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Top Analyst Firm Positions EMC's RSA Security Division in Leaders Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
May 12, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


BEDFORD, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC , today announced that it is positioned in the Leaders quadrant within Gartner's Q12008 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). This positioning is based on RSA's ability to execute and completeness of vision. It appears in the May 8, 2008 report by Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanagh entitled, "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, Q12008."

According to Gartner, "The SIEM market is driven by customer needs to analyze security event data in real time (for threat management, primarily focused on network events) and to analyze and report on log data (for security policy compliance monitoring, primarily focused on host and application events)."

The RSA enVision Platform is designed to give organizations a single, integrated 3-in-1 log management solution for simplifying compliance; enhancing security and risk mitigation; and optimizing IT and network operations through the automated collection, analysis, alerting, auditing, reporting and secure storage of all logs. More than 1200 customers have selected the RSA enVision(R) platform. Of those customers, more than 600 signed deals to deploy the RSA enVision platform between September 2006, when EMC acquired Network Intelligence, and May 9, 2008.

"We are proud that the report from Gartner positioned RSA in the Leaders quadrant in this market," said John Worrall, vice president and general manager, Information & Event Management Group, RSA. "This recognition is especially rewarding in the context of conversations we're having with customers. They are demanding cost-effective solutions, integrated security suites, and fewer, strategic suppliers. We're happy to be recognized by Gartner and we believe that this recognition is based on our offering a SIEM solution that meets the diverse needs of compliance, security, and IT & network operations personnel within a single product."

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About RSA

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security solutions for business acceleration, helping the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. RSA's information-centric approach to security guards the integrity and confidentiality of information throughout its lifecycle - no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used.

RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control, data loss prevention & encryption, compliance & security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com www.EMC.com and .

RSA and enVision are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. All other products and/or services mentioned are trademarks of their respective countries.

CONTACT: Jenn McManus of EMC Corporation, +1-781-515-6313, jmcmanus@rsa.com, or Sandra Heikkinen of OutCast Communications,+1-212-905-6043, , for EMC Corporation

Web site: http://www.emc.com/ http://www.RSA.com/