Intellitactics Releases New Version of Security Manager

RSA Conference and Expo, San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2007 — Intellitactics unveiled plans to enhance their comprehensive enterprise security management solution, Intellitactics Security Manager. Security Manager is the product of choice for enterprises and federal agencies implementing proactive security operations management and reducing the cost and effort associated with complying with regulatory standards.

Intellitactics Security Manager Spring 2007 delivers more value, and features automated recognition and analysis of diverse data. This release also strengthens the product with performance enhancements for analysis and reporting for companies with high volumes of events from any data source. Another focal point of this release are features that further simplify the implementation and administration of Security Manager with automated system monitoring.

"We promise customers that in a short time they will experience the value they expect to gain from Security Manager," says Sunil Bhargava, Vice President of Product Management for Intellitactics. "Some companies have actually delayed a decision for a product like Security Manager because they questioned the time to value. With these product enhancements, our customers can easily configure Security Manager to reflect enterprise policies and processes so they can start reporting and get ahead of evolving threats within days of product installation."

Intellitactics Security Manager Spring 2007 includes the following features and enhancements:

• Dynamic List Support – Automatic tracking and correlation of security event details (such as critical userids, suspicious websites, or tagged activities) from user-supplied lists eliminates the need to manually update rules and increases the efficiency and effectiveness of system monitoring, event viewing, and reporting.

• High Performance for High-Volume Environments – High volumes of events can stress ordinary architectures and increase processing time for analysis and reporting; this feature package supports high-performance processing requirements.

• Configurable Taxonomy References – Enriches security events and alerts, unique to Security Manager, with a NEW user interface that streamlines the addition of new taxonomy or updates to the default taxonomy in order to adapt to enterprise policy and process.

• System Health Monitoring – Enhanced capabilities both monitor and manage the run-time environment of Security Manager, ensuring maximum system availability and optimizing system performance. Automated health monitoring manages disk space and memory usage, monitors device and data source activity, and sets system activity thresholds; with notifications to external systems when administrator-defined thresholds are exceeded.

• Auto-Recognition Capabilities for Data Acquisition – Accelerates time to value for new installations by automating recognition of security events from a set of syslog-enabled data sources.

• Flexible, Simplified Asset Configuration – Enhances quality of alert scoring and proactive alert management by simplifying the adding and editing of asset information via a NEW user interface.

"We hit the mark with Security Manager Summer 2006," said Pam Casale, Chief Marketing Officer for Intellitactics. "Many of the new customers told us that they were waiting for a mature product before making a decision to acquire a security information and event manager. They wanted what these products promise, but were willing to wait for the right product. Being able to meet these expectations resulted in the best quarter in our company history for both revenue and number of new customers. Our current customers talked and we listened; and they are rewarding us by moving quickly to this new release. After only five months of general availability, 25% of current customers have upgraded to the new release. Security Manager Spring 2007 builds on the new capabilities of this release."

"We're building on the momentum gained with Security Manager v5.5 by making a great release superb with the Spring 2007 release," continues Casale. "Many organizations have turned their attention to methodical implementation of controls and security best practices. Monitoring controls mitigates risk and provides the proof that the controls are performing as intended – to enforce enterprise risk policies. With this new release, Intellitactics strengthens its offering for compliance-conscious organizations while continuing to offer the most innovative solution for actually increasing security effectiveness. With its sophisticated analytics and compliance-focused reports, Security Manager enables companies to be secure and be compliant with one solution. Intellitactics Security Manager March 2007 promises to exceed expectations for performance and capacity."

Intellitactics provides enterprise security management for the companies and agencies that need to effectively comply with all regulatory standards, automate proactive security management and accelerate security incident resolution. The company's flagship solution, Intellitactics Security Manager, simplifies the management of complex security landscapes and provides unprecedented control to organizations to rapidly and comprehensively identify and resolve information security incidents and to verify and validate that controls implemented to enforce policy are working. Intellitactics SAM, a component of Security Manager, is an on-demand dashboard featuring security assurance metrics that measure security value and simply answer the question asked by executives and business partners: "How secure are we today?"