October 28, 2009

NetIQ Extends Change and Activity Monitoring to Relational Databases

Host-based SIEM Now Integrates Netezza Mantra Database Activity Monitoring for Unparalleled Data Protection

Press Release


As security teams take greater measures to prevent data breaches and comply with mandates such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), they are seeking solutions to protect enterprise "crown jewels"—relational databases housing critical corporate information. To that end, NetIQ Corporation today announced NetIQ® Change Guardian™ for Databases. With this product, NetIQ is entering the Database Activity Monitoring market to provide a comprehensive, integrated approach to security information and event management (SIEM)—protecting host systems, applications and the data within them.

NetIQ Change Guardian for Databases is the result of a strategic OEM relationship with Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) to license its Mantra® Database Activity Monitoring appliance.

"Understanding how change and privilege user activity impact business-critical databases is essential to meeting the ongoing demands of industry and regulatory mandates," commented Prat Moghe, general manager, Data Compliance, Netezza Corporation. "Combining Mantra technology and its industry-leading performance and scalability with NetIQ's SIEM solution provides enterprises with comprehensive change and activity monitoring that can best meet their increasing security and compliance demands."

This latest addition to the NetIQ Change Guardian family delivers real-time activity and change monitoring across relational databases, without significantly impacting database performance or operation. NetIQ Change Guardian for Databases:

  • Audits access to databases and identifies potentially suspicious behavior, enabling faster, more comprehensive automated responses.
  • Monitors and alerts on suspicious activity undertaken by privileged users.
  • Alerts on changes made to the database, providing protection from insiders who may purposefully weaken security or inadvertently damage a business-critical database.
  • Auto-recognizes sensitive information, ensuring that critical data is identified and properly protected.
  • Presents information to NetIQ Security Manager and other SIEM solutions to correlate all events that impact data security.

"Security teams are demanding solutions that protect more than just infrastructure. They must defend corporate data by detecting abnormal behavior before it results in significant breaches," said Geoff Webb, senior manager, Product Marketing, NetIQ. "NetIQ Change Guardian for Databases uniquely fulfills both requirements, providing a natural complement and extension to the security and event correlation that customers rely upon to identify threats and minimize their impact."

Availability and Pricing

NetIQ Change Guardian for Databases is available worldwide today. Pricing starts at $50,000. For more information, visit www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

About Netezza Corporation

Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics across an extended enterprise. Netezza's technology enables organizations to process enormous amounts of captured data at exceptional speed, providing a significant competitive and operational advantage in today's data-intensive industries, including digital media, energy, financial services, government, health and life sciences, retail and telecommunications. For more information, visit www.netezza.com.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ's portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please contact us.

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