HP boosts security solutions portfolio
Dubai, September 21, 2011
HP has announced the expansion of its Enterprise Security Solutions portfolio, designed to help enterprises establish and execute a comprehensive security strategy.
The expanded portfolio includes new capabilities to help enterprises assess, transform, manage and optimize their security investments, said the IT giant.
The launch is timely as cyberthreats have become more sophisticated, persistent and unpredictable.
A new research conducted on behalf of HP demonstrates that the volume and complexity of security threats has continued to escalate.
More than 50 per cent of senior business and technology executives surveyed believe that security breaches within their organizations have increased during the last year.
Nearly 30 percent responded that they experienced a security breach by unauthorized internal access, while 20 percent responded that they had experienced an external breach, it stated.
Faced with these challenges, organizations need to establish a more sustainable approach to managing security and risk.
The HP Enterprise Security Solutions framework addresses this need by delivering overarching information security management capabilities coupled with modern security operations centers and technologies that provide actionable security intelligence.
“Organizations today are quickly realizing the importance of a comprehensive risk management strategy to securing assets across their corporate infrastructures and protecting corporate reputation,” said Eyad Shihabi, managing director, HP Middle East.
“HP’s extended security portfolio provides the protection that enterprises require, while providing customers, employees, partners and consumers with instant access to the right enterprise assets without compromising risk,” he noted.
Eric Domage, manager Western European Security Research and Consulting, IDC, said the recent series of security announcements from HP are encouraging for a number of reasons.
'Firstly, it’s good to see that the industry leading technology portfolios acquired with Tipping Point, Fortify and ArcSight are being integrated intelligently, but also importantly that they are being used for an offering that’s clearly differentiated in a crowded marketplace, spanning services, applications and products.'
'Furthermore, the integration of all of these different security products and solutions effectively positions HP as a key vendor able to tackle an increasingly complex threat landscape which businesses are facing today,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service