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The upgrade includes new features and functionality in ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 5.0, the enhancement of ArcSight IdentityView to take advantage of new platform features in ArcSight ESM

BANGALORE,INDIA:ArcSight has announced a number of enhancements to the key components of its' Enterprise Threat and Risk Management (ETRM) platform.

The upgrade includes new features and functionality in ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 5.0, the enhancement of ArcSight IdentityView to take advantage of new platform features in ArcSight ESM, and a new downloadable version of ArcSight Logger, the fundamental log storage and search solution within the ArcSight platform, which crashes the price down to $49.00.

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Rick Caccia, vice president of product marketing at ArcSight said that the compay was launching major versions of all the products in the platform.

ArcSight ESM 5.0 is the fifth generation of the core analysis engine of the ArcSight platform, and is the market-share leader in the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) market. It provides real-time correlation of threats and risks and now includes new platform features to support a partner economy and broader customer deployment.

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Caccia said that the new features make it easier for other people to do things with the product. This includes tools that do analysis of user behavior, since monitoring user accounts has become more important to customers.

"ESM 5.0 also adds new industry specific field sets," he added. "These are new custom fields, which didn't exist before. They would have to shove fields into other fields. This kind of thing reflects the evolution of the market, with customers wanting to move beyond traditional SIEM. Two years ago, nobody was asking for this, but they are now."

A third addition is a new set of web services, designed to make it easier for third party BI tools to be used on ArcSight.

"It was possible before to use them before, but it wasn't super easy," Caccia said.

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ArcSite IdentityView 2.0 has been enhanced to take advantage of the new ESM platform features, allowing organizations to better understand who is on the network, what they are doing, and how that affects business risk.

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