HPE beefs up enterprise security portfolio at annual conference

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled new products at its annual HPE Protect enterprise security conference that are meant to strengthen it and its partners’ approach to intelligent security operations, DevOps and data protection.

One key announcement from the conference is the unveiling of HPE ArcSight Data Platform 2.0 (ADP 2.0), an open architecture solution designed to connect with third-party platforms to offer greater visibility into every aspect of the enterprise, including IT, operational technology, Internet of Things and physical hardware.

According to HPE’s announcement, ADP 2.0 is powered by an integrated Kafka-based Event Broker that enables the consumption of up to 1 million events each second. The purpose is to take data from anywhere and then send it anywhere, including to ArcSight ESM and third-party platforms like Hadoop.

“Security analysts need to widen their view into data systems in order to find threats at the scale and speed required in today’s landscape,” said Tom Powledge, vice president and general manager of HPE Security ArcSight, in a statement. “With HPE ADP 2.0, we’re giving customers the open architecture and scalability they need to be effective in stopping threats.”

ADP 2.0 was designed to act as the foundation for HPE customers’ intelligent security operations. It provides a centralized view for end-to-end monitoring through the use of HPE ArcSight Management Console and comes equipped with more than 350 pre-built connectors to simplify connecting ADP 2.0 to third-party products. ADP 2.0 will be generally available on October 5.

HPE also launched the HPE Fortify Ecosystem marketplace and Fortify on Demand continuous application monitoring service. Both are available now and aim to provide ways for enterprises to create secure applications. The solutions make it possible to integrate security testing  processes and resources throughout the software development lifecycle.

The products marketplace and service take their cues from DevOps methodologies.

“Securing the software development lifecycle in today’s environment requires an automated, continuous and natural process,” said Jason Schmitt, vice president and general manager of HPE Security Fortiy, in a statement. “The new HPE Fortify Ecosystem and Fortify on Demand continuous application monitoring service ensure the approach to application security is intuitive, comprehensive and seamless to integrate, helping organizations save time and reduce costs.”

And finally, HPE announced an integration between HPE SecureData and HPE Atalla HSM to provide customers with an end-to-end security option. The integration will be available on September 21 and will focus on providing a data-centric security approach.

According to HPE, the integration of the two products will make it simpler for customers to manage data protection with a single vendor contract.

“Organizations are trying to manage risk against an ever-changing threat landscape, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult when faced with more complex infrastructures and countless solution sets available in the market,” said Albert Biketi, vice president and general manager of HPE Security data security, in a statement. “HPE provides an integrated, comprehensive data security approach that enables customers to streamline the deployment of their risk management strategy, hardening their hardware and software layers to protect their organizations’ most sensitive data end-to-end.”

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Chris is a freelance technology writer that resides in the Northwest Territories. A former editor at ITWC, he now spends his time as a scribe for various tech publications while having an appreciation for the finer things in life - namely beer and cigars.

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