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NetIQ Launches New SIM Tools

WASHINGTON -- Today at the Gartner IT Security Summit, NetIQ announced the upcoming worldwide release of NetIQ® Security Manager (SM) 6.0 with Change Guardian™ for Windows. With this release, NetIQ is delivering the industry’s first comprehensive security information and event management (SIEM) solution with robust user and access monitoring, real-time auditing of system changes and powerful threat detection for the Microsoft Windows platform.

Organizations face ongoing challenges to meet mandates, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, as well as the threat of potential data breaches. Forrester Research estimates that breaches cost companies between $90 and $305 per lost record[1][1], a figure that increases as breaches go undetected. As organizations’ security management requirements evolve and internal and external threats proliferate, SM 6.0 with Change Guardian for Windows provides the most complete solution to address their full spectrum of compliance and data protection requirements.

“As a leading healthcare organization, our mission depends on the trust of our patients and customers, but we’re also driven by HIPAA, SOX, and similar mandates, all of which require strong protection of personal health and billing data. Monitoring and reporting on who is accessing that data is paramount to providing strong protection,” said Mike Von Hoven, director of Information Security at Kindred Healthcare. “Change auditing and user access monitoring allow companies like ours to satisfy compliance mandates and investigate and resolve potential security incidents quickly, without the headaches of managing, integrating and orchestrating a multitude of third-party products.”

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ)