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TSOM In the spotlight

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 14, 2006

As of July 1st, IBM and Micromuse completed Transfer of Trade.  That was the last big step in making Micromuse part of IBM worldwide.  Since then, the publicity for IBM Tivoli Security Operations Manager (TSOM) has taken off.  Here are a few of the the posts from the various publications.  Its really amazing to see the tool I help implement get so much press.  I think I am going to get real busy, real soon.

IBM unveils security management software – NetworkWorld.com:

“In some enterprise companies, IT shops handle security and management
hand in hand,” says Paul Stamp, a senior analyst with Forrester
Research. “This type of product helps that type of mature organization
deal with security incidents in the same way and with the same
processes as it would other incidents and operational events.”

IBM Gives Micromuse Assets The Tivoli Touch  – InternetNews.com:

Designed for businesses with heavy computer data traffic, IBM Tivoli
Security Operations Manager protects networks by proactively detecting and
neutralizing security threats as they happen rather than after the system is
harmed. The software analyzes the security data and prioritizes security incidents
in real time, cutting a company's response time from minutes to
milliseconds.

Asia poised for service management growth – ZDNet Asia:

Key to plugging IBM's gaps in ITSM is its five acquisitions made
after it first unveiled its strategy. Zollar noted that among these
acquisitions, the most significant is Micromuse.

IBM this week unveiled a new security offering under its ITSM
portfolio that automates security data collection and analysis across
an organization's IT infrastructure. The Tivoli Security Operations
Manager is IBM's first integrated product following the Micromuse
acquisition, which was completed in February this year. The new product
taps user account and access information from existing products Tivoli
Identity Manager and Tivoli Access Manager, to enforce security
policies and snuff out insider threat.

IBM Releases Security Tool To Fight Denial Of Service Attacks, Worms  – Network Pipeline, Bizintