HP is making a play to strengthen its offerings with an announced agreement to purchase security and compliance specialist ArcSight at a cost of $1.5 billion.
The firm points to “improved security, reduced risk and facilitated compliance at a lower cost for customers” via ArcSight offerings.
According to HP, “together (the firms) will be well-positioned to secure even the most demanding environments by delivering broader visibility, a comprehensive view of all events across IT operations, security and compliance; deeper context, the ability to detect threats and risks by correlating both activity and state changes in real time; and better continuity, a constant feedback loop between build, manage and monitor to ensure that enterprises remain secure.”
“From a security perspective, the perimeter of today's enterprise is porous, putting enormous pressure on clients' risk and compliance systems,“ Bill Veghte, executive vice president, Software and Solutions, HP, said. “The combination of HP and ArcSight will provide clients with the ability to fortify their applications, proactively monitor events and respond to threats.“