EMC acquires NetWitness to integrate network security monitoring into its RSA technology

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EMC has announced the acquisition of network security analysis solution vendor NetWitness.

EMC has announced the acquisition of network security analysis solution vendor NetWitness.

According to RSA, the Security Division of EMC, NetWitness offers a network security monitoring and analysis platform that provides organisations with an understanding of activity happening on their enterprise networks.

The acquisition was completed on Friday 1st April 2011. NetWitness will now operate as a part of RSA as part of its advanced security management solutions, providing real-time visibility into network activity and adding incident investigations and workflow.

RSA said that by combining the NetWitness network monitoring and analysis technology with its enVision platform, data loss prevention suite and cyber crime intelligence service, security teams can achieve deep insight into the security posture of their organisations.

Tom Heiser, president of RSA, said: “The intensity and sophistication of advanced adversaries and zero-day malware challenge every organisation to rethink traditional approaches to network security. NetWitness has redefined the security landscape, providing a powerful solution for organisations seeking to gain immediate insight, precise clarity and timely closure in the face of the toughest cyber threats.

“NetWitness' unique network security analysis capabilities extend RSA's solutions for managing security risk and compliance across both physical and virtual environments.”

Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness, said: “EMC and NetWitness share a complementary vision for the future of security management, work with the same types of industry-leading customers and have a respect for each other's cultures of innovation and growth.

“Joining RSA is a strategic move that will deliver significant benefit for NetWitness customers, partners and employees. Together, we have an opportunity to further strengthen our leadership position in network security analysis by creating new, integrated products and capabilities to solve our customers' most complex security challenges.”


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