ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced its Internet Security Systems division will offer customers a new hardware solution for centralized security management. Based on the existing IBM Proventia® Management SiteProtector software, the new appliance is designed to make it easier for companies of all sizes to achieve centralized control of their various security components.
Obtaining the robust management functionality of SiteProtector in an easy-to-install, easy-to-manage appliance will definitely help us to reduce costs and complexity, said Jim Burris, Network Administrator at Kenco Group, Inc. The ability to centrally manage all of our security technologies through SiteProtector has already had a positive impact on our security posture and bottom line, and the new appliance will streamline our security operations even further.
The security landscape continues to grow in complexity as attackers develop new, more sophisticated means of infiltrating corporate networks, said Greg Adams, vice president of product development for IBM Internet Security Systems. IBM Internet Security Systems therefore continues to develop ways to make managing network threats as simple and effective as possible, and we are confident that this new SiteProtector appliance will increase security efficiencies for many companies.
Proventia Management SiteProtector helps to alleviate the burden and high costs associated with security management through comprehensive, centralized control of an organizations various network and host security components. Unlike many competitive offerings, SiteProtector allows companies to centrally manage their entire range of Internet Security Systems technologies including network-based intrusion prevention, multi-function systems, server and desktop security, vulnerability management, anomaly detection and email security through a single product. With this new release, SiteProtector now also includes management capabilities for antivirus technology. This comprehensive coverage can eliminate the need to purchase and implement multiple management consoles and enables companies to achieve more effective security, reduce costs, maximize business uptime and more easily maintain regulatory compliance standards.
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