July 7, 2009

NetIQ Security Manager Eases Log Management for Highly Distributed Environments

Comprehensive SIEM Solution Delivers Security to Complex Business Infrastructures


Press Release

HOUSTON

Recent market research from Gartner, Inc. states "Although compliance drives SIEM project funding, most organizations also want to improve external and internal threat-monitoring capabilities. As a consequence, there are requirements for user activity and resource access monitoring for host systems, and real-time event management for network security."¹

In response to these emerging demands and traditional needs such as log management, organizations are looking to comprehensive security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to address changing requirements. In today's highly distributed environments, such as those found in retail, banking, health care, and other customer-service industries, this is an ever-growing business challenge.

The latest release of NetIQ's SIEM solution, NetIQ® Security Manager™ 6.5, addresses this business challenge by providing enhanced flexibility for organizations with remote sites and distributed infrastructures. By offering SIEM as software rather than an appliance, organizations can deploy log collection to remote sites using standard, inexpensive software, including virtual machines, and avoid many of the unexpected costs associated with proprietary appliances in non-centralized infrastructures. By delivering cost-effective log processing power where needed, organizations can scale SIEM deployments and reduce complexity—two essentials for security teams today.

Additionally, NetIQ Security Manager 6.5 provides customers with real-time security event management, file integrity monitoring, privileged user activity monitoring, historical analysis, forensics and reporting. Combined, these comprehensive capabilities enable customers to prevent, identify, track and resolve security threats while complying with audit requirements. NetIQ Security Manager 6.5 helps organizations address immediate mandates such as PCI DSS and provides a strategic security platform to help mitigate risk and protect the enterprise.

"Compliance and enterprise risk require companies to deploy comprehensive SIEM technology throughout their business," said Geoff Webb, senior manager of Product Marketing at NetIQ. "Our enterprise customers recognize this need to move beyond simple log-management implementations to long-term solutions that address the real business issues of data security and privileged user management in distributed environments. With NetIQ Security Manager, we further enable organizations to tackle their primary concerns of compliance, data protection and system availability, while providing a path to long-term risk reduction across the enterprise."

Pricing and Availability

NetIQ Security Manager 6.5 is currently available worldwide. Base pricing starts at $2,500, and prices for servers, devices and applications are based upon monitored endpoints and/or event volumes (events per second), depending upon customer needs. For more information, visit www.netiq.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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