• Press Release

    May 07, 2007

    RSA Advances Its RSA Envision Compliance and Security Information Management Platform by Leveraging EMC Information Infrastructure

    American Modern Insurance Group Leverages RSA enVision for Business Enablement; Deploys End-to-End Information Management Platform for Compliance and Security Event Log Data

    BEDFORD, Mass. - May 07, 2007 -

    RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced the advancement of its information management platform for compliance and security, the RSA® enVision™ solution, through new integration, features and capabilities that will help customers accelerate their businesses by solving their most sensitive and complex security challenges. The new capabilities of the RSA enVision platform are built to help provide an information management platform for compliance and security data that can comprehensively and cost-effectively map and transform it into actionable intelligence.

    Compliance and security event log data has emerged as a critical type of information that organizations need to manage – from the time the event data is created to the time it no longer needs to be retained for compliance or audit. RSA enVision Information Management Platform is engineered to collect All the Data™ necessary to effectively and efficiently maximize an organization's security posture and to reduce the burden of compliance. Integration with EMC's industry leading networked storage systems helps to best position the RSA enVision platform to cost-effectively help organizations maximize the value of this type of business information.

    RSA's strategy helps provide for the management of security compliance event log data over the complete security information lifecycle. It is designed to encompass integrations with a broad range of leading storage offerings, like EMC's to provide easy-to-deploy, pre-configured storage package options. As engineered, this allows customers to define log retention policies in RSA enVision platform that are automatically executed through EMC's storage solution portfolio, enabling complete collection-to-retirement management for all security information.

    "Our customers know that there is an ever growing mass of compliance information putting a considerable strain on the IT infrastructures we have in place, and they are looking for ways to manage that information," said John Worrall, vice president, Information and Event Management Business Unit, RSA, The Security Division of EMC. "RSA offers customers collection-to-retirement management for all security information, allowing them to maximize the value of the information while helping to minimize the cost."

    "RSA's enVision platform validates a fundamental reality today -- that corporate and customer data is always on the move both inside and outside the network, and global regulatory compliance is driving the need to build security into the information infrastructure from the outset," said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, Information Security at Enterprise Strategy Group. "The integration of the RSA enVision platform, with its new features and capabilities, and EMC's network storage offerings demonstrates that EMC and RSA are facilitating the convergence of security and storage technology to meet customers' needs. RSA's enVision platform offers customers a cradle-to-grave approach for the management of security compliance log event data."

    Enhanced Availability Collection Service and Integrated Storage

    RSA enVision now offers enhanced availability collection server configurations that operate in hot standby active/passive mode to effectively eliminate the risk of collection interruption. If a server failure occurs during the collection process, the hot standby component is designed to detect the problem and automatically takes over.

    "The bottom line is that our customers can't have downtime," said Worrall. "This new enhanced availability collection capability is built to offer them uninterrupted log management. They can now manage all their data, all of the time."

    In addition, RSA enVision is integrated with networked storage systems from EMC, providing customers additional tiered storage choice. These high availability network-attached and direct-attached storage models come preconfigured and prepackaged for simpler, faster deployment, and will help customers lower their overall storage and management costs.

    New Features To Better Help Security Operations

    The new release of RSA enVision platform also adds three major features that collectively will help enable customers to more effectively respond to potential threats and reduce the risk of penalties. Vulnerability and Asset Management Integration adds vulnerability and asset intelligence and significantly reduces false positive alerts, enabling efficient focus on real threats. Watchlist Alerting and Reporting allows watchlists to be created or imported to enhance efficiency of security operations. Automatic real-time alerts based on watchlists can flag policy violations as they occur, enabling real-time compliance. Task Triage and Ticketing System Integration simplifies operations by providing a complete incident response system for improved accuracy and faster resolution of investigations. Integration with an organization's enterprise incident management system further enhances operational efficiency.

    Customer Success

    American Modern Insurance Group(AMIG), headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, specializes in writing physical damage insurance and related coverages on manufactured housing and has expanded to other specialty insurance products including coverage for site-built homes, motorcycles, watercraft, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles, physical damage on long-haul trucks, extended service contracts, excess and surplus lines coverage, credit life and related products as well as collateral protection and mortgage fire products sold to financial institutions and their customers. AMIG is monitoring logs from over 300 devices across a variety of device types including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and routers.

    "The RSA enVision product has helped us solve one of our critical issues – taking all of my log data and making it usable. We can get all of our compliance and security information into a central location and then analyze it and manage it . It has also consolidated logs and helped reduce the number of interfaces I have to deal with," said Chris Norris, senior IT security engineer, American Modern Insurance Group. "I'm excited about the new pre-configured storage options and about my ability to define our log retention policies with enVision and then have enVision manage our data, from beginning to end."

    "RSA's enVision products helped Accuvant solve a pair of business problems for AMIG that exists for many of our large clients - a proliferation of log data coupled with a compliance mandate to manage, analyze and report on that data," said Dan Wilson, vice president of Partner Alliances, Accuvant, a RSA SecurWorld™ partner. "enVision lets us make a positive impact on our client's compliance and security posture, and the enhanced capabilities have made an already strong solution even stronger."

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