June 19, 2012

NetIQ Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for SIEM

Magic Quadrant Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Press Release


NetIQ today announced that it has been named a Leader in the Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) based on evaluation of NetIQ® Sentinel.*

The Gartner SIEM Magic Quadrant report was created based on research conducted by analysts Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanagh. According to the report, "the greatest area of unmet need is effective targeted attack and breach detection. Organizations are failing at early breach detection, with more than 85 percent of breaches undetected by the breached organization. The situation can be improved with better threat intelligence, the addition of behavior profiling and better analytics."

Additionally, Gartner "continue[s] to heavily weight deployment simplicity. Users still value this attribute over breadth of coverage beyond the core use cases. There is a danger of SIEM products (which are already complex) becoming too complex as vendors extend capabilities. Vendors that are able to provide deployment simplicity as they add function will be the most successful in the market."

"Security teams today need to achieve successful outcomes from SIEM without creating additional levels of complexity that prevent them from determining their threat and compliance posture," said Ron Hardy, vice president of Products and Marketing at NetIQ. "With NetIQ Sentinel, we are reducing the complexity often found in SIEM technologies so that organizations can reliably produce the actionable intelligence required to address the real threats they face from targeted attacks and malware, as well as provide visibility into user activity and regulatory controls to best protect corporate data. We are thrilled with the recognition from Gartner and that our customers recognize the value Sentinel delivers to ensure information protection and minimize organizational risk."

NetIQ Sentinel delivers full-featured SIEM (real-time event analysis and log management) while eliminating the complexity other SIEM toolkits introduce to help organizations proactively manage risk, achieve greater visibility into potential threats, better control their security posture, and simplify the task of regulatory compliance. With NetIQ Sentinel, companies can automate the process of monitoring for policy violations, identifying and responding to targeted attacks, and delivering compliance reporting to demonstrate the effectiveness of critical IT controls. For more information about NetIQ Sentinel, please visit our website.

*Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management" by Mark Nicolett, Kelly M. Kavanagh, May 24, 2012.

About the Magic Quadrant

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About NetIQ

NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Leveraging its WorkloadIQ approach, NetIQ helps customers cost-effectively tackle complex information protection challenges such as FISMA, FDCC/SCAP, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and NERC CIP and securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. For information on how our solutions yield reduced cost, complexity and risk, contact us.

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