OpManager Adds SIEM Plug-in: Integrate Your Data Center Security and Performance Management

Security threats are on the rise.Needless to say, the impact of security breaches has serious business consequences. Besides the cost of data loss, data breaches tarnish your business brand by causing business discontinuity, compliance violations and customer distrust.

Recent security breaches on financial and retail giants elucidate the fact that cyber attacks on the data center have grown more sophisticated. Cyber criminals employ advanced attack techniques to hit on specific systems, applications, and devices in the data center to bring down your service availability or steal your customers’ confidential data. Such targeted security attacks present security professionals with serious challenges to protect hosted services, applications, web communications and customer data.

The complexity of the security challenges increases with the evolving nature of data centers. Designing and managing security policies for highly dynamic applications, resources, virtual devices, and services of the new age data center  is a hard nut to crack. Further, to exacerbate the situation, comes stringent compliance requirements that involve constant monitoring of security activities inside your data center infrastructure.

See Beyond Your Security Devices

The Conventional security approach, which involves only the deployment of security devices, fails to combat advanced security threats like zero-day attacks and DDoS. The conventional approach falls short when it comes to the scalability, performance, visibility, and in-depth analytics needed to support high volumes of inbound-outbound data center traffic.

Further, misconfigured firewall rules or policies increase the risk of your business-sensitive data being compromised. They create application vulnerabilities and loopholes in your security framework, paving the path for zero-day exploits.

At times, privileged users of your data center environment misuse their permissions to perform highly sensitive operations on systems, applications, programming interfaces and data. It would be impossible for you to track down such internal security threats with your peripheral security devices that underpin a conventional security approach.

The Need of the hour for security managers is a comprehensive security solution that is designed to combat all kinds of data center security threats. The security solution should provide business continuity management, clear visibility and in-depth analysis of data center security events as well as a real-time incident response system.

The complexity of the security challenges increases with the evolving nature of data centers. Designing and managing security policies for highly dynamic applications, resources, virtual devices, and services of the new age data center is a hard nut to crack. Further, to exacerbate the situation, comes stringent compliance requirements that involve constant monitoring of security activities inside your data center infrastructure.

OpManager’s SIEM Plug-in: A High-profile Security Suite

ManageEngine OpManager introduces its all new SIEM plug-in that provides and control over your data center security infrastructure with its high-level, network security intelligence.

OpManager together with the SIEM plug-in unifies data center security and performance management. provides a ” single pane of glass” view of the data center assets’ performance, health and security status thus increasing your efficiency. The integrated view categorizes data center faults based on performance, health and security problems, thus helping you to prioritize and rectify the faults quickly.

With the SIEM plug-in you can,

  • Mitigate internal security threats: The SIEM plug-in’s out-of-the-box, privileged user monitoring reports give you the complete user audit trail. With the exhaustive reports, you can track down data center privileged user activities to discover who logged on to a critical server or application, who changed an application’s configuration, who copied your confidential business data, and more.
  • Ensure your data center server security: Be it physical, virtual or cloud, the robust SIEM plug-in collects, constantly monitors, and analyzes all your critical servers’ logs to detect mishaps and vulnerabilities. With this plug-in, you can also perform database activity monitoring for your MS SQL and Oracle database servers. The plug-in also allows you to perform extensive database auditing that provides the ability to restrict unauthorized access attempts to your critical data and prevent misuse of privileged access.
  • Protect your business confidential data: The plug-in ensures the security of your business confidential data round the clock. Any access attempts to modify, delete or rename your sensitive data will be captured by the plug-in, and it alerts you in real-time upon any of these critical changes. Further, it also provides you a complete audit trail that helps you to answer to “who, what, when” questions.
  • Be 100% compliant with regulatory mandates: OpManager’s SIEM plug-in enables the data center to stay 100% compliant to such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA, SOX, GLBA, and more with its out-of-the-box compliance reports. Further, it allows the customization of existing reports to suit internal security policies or build a new compliance report to meet the growing compliance mandates.
  • Perform forensic analysis on archived data: The SIEM plug-in allows you to archive log data in a centralized location for a user-defined time period. With this plug-in, you can audit the archived log data to strengthen your security policy and prevent recurring security threats. At any time, you can do a search and log forensic analysis on the archived data to get a complete picture of your security threats.

Click here to download and give the OpManager SIEM plug-in a try.

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SolarWinds Security Software – Log & Event Manager

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For more information: http://www.solarwinds.com/network-security.aspx Watch this short video covering SolarWinds Log & Event Manager’s key security features. You will learn quickly how LEM…

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ManageEngine Desktop Central Catapults Its Customer into the Club of Golden Bridge Winners!

2013-GBA-Silver Award

This year, at the Golden Bridge Awards, ManageEngine customer Matt Rooney won silver for his company, BMI Healthcare, in the Best IT team category. Matt is BMI Healthcare’s IT Desktop Manager and has been a loyal Desktop Central customer. The Golden Bridge Awards program honors and recognizes achievements and great contributions of all major industries in the world. These awards generate global and industry-wide recognition of the achievements that organizations and individuals make across the world. We are happy to congratulate Matt – and his team – for the win.

We’re also honored to have played a role in helping Matt achieve this significant victory for his company. Before Matt found Desktop Central, he and his team had a tough time managing patch updates and assets. They had to continuously monitor their systems. BMI even had to resort to hiring contractors to do regulatory reporting.

After installing Desktop Central, most of BMI’s regular desktop management activities were automated. Some of the tasks were periodic software updates; patch management; delivery of service packs to Windows-based devices, including medical equipment; standardization of desktop interfaces; and implementation of company-wide security policies. Even the monitoring of USB and portable hard drive usage was automated. More, the IT department began to use Desktop Central to audit their entire Windows population and run the necessary reports to comply with various regulatory requirements.

With such sweeping changes came lots of advantages. The IT team was free to do more important things such as focus on network monitoring and security event management.

According to Matt, “Effective desktop management is becoming more and more crucial to the entire healthcare industry. The fast paced environment requires a carefully planned and articulated approach to technological advancements and the ever-evolving threat landscape. As the ramifications of a network security breach can be catastrophic in a hospital, compliance reporting plays a hugely important role in daily operations.”

“Much of the medical equipment we use is Windows-based,” he continued. “So it is imperative that it is protected against external threats by ensuring a carefully devised patching schedule is implemented, which Desktop Central has allowed us to facilitate.”

And, we say, thank you, Matt and thank you Golden Bridge; we’ll continue to design products that fulfill our customers’ expectations for many years to come.

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Windows Active Directory Auditing with ADAudit Plus.

Audit-Track-Monitor your Windows Active Directory & Windows Servers Data from Everywhere!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could foresee disastrous events and prevent them from happening? And wouldn’t it be nice to rewind and replay the events to discover the culprits when disasters do strike? Sure it would!

That’s why the ADAudit Plus team promises you thorough insight into every ‘Windows Server Environment’ event scenario. ADAudit Plus offers a lot more details with 150+ ready-to-use reports, instant email alerts, and most important, the facts about who did what when and from where!

Watch the video to learn how ADAudit Plus can help you overcome the challenge of network security and compliance auditing in the Windows Server environment.

Secure your Windows Server environment with ADAudit Plus.

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