EMC Acquires NetWitness

EMC, the information infrastructure solutions provider, has announced that it has acquired NetWitness Corporation – a privately-held provider of network security analysis solutions. NetWitness’ technologies provide precise and pervasive network visibility, enabling security teams to detect and remediate advanced threats while automating the incident investigation process. EMC’s acquisition of NetWitness closed on April 1, 2011, and NetWitness will now operate as a part of RSA, The Security Division of EMC.

NetWitness will become a core element of RSA’s Advanced Security Management Solutions, providing real-time visibility into network activity and adding efficiency to incident investigations and workflow. By combining the NetWitness network monitoring and analysis technology with RSA's enVision platform, RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite (DLP) and RSA CyberCrime Intelligence service, security teams can achieve deep insight into the security posture of their organisations. The precise intelligence and visibility that NetWitness provides, coupled with the RSA Archer eGRC platform, enables organisations to apply business context to security information for better identification and prioritisation of security risks while improving and streamlining the incident management process.

NetWitness had recently unveiled Spectrum, an offering that replicates the knowledge, process and workflow of malware analysts. Spectrum will deliver multiple signature-free methods to identify advanced and zero-day malware. When supplemented by the data collected through RSA FraudAction and RSA CyberCrime Intelligence services, Spectrum can perform a key role in addressing evolving threats.

"The intensity and sophistication of advanced adversaries and zero day malware challenge every organisation to rethink traditional approaches to network security," said Tom Heiser, President, RSA, The Security Division of EMC. "NetWitness has redefined the security landscape, providing a powerful solution for organisations seeking to gain immediate insight, precise clarity, and timely closure in the face of the toughest cyber threats. NetWitness' unique network security analysis capabilities extend RSA’s solutions for managing security risk and compliance across both physical and virtual environments."

"EMC and NetWitness share a complementary vision for the future of security management, work with the same types of industry-leading customers, and have a respect for each other's cultures of innovation and growth," said Amit Yoran, CEO, NetWitness. "Joining RSA is a strategic move that will deliver significant benefit for NetWitness customers, partners and employees. EMC has a tremendous record of bringing together smart people and hot technologies and continuing to invest in them to further accelerate growth and achieve their full market potential. Together, we have an opportunity to further strengthen our leadership position in network security analysis by creating new, integrated products and capabilities to solve our customers' most complex security challenges."

Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 23:01:44 IST