|[January 15, 2013]
AlienVault Unified Security Management Platform Provides Security Visibility for Amazon EC2
SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
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 (News - Alert) 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
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
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
"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 (News - Alert). "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 is available now.
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's Open
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 visit www.AlienVault.com or
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