eIQnetworks Unveils Network Security Analyzer For Improved Security Operations Management

Acton, Mass. – January 11, 2004 – eIQnetworks, Inc., a leading provider of award-winning security and systems management solutions, today announced Network Security Analyzerâ„? 4.0, a network security event management solution that automatically collects, correlates and archives data from a heterogeneous mix of network devices and also provides real-time event monitoring, correlated alerting and reporting.

“eIQnetworks has filled a critical hole in our ability to manage our customers’ systems security posture,” said Joseph Young, President and CEO of Global Data Systems. “Prior to having Network Security Analyzer 4.0, our Security Operations Center (SOC) event management capabilities were a manual and cumbersome process. We now have a solution that helps us prioritize and monitor the most critical events in our customers’ networks and we are able to immediately remediate the issues that require our attention; in addition it helps our Security Team deliver the reports our customers’ requires to meet their security and corporate governance goals.”

Network Security Analyzer helps security professionals respond rapidly to attacks, viruses, measure network and threat activity, identify blended attacks, minimize false positives and identify rule violations to tune defenses against known and unknown threats. It monitors and analyzes event data from multi-vendor network devices including routers, switches, firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS, antivirus systems and other devices from Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), Juniper (NASDAQ: JNPR), Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP), Internet Security Systems (NASDAQ: ISS), Nortel (NYSE: NT), Fortinet, SonicWall (NASDAQ: SNWL), WatchGuard (NASDAQ: WGRD), SNORT, TopLayer, Astaro and more.

“Network Security Analyzer 4.0 brings security event management to a new level with real time monitoring, correlated alerting, and advanced reporting, all in one integrated solution at an affordable price,” commented Vijay Basani, CEO of eIQnetworks. “A major challenge to security operations management is to understand the overwhelming number of security related events from heterogeneous networks devices. Network Security Analyzer helps with the daunting task of analyzing 10s of millions of events across multiple disparate devices to quickly identify blended attacks and security breaches.”

Network Security Analyzer 4.0 is the only vendor neutral real-time monitoring and event management solution that offers an agent less architecture, browser based access and heterogeneous security event management with reporting and monitoring portals. For Enterprise and MSSP customers, Network Security Analyzer provides a fast, easy and scalable perimeter security management solution that doesn’t require 100s of thousands of dollars of investment. It includes these new features and benefits:

*Real-time Monitoring – Monitor security event data across the entire network of devices in real-time. Monitor the most critical network events including viruses, intrusions, attacks, port activity, rule violations, denied / allowed traffic, protocol activity and more.

*Monitoring Portal – Create multiple custom monitoring views to meet specific end user requirements. Offer multiple real-time views of the most critical security events and network traffic. Create custom monitors to meet unique monitoring requirements of each user.

*Reporting Portal – Reporting portal gives access to over 800 pre-formatted reports. Powerful drill-down feature displays 2nd and 3rd level details with a single click. Provides a flexible mechanism to meet unique end user security reporting requirements. Allows MSSPs to provide an on-demand reporting service to their customers.

*Event Correlation – Correlate data across all network devices to get a holistic view of hacker and virus activity instead of looking at each device’s data separately. Minimize incident response time and maximize the ability to take proactive and preventative action to improve security event management.

*Advanced Alerting – Template driven Alert Manager allows creation and definition of any number of correlated alerts to reduce false positives, identify blended attacks and/or viruses by correlating alerts across multiple devices, sources, destinations, ports, etc. Deliver correlated alerts and event details in real-time on the screen, via email or SNMP.

*Archiving and Automated Data Collection – Automatically detect, collect and archive log data from all licensed network devices. Process 10s of Gigabytes of log files from 100s of devices on the network.

Network Security Analyzer 4.0 also includes these additional key features:

*Automated Reporting – Generate automated reports to analyze, report and monitor critical activity on network attacks/intrusions, virus activity, content categorization, SPAM activity, port based activity, user activity and more. Provide data to meet compliance with government regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Generate reports in multiple languages as well as HTML, PDF, Word, Excel and Text formats.

*Security Analysis – Identify critical security events. Improve security and minimize downtime as a result of improved time to react to any unforeseen event.

*Device Grouping for Event Prioritizing & Reporting – Group devices for easier management and prioritize events based on business impact index.

*Auto Discovery of Devices – Automatic discovery of heterogeneous network devices including routers, switches, firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPNs, antivirus systems, unified threat management devices, proxy servers, web security appliances, SPAM and content filtering systems.

*Anytime, Anywhere Access and Management – Browser-based console allows administrators to easily view event details in real-time from any system on the local network or remotely via a secure Internet connection.

Pricing & Availability
Available immediately for purchase over the Web and through distributors worldwide, Network Security Analyzer is priced at $795 per network device. Site Licensing is also available. For a free trial or additional information, visit www.eIQnetworks.com.

About eIQnetworks
Founded in 2001, eIQnetworks is a leading provider of award winning Security and Systems Management Solutions. Our solutions provide critical correlation, alerting, risk analysis, reporting as well as real time event monitoring information to help IT, Network & Security professionals minimize incident response time and maximize the ability to take proactive and preventative action to improve security information management, reduce hacker and virus attacks, understand un-authorized access to critical assets, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. The Company’s products are available worldwide through an extensive distributor network. The eIQ Analytics Series of products are available for trial download at www.eIQnetworks.com. The Company’s products are used by over 1000 companies and government agencies in more than 50 countries worldwide, including LL Bean, Hess, Sprint, Boeing, MCI, Malaysia Telecom, Fujitsu, Unisys, FiberLink, Boston.com, Wachovia, Citibank, HP, ADP, Bertelsmann, UBS, KPMG and many more.
To purchase eIQnetworks products, send an email to sales@eIQnetworks.com.
For additional information, visit www.eIQnetworks.com.

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