SANTA CLARA, Calif. and CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE - News) and ArcSight, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARST - News) today announced that ArcSight, a leading global provider of compliance and security management solutions, has joined the McAfee(R) Security Innovation Alliance(TM). The initial focus of this partnership will be on the integration of the ArcSight SIEM Platform with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO(TM)). McAfee ePO is a powerful, unified security and compliance management platform that delivers a single console for monitoring the business, managing compliance and addressing internal and external threats. This enables customers to more efficiently manage security incident and compliance management workflow and minimize business risk.
By leveraging the ArcSight SIEM Platform to continuously monitor, correlate, filter and send critical security events to McAfee ePO, McAfee customers can promptly respond with security countermeasures targeting those systems affected. For example, the systems on a subnet penetrated by a worm attack observed by the ArcSight SIEM Platform could be promptly updated with new anti-virus signatures, software or policies as a countermeasure. This integration also combines the proactive compliance auditing of McAfee Policy Auditor with the compliance event archiving, alerting, and reporting of ArcSight Logger in support of PCI, SOX, HIPAA and other regulatory requirements.
"The monitoring and compliance requirements in today's corporate computing environment involve enormous data sets across all layers of the network," said Pat Nayak, senior enterprise security architect at Boston Medical Center. "The event aggregation, correlation, response and archival capabilities of the ArcSight SIEM Platform combined with the audit and compliance solutions from McAfee enable our security and network engineers to respond much more quickly to a full range of security threats and compliance violations. We are pleased to see these category leaders combine their products in new and useful ways."
"The ability to quickly detect and mitigate threats or compliance violations, and minimize the associated business risk is a business imperative," said Jeff Scheel, senior vice president of business development at ArcSight. "As leaders in our respective segments of the security industry, we believe that McAfee and ArcSight together offer a comprehensive end-to-end risk mitigation solution. We anticipate that our partnership with McAfee will dramatically reduce the cycle time from detection to response while offering companies continuous compliance oversight."
"We are excited to welcome ArcSight into the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance," said Joe Gottlieb, vice president of corporate strategy and technology alliances for McAfee. "The ArcSight event management and log management offerings are very complementary to the McAfee portfolio, but more importantly, we believe that the way that we are tightly integrating them with ePO will help our joint customers reduce their total cost of security and compliance operations."
McAfee ePO is the industry's most popular and respected security management technology used by more than 35,000 customers with more than 60 million desktops and servers under management. It is an essential component of McAfee Total Protection solutions, providing central management for comprehensive system protection as well as for network security and compliance management.
ArcSight is the SIEM market leader according to IDC. The ArcSight SIEM Platform, used by over 1,200 organizations to monitor security and compliance, either directly or through managed security services providers, enables organizations of all sizes to reduce costs and resolution time through automated log collection, analysis, alerting and reporting. A broad array of ArcSight Connectors automate event collection from packaged, custom and legacy devices and systems.
The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance is a technology partnering program that accelerates the development of interoperable security products and simplifies the integration of those products with complex customer environments. McAfee and ArcSight through the joint integration deliver on the triple promise of threat protection, risk reduction and compliance management.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements relating to the anticipated benefits from the partnership between ArcSight and McAfee and from the integration of ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger with McAfee ePO (including the belief regarding the reduction in cycle time from detection to response, continuous compliance oversight and the reduced costs associated with such integration). These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include a change or cessation of this partnership, the partnership or the integration of the products not yielding the benefits anticipated by the parties and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact the business of ArcSight are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2008 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 22, 2008. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
ArcSight (Nasdaq: ARST - News) is a leading global provider of compliance and security management solutions that protect enterprises and government agencies. ArcSight helps customers comply with corporate and regulatory policy, safeguard their assets and processes, and control risk. The ArcSight platform collects and correlates user activity and event data across the enterprise so that businesses can rapidly identify, prioritize, and respond to compliance violations, policy breaches, cybersecurity attacks, and insider threats. For more information, visit http://www.arcsight.com.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. It delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the Web securely. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com.
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