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This week HP is
making good on its promise to gel together its various security assets
acquired over the last few years with the release of its expanded Security
Solutions portfolio, which includes updates to its ArcSight, Fortify and
TippingPoint security products.  The
new additions will help VARs and service providers offer a more comprehensive
risk management selection to help enterprises
assess, transform, manage and optimize their security investments.

The backbone of
the release is the HP
Intelligence and Risk Management platform, which now includes a refresh on
the security information and event management (SIEM) capabilities from the
new HP ArcSight Express 3.0, featuring improved correlation, log management
and activity monitoring features. The new HP Reputation Security Monitor will
also give HP ArcSight clients a real-time list of known bad IP and DNS
addresses to combat attacks that exploit web application vulnerabilities.
Layered on top of that is the updated HP Fortify Software Security Center,
which gives organizations a comprehensive application security testing tool
for on-premises or on-demand vulnerability testing.

Finally, the platform also
includes HP TippingPoint Web Application Digital Vaccine 2.0 service, which
gives organizations the capability to protect commercial and custom-built
online applications with real-time identification of vulnerabilities in web
applications, and delivery of virtual patches until a fix can be developed.
The updated WebAppDV 2.0 filters with Adaptive Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Technology help discriminate between normal network activity and malicious
traffic.

“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 Jan Zadak, executive vice president, Global Sales and Enterprise Marketing, HP. “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.”

While these new releases are
sure to open up more security market opportunities to its channel partners,
the company also announced a spate of new security services that some managed
service providers may view as competitive, including information security
management services, end point threat management, and SIEM services.

Regardless of how customers
source their security solutions, it is clear they’ve got to do something
better to manage their risks. In new survey data also released by HP today,
more than half of senior business and technology executives said they believe
that security breaches at their organizations have increased in the last
year.