HP Acquires Security Management Company ArcSight

HP and ArcSight signed an agreement for HP to acquire ArcSight, a security and compliance management company, for US$43.50 per share, or an enterprise value of $1.5 billion.

The combination of HP and ArcSight will improve security, reduce risk and facilitate compliance at a lower cost for customers. ArcSight's technology is complementary to HP's existing security portfolio of hardware, software and services.

ArcSight's security information and event management (SIEM) integrates with physical security systems, including access control and physical security information management (PSIM) platforms.

Successful enterprises must provide their employees, partners and customers with more access to applications, services and information. This access and connectivity exposes enterprises to escalating threats, increasing complexity and regulatory challenges. Together, HP and ArcSight will be to secure even the most demanding environments by delivering:

* Broader visibility: A comprehensive view of all events across IT operations, security and compliance
* Deeper context: The ability to detect threats and risks by correlating both activity and state changes in real time
* Better continuity: A constant feedback loop between build, manage and monitor to ensure that enterprises remain secure

"From a security perspective, the perimeter of enterprise is porous, putting pressure on clients' risk and compliance systems," said Bill Veghte, Executive VP, Software and Solutions, HP. "The combination of HP and ArcSight will provide clients with the ability to fortify their applications, proactively monitor events and respond to threats."

"HP's acquisition of ArcSight will enable the creation of a new type of security solution, one that serves the modern enterprise," said Tom Reilly, President and CEO, ArcSight. "By combining ArcSight's enterprise threat and risk management platform with HP's breadth of application development and operations management solutions, HP will be able to offer an integrated security platform that delivers broader visibility, deeper context and faster remediation of enterprise-wide security and risk-related events. In a world where perimeter security is no longer enough, businesses need this holistic approach to securing their networks, applications and sensitive data."
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