RSA Conference: RSA launches additions to Security Analytics and managed service model

RSA has announced the launch of new software and services to defend and mitigate against attacks.

Launching its NextGen Security Operations Services, RSA said they have been designed to help customers transform traditional security operations into battle-ready defences and enable organisations to respond faster and more efficiently to attacks, as well as reduce breach exposure times.

These offer users access to security practitioners who will fulfil security requirements specifically to an organisations' needs to prepare for, discover and respond to threats in an agile way to reduce risk and the business impact of incidents, according to the company.

The practitioners will focus on: aggregation and analysis of threat intelligence data; correlation of content intelligence data throughout the organisation; deployment of solutions that provide advanced analytic intelligence capabilities; and development of security operations processes and procedures and the automation of related workflows

Peter Tran, senior director of the RSA advanced cyber defence practice, said: “In today's evolving threat landscape, it is critical that you unify three key perspectives to give you a battle-ready security operations service that is based on real-world needs, and not academic policies.

“Our new service offering is designed to be delivered by expert practitioners with an average of ten years of experience, who understand how to integrate existing controls with the latest cutting edge solutions, streamline key security processes and incorporate valuable threat research to design a security operations service for tomorrow's attacks, not yesterday's.”

Also released this week are three new software solutions designed to help security operations centres prioritise and manage security incidents. These are: RSA Advanced Incident Management for Security (AIMS) software, RSA Asset Criticality Intelligence (ACI) and RSA Data Discovery for Security Analytics.

Combined with its Security Analytics platform, RSA said that the new solutions are designed to align the efforts of the security and business teams to better protect the critical assets of an organisation.

Built on its Archer architecture and data loss prevention technology, RSA said that: AIMS can help add a broader incident management layer to RSA Security Analytics; ACI provides business context of IT assets to security teams, to prioritise response based on the business value of the asset; and RSA Data Discovery for Security Analytics is designed to provide information risk intelligence and can identify sensitive data in complex IT environments.

Amit Yoran, senior vice president of RSA security management and compliance, said: “These new solutions are designed to provide the much needed business context and advanced workflows for security investigations that help in this prioritisation process.

“We built these new solutions on the RSA Archer GRC platform, which not only makes them very functional out-of-the-box, but also helps organisations already using RSA Archer technology to extract more value out of their GRC investments.”

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