SOURCE: TriGeo Network Security, Inc.

May 14, 2007 10:00 ET

Top Analyst Firm Positions TriGeo in the Leaders Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

Expanding SIEM Market Drives the Need for Log Management and Ease of Deployment

POST FALLS, ID -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- TriGeo Network Security, the leading provider of security information and event management technology for mid-market enterprises, today announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned TriGeo in the leaders quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management(1), (SIEM), 1Q07 report.

According to Gartner analysts Mark Nicolett and Kelly Kavanagh, who authored the report, "The SIEM market is driven by customer needs to analyze security event data in real time (for threat management, primarily focused on network events) and to analyze and report on log data (for security policy compliance monitoring, primarily focused on host and application events)." The Magic Quadrant's evaluation criteria weighed the importance of ease of deployment combined with real-time analysis of host system, security device and network infrastructure log data in determining the market leaders.

"We think our position in Gartner's leaders quadrant validates our mission to deliver the market's most complete SIEM offering to meet regulatory compliance requirements. TriGeo SIM also helps our customers stay ahead of evolving security threats such as zero-day attacks, anomalous behavior and the ever present insider threat," said Michelle Dickman, president of TriGeo Network Security. "We are proud of this evaluation and believe our position in the SIEM Magic Quadrant is recognition of our technology advancement, business execution and ongoing customer satisfaction."

TriGeo is the only SIEM solution that offers:

--  Real-time log analysis and in-memory event correlation for high speed
    detection of network attacks, anomalous behavior, insider abuse and policy
--  Proactive network defense with highly targeted active responses that
    quarantine, block, route and control services, processes, accounts and
--  More than 240 pre-built reports for regulatory compliance and network
--  An affordable solution for the mid-market, starting below $20,000
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management report highlights the need for compliance, stating that, "The compliance driver has also changed the buyer profile, which is now extended to organizations that have smaller security staffs and more limited system support capabilities. For these buyers, predefined function and ease of deployment and support is valued over advanced function and extensive customization."

TriGeo was the first SIEM company to identify the security and compliance needs of mid-market organizations -- in 2001 -- and today has hundreds of customers across key vertical markets including financial services, health care, government, utility, retail and media/entertainment.

Gartner positioned vendors in the Security Information and Event Management Magic Quadrant based on the vendor's overall ability to execute and completeness of vision. Gartner defines "Leaders" as those who are performing well today, have a clear vision of market directions and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.

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, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About TriGeo Network Security

TriGeo Network Security delivers enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) designed specifically for the needs of the mid-market. TriGeo SIM is the only real-time SIEM appliance that automatically identifies and responds to network attacks, suspicious behavior and policy violations. This award-winning product combines real-time log analysis, event correlation, USB detection and prevention with powerful active response technology. TriGeo SIM is both a unique network defense technology and an "Audit-Proven" compliance solution that meets the security monitoring and log management requirements imposed by PCI, GLBA, NCUA, FDIC, HIPAA, SOX and more.

TriGeo has hundreds of customers across key vertical markets including financial services, health care, government, utility, retail and media/entertainment. TriGeo SIM has won numerous awards including the 2007 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award, the 2006 Gartner Best Midmarket Software Solution, and the SC Magazine Best Buy of 2006 award for Event Management. The Company is headquartered in Idaho and is represented by partners nationwide.

For additional information about TriGeo and its products, services and partners, please contact TriGeo at 1 866) 664-9292 or at

(1) Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, 1Q07” by M. Nicolett and K. Kavanagh, May 9, 2007

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