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NetCitadel, Inc.

April 22, 2014 08:22 ET

NetCitadel Announces HP ArcSight CEF Certification to Broaden Protection From Persistent Threats and Malware Attacks With Automated Incident Response

NetCitadel Also Joins HP Enterprise Security Technology Ecosystem Alliance to Help HP ArcSight Users Reduce Mitigation and Containment Time by up to 95 Percent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - NetCitadel, Inc., the pioneer in innovative threat management solutions, today announced that its ThreatOptics™ threat management platform has received HP ArcSight Comment Event Format (CEF) Certification. As a complement to the HP ArcSight security information event management (SIEM) solution, NetCitadel helps increase the value of SIEM systems by adding intelligence, context and prioritization to detected alerts for faster containment of threats reported by HP ArcSight. In achieving this certification, NetCitadel successfully completed rigorous integration testing to provide confidence of validated interoperability for HP ArcSight users.

NetCitadel also announced that it has joined the HP Enterprise Security Technology Ecosystem Alliance.

NetCitadel's ThreatOptics provides the industry's leading threat investigation, prioritization, mitigation, and containment technology in a threat management platform that leverages intelligent threat context and patent-pending security orchestration technologies to deliver real-time responses to security incidents. Its automated approach supplements detected threats with context and intelligence, dramatically reducing incident response times to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and targeted malware attacks. Customers can respond to next-generation threats even faster with greater context and intelligence about events reported by HP ArcSight ESM, HP ArcSight Express or HP ArcSight Logger.

"NetCitadel is committed to continuous innovation in cyber security, and integrating NetCitadel's ThreatOptics with HP ArcSight enables customers to stay ahead of new threats," said Neil Stratz, vice president of sales and marketing, NetCitadel. "With our new CEF certification from HP, NetCitadel extends its interoperability base of the industry's most popular security incident detection solutions, including HP ArcSight, and our ability to help organizations respond to detected incidents to best protect their networks. This solution has already seen demonstrated success in the field, extending the value of HP ArcSight at a number of financial and energy companies."

This new certified interoperability between the ThreatOptics and HP ArcSight delivers rapid incident response and advanced threat protection by enabling incident response personnel to quickly prioritize the most important threats reported by HP ArcSight. ThreatOptics then immediately takes actions such as Active Directory privilege updates, network segmentation, or blocking IPs on firewalls and proxy servers. This ensures that incident response delays such as those in the recent Target breach and others can be avoided.

"Stopping today's growing number of cyber threats requires a comprehensive threat management approach, one that provides broad visibility into vulnerabilities and enables real-time enforcement of threats," said Frank Mong, vice president and general manager, Solutions, Enterprise Security Products, HP. "Ensuring our customers have seamless access to best-of-breed technology at every step in the threat management process is important to us, and this new interoperability with NetCitadel is a great example of this program at work."

With this validation of interoperability with HP ArcSight, NetCitadel also joins the HP Enterprise Security Technology Ecosystem Alliance. With the completed testing and certification by HP, NetCitadel's threat management platform is now available to HP customers on its Protect724 community site. 

About NetCitadel ThreatOptics
NetCitadel ThreatOptics is the first threat management platform of its kind, addressing the analysis, intelligence, and enforcement needs of today's Incident Response teams. ThreatOptics automatically investigates, prioritizes, mitigates, and contains threats reported by devices such as FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, and HP ArcSight. Out of the box, ThreatOptics integrates with existing security enforcement devices, such as firewalls and web proxies, to deliver real-time responses to security events. By using ThreatOptics, organizations can dramatically reduce the time it takes to respond to security events by enabling either a fully automated or semi-automated response. ThreatOptics uses patent-pending security intelligence systems to help enterprises determine the severity of a security event as well as the appropriate response to that event.

About NetCitadel
NetCitadel is the pioneer in innovative security threat management. Recognizing the dramatic growth in cyber-attacks and the increase in targeted attacks using Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), the company identified the need to operationalize the overwhelming volume of security data and turn them into protections. Its threat management platform, ThreatOptics, leverages patent-pending technology to connect existing network security devices with real-time security event information then update protective infrastructure instantly. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company is venture backed by NEA and other investors. For more information about NetCitadel and its solutions, call (650) 564-4285 or visit

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