CyberArk Expands Interoperability with HP ArcSight to Give Organizations Real-Time Privileged Account Monitoring and Compliance

September 10, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – HP Protect 2012, booth #162 – September 10, 2012 – Cyber-Ark® Software today announced achievement of the HP ArcSight Action Certification, which is expanded product interoperability with HP ArcSight that, when leveraged with Cyber-Ark, enables real-time privileged account monitoring and compliance for organizations.

The combination of Cyber-Ark’s privileged session management technologies and the HP ArcSight Security Intelligence platform allows customers to greatly reduce the risk of internal security breaches and external cyber-attacks, shorten forensics time when an incident occurs, and help meet compliance requirements for monitoring privileged activity and access control.

With this expanded interoperability, customers can now set up alerts on suspicious privileged activity, and monitor live sessions or view session recordings via the Cyber-Ark Privileged Session Management Suite from inside the HP ArcSight Console. More importantly, the solution gives customers the ability to respond to suspicious activity within a live session.

“Enabling users to take action – this is an important differentiator for this expanded interoperability from a risk management perspective,” said Richard Weeks, vice president, business and channel development, Cyber-Ark Software. “Rather than sifting through a list of logs, if users want to take a closer look at what’s happening across all target systems, databases and virtual servers, they can monitor the session in real-time for an in-context view of activities directly from the HP ArcSight Console. Users can then interact with the session or terminate it if necessary.”

Additional benefits of the broader Cyber-Ark interoperability with HP ArcSight include the ability to:

  • Gain a bird’s-eye view into real-time privileged activity via a dashboard for continuous monitoring and behavioral anomalies,
  • Personalize privileged account usage for greater individual accountability,
  • Drill down to view privileged session recordings for context-based analysis of events and quicker remediation, and
  • Meet audit and compliance requirements with pre-defined policies, audit-ready reports and monitoring tools that prove the controls are in place for NIST, PCI, SOX, NERC, MAS and HIPAA, among others.

“More and more enterprise and government organizations are looking to privileged account management and monitoring as a cybersecurity measure, as well as a way to satisfy regulatory requirements,” said Buck Watia, director, business development, Enterprise Security, HP. “Working with Cyber-Ark, we are helping customers more easily reach compliance and improve their overall security posture.”

Cyber-Ark’s Richard Weeks will provide further insight into this topic in his speaking session, “Real-time privileged identity monitoring and compliance,” taking place Monday, September 10, from 4:40 – 5:30 p.m. at HP Protect 2012.