October 04, 2010

Leading SIEM solution achieves rigorous international security certification

Columbia, MD – Prism Microsystems today announced that its industry leading comprehensive SIEM (Security Information and Event Log Management) solution, EventTracker, has achieved certification for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL 2+), following a year-long analysis, and stringent testing by an accredited evaluation facility. The Common Criteria is an internationally endorsed set of standards (ISO/IEC 15408) for evaluating security features and capabilities of commercial IT security products. Common Criteria certification is reciprocally accepted across all 26 Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA) nations including the United States Canada, France, Germany, and India. EAL 2 represents a demanding analysis of the development methodology, and verification of the security components, specifying with a high level of confidence that EventTracker’s security functions will perform effectively.

Security conscious organizations including the US Government, as mandated by the National Information Assurance Acquisition Policy (NIAAP), require Common Criteria certification from their IT security vendors. With this achievement, Prism now holds one of the broadest sets of government certifications, and earns the distinction of being the only SIEM vendor to be both Common Criteria certified and SCAP validated for FDCC. The combination of the two further establishes EventTracker as an indisputable leader in the government space.

“With Common Criteria EAL2+ certification, our customers gain even greater confidence in our ability to meet and exceed the highest security standards. EventTracker’s comprehensive capabilities encompassing SIEM, log management, configuration assessment, and change auditing deliver the flexibility and intelligence government agencies require to accurately identify internal and external threats to their sensitive, confidential data,” said A.N. Ananth, CEO, Prism Microsystems.

EventTracker was evaluated by EWAC, a fully accredited Common Criteria Test Lab and leading Information Assurance consulting firm specializing in independent third-party evaluation and testing of products in its Common Criteria, FIPS 140 2 Cryptographic Module, and Security Content Automation Protocol test labs. EventTracker’s Certificate of Evaluation can be found at http://www.cse-cst.gc.ca/its-sti/services/cc/prismmicro-v63-eng.html.

About Prism Microsystems

Prism Microsystems delivers business critical solutions that transform high-volume cryptic log data into actionable, prioritized intelligence that will fundamentally change your perception of the utility, value and organizational potential inherent in log files. Prism’s leading solutions offer Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), real-time Log Management, and powerful Change and Configuration Management to optimize IT operations, detect and deter costly security breaches, and comply with multiple regulatory mandates.

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