August 22, 2007

NetIQ Security Manager Achieves NIAP Certification

Industry’s Most Comprehensive SIEM Solution Meets Common Criteria Established for Product Evaluation and Validation


Press Release

HOUSTON

NetIQ Corporation, an Attachmate business, today announced that NetIQ® Security Manager™ has been validated by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to conform to the Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluation (version 2.3). By meeting specific, globally-recognized security standards set by the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ICCITSE), NetIQ assures customers that Security Manager meets the highest levels of quality, reliability and scalability sought in enterprise security solutions. Achieving Common Criteria certification means that Federal agencies and global enterprises alike can reduce the time and cost associated with the evaluation of NetIQ Security Manager for comprehensive security information and event management (SIEM).

NIAP is a United States Government initiative between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) designed to increase both buyer and user trust in enterprise information systems and networks technologies. NIAP sponsors the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS), which focuses on meeting the security testing, evaluation and assessment needs of both IT producers and consumers. Designed to adhere to parameters set by ICCITSE, this certification assigns the responsibility of testing and validating product security and functionality to a pre-qualified third party, providing a standard basis for the assessment of technology products.

"NIAP certification is a tremendous accomplishment that validates our commitment to meeting the requirements of public or private organizations with the most demanding operating environments on a consistent basis," said Matt Ulery, director, Product Management, NetIQ. "As a result of this certification, customers will have the utmost confidence that NetIQ Security Manager delivers the industry's most comprehensive data protection required to support ongoing compliance mandates as well as combat both malicious and inadvertent threats to corporate and customer data."

As the industry's most comprehensive SIEM solution, NetIQ Security Manager protects against malicious or accidental system changes, minimizes security threat exposure times and analyzes security trends within complex, distributed environments. Security Manager includes NetIQ's TRACE™ proprietary file-based log server technology for secure and cost-effective log management to enable customers to meet enterprise compliance mandates, such as PCI DSS.
Core capabilities include:

  • Change auditing and threat detection
  • Privileged user and access monitoring
  • Log management, analysis and query-based forensics
  • Security event correlation, analysis and incident response

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a leading provider of comprehensive systems and security management solutions that help enterprises maximize IT service delivery and efficiency. With more than 12,000 customers worldwide, NetIQ solutions yield measurable business value and results that dynamic organizations demand. NetIQ's best-of-breed solutions help IT organizations deliver critical business services, mitigate operational risk, and document policy compliance. The company's portfolio of award-winning management solutions includes Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Control and Enterprise Administration.

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