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AccelOps Adds GPG13 Protective Monitoring Compliance Reporting for the UK
AccelOps integrated security software helps UK government agencies deploy protective monitoring controls, achieve compliance with security policy framework
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 2, 2013 – AccelOps, Inc., the leader in integrated Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), performance and availability monitoring for on-premise and cloud-based data centers, has expanded its software’s compliance reporting capabilities to include Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG13) requirements in the United Kingdom. This enables departments and agencies of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) to comply with the 12 Protective Monitoring Controls (PMC) established by the UK Cabinet Office as part of the Security Policy Framework (SPF), designed to reduce risk and secure confidential data. The directive applies to service providers and outsourcing companies as well as to government-managed IT. AccelOps’ software enables organisations to achieve regulatory compliance while improving overall security and IT operations very cost-effectively.
Protective monitoring, also known as GPG13, encompasses people and business processes and technology to improve company risk profiles. Protective monitoring provides visibility and understanding of who is accessing an organisation’s sensitive data. The goal is to ensure a level of operational insight for organisations to see how their IT systems are being used or abused by internal or external agents.
“AccelOps is a powerful tool for enabling protective monitoring compliance,” said Flint Brenton, President and CEO of AccelOps. “It also adds high value and a strong return on investment by monitoring events across all aspects of the infrastructure, cross-correlating and analysing them in real time so that overall security and infrastructure efficiencies are optimised. Beyond compliance, government and industrial organisations have to be more agile and cost-effective, and AccelOps delivers on all fronts.”
AccelOps software provides a “single pane of glass” view of security, performance and availability information from almost any source across an organisation’s entire data center infrastructure – physical, virtual, on-premise or cloud-based. The patented real-time analytics technology cross-correlates log and event data in real time to make sense of complex IT patterns and events as they happen. AccelOps enables proactive protective monitoring in accordance with all 12 of the GPG13 controls and eliminates blind spots by monitoring every aspect of the IT infrastructure from a single tool.
By implementing the controls detailed in GPG13, HMG’s departments and agencies will achieve enhanced confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT systems, impacting business sustainability and reputation. Although compliance is mandatory for HMG’s departments, agencies and systems that store high-impact level data, and highly recommended across all ICT Systems, it also provides valuable security guidance for organisations in all industry sectors.
For more information on AccelOps’ and the GPG13, see the solution brief at http://www.accelops.com/pdf/GPG13SolutionBrief.pdf.
AccelOps provides a new generation of integrated security, performance and availability monitoring software for today’s dynamic, virtualized data centers. Based on patented distributed real-time analytics technology, AccelOps automatically analyzes and makes sense of behavior patterns spanning server, storage, network, security, users, and applications to rapidly detect and resolve problems. AccelOps works across traditional data centers as well as private and hybrid clouds. The software-only application runs on a VMware ESX or ESXi virtual appliance and scales seamlessly by adding additional VMs to a cluster. Its unmatched delivery of real-time, proactive security and operational intelligence allows organizations to be more responsive and competitive as they expand the IT capabilities that underpin their business. For more information, visit www.accelops.com.
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