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Primeur weekly 2011-09-19

Exascale supercomputing

New IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer for Rensselaer ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops compact silicon photonics light source for high-bandwidth CPU interconnects ...

The future accelerated: multi-core goes mainstream, computing pushed to extremes ...

The Cloud

Cordys selected by Fujitsu as strategic platform to offer Cloud services globally ...

EMC's new Center of Excellence and Cloud Data Center powers company's Cloud computing vision ...

Two new publications provide a Cloud computing standards roadmap and reference architecture ...

Hitachi Data Systems announces acquisition of BlueArc ...

HP unveils expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the instant-on enterprise ...

Desktop Grids

TheSkyNet launched ...

IBM and University of Antioquia co-operate to seek drug for Leishmaniasis treatment ...

EuroFlash

Barcelona Supercomouting Center triples its calculation capacity ...

ADVA Optical Networking introduces industry's first 100G Metro solution ...

Registration open for the e-IRG open workshop in Poznań 12-13 October 2011 ...

Cracow Grid Workshop 2011 to issue Call for Papers ...

USFlash

Appro to deliver 800TFLOPs supercomputer to Japan's University of Tsukuba ...

NEC bundles TotalView as standard debugger for LX series HPC cluster solutions ...

WellPoint and IBM announce agreement to put Watson to work in health care ...

UC San Diego's HPWREN aids in recent supernova discovery ...

How the Milky Way got its spiral ...

Oracle sets new world-record result on SAP Sales and Distribution-Parallel standard application benchmark ...

$13-million NSF centre to explore new ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale ...

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine demonstrates extreme performance for utility bill processing ...

Ferro-electrics could pave way for ultra-low power computing ...

Oracle introduces Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software ...

Broadcom to acquire NetLogic Microsystems Inc., an expert in network communications processors ...

SDSC and SDSU receive NSF grant to expand computer science curriculum ...

Intel announces new SATA solid-state drive for the data centre ...

SDSC researcher co-authors new book on managing event data ...

Syncfusion Sponsoring High Performance Computing for Wall Street Conference ...

Oracle releases Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 ...

HP unveils expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the instant-on enterprise

12 Sep 2011 Palo Alto - HP has introduced its expanded Enterprise Security Solutions portfolio, designed to help enterprises establish and execute a comprehensive security strategy that addresses threats and potential liabilities resulting from the rise of mobility, Cloud computing and social media.

Cyberthreats have become more sophisticated, persistent and unpredictable. New research conducted on behalf of HP demonstrates that the volume and complexity of security threats has continued to escalate. More than 50 percent of senior business and technology executives surveyed believe that security breaches within their organizations have increased during the last year. Nearly 30 percent responded that they experienced a security breach by unauthorized internal access, while 20 percent responded that they had experienced an external breach.

Faced with these challenges, organizations need to establish a more sustainable approach to managing security and risk. The HP Enterprise Security Solutions framework addresses this need by delivering overarching information security management capabilities coupled with modern security operations centres and technologies that provide actionable security intelligence.

The expanded portfolio includes new capabilities to help enterprises assess, transform, manage and optimize their security investments.

"Organisations today are quickly realizing the importance of a comprehensive risk management strategy to securing assets across their corporate infrastructures and protecting corporate reputation", stated Jan Zadak, executive vice president, Global Sales and Enterprise Marketing, HP. "HP's extended security portfolio provides the protection that enterprises require, while providing customers, employees, partners and consumers with instant access to the right enterprise assets without compromising risk."

HP is now offering a one-day Enterprise Security Discovery Workshop based on the HP Enterprise Security Solutions framework, which enables clients to identify the interaction required between information management and security operations. The workshop helps clients understand their organisations' vulnerabilities to external and internal threats, identify the critical success factors for a secure enterprise, and create tailored transformation programs based on best practices.

In addition, HP released the HP Digital Vaccine Labs' (DVLabs) Cyber Security Risks Report, which offers clients a detailed look at vulnerability, threat and attack data for the first half of 2011. This semi-annual report helps enterprises to understand the threat landscape so they can assess and adjust their security postures.

By combining market-leading capabilities from ArcSight, an HP company; Fortify, an HP company; and HP TippingPoint, HP has established a foundation for the unified approach to enterprise security. The HP Security Intelligence and Risk Management platform offers advanced correlation, application protection and network defense technology to protect applications and IT infrastructures from sophisticated cyberthreats.

Supported by a wide network of partners, the platform helps organisations reduce risk from existing infrastructures, provide security testing and remediation for existing applications, and establish a foundation to deploy future systems within a secure environment.

