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EMC & RSA Unveil Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EMC (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the availability of a new integrated solution aimed at bridging the IT and security operations functions in support of improved compliance, risk management and cost control. The solution is based on EMCs Voyence®Control product for Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM) and the RSA enVision® product for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

For the IT operations professional, this solution provides the means to define and enforce configuration security standards and to automatically conduct compliance tests on a regular basis. Automating these policies along with standardized network configuration management ensures data is available and secure and eliminates business risk from non-compliant devices. Automation also results in fewer service outages and reduces costs associated with Service Level Agreement (SLA) penalties and trouble ticket processing.

For the security operations professional, the solution provides three major benefits: First, it is designed to ensure that network assets are configured to reliably forward all log events to enVision. This is a cornerstone of compliance reporting using SIEM solutions. Second, changes to network asset configurations are immediately detected and sent to enVision to evaluate potential security risks associated with those changes. Finally, those changes deemed inappropriate invoke a workflow-enabled process to close the loop and remediate the configuration to a secure and compliant state, actively configuring the device as required.

“Whether you’re looking at it from an IT operations or security operations perspective, today’s announcement is really a win-win for all our customers,” said Chris Gahagan, EMC’s Senior Vice President, Resource Management Software. “For both audiences, the integrated solution addresses the shared challenge of cost-effective IT service delivery. This includes ensuring the flow of necessary information between disparate work teams and the availability of expanded information to quickly drive reliable decision-making.”

EMC Corp.