HP Rolls Out New User Behavior, Cloud Security Capabilities

At the RSA Conference, HP is announcing partnerships and technologies, including the addition of  user-behavior and cloud security capabilities.

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SAN FRANCISCO—Hewlett-Packard is bolstering its security portfolio with a number of new capabilities, which the company is announcing at the RSA Conference here.

Among the capabilities is HP ArcSight User Behavior Analytics, which has its roots in technology from software vendor Securonix.

HP forged a partnership with Securonix, a market leader in the nascent but rapidly growing user behavior analytics market, said Eric Schou, director, product marketing, HP ArcSight.

"HP has OEMed Securonix technology into its HP ArcSight User Behavior Analytics [HP UBA] product," Schou told eWEEK. "The product is well-integrated with the HP ArcSight SIEM [security information and event management] and allows HP to enjoy the maturity of Securonix technology in this space and the ArcSight technology for activity monitoring."

Compared with "other technology vendors in the space, Securonix offers unique maturity which is represented in refined algorithms and policies to allow the detection of insider threat in high fidelity," Schou said.

The new ArcSight UBA product is being integrated into the ArcSight Enterprise Security Management (ESM) dashboards as well as making use of other elements of the ArcSight portfolio offering, including ArcSight's collection and logging framework, Schou said. UBA will also be able to benefit from ArcSight's feed of security threats derived by the integration into the HP Threat Central service. The HP Threat Central service was announced back in 2013 and enables organization to share information.

The UBA system can also be integrated into an enterprise's Microsoft Active Directory as well as identity and access management (IAM) systems. When personally identifiable information is used, the HP ArcSight UBA platform can provide data masking, encryption and role-based decryption at the database level for selected attributes, Schou said.

HP Cloud Access Security Protection Platform

HP is also introducing its Cloud Access Security Protection Platform with a new integration for technology from cloud security vendor Adallom.

"The HP Cloud Access Security Protection platform is an umbrella strategy for Cloud Security," Sheryl Wharff, global product marketing lead, HP Atalla Enterprise Security Products, told eWEEK. "Adallom provides data-centric security for cloud applications, and is the first of several products that will be a part of this overall strategy."

Adallom's platform is a cloud security broker that helps organizations provide secure access to cloud assets. Adallom has a comprehensive security platform that can integrate with existing controls, including SIEM and data loss protection (DLP), Wharff said. Adallom's ability to automatically analyze and detect hundreds of thousands of correlated data events in real time from software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and to enforce security response is critical, she added.

Wharff cited another connection between Adallom and HP. "HP is both a user of the Adallom Cloud Access Security Broker solution and an investor in the company," she said.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.