Today Accelops announced a special program for helping existing Cisco CS-MARS customers upgrade from MARS to their new SIEM solution. A few weeks back, Cisco announced official end of life for the Cisco MARS appliance and has made it clear that they will not be providing a replacement for their Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System.
In the last few months, we have been receiving a lot of inquiries from current Cisco MARS customers and resellers for a better migration path for their MARS SIEM solution. Also customers like California Casualty successfully migrated from the MARS solution to AccelOps SIEM. California Casualty selected AccelOps after evaluating all the leading SIEM products and was happy with their choice after deploying it. With integrated monitoring functionality, California Casualty was able to even replace tools they had used for availability and performance monitoring like CA Spectrum. In an interview with Network World, Skip Moon, Assistant VP of Network development and Engineering at California Casualty said,
We picked AccelOps to replace a Cisco MARS installation for security management, but it’s also monitoring the network and the devices for availability.
There is a growing need for a true integrated management system which can monitor the entire data center infrastructure including virtual servers, physical servers, services in cloud, applications or network devices for performance, availability, security and change management.
Under the new Cisco MARS migration program, users can upgrade their MARS appliance to the equivalent AccelOps virtual appliance model at a highly competitive rate and receive a full year of maintenance and support.
Please check out the new executive brief “10 Reasons for Migrating from Cisco MARS to AccelOps” which explains the breakthrough innovations in the AccelOps SIEM.
Please see the Cisco MARS migration page for more details on this program.
Please see our SIEM FAQ for more information about key technical differences between AccelOps SIEM, Cisco MARS, and other SIEM solutions.