SOURCE: NitroSecurity


December 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Top Northeast University Achieves Situational Awareness With NitroSecurity

Adelphi University Drives Security and Operational Efficiency With NitroView SIEM and Log Management Solutions

PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - NitroSecurity, Inc., the leader in high-performance, content-aware security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, today announced that Adelphi University has selected the company's integrated NitroView SIEM and Log Management solutions to provide greater security awareness and response capabilities, and higher efficiency in meeting auditing requirements.

Chartered in 1896, Adelphi University was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The co-educational university currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. In recognition of its strong academic foundation, The Princeton Review named Adelphi a 2010 Best College in the Northeastern Region.

Every institution of higher education faces the conflicting realities of an open, academic environment with strict auditing requirements for accreditation. For Adelphi, this is delivered via open wireless access to more than 9,000 students and faculty. Constant network usage has historically generated 60 million events daily that were manually reviewed for security implications and compliance. Adelphi's IT staff sought to automate this time-intensive manual process to streamline IT operations, and ensure that security events were identified and addressed quickly.

To meet these goals, Adelphi embarked on an exhaustive search for the right security information monitoring and log management solution for its environment. After evaluating nearly 20 products, the University selected NitroSecurity's integrated NitroView SIEM solution. Comprising NitroView Enterprise Security Manager and NitroView Enterprise Log Manager, Adelphi chose the NitroSecurity offering based on its unmatched database speed and responsiveness; unparalleled scalability in monitoring, correlating and analyzing logs; and impressive ease of use for multiple levels of system administrators.

"Based on the required openness of an educational environment, the last thing IT should do is get in the way of the learning process," said Kees Leune, CISO at Adelphi University. "However, we need to protect everything from students' computers to academic intellectual property. This requires knowing everything that is going on in the network and prioritizing events for response in real-time -- true 'situational awareness.' NitroView's broad visibility and real-time responsiveness is exactly what we needed to achieve our goals."

"The freedom and openness afforded by higher-education environments fosters greater information sharing and learning, but with associated risks. Data breach studies show that universities are targeted as often as businesses," said Ken Levine, CEO of NitroSecurity. "Academic IT teams need security solutions that can address the dual challenges of broad visibility and blazing performance. NitroView was built from the ground up to provide this level of real-time situational awareness, and its unparalleled integration of security and log management make it an ideal solution to meet the specific needs of higher-education institutions."

For more information on NitroView and other NitroSecurity offerings, please visit the company's Web site at

About Adelphi University
Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs -- The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work -- the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship. For more information, please visit

About NitroSecurity
NitroSecurity develops high-performance security information and event management (SIEM) solutions that protect critical information and infrastructure. NitroSecurity solutions reduce risk exposure and increase network and information availability by removing the scalability and performance limitations of security information management. Utilizing the industry's fastest analytical tools, NitroSecurity identifies, correlates and remediates threats in minutes instead of hours, allowing organizations to quickly mitigate risks to their information and infrastructure. NitroSecurity serves more than 500 organizations in the energy, healthcare, education, financial services, government, retail, hospitality and managed services industries. For more information, please visit

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