Montner & Associates, Tech PR
Original MARS Creators Set Out to Take Cisco Users beyond CS-MARS
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – November 16, 2009 –
AccelOps, the integrated datacenter
monitoring innovator, today announced a Competitive Upgrade Package exclusively for
Cisco CS-MARS security appliance customers and resellers seeking greater functionality,
interoperability and investment protection. The package offers a cost-effective migration
option in response to those users assessing the recent Cisco policy of diminished CS-MARS
support of non-Cisco devices. AccelOps founders, who previously created Cisco’s
popular security monitoring appliance, offer a holistic monitoring approach that results in
greater operational control, efficient incident response and compliance automation beyond
that of current SIEMs (Security Information Event Management systems).
According to recent reports from industry analysts and news sources: "MARS is
becoming less viable as a general SIEM solution" and "no new third-party devices will
be added." The Competitive Upgrade Package gives CS-MARS end users and resellers a
compelling and convenient means to transition to the more advanced AccelOps platform.
Cisco users can upgrade their MARS appliance to the equivalent AccelOps virtual appliance
model at the customer’s current MARS maintenance fee and receive a full year of
maintenance and support. The package also includes assessment services to facilitate
the transition process and provides multi-year discounts. A channel program is also
available to qualified system integrators to participate in the Competitive Upgrade
Package with significant incentives.
While Cisco CS-MARS pioneered real-time security event analysis (also known as SIEM) by
combining network and security analysis in an easy-to-use, high performance hardware
appliance, AccelOps provides the next logical evolution – a plug and play, scalable virtual
appliance solution that not only redefines the next generation of SIEM, but takes Cisco
users beyond MARS.
Leveraging a breakthrough architectural framework and dynamic Web 2.0 GUI, AccelOps
combines powerful analytics engine, automated CMDB and event consolidation, intelligent
anomaly detection, innovative identity and location binding, business service impact
awareness and prioritization, robust search and reporting, and optimized data
management for real-time and long-term data analysis.
In addition to the full-fledged (SIEM), log
management and compliance management functions, AccelOps provides datacenter and
IT service management – a single pane of glass for monitoring availability, performance,
security and change management across operations in the context of business services.
About AccelOps, How IT Accelerates Business
AccelOps provides award-winning datacenter monitoring and IT service
management software delivered as a virtual appliance or SaaS. The all-in-one solution
assures service reliability through integrated datacenter monitoring, alerting, analysis and
reporting across performance, availability, security and change management. The
integrated approach aggregates, cross-correlates and manages diverse operational data
to yield end-to-end visibility, service intelligence, operational efficiency and compliance
automation. The Silicon Valley-based company is privately held, venture-backed and led
by experienced technology executives who created the popular Cisco MARS security
information management appliance.
AccelOps, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. AccelOps, the AccelOps logo, OpsBridge and OpsAdvisor are trademarks of
AccelOps, Inc. Other names mentioned may be trademarks and properties of their respective owners.