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Live from RSA 2011

Posted February 16, 2011    Morey Haber

It is another cold and windy week in San Francisco and RSA 2011 is more impressive this year than recent events. With the economy finally beginning to recover, trade show events are feeling the impact with more floor space, higher attendance,  cooler giveaways, and quality of new solutions presented by companies highlighting investments in development.  Based on a dozen or so meetings with analysts, peers, and clients, I’d rather not bore you with meeting details but rather highlight some of the next generation security solutions I’ve seen on the show floor:

Emulex is a hardware NIC vendor that was showcasing a new fiber channel network adapter that does all of the data encryption on the NIC using a separate CPU verses the host OS and CPU. This off loads heavy data encryption requirements from the asset CPU to the NIC to optimize application and OS performance. This is a nice to have for application intensive solutions where every percentage point of CPU is crucial.

RSA launched a new solution this week called RSA Incident Management. This new solution allows integration between RSA Envision (and other tools) and RSA Archer Platformand provides a clear escalation path for events into an eGRC solution based on severity and relevance to the business for risk and remediation evaluation. This tool allows solutions like Retinato have vulnerability assessment findings to be escalated into the Archer eGRC solution for a business impact analysis.

FireEyehas a new appliance that features a Real-time Attachment and URL Analysis engine that evaluates e-mails for zero-hour malware and enables users to detect and stop socially engineered attacks. This goes far behind traditional mail antivirus scanning and represents a new twist on solving malware problems when no signatures are available.

After a few days at the conference already, I think 2011 will be a fantastic year for the security industry and hopefully a great year to get ahead of the malicious activity occurring against our businesses and livelihood.

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