Raft of new security offerings unveiled at HP Protect

HP now offers application self-protection, unified network security detection and enhanced log management

HP has launched a series of new security offerings designed to arm organisations with application self-protection, unified network security detection and enhanced log management.

The company used its security conference, HP Protect, as a launching pad for new solutions which anticipate attacks, expand visibility and enable automated, real-time responses.

The offerings include HP Application Defender, which uses Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) technology to help IT security professionals identify and stop attacks by monitoring application activity in the runtime environment.

This helps protect against common software application vulnerabilities, including SQL injection, cross-site scripting and unauthorised access.

To block threats in real time, the new HP TippingPoint Advanced Threat Appliance (ATA) product family brings together a set of network-enforcement capabilities to detect, act upon and mitigate advanced network security threats, utilising static, dynamic and behavioural detection techniques, according to the company's statement.

The new HP solution set provides organisations with enhanced defense against initial “patient zero” infection and subsequent lateral spread.

The HP TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) with the HP TippingPoint Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and HP TippingPoint Security Management System (SMS) allows organisations to quickly block threats from further infiltration and lateral spread across the network.

The security intelligence gained can be used to block future attacks.

The new HP TippingPoint ATA family of products will combine these advanced threat capabilities with the filter-writing expertise of HP TippingPoint Digital Vaccine Labs to further strengthen protection.

HP has also introduced HP ArcSight Logger 6.0, the latest release of its universal log management solution that unifies collection, storage and analysis of machine data to consolidate security and compliance.

A core part of the HP ArcSight Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) portfolio, HP ArcSight Logger 6.0 offers enhanced scalability to handle eight times more data at 10 times higher performance than the previous version to deliver continuous monitoring and high-speed contextual forensic investigation capabilities.

HP general manager, enterprise security, South Pacific, Shane Bellos, said adversaries were capitalising on fragmented security strategies, siloed teams and standalone point products to aggressively attack and gain entry through every door left open across an organisation.

“We need intelligence and automation that empowers security professionals to take action against the adversary—and gets the right intelligence to the right people at the right time.”