To help clients use this transformational approach to risk management, HP announced a full complement of new risk- and security-related offerings:

  • HP ArcSight Express 3.0 delivers market-leading correlation, log management and user-activity monitoring to improve an organisation's ability to rapidly detect and prevent cyberthreats. It is the first Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product powered by the breakthrough Correlation Optimized Retention and Retrieval Engine (CORR-Engine).
  • HP Reputation Security Monitor provides HP ArcSight clients with an advanced, real-time list of known bad IP and DNS addresses to combat attacks that exploit web application vulnerabilities.
  • HP Fortify Software Security Center suite is the only comprehensive application security testing solution available on-premises or on-demand that scales to identify vulnerabilities in thousands of applications.
  • HP TippingPoint Web Application Digital Vaccine (WebAppDV) 2.0 service extends protection to commercial and custom-built on-line applications with real-time identification of vulnerabilities in web applications, and delivery of virtual patches until a fix can be developed. The updated WebAppDV 2.0 filters with Adaptive Web Application Firewall (WAF) Technology help discriminate between normal network activity and malicious traffic. HP also offers advanced protection and simplified migration from open source-based IPS solutions with the Digital Vaccine Toolkit (DVToolkit) 2.0 for Snort as well as improved transparency into the state of a security environment with the HP TippingPoint Reporting and Archiving powered by Logger software.

To help organisations manage their security transformation programs, adopt the best security technologies and choose from flexible sourcing models, HP also introduced new Enterprise Services:

  • HP Information Security Management (ISM) services deliver a comprehensive approach to managing security policies and processes, enabling clients to make informed security decisions and minimize risks.
  • HP Enterprise Cloud Service (ECS) End Point Threat Management protects desktop and notebook PCs and servers against viruses, malware, spyware and intrusions by blocking unauthorized communication and preventing installation of unwanted programmes.
  • HP Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) services collect and log security-relevant events to provide a unified view of the security activity across an enterprise as well as generating predefined reports to demonstrate compliance with policies and regulations.
  • HP Application Security Testing-as-a-Service identifies and closes security vulnerabilities in the application layer with code scanning and web penetration services that reduce the risk, time and investment needed to deliver software security assurance.

HP Secure Boardroom is a comprehensive, enterprise-level on-line portal that combines existing sources of security data into one central system. Senior-level executives and CIOs are provided greater insight and actionable information that facilitates business-led strategic investment and management decisions.

HP gives Instant-On Enterprises the power to protect data, defend resources, manage risk and drive innovation.
Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-09-19

Exascale supercomputing

New IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer for Rensselaer ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops compact silicon photonics light source for high-bandwidth CPU interconnects ...

The future accelerated: multi-core goes mainstream, computing pushed to extremes ...

The Cloud

Cordys selected by Fujitsu as strategic platform to offer Cloud services globally ...

EMC's new Center of Excellence and Cloud Data Center powers company's Cloud computing vision ...

Two new publications provide a Cloud computing standards roadmap and reference architecture ...

Hitachi Data Systems announces acquisition of BlueArc ...

HP unveils expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the instant-on enterprise ...

Desktop Grids

TheSkyNet launched ...

IBM and University of Antioquia co-operate to seek drug for Leishmaniasis treatment ...

EuroFlash

Barcelona Supercomouting Center triples its calculation capacity ...

ADVA Optical Networking introduces industry's first 100G Metro solution ...

Registration open for the e-IRG open workshop in Poznań 12-13 October 2011 ...

Cracow Grid Workshop 2011 to issue Call for Papers ...

USFlash

Appro to deliver 800TFLOPs supercomputer to Japan's University of Tsukuba ...

NEC bundles TotalView as standard debugger for LX series HPC cluster solutions ...

WellPoint and IBM announce agreement to put Watson to work in health care ...

UC San Diego's HPWREN aids in recent supernova discovery ...

How the Milky Way got its spiral ...

Oracle sets new world-record result on SAP Sales and Distribution-Parallel standard application benchmark ...

$13-million NSF centre to explore new ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale ...

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine demonstrates extreme performance for utility bill processing ...

Ferro-electrics could pave way for ultra-low power computing ...

Oracle introduces Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software ...

Broadcom to acquire NetLogic Microsystems Inc., an expert in network communications processors ...

SDSC and SDSU receive NSF grant to expand computer science curriculum ...

Intel announces new SATA solid-state drive for the data centre ...

SDSC researcher co-authors new book on managing event data ...

Syncfusion Sponsoring High Performance Computing for Wall Street Conference ...

Oracle releases Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 ...