April 21, 2009
NetIQ Advances Change Detection and User Monitoring to Reduce Corporate Data Loss
NetIQ Change Guardian Complements and Completes SIEM
As evidenced by the number of high profile incidents, organizations are increasingly at risk of uninvited and/or unintended data security breaches. Taking preventative measures to mitigate malicious activity and ensure comprehensive data protection is essential if organizations are to engender customer loyalty and maintain corporate reputations.
To help organizations protect their critical systems, files and data, NetIQ Corporation today announced the NetIQ® Change Guardian™ product family. Previously an integrated feature set of NetIQ Security Manager™, Change Guardian products are now available worldwide as individual offerings. With enhanced real-time file monitoring, privileged user activity monitoring and powerful change detection features, Change Guardian products complement and complete all major security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to vastly reduce the risk of malicious activity and further support comprehensive data protection initiatives.
Forrester Research notes in its January, 2009 Twelve Recommendations For Your 2009 Information Security Strategy¹ report: "In today's economic climate where merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is on the rise and layoffs are getting more common, having a comprehensive data protection plan is all the more important, yet for many it remains an elusive goal. The continued high volume of data breaches has kept many security professionals on their toes and in a reactive mode."
The failure to achieve comprehensive data protection is due to insufficient visibility into changes to system configuration and improperly managed administrator access rights to key IT systems and applications. NetIQ Change Guardian detects what changes are made and by whom and whether or not those changes are authorized. By integrating with SIEM software, this solution enables correlation of events and visibility into threats across the enterprise.
NetIQ Change Guardian offerings now include:
- NetIQ Change Guardian for Group Policy – determines and documents all changes to Group Policy Objects to prevent modifications from adversely impacting security postures
- NetIQ Change Guardian for Active Directory – assures changes to Active Directory are authorized, monitored, verified and audited
- NetIQ Change Guardian for Windows – monitors user activity and changes across Windows environments to provide file integrity monitoring and reduce the risk of insider attack
"Traditional SIEM is just not enough to achieve comprehensive data protection, given the reality of today's internal and external threats," notes Geoff Webb, senior manager of Product Marketing at NetIQ. "Now, organizations can leverage the NetIQ Change Guardian products to complement SIEM with much-needed privileged user activity monitoring and powerful change detection to significantly limit the risk of corporate data loss while continuing to improve the TCO of existing security investments."
Pricing and Availability
NetIQ Change Guardian solutions are currently available worldwide. List pricing begins at $800 per server. For more details, visit www.netiq.com or call NetIQ at (888) 323-6768.
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