LAS VEGAS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced a new Managed Security Information and Event Management (MSIEM) service to quickly identify emerging security threats and satisfy compliance reporting of a SIEM platform without the headache of installation or additional security staff needed for ongoing maintenance by the customer.
Based on proven McAfee SIEM technology, customers receive meaningful intelligence and rapid data retrieval from appliances and devices across the network, combined with global threat intelligence with proactive detection of new threats. Customers retain control over their security footprint through the Sungard AS customer portal. Security Operations Centers (SOCs), on-demand access to certified security professionals and continuous compliance monitoring – such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) – further improve the overall security posture.
"Traditional SIEM solutions are complex, costly and notoriously difficult to install and manage," said Chris Ortbals, vice president of Services Product Management, Sungard AS. "With IT security staff being a precious commodity in companies these days, the new MSIEM service from Sungard AS effectively increases our customers' confidence and visibility to their security picture, expanding their IT security capabilities and reducing the internal burden of audit and compliance efforts."
"Broad adoption of SIEM technology is being driven by the need to detect threats and breaches, as well as by compliance needs," according to Gartner, Inc. in the Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, published June 25, 2014. "Early breach discovery requires effective user activity, data access and application activity monitoring. Vendors are improving threat intelligence and security analytics."
Customers often don't anticipate the challenges involved in bringing a SIEM services' value to realization, however. The installation, customization and tuning of the tool to the customer's particular environment is complex and lengthy. Ongoing monitoring and maintenance requires a level of staffing commitment customers are often unprepared for, resulting in many customers abandoning the tool entirely or using it as glorified log management device.
"Security that's integrated and collaboratively works together is essential to stay ahead of today's targeted and advanced threats. Whether organizations decide on a managed or on-premise approach, increasingly SIEM is the solution of choice for continuous monitoring and security intelligence," said Ryan Allphin, senior vice president and General Manager, McAfee Security Management, Intel Security. "As a McAfee Security Connected partner, Sungard AS' managed SIEM service brings a valuable SIEM option to companies who have chosen managed IT services and may no longer have the in-house resources – or appetite – to manage the solution fully." McAfee is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM.
MSIEM from Sungard AS is available immediately, and can be demonstrated at the McAfee FOCUS 14 Security Conference in Las Vegas at the Palazzo/Venetian Congress Center, Oct. 27 – 29 in Booth E5.
About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS) has more than 30 years of experience providing flexible availability services that help ensure organizations keep applications always on, always available. The company leverages its proven expertise to provide managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services to clients in North America, Europe and India. Sungard AS helps customers improve the resiliency of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs.
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