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RSA Advances Its RSA® enVision™ Compliance and Security Information Management Platform By Leveraging EMC Information Infrastructure

  • 09 May, 2007 13:36

<p><i>American Modern Insurance Group Leverages RSA enVision for Business Enablement; Deploys End-to-End Information Management Platform for Compliance and Security Event Log Data</i></p>
<p>RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced the advancement of its information management platform for compliance and security, the RSA® enVision™ solution, through new integration, features and capabilities that will help customers accelerate their businesses by solving their most sensitive and complex security challenges. The new capabilities of the RSA enVision platform are built to help provide an information management platform for compliance and security data that can comprehensively and cost-effectively map and transform it into actionable intelligence.</p>
<p>Compliance and security event log data has emerged as a critical type of information that organisations need to manage – from the time the event data is created to the time it no longer needs to be retained for compliance or audit. RSA enVision Information Management Platform is engineered to collect All the Data™ necessary to effectively and efficiently maximise an organisation’s security posture and to reduce the burden of compliance. Integration with EMC’s industry leading networked storage systems helps to best position the RSA enVision platform to cost-effectively help organisations maximise the value of this type of business information.</p>
<p>RSA’s strategy helps provide for the management of security compliance event log data over the complete security information lifecycle. It is designed to encompass integrations with a broad range of leading storage offerings, like EMC’s to provide easy-to-deploy, pre-configured storage package options. As engineered, this allows customers to define log retention policies in RSA enVision platform that are automatically executed through EMC’s storage solution portfolio, enabling complete collection-to-retirement management for all security information.</p>
<p>“Our customers know that there is an ever growing mass of compliance information putting a considerable strain on the IT infrastructures we have in place, and they are looking for ways to manage that information,” said John Worrall, vice president, Information and Event Management Business Unit, RSA, The Security Division of EMC. “RSA offers customers collection-to-retirement management for all security information, allowing them to maximise the value of the information while helping to minimise the cost.”</p>
<p>"RSA’s enVision platform validates a fundamental reality today -- that corporate and customer data is always on the move both inside and outside the network, and global regulatory compliance is driving the need to build security into the information infrastructure from the outset," said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, Information Security at Enterprise Strategy Group. "The integration of the RSA enVision platform, with its new features and capabilities, and EMC’s network storage offerings demonstrates that EMC and RSA are facilitating the convergence of security and storage technology to meet customers' needs. RSA’s enVision platform offers customers a cradle-to-grave approach for the management of security compliance log event data.”</p>
<p>Enhanced Availability Collection Service and Integrated Storage
RSA enVision now offers enhanced availability collection server configurations that operate in hot standby active/passive mode to effectively eliminate the risk of collection interruption. If a server failure occurs during the collection process, the hot standby component is designed to detect the problem and automatically takes over.</p>
<p>“The bottom line is that our customers can’t have downtime,” said Worrall. “This new enhanced availability collection capability is built to offer them uninterrupted log management. They can now manage all their data, all of the time.”</p>
<p>In addition, RSA enVision is integrated with networked storage systems from EMC, providing customers additional tiered storage choice. These high availability network-attached and direct-attached storage models come preconfigured and prepackaged for simpler, faster deployment, and will help customers lower their overall storage and management costs.</p>
<p><b>New Features To Better Help Security Operations</b></p>
<p>The new release of RSA enVision platform also adds three major features that collectively will help enable customers to more effectively respond to potential threats and reduce the risk of penalties. Vulnerability and Asset Management Integration adds vulnerability and asset intelligence and significantly reduces false positive alerts, enabling efficient focus on real threats. Watchlist Alerting and Reporting allows watchlists to be created or imported to enhance efficiency of security operations. Automatic real-time alerts based on watchlists can flag policy violations as they occur, enabling real-time compliance. Task Triage and Ticketing System Integration simplifies operations by providing a complete incident response system for improved accuracy and faster resolution of investigations. Integration with an organisation’s enterprise incident management system further enhances operational efficiency.</p>
<p><b>Customer Success</b></p>
<p>American Modern Insurance Group (AMIG), headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, specialises in writing physical damage insurance and related coverages on manufactured housing and has expanded to other specialty insurance products including coverage for site-built homes, motorcycles, watercraft, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles, physical damage on long-haul trucks, extended service contracts, excess and surplus lines coverage, credit life and related products as well as collateral protection and mortgage fire products sold to financial institutions and their customers. AMIG is monitoring logs from over 300 devices across a variety of device types including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and routers.</p>
<p>“The RSA enVision product has helped us solve one of our critical issues – taking all of my log data and making it usable. We can get all of our compliance and security information into a central location and then analyse it and manage it. It has also consolidated logs and helped reduce the number of interfaces I have to deal with,” said Chris Norris, senior IT security engineer, American Modern Insurance Group. “I’m excited about the new pre-configured storage options and about my ability to define our log retention policies with enVision and then have enVision manage our data, from beginning to end.”</p>
<p>“RSA's enVision products helped Accuvant solve a pair of business problems for AMIG that exists for many of our large clients - a proliferation of log data coupled with a compliance mandate to manage, analyse and report on that data,” said Dan Wilson, vice president of Partner Alliances, Accuvant, a RSA SecurWorld™ partner. “enVision lets us make a positive impact on our client's compliance and security posture, and the enhanced capabilities have made an already strong solution even stronger.”</p>
<p><b>ote to Editor</b></p>
<p>If you would like to interview Mark Pullen, ANZ Country Manager, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, please contact Sarah Mulvin on 02 9212 3848 or sarah@kinetics.com.au.</p>
<p><b>About RSA</b></p>
<p>RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security solutions for business acceleration, helping the world’s leading organisations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. RSA’s information-centric approach to security guards the integrity and confidentiality of information throughout its lifecycle – no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used.</p>
<p>RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance &amp; access control, encryption &amp; key management, compliance &amp; security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com and www.EMC.com</p>
<p>RSA, enVision and All That Data are either registered trademarks and/or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. All other products and/or services are trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
<p>This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the filings of EMC Corporation, the parent corporation of RSA Security Inc., with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. RSA and EMC disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.</p>

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