SOURCE: ExaProtect

May 19, 2008 08:00 ET

Exaprotect Announces Industry's First Integration of Log, Event and Change Management

Unified Architecture Combines Leading SIEM and NCCM Technologies to Streamline Compliance, Security, Network Performance With Operational Efficiency

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Exaprotect, a leader in security management, today announced its Unified Architecture, the industry's first tight integration of log management, event management and security change management. Exaprotect's unique multi-vendor solution leads the industry's move toward consolidating Enterprise Security Information Management (ESIM/SIEM) and Network Configuration Change Management (NCCM) allowing security, network and IT operations teams to closely collaborate and close the security management loop. With Exaprotect's Unified Architecture, MSSPs, Service Providers and large enterprises can dramatically improve operational efficiencies while mitigating risk, lowering operational costs, proving compliance and assuring network performance and SLAs.

Enterprises face the challenge of responding to security breaches and threats by reconfiguring numerous devices, which is often a tedious manual process in today's large and complex heterogeneous IT environments. In most organizations, the management of security events is not integrated with network infrastructure change requirements, with security, network and IT operation teams working independently, thus delaying needed protection and network availability.

Exaprotect SIEM solutions (LogManager and EventManager) are being used by enterprises worldwide to monitor logs and correlate security events in real-time. Meanwhile, its unique Solsoft ChangeManager product translates high-level business policies into multi-vendor, device-specific commands allowing enterprises to track and implement security change requests across large regional networks and multiple security levels using simple business rules and an abstraction layer-based drag-and-drop interface. Exaprotect customers currently using one of the products in the family can now easily upgrade to the other products for a full solution designed to efficiently manage change requests while keeping compliance and monitoring security health and service change impact.

With the new Unified Architecture and tight integration between the Exaprotect product family, enterprises can now streamline security management across disparate departments to:

--  Quickly respond to change requests while reducing risks
--  Reduce manpower required to manage more complex networks
--  Migrate to lower cost technologies
--  Document and track change control processes
--  React quickly to data gathered from numerous sources
    

"The convergence between security, network and IT operations is the next evolution in security management," said Robert Ayoub, industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "Only a solution that is designed to support complex, heterogeneous enterprise environments, like the Exaprotect Unified Architecture, can effectively facilitate the alignment of business policies with network security configurations. With a fully integrated security, network and IT infrastructure, enterprises are better equipped to protect against network vulnerabilities, improve compliance and optimize efficiencies throughout the organization."

"The enterprise software industry is undergoing a fundamental shift toward the convergence of security, network and IT infrastructures. Many enterprises that are using log management for compliance see the value of adding event management and the future benefit of incorporating change management. We are the first to bring together each of these on a single, Unified Architecture so that organizations can add functionality when they are ready," said Jean-François Dechant, CEO, Exaprotect. "Now security managers, network managers and IT teams will have the power to align business policies with security events for real-time enforcement, compliance and business continuity."

Availability

Exaprotect LogManager, EventManager and Solsoft ChangeManager are currently available. The Exaprotect Unified Architecture is available early summer 2008.

About Exaprotect

Exaprotect (www.exaprotect.com), located in Mountain View, California, is a leading provider of security management for hundreds of enterprises and service providers with large-scale, heterogeneous infrastructures. By linking business policies to specific network configurations, Exaprotect's products increase operational efficiency of network and security teams, facilitate meeting regulatory and audit compliance and mitigate security risks.

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