HP Announces New Cloud, Mobile Enterprise Security Technology; Prescott Winter Comments

HP Announces New Cloud, Mobile Enterprise Security Technology; Prescott Winter Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting eventHewlett-Packard announced that it has expanded its enterprise security solutions portfolio to better address threats and potential liabilities from the rise of new technologies and social media.

HP said that executives are demanding better security measures and cited a survey that found more than 50 percent of senior business and technology executives believe security breaches within their organization increased within the past year.

HP Enterprise Services‘ public sector chief technology officer Dr. Prescott Winter said the company’s offerings reflect “the direction in which most of our large enterprise customers want to go” – embracing mobility and cloud computing.  

“The whole framework deals with risk management,” he stated, saying that while these technologies create points of attacks for hackers and others, HP’s tools allow the enterprise to securely reap sustainable benefits. “This is not all a downside issue,” he said. “There are lots of advantages in opening up information channels.”

The company recognized that its 2010 acquisitions of ArcSight and Fortify played a large role in developing the new portfolio. “With ArcSight we see an enormous amount of synergies with the things HP traditionally does as a leader in enterprise network management,” said Winter.

Winter said by combining the companies’ capabilities, enterprises can “get the most out of [its] assets” by granting it “unrivaled” knowledge of its capabilities, performance and security by gathering specific network data “anywhere from millions to single digit billions of events per day.”

That means operational and developmental benefits, with the ability to “identify vulnerabilities and problems before [it] deploys [its network]” and delivering information awareness and management in real-time.

“Bringing all of that together in a single picture I think is going to provide an enormous advantage to our customers,” said Winter. 

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