Security acquisitions get added to the #HP sauce, one big HP family

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HP has streamlined its enterprise security solutions into new products and services.

HP has streamlined its enterprise security solutions into new products and services.

Following HP's acquisitions of Tipping Point, ArcSight and Fortify Software last year, the new products and solutions combine these technologies into suites that HP said are "designed to help enterprises establish and execute a comprehensive security strategy that addresses threats and potential liabilities resulting from the rise of mobility, cloud computing and social media".

According to Jan Zadak, executive vice president of global sales and enterprise marketing at HP, organisations are realising the importance of having a comprehensive risk management strategy to secure assets across their corporate infrastructures and protect corporate reputation.

“HP's extended security portfolio provides the protection that enterprises require, while providing customers, employees, partners and consumers with instant access to the right enterprise assets without compromising risk,” he said.

Calling the unified approach to enterprise security 'The HP Security Intelligence and Risk Management platform', it includes version 3.0 of HP ArcSight Express, the HP Reputation Security Monitor – which provides HP ArcSight users with a real-time list of known bad IP and DNS addresses – and the HP Fortify Software Security Center, which is available on-premise or on-demand to identify vulnerabilities in applications.

Also new is version 2.0 of the HP TippingPoint Web Application Digital Vaccine (WebAppDV) service that extends protection to online applications with real-time identification of vulnerabilities and delivery of virtual patches until a fix can be developed.

According to HP, WebAppDV 2.0 filters with adaptive web application firewall technology to help discriminate between normal network activity and malicious traffic. HP is also offering simplified migration from open-source-based IPS solutions with the Digital Vaccine Toolkit (DVToolkit) 2.0 for Snort, as well as improved transparency of a security environment with HP TippingPoint reporting and archiving powered by Logger software.

Speaking to SC magazine, Jay Huff, EMEA director at HP, said: “All our security products now come together in one business unit that is being run by Tom Reilly, former chief executive of ArcSight, and one chief technology officer, who are doing unified execution in the field.”

He said the combination of technologies increases the capability to collect up to 100,000 events per second and to correlate in a single tool.

HP has also launched an Information Security Management service to deliver a comprehensive approach to managing security policies and processes; ArcSight technology drives the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) service and Fortify technology powers the Application Security Testing-as-a-Service.

Meanwhile, the HP Enterprise Cloud Service – End Point Threat Management protects desktops, notebook PCs and servers against malware by blocking unauthorised communication and preventing installation of unwanted programs.


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