OpenService Helps Enterprises Evaluate Threats

To help evaluate the thousands of security events generated by firewalls, anti-virus services and intrusion detection systems (IDS), OpenService Inc., a network security management software provider, yesterday introduced Security Threat Manager.

According to Westborough, Mass.-based OpenService, the Security Threat Manager suite is designed to enable real-time detection and correlation of blended, high-risk network attacks.

Security Threat Manager ships with pre-defined, real-time correlation models that are designed to reduce false positive alerts while also escalating the most serious threats that require immediate attention. The company said it is also shipping new, integrated Web-based forensic reporting and analysis features suitable for both CSOs and security response teams as part of the solution.

“In order to meet our clients’ needs it is important for us to understand and prioritize threats in real time,” said Mitchell Hryckowian, director of engineering at Interliant, a Purchase, N.Y.-based managed infrastrucuture service provider. “It is critical for us to have a single solution that provides complete network security, as quickly as possible, and can scale to manage the number of devices we have deployed,” Hryckowian said.

Security Threat Manager’s distributed architecture is designed to enable the system to handle millions of events per day. It adds pre-defined correlation models that run on an embedded version of Open’s NerveCenter 3.8 correlation server. These models, OpenService said, not only correlate threats in real time, but also add user-defined categories, custom weightings, and links to vulnerability and risk databases.

“By bringing our technologies together and extending them in Security Threat Manager, we have created the most scalable, full-function real-time security threat management solution available. Enterprises are now understanding the need to manage their threat data streams from firewalls, IDS and anti-virus solutions, and Security Threat Manager enables them to analyze these events, prioritize their responses and protect themselves in real time without having to expand their security staff,” said Ted Joseph, president and CEO for OpenService.

Security Threat Manager will be available in January. The company said typical deployments will range from $150,000 to $400,000.

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