HPE Launches New Security Technologies at RSA
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Cyber Reference Architecture and secure mobile technologies add to its security platform play.SAN FRANCISCO—Hewlett Packard Enterprise is using the RSA Conference here to launch its latest security initiatives in a bid to position itself as a strategic security platform partner for organizations. Among the initiatives is a broad, overarching Cyber Reference Architecture (CRA) that encompasses more than 350 distinct security capabilities. "The HPE Cyber Reference Architecture consolidates and codifies HPE's cumulative field experience in advisory, architecture and transformation of some of the world's largest security environments," John Maynard, vice president of Strategy and Operations at HPE, told eWEEK. The CRA addresses the people, process and technology elements of security and is not only used daily in the field with HPE customers, but is regularly updated by HPE's lead security consultants and security architects, according to Maynard. The size and scope of the CRA is vast, with 12 different top-level areas, 63 subdomains and more than 350 security controls. While there can be some complexity with that much content, Maynard said the CRA is in fact a simplifying process that makes it much easier for a chief information security officer (CISO) or security team to distill and understand interplay between domains and capabilities across a complex security environment. "By using the CRA as a reference, CISOs and their teams can build security architectures and solutions with consistency and with clarity right down to the individual technologies and work packages required to execute," he said.
To help organizations make the best use of the CRA, HPE is also planning to launch an online tool that gives cyber professionals the ability to navigate the whole security hardening process. In addition, HPE has a set of assessment, benchmarking and consulting services that align an organization's challenges with the CRA and the key cyber blueprints, Maynard said.