HP boosts automated enterprise cyber security response arsenal

HP boosts enterprise security offering

HP has rolled out Application Defender, TippingPoint Advanced Threat Appliance (ATA) and ArcSight Logger 6.0 security tools, in a bid to help protect its customers from next-generation cyber threats.

The tools were unveiled at HP’s Protect conference and are designed to offer application self-protection, unified network security detection and enhanced log-management powers.

HP lists Application Defender as the first cloud-security service to offer full self-protection for applications.

The solution works using Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) technology that lets IT managers monitor application activity in runtime environments and theoretically makes it easier for firms to spot and mitigate common software application vulnerabilities.

ATA is a custom tool that uses “static, dynamic and behavioural detection techniques” to detect and automatically mitigate advanced network security threats.

HP ArcSight Logger 6.0 is an upgraded version of HP’s universal log-management solution. The service is designed to let IT managers collate incoming threat and process data into a single user-friendly, cost-effective feed.

HP claims ArcSight Logger 6.0 is able to handle eight times more data and offers 10 times higher performance than its predecessor.

HP senior vice president of Enterprise Security Products Art Gilliland said the intelligence-based defence technologies were created in reaction to dangerous developments in the cyber crime community.

“Adversaries are capitalising on fragmented security strategies, siloed teams and standalone point products to aggressively attack and gain entry through every door left open across an organisation,” he said.

“We need intelligence and automation that empowers security professionals to take action against the adversary and gets the right intelligence to the right people at the right time.”

HP is one of many enterprise services companies working to improve its security. IBM announced plans to integrate Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) into its SoftLayer cloud service’s metal servers, in a bid to secure the platform at a chip level on Monday.

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9 September 2014 | 3:11 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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