HP's security portfolio upgrade stems from bigger focus on real-time data

Summary:HP is looking toward the fervor surrounding real-time data to support new threat detection and preventative measures.

Hewlett-Packard is rolling out a number of upgrades and additions to its enterprise security portfolio while hoping to encourage BYOD strategies at the same time.

But aside from HP's new Security Risk and Controls Advisory Services for Mobility (essentially a strategy guide on managing personal devices in the workplace), most of HP's latest updates focus on the infrastructure well in the background rather than any devices directly.

Based on the long list of introductions on Tuesday, it is evident that HP is looking toward the fervor surrounding real-time data to support its new threat detection and preventative measures.

Announced amid HP Protect, the company's annual enterprise security summit, in Washington, D.C. this week, here's a rundown on some of HP's new security offerings:

  • HP Threat Central: A community-style security intelligence platform intended to enable automated collaboration in real-time between organizations to combat active cyber threats.
  • HP ArcSight and Fortify: Upgraded to empower Security Operation Center (SOC) teams to run more effectively with accelerated and real-time threat detection.
  • HP BIOSphere with HP SureStart technology: HP boasts this is the "first and only" self-healing BIOS malware and security prevention technology designed for risk management while boosting productivity levels.
  • HP Continuous Monitoring for the U.S. Public Sector: Reports IT security vulnerabilities in real-time; Provides U.S. government agencies with an assessment of their IT security risk posture
  • HP Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) Protection Services: 24/7 event monitoring by HP security analysts, who are assigned to help organizations detect and take immediate action on DDoS and web application attacks.

Topics: Security, Data Management, Hewlett-Packard, Mobility, Social Enterprise


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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