IT Event Rewind: ArcSight Protect ‘11

October 3, 2011 CyberArk

by Richard Weeks

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending HP ArcSight Protect ’11, hosted by HP Enterprise Security: ArcSight, Fortify and TippingPoint. This wasn’t my first time attending this show, and as usual, I was very impressed by the global customer conference. For those of you who didn’t get to attend, I have finally sat down and pulled together some thoughts to share.

The Big news from the show was that HP’s Enterprise Security Products (ESP) division will formally launchon Nov 1st, 2011. This division will include products from ArcSight, TippingPoint, Fortify and Viistorm (the UK-based security company that will act as the global security services arm).


I also really enjoyed HP EVP Tom Reilly’s visionary keynote message as it was right on target with the ID Intelligence theme that I dedicate a lot of focus to on a regular basis. The keynote emphasized ArcSight’s new acronym Security Information Risk Management (“SIRM”) (remember ETRM?) and also touched on major industry news and trends such as:

  • The APT & Stuxnet Reality: Assume that you’ve already been hacked; adopt a prioritized, Risk-based InfoSec approach
  • “Well-Funded Adversaries” = Nation States and Organized Crime are highly sophisticated
  • “We all struggle with ‘BYOD’ (Bring Your Own Device) to Work” = Mobility Security Challenges
  • The Cloud, Virtual Environments and Mobility provide new ‘attack surfaces’

In other ArcSight news, their technology ecosystem partners are being strongly encouraged to implement “closed loop response actions” that will allow real-time remediation activity from directly within the SOC & the ArcSight ESM™ platform to complementary third party security solutions.

Finally, based on Cyber-Ark’s alliance with HP ArcSight, we were privileged to have had the opportunity to present a customer case study at the event. To top that, we were also invited to be the subjects of a video interview by SC Magazine on the topic of, you guessed it, ‘Privileged Identity Intelligence.’ Check out the link to the video and let us know what you think. You can expect to hear more from us on this topic moving forward. Have any ArcSight highlights of your own? Share them here!

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