Enterprise data security intelligence improved by Vormetric
Vormetric, the leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, recently announced its strategy and initial steps to enhance enterprise security intelligence. As hackers improve their ability to penetrate traditional defences with attacks such as advanced persistent threats (APTs), Vormetric Data Security can help enterprises gather security intelligence around what is happening to their sensitive data so they can counter such threats better and faster.
As a recent Forrester Research analysis* summarised, “Targeted attacks are on the rise. The attacks are increasingly more sophisticated, and our detection and response capabilities are woefully inadequate. Advanced persistent threats (APTs), espionage, spear phishing, and seemingly perpetual disrupted denial of service (DDoS) attacks dominate the headlines. We typically do not have to wait more than a month before we learn of a major organisation suffering a significant security incident.”
Vormetric’s security intelligence strategy builds on the existing capabilities of the Vormetric Data Security product portfolio. Vormetric Data Security currently helps enable enterprises to better understand their security posture and avoid data breaches by providing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions — like Splunk, HP ArcSight, LogRhythm and others — with valuable security and audit data. Vormetric’s support for log file formats, including CEF and RFC 5424, enables enterprises to quickly feed information from Vormetric Data Security into their existing SIEM environment. By ‘watching the watcher’ and reporting on root and system administrator activities, Vormetric enables enterprises to understand unusual data access patterns before data breaches occur.
Vormetric’s near-term plans are to enhance the existing solution with cloud service provider (CSP) security intelligence information to its Vormetric Data Security solution. Longer-term, the company’s vision is to provide an ecosystem of data security related security intelligence collection and analysis resource offerings that connect to security intelligence and SIEM solutions, providing Vormetric customers with the ability to understand quickly and easily what is happening to their sensitive information, wherever it resides.
“As recent compromises at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post highlight, perimeters are permeable and enterprises need to improve their knowledge of what is happening to sensitive information,” said Ashvin Kamaraju, Vormetric’s vice president for product development. “Vormetric allows enterprises to protect what matters by providing critical security intelligence information about sensitive information assets.”
Forrester Research, Inc., “Five Steps To Build An Effective Threat Intelligence Capability” by Rick Holland, 15 January 2013