HP announces addition to security solutions portfolio
New Delhi: HP Thursday announced additions to its security solutions portfolio that will enable enterprises to proactively protect their data and network rather than just reacting to threats.
"Cloud, mobility and big data initiatives are helping firms solve challenges, while driving innovation and bringing in agility and improved financial management. However, these initiatives also can introduce big security concerns," HP India MD Neelam Dhawan told reporters here.
According to a study commissioned by HP and conducted by Coleman Parkes Research, more focus is placed on reactive security measures than proactive security measures with half of respondents said time and budget spent on reactive security outweighs investments in proactive measures.
However, the study added that organisations in India are becoming more proactive in their approach to security with more focus on strategy, governance and security intelligence with 93 percent of respondents indicating that they are exploring Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) measures.
"Cybersecurity threats are growing exponentially, and without a proactive information risk management strategy, enterprise growth, innovation and efficiencies are hindered," Damanjit S Uberoi, Chief Solutions Architect and Evangelist, South Asia, HP Enterprise Security Products said.
New features added include HP Assured Identity (solution offering identity, credential and access management), Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis (CATA) on demand and HP Security Operations Center (SOC) consulting services.
Other features include HP Data Center Protection Services, HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager 6.0c and HP TippingPoint NX Platform Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS).
HP also announced a mobile application for IT security professionals as well as HP Access Control (HP AC) Printing Solutions to protect against printer-based intrusions.
The Indian SIEM market stood at about USD 12 million and is expected to grow at about 21 percent in 2012.
As a whole, the key spenders for network security in India are the banking, financial services and insurance players, government and service providers like telecom, IT and ITeS companies.