HP has announced an upgrade to its security portfolio. The new additions will provide enterprises with a more unified solution for protecting their data and network rather than just responding to threats. Recently a study was commissioned by HP which was executed by Coleman Parkes Research.
According to the study, currently more focus is being laid by enterprises on reactive security measures than proactive measures. It was also found that time and budget spent on reactive measures is comparatively higher than what it is with proactive measures.
The study also found that companies in India are gradually taking a proactive stand towards security with more focus laid on strategy, governance and security intelligence. About 93% of the participants in the study said that they are now exploring Security Information and Event Management measures.
HP representative Damanjit S Uberoi said that Cyber security threats are growing on an exponential basis and the absence of a proactive information risk management policy will hinder the growth of the enterprise and will bring down efficiency and innovation.
New features added to the security solutions portfolio include HP Assured Identity, Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis on demand and HP Security Operations Center consulting services. HP Assured Identity offers extensive solutions for the management of identity, credential and access.
Apart from these three major services there are also features like HP Data Center Protection Services, HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager 6.0c and HP TippingPoint NX Platform Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems, which are now part of the security solutions portfolio of HP. HP has also announced the launch of a mobile application for professionals in IT security along with HP Access Control Printing Solutions which will provide protection against printer-based security threats.
This move by HP is commendable and futuristic considering the fact that Security Information and Event Management market in India is currently worth $12 million and will grow at about 21% in 2012.