June 25, 2008

ArcSight, Inc., a provider of compliance and security management solutions that protect enterprises and government agencies, today announced its new IdentityView (IdM) product, a solution for increasing the value of identity management technologies.

IdentityView is an off-the-shelf product that connects identity management functions of IdM products with the broad activity monitoring and correlation functions of security information and event management products.

It is designed to work with identity and access management systems from a variety of vendors which, according to ArcSight, should give nearly any IdM customer a better understanding of who is on the network, what data they are seeing and which actions they are taking with that data.

ArcSight says the solution aims to provide greater security, better compliance and easier audits.

"Insider theft and fraud continue to account for significant risks and losses. Organizations need to understand their insider risks, and they need to be able to detect and respond to incidents involving insider agents," said Bob Blakley, research director for identity and privacy strategies at Burton Group.

"Integrating identity management with security information and event management can help organizations achieve both these goals," he added.