpane's CTO. "We have been delivering application and business-level monitoring of logs since the founding of Counterpane in 1999. Customers count on us to help them prevent financial loss caused by cyber attacks and by internal users performing activities that fall outside of their acceptable use policy. The most recent enhanced support for IBM's OS400 and OS390 RACF has been introduced to continually protect our customers' critical information assets."

Counterpane delivers to customers the industry's leading data security compliance solutions through its Managed Security Services. Notably, the first truly integrated Log Management service was launched in 4Q05. This service leveraged Counterpane's rich heritage in OS and application/business level log management to extend customers' ability to collect logs, in real time, from devices and applications beyond those being monitored, and retain all logs either remotely or on the customer premises. Counterpane's enhanced support for IBM products exemplifies the company's innovative tradition both technologically and in service delivery across every supported platform. The results:

(1) Customers can elect to perform cross-platform and cross-vendor correlation, in real time, for every normalized message and from every supported platform available in Socrates, Counterpane's global correlation and analysis engine.

(2) Customers can benefit from Counterpane's iron-clad service level agreements, including guaranteed service activation within five days, and 100% availability for Security Operations Centers.

Now, customers using OS400 and OS390 RACF can audit track and correlate user level activities and build the success of their compliance initiatives with Counterpane's guaranteed access to activity level logs and 24x7 real-time analysis, correlation, and reporting on events and activity.

"Many MSSPs are just now announcing basic capabilities for collecting application logs, which they refer to as Log Management, while Counterpane actively assists our customers with meeting compliance requirements by enhancing application and business layer support," said Doug Howard, Counterpane's COO. "To achieve broader compliance and more effective identification and mitigation of security threats, log collection alone is not enough. True 24x7 real-time monitoring, analysis, alerting, and reporting by skilled security analysts are essential. Counterpane's integrated Log Management service collects, correlates, baselines, analyzes (by human and through automation), and stores logs from networks, hosts, and critical applications. This service is augmented with 24/7 monitoring and real-time security alerts, all of which are backed by SLAs with simple, unambiguous penalty language."

About Counterpane

Counterpane is The Managed Security Company. As the authority on enterprise security, Counterpane's Managed Security Services ensure customers' business continuity, improved compliance, and protection from financial loss. Monitoring over 550 networks worldwide to gather, correlate and evaluate an unparalleled volume of information, we give our customers the industry's broadest real-time view of, and response to, global IT security threats. Leveraging our experienced professionals and state-of-the-art security solutions, Counterpane delivers comprehensive protection and real economies of scale and efficiencies of cost. For more information, visit

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