AlienVault Unified Security Management Platform Provides Security Visibility
for Amazon EC2
Latest release simplifies & speeds SIEM deployment, provides dynamic security
incident response across mixed cloud environments
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- January 15, 2013
AlienVault, the leading Unified Security Management provider committed to
making security visibility complete, simple and affordable, announced today
its latest 4.1 release, which aims to resolve the biggest challenges
associated with traditional SIEM solutions including cost, complexity and
difficult deployments. AlienVault Unified Security Management™ (AV-USM™)
platform 4.1 simplifies and speeds SIEM deployments and provides intelligent
security incident response guidance. AV-USM 4.1 also extends AlienVault’s
best-of-breed security monitoring capabilities to Amazon EC2 to enable greater
control over hybrid environments.
“Lack of security visibility and control is a primary concern when businesses
move workloads to the cloud,” said Russ Spitler, VP of Product Management at
AlienVault. “Traditional SIEM solutions are extremely limited in their ability
to monitor cloud environments, leaving companies with siloed assets and
glaring holes in their security risk posture. By enabling the AV-USM platform
to monitor Amazon EC2, AlienVault customers can lower their costs, optimize
their IT environments and get security wherever they need it to be, without
sacrificing visibility in their own private datacenters or the public cloud.”
New features in the AlienVault Unified Security Management platform 4.1
*Support for Amazon EC2: “Instant-on” essential security capabilities match
the elasticity of the EC2 cloud environment and enable unified security
monitoring whether assets are in the cloud or data center.
*Auto-Deploy: Automatically identifies potential data sources upon
deployment with integrated discovery capabilities and removes the
“guesswork” common with traditional SIEM deployments.
*Dynamic Incident Response Templates: Extends SIEM functionality past the
alert by providing customized, contextually relevant workflow-driven
response procedures so that analysts know exactly what to do next.
*Suricata IDS Profile: Provides an alternative to the SNORT IDS engine with
enhanced threat detection, analysis and performance.
Based on the open source project OSSIM, the AV-USM platform combines more than
30 of the best security technologies and provides security analysts with five
essential security capabilities including asset detection, vulnerability
assessment, threat detection, behavioral monitoring and security intelligence
capabilities in a single, unified solution and management console. The
AlienVault Open Threat Exchange™ is the largest community-sourced threat
database and intelligence feed, and is built into the AV-USM platform and
OSSIM to provide security analysts with real-time collaborative defense.
"Since our business is completely built on IaaS providers, we need to find a
way to get reliable security visibility in this environment,” said Fredrick
Lee, Lead Security Engineer for Twilio. “A lot of traditional security
solutions fall short when facing the challenges of deploying in the cloud.
AlienVault USM provides a great way to deploy the security capabilities I find
essential - IDS, vulnerability assessment, SIEM - quickly and completely."
AlienVault has also launched a new documentation portal, the AlienVault
Repository of Knowledge (ARK), which complements the support forum and
provides access to interactive assets, product documents and how-to videos for
the larger OSSIM community.
The latest version of the AlienVault Unified Security Management platform 4.1
*Watch “What’s New in 4.1” & “OSSIM for EC2” demo videos
*Access AlienVault Repository of Knowledge
*Learnmore about AlienVault’s Unified Security Management platform
*VisitAlienVault’s Open Minds Exchange
*DownloadOSSIM or participate in the OSSIM Community
AlienVault’s Unified Security Management™platform (AV-USM™) provides a fast
and cost-effective way for organizations with limited security staff and
budget to address compliance and threat management needs.With all of the
essential security controls built-in, the AV-USM puts enterprise-class
security visibility within fast and easy reach of smaller security teams who
need to do more with less. AlienVault’sOpen Threat Exchange™, a system for
sharing threat intelligence among OSSIM users and AlienVault customers,
ensures AV-USM always stays ahead of threats. AlienVault is a privately held
company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield
& Byers, Sigma, Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners. For more
information visitwww.AlienVault.comor follow us onTwitter.
LEWIS Pulse for AlienVault
Katherine Nellums, 415-432-2451
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