February 20, 2008

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) called out as a critical mechanism for preventing serious attacks from causing operational disruptions, increased costs and data loss

Columbia, MD –Prism Microsystems, a pioneer in integrated SIEM and Change Management technology, today announced the availability of a new complimentary on-demand Webcast titled ‘Preventing Cyber Attacks with Security Information and Event Management.’ The Webcast features well-known Gartner analyst Mark Nicolett who describes the requirements and use-case of SIEM for improving security and ensuring regulatory compliance.

The Webcast will address the following questions:

  • Why is SIEM a critical component in defending critical IT assets?
  • How can SIEM help prevent the growing number of expensive, embarrassing, and high-profile attacks?
  • How does SIEM help ensure regulatory compliance?

Also featured on the Webcast will be security industry expert A.N. Ananth, CEO of Prism Microsystems whose EventTracker solution provides a powerful and unique solution that not only combines the ability to analyze logs in real-time for known attack profiles along with deep analysis capabilities to find and troubleshoot issues, but also monitors changes on critical systems to detect zero-day attacks. Viewers will also hear from Bryan Burns, a security expert at ARC Systems as he describes how they depend on EventTracker to help improve their network security and meet PCI compliance.

To be in business today requires global connectivity, web access and reliance on IT networks – the very things that make a company vulnerable to attacks that are constantly probing for weaknesses. With increasingly aggressive, indiscriminate and sophisticated cyber attacks, it is no longer a question of if, but when an organization will suffer a security breach and how costly will it be.

SEIM is a critical component of a defense in depth program to protect corporate IT assets from a variety of both internal and external malicious activities. While perimeter defense systems and reactive antivirus solutions are one brick in the wall, they are often inadequate in quickly detecting zero-day attacks and host-based intrusions before they cause costly disruptions. SIEM products, on the other hand, collect and correlate logs generated not only by network devices but also applications, servers and workstations for comprehensive security monitoring that is highly effective in preventing companies from suffering the types of expensive, embarrassing and high profile attacks that are documented on an almost daily basis.

About Prism Microsystems:

Prism Microsystems, Inc. was formed in 1999 and is a privately held corporation with headquarters in the Baltimore-Washington high tech corridor. The company delivers business-critical solutions that unify Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with Change Management capabilities to defend critical IT assets from cyber attacks and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. EventTracker, Prism’s SIEM solution is designed to enhance the security of critical systems, maintain confident compliance, and improve overall performance and availability by automating the real-time collection, correlation, consolidation and analysis of log data. It is engineered for ease of use and flexibility and has over 650 customers in 50 countries across multiple sectors.

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