Sophos Anti-Virus integrated with OpenService security management solution

September 29, 2003 Sophos Press Release

Events from award-winning anti-virus solution boosts Security Threat Manager's real-time threat correlation solution

OpenService

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus solutions for businesses, announced that OpenService™, Inc. (Open), the leader in network security management software and real-time correlation solutions, has integrated Sophos's ability to defend the most complex networks with dependability and accuracy with Open's enterprise-wide security event management solution, giving security operators comprehensive, timely and actionable insight into all virus, worm and hacker activity on their networks.

Recent high-profile attacks have only increased the visibility of businesses at risk posed by hackers taking advantage of newly announced vulnerabilities. "Early warning of the scale and impact of viruses and worms such as Blaster and Slammer are vital to minimizing the impact of such outbreaks to businesses," said Phil Hollows, VP Product Marketing, OpenService Inc. "By adding events from Sophos's world-class enterprise anti-virus technology to our security event management solution, security teams benefit from real-time warnings of new outbreaks, a single console to manage and consolidate events from Sophos and other sources such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, and the ability to correlate virus attacks with other hacker activity."

Sophos anti-virus solutions deliver comprehensive virus detection and disinfection of viruses, worms and Trojans. It checks local hard disks, removable media and networks, operating in on-access and on-demand modes. Its unique architecture intelligently determines which files need to be virus checked with minimal performance overhead.

"Managing and protecting complex operations environments effectively has become a challenge," said Chris Belthoff, Senior Security Analyst at Sophos, Inc. "The ability to quickly identify and deal with true security threats is critical. With Open's security event management solution, organizations can take a proactive approach by monitoring applications automatically, in real-time."

The key to effective security event management is real-time correlation integrating data from all security systems. Security Threat Manager from Open is a sophisticated, scalable security correlation solution that delivers prioritized real-time threat assessments, so security operations teams are always working on the most important attacks. Quick, easy and smart yet powerful, robust and scalable Open's Security Threat Manager™ deploys painlessly with low ongoing maintenance demands, keeping security teams focused on their core mission. Matching real-time threat identification and dynamic triage with interactive multidimensional analyses and reports, it offers unprecedented integrated insight into network security infrastructure performance.

About Open

Open is the leader in Network Security Management software. Its Security Threat Manager™ security event management solution is based on Open's proven NerveCenter™ and SystemWatch® technologies. It employs a highly distributed architecture to enable the system to collect, monitor, consolidate and correlate millions of network and security events per day, in real time. More than 400 customers are using Open's software, including Citigroup, Bear Stearns and Verizon. Open's products are available globally through a network of VARs and direct sales. A privately held company based in Westborough, Mass., Open is backed by venture capital and an equity stake taken by Veritas. For more information, please call 800-892-3646 or visit www.openservice.com.