Prism Microsystems positioned in the 2009 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) by leading industry analyst firm

Columbia, MD – Prism Microsystems, developers of the most comprehensive SIEM solution in the industry, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner in its recently published “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, 2009” report.

According to the report, “Although compliance drives SIEM project funding, most organizations also want to improve external and internal threat-monitoring capabilities.” The report further states that “Application layer monitoring for fraud detection or internal threat management continues to evolve as a use case for SIEM technology.” Gartner, ‘Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management,’ May 2009, Mark Nicolett, Kelly M. Kavanagh.

“Our placement in the Magic Quadrant, in my opinion, is recognition of our relentless focus on the midsize enterprise, which values comprehensive solutions that satisfy a wide range of regulatory, security and operational requirements. I also believe that Gartner’s research is further validation that our vision of extending traditional SIEM functions with support for virtual infrastructures, insider threat detection, file integrity and application level monitoring is in tune with the IT needs of today’s enterprise,” said A.N. Ananth, CEO of Prism Microsystems.

EventTracker is one of the most comprehensive SIEM solutions in the industry and provides midsize enterprise customers with a turnkey offering for compliance reporting, real-time threat detection and operational monitoring. EventTracker delivers coverage from servers to workstations, operating systems to applications, and network devices to hosts. Coverage also extends to physical assets (including USB devices, racks, server hardware) and hypervisors (VMWare and Hyper-V). The Magic Quadrant positioning follows on the heels of recognition by SC Magazine, which awarded EventTracker 5 stars (the maximum possible) and highlighted it as an excellent performer, feature rich and a robust SIEM solution

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Prism Microsystems

Prism Microsystems delivers business critical solutions that transform high-volume cryptic log data into actionable, prioritized intelligence that will fundamentally change your perception of the utility, value and organizational potential inherent in log files. Prism’s leading solutions offer Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), real-time Log Management, and powerful Change and Configuration Management to optimize IT operations, detect and deter costly security breaches, and comply with multiple regulatory mandates.

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