Micromuse Gets Into Security Management

 
 
By Paula Musich  |  Posted 2002-01-25 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As a part of the initiative, Micromuse is creating a bundle of its existing NetCool tools that are customized for security management

Network management provider Micromuse Inc. on Monday will launch a new security management initiative that will leverage the scaleability of its NetCool event handler to centralize security management. As a part of the initiative, Micromuse is creating a bundle of its existing NetCool tools that are customized for security management. It is also creating alliance partnerships with security vendors such as CheckPoint Software Technologies Inc. and Network Associates Inc. as well as with integrators that have security practices such as Verisign Inc. and Greenwich Technology Partners. Micromuse hopes to extend the reach of its NetCool manager-of-managers software, used to consolidate a large number of network events, into the security management arena.
At the same time, a wide variety of different vendors tools populate the security space, and none of those tools communicate. "No one vendor provides all the pieces and there is no way to tie information together across those sources," said Frey.
Although Micromuse will have to prove itself in the security management arena, the timing of its initiative is good, said Jeff Oliveto, vice president of operations at managed security services firm Clean Communications in Fairfax, VA.
"Were using Impact to do threat isolation -- a form of correlation--to ID, locate and recognize the source and scope of a potential attack. Well look to see what is under attack, what resources affected and who is affected," said Frey. Netcool Reporter provides the ability to do reporting for historical analysis and automated actions based on the severity of the threat. The bundle can also automate a response such as shut down a port or eliminate access to an account thats been breached or initiate failover to backup systems. The bundle will ship March 1, and a starter package with all of the necessary components will be priced less than $100,000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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