Unified Security Management (USM) 5.2 Ships with 30+ Audit-Ready Reports

By CIOReview | Thursday, October 8, 2015

SAN MATEO, CA: AlienVault rolls out version 5.2 of the all-in-one security platform, Unified Security Management (USM); leveraging threat detection and compliance management solutions. The updated platform provides insights on security status of critical assets that are essential for auditing.

New version of USM ships with more than 30 new audit-ready reports ensuring PCI-DSS 3.1 and HIPAA standards; where users can also avail updates from the existing reports on the platform. AlienVault USM platform and Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the open threat detection community cater to the needs of big-shot clients like Columbia University, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, NASA and Save Mart.

Five security capabilities have been made available under single platform to manage compliance and threats. The Asset discovery feature allow users to learn about the assets available before an attacker does, by means of active and passive network scanning and asset inventory. Behavior monitoring methods like Netflow Analysis, Service Availability Monitoring and Full Packet Capture also help in identifying suspicious activities and potentially targeted systems.

The solution is built-in with capabilities such as Network Vulnerability Testing and Continuous Vulnerability Monitoring to detect the vulnerable systems on the network. Security event data can now be analyzed and correlated with the help of tools like Log Management, Event Correlation, Incident Response, Reporting and Alarms, all as part of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Also, any unusual and hostile data traffic on network can be detected using network id, host id and File Integrity Monitoring (FIM).