Symantec Introduces New Security Information Management Offering

Symantec Security Information Manager offers customers a risk- and compliance-based view of security events and incidents

Cupertino, Calif., Jan. 17, 2007 -- Symantec Corp. today announced Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5, providing customers the foundation of a solid IT governance and compliance program by automating the incident management lifecycle. Symantec Security Information Manager assists customers in mitigating IT risk by reporting on the effectiveness of IT security controls and enabling IT administrators to quickly respond to security threats and incidents in network environments.

Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5 delivers integrated event archiving and management, improved compliance reporting, and strong administration of enterprise deployments. In order to improve compliance efforts, customers are able to build a repeatable and documented incident response program and are provided built-in report templates that can be customized, scheduled, and distributed automatically.

Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5 provides customers long-term retention of logs for forensic and compliance mandates. To lower total cost of ownership, numerous new storage options are now available including DAS, SAN, and NAS. Symantec Security Information Manager also provides an infrastructure monitoring user interface and user management through Active Directory integration and roles management.

By including out of the box content for risk mitigation and remediation, Symantec Security Information Manager helps to improve staff efficiency. Security operation center (SOC) analysts are able to efficiently respond to the most critical security threats in customer environments. Customers are offered an automated workflow through built-in ticketing or enterprise connectivity to helpdesk solutions. Symantec delivers comprehensive coverage of customer environments by offering data collection from more than 100 event sources that ensure critical assets are covered.

Through automation of the incident management lifecycle, customers are able to efficiently address both security and compliance mandates. Symantec Security Information manager allows customers to identify, prioritize, respond, and review incidents.

  • Identification: Correlating millions of security events into a manageable number of critical security incidents

  • Prioritization: Escalating the priority of critical incidents through built-in rules and real-time content updates from Symantec's Global Intelligence Network

  • Response: Providing closed loop workflow and ticketing integration to ensure security incidents are assigned and managed

  • Review: Enabling affordable and scalable, long-term storage and audit review of all security events

Licensing and Availability

Symantec Security Information Manager 4.5 is available in an appliance form factor through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors, and systems integrators. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at

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