HP infuses BYOD to Fortify cloud gateway, bolsters cloud security portfolio

Unveiled ahead of the annual RSA Conference this week, the common thread between these updates maintains a strong emphasis on content shared between employees and mobile devices.

Hewlett-Packard is rolling out a bevy of new services and upgrades for data management and security infrastructures.

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Unveiled ahead of the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, the common thread between these updates maintains a strong emphasis on content shared between employees and mobile devices.

That starts with a brand new mobile app database integrated into HP's Fortify on-demand cloud portal, which HP picked up through its 2010 acquisition of the security firm.

Businesses with Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies in place (or looking to set them up, at least) could now use Fortify to get more data back on employee behavior and activity analysis on company-owned applications or those found in major app stores worldwide.

Some of the data recorded for insights stems from how data is stored, accessed and transferred as well as reputation analysis of network and application traffic endpoints, seeking out if they are known malicious hosts.

If that's not enough user behavior data, HP is adding even more intelligence functions to its big data security analytics and intelligence software ArcSight. HP also acquired ArcSight in 2010, paying upwards of $1.5 billion for the enterprise security vendor.

HP touted that data generated by ArcSight User Behavior Analytics will "detect even the most complex threats."

While speculation has been rife about HP's long-term interests in the public cloud, the tech giant is rounding out the security upgrades to its enterprise cloud portfolio with the debut of the new HP Cloud Access Security Protection platform.

Targeting primarily Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, HP described this particular platform to mimic credit card networks in that it provides real-time reports of suspicious behavior and flags potentially harmful transactions immediately.

To bring the platform to market, HP has tapped cloud access security broker Adallom for meeting governance and control compliance for data at rest or in motion.

The Fortify service is available immediately. ArcSight UBA will follow on May 7.