eIQnetworks and Mazu Networks Partnership Raises the Bar for Combined NBA and SIM Functionality


Solution meets aggressive network operations and security demands

ACTON, Mass. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 25 - eIQnetworks®, Inc., a global provider of next-generation security information management (SIM) solutions, and Mazu Networks, the leading(1) provider of Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) systems, today announced a technology partnership to integrate Mazu with the eIQ SecureVue(TM) security, risk and compliance platform. The integration of a full function NBA and SIM solution will provide enterprises with improved visibility of network activity and the ability to more effectively monitor, identify and remediate network operations and security threats.

"Unlike solutions that deliver NBA and SIM functionality from a single platform, Mazu uses strategic partnerships to combine its best-of-breed NBA system with leading SIM providers such as eIQ," said Phil Hochmuth, senior analyst, Yankee Group. "By integrating pure play NBA and SIM solutions, enterprises gain the best combined functionality for alerting on or mitigating network operations and security threats."

Mazu provides continuous global visibility into how users, applications, hosts and devices behave on a network, delivering information on how current activity differs from typical behavior. Users immediately understand who is talking to whom, what applications and services are running, where the traffic is flowing and if there are any meaningful changes that indicate a network issue, security threat or application problem. Through the integration, Mazu's network traffic intelligence will be correlated with log, vulnerability, configuration, asset and performance data presented by eIQ's SecureVue platform. This allows network and security analysts to obtain contextual information around an event or alert, dramatically improving their ability to identify, isolate and remediate any potential network operations or security threats across the enterprise.

"Current solutions on the market today that claim NBA/SIM capabilities are delivering a weak version of both technologies," said Paul Brady, CEO, Mazu Networks. "Through the eIQ and Mazu partnership, enterprises finally have access to a best-of-breed solution that provides strong and targeted NBA and SIM capabilities."

Today's network environment is more complex and operators face a growing number of issues that can jeopardize security and IT operations. Further, with isolated events and alerts yielding massive log, network and security data, the resulting number of false positives becomes unmanageable. By combining the intelligence Mazu provides with SecureVue's ability to minimize false positives and its forensics/investigative functionality, enterprises can better prioritize and remediate network operations and security incidents.

"Security teams are often confronted with escalated events that require time-consuming analysis for resolution and remediation," said Vijay Basani, CEO and co-founder, eIQnetworks. "By joining forces with Mazu, we are able to offer customers a solution that simplifies the process of threat investigation and remediation through end-to-end correlation and increased collaboration."

Availability

The integrated solution will be available August 1, 2007. For more information on the eIQ/Mazu integration, visit www.eiqnetworks.com/ and http://www.mazunetworks.com/.

About Mazu Networks, Inc.

Mazu Networks provides continuous global visibility into how users, applications, hosts and devices are behaving on a network, and detects if there are meaningful changes from their typical behavior that indicate a network performance issue, a security threat, or an application problem. Through Mazu, enterprises understand usage patterns, consumption rates and dependencies between users, applications and network infrastructure. Only Mazu offers continuous global visibility; passive, agent-less deployment, automatic and custom behavior analysis; and superior integration with network and security products. Mazu Networks' customers optimize their network infrastructure to support their business, secure their internal networks and maximize application availability. For more information, please visit http://www.mazunetworks.com/.

About eIQnetworks, Inc.

eIQnetworks, Inc., a global provider of next-generation security information management (SIM) solutions, enables enterprise, government and MSSP customers to cost-effectively improve operations by gaining better visibility into the overall IT infrastructure. With more than 2,300 organizations relying on the power of eIQ to unify security, risk and compliance management across the enterprise, customers worldwide are able to take proactive steps to protect IT assets, minimize risk and meet compliance mandates. eIQ customers include Avaya, BT, Casio, Celgene, Fujitsu, Hess, KPMG, Malaysia Telecom, Nuspire, Singapore Telecom, Sprint and Rackspace. eIQ solutions are sold both direct and through a global network of distributors, resellers and strategic OEM partners, which include Astaro, Clavister, Fortinet, H3C (Huawei-3COM), Intoto, iPolicy Networks, Mirapoint, NEC, NetContinuum, NitroSecurity, PioLink, Reflex Security, Sanmina-SCI, Secure Computing and Top Layer Networks. For additional information, please visit www.eiqnetworks.com/ or call +1 877.564.7787.

(1) See: http://www.mazunetworks.com/news-events/061201-yankee.php.

Media Contacts:

Tracy Courtemanche

eIQnetworks, Inc.

978.266.9933 ext. 205

tcourtemanche@eiqnetworks.com

http://www.eiqnetworks.com/

Karen Regan

Mazu Networks, Inc.

617.354.9292 ext. 148

karen.regan@mazunetworks.com

http://www.mazunetworks.com/

Brenda Menard

Davies Murphy Group, Inc.

781.418.2435

eiq@daviesmurphy.com

http://www.daviesmurphy.com/

FCMN Contact: bmenard@daviesmurphy.com

Source: eIQnetworks, Inc.

Web site: http://www.mazunetworks.com/

http://www.eiqnetworks.com/

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