Intellitactics Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in 2008 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

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Intellitactics adds SAFE appliances to give more organizations the ability to do more with logs to address compliance reporting and security management

Intellitactics, a leading provider of appliances and software for enterprise security management, announced its position in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner's annual "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management" (SIEM) for 2008. According to Gartner, vendors are positioned in the Leaders, Visionaries, Challengers, or Niche Players quadrants based Gartner's independent evaluation of the company's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Randall K. Davis, Intellitactics' President and Chief Executive Officer, puts the Gartner positioning in perspective: "We believe the Company's position in the Magic Quadrant reflects two initiatives - one involves our flagship product, Intellitactics Security Manager (ISM), and the second involves the rollout of a new product line of security appliances designed to serve the needs of every organization addressing compliance and security challenges. First, we perfected our core software solution, Intellitactics Security Manager, to give our customers the most stable and easy-to-use SIEM software in the market. Second, we launched a new product line of security appliances called SAFE that provide logging and logging plus security event management capabilities without a dependency on the ISM software. The SAFE appliances align to the market needs of a number of organizations with compliance-funded projects interested in improving security monitoring and incident management capabilities. The rollout of the SAFE appliances began with SAFE LA, which collects logs at high speed and guarantees delivery back to the security operations center. All the appliances are simple-to-deploy, easy-to-use, and provide capabilities that can be used by every type and size of organization."

Sunil Bhargava, Intellitactics' Chief Technology Officer and information security expert, provides more detail on the product strategy: "Exceeding customer expectations with Security Manager, when your customers are large multi-national banks, security-sensitive government agencies, and other organizations where security is strategic to their core mission, is no easy task. When our customers, some managing in excess of 500 million events per day, share with the analysts that they are able to achieve their security goals with our SIEM, we are at once proud and motivated. We are motivated to replicate the same results for other organizations that may not be the same size, but which have the same concerns for compliance reporting, security monitoring, and incident response. This is where the SAFE appliances come into play."

The SAFE appliances, simple-to-deploy, easy-to-use, and right-sized for every organization regardless of purchasing power, expand the market for Intellitactics. As part of the product strategy, Intellitactics is expanding its channel in North America to include more partners who offer deep expertise in policy and process development, use case definition, co-sourcing, and other services related to compliance and enterprise security. "This increases our capacity to serve the broader market. We are already seeing an increase in demand for the SAFE appliances and believe this will only increase; this creates a great opportunity for the right partner," explains Michael Cerick, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Intellitactics. "We're selective in choosing our partners from around the world because we are committed to maintaining our customer satisfaction rating for Security Manager and sustaining the same tradition for the new SAFE appliances."

Intellitactics provides enterprise security management for companies and agencies that need to resolve regulatory compliance issues and accelerate security incident resolution. Intellitactics offers a product portfolio that includes a line of appliances called SAFE and the company's flagship software solution, Intellitactics Security Manager. The products are efficient in consolidating and analyzing data from security devices, operating systems, and applications to provide compliance reporting, real-time threat detection, and historical analysis for forensics. The products are a combination of stand-alone and complementary capabilities that centralize security information and automate log aggregation, event management, correlation, and analysis. Intellitactics provides hundreds of reports that verify and validate compliance with regulatory standards, internal policies, or industry best practices; and streamlines incident handling.

Each SAFE appliance is architected for consistent performance and optimal capacity. Logging and security event monitoring uncover hidden information in the logs, eliminate false positives, and isolate threats. The appliances are ideal for compliance-focused organizations that stand to benefit from packaged reports for regulatory standards such as HIPAA and PCI DSS.

Intellitactics has received industry recognition for its security information and event management products from various independent organizations. Earlier this year, Intellitactics Security Manager was selected as the best security management product in the SC Magazine 2008 Awards Europe Program.

The Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management was published in May 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and was authored by Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanagh of Gartner.

About The Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 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 Intellitactics, Inc.
Headquartered in Reston, VA, Intellitactics provides a suite of complementary security information and event management (SIEM) products for organizations of all sizes. Well-known as the provider of Intellitactics Security Manager, the optimal enterprise security management solution, to the largest organizations in the world, Intellitactics has expanded its product leadership with a line of security information management appliances, Intellitactics SAFE. The combination of the appliances and software products underscores Intellitactics product leadership in providing solutions for log management, compliance, threat management and incident response to every organization regardless of size or purchasing power. By combining any of the products of the suite, global organizations can effectively distribute SIEM capabilities outside headquarters. Complementary to Security Manager is Intellitactics™ SAM, which features security assurance metrics™ on a configurable dashboard. Intellitactics was awarded Common Criteria Certification in December 2004, making it the first software provider to earn this certification as a security information and event management solution. Founded in 1996, Intellitactics is backed by JMI Equity Fund LP and Lazard Technology Partners and is ranked by well-known industry analysts as a market leader known for product development, delivery and thought leadership. Visit us at http://www.intellitactics.com.

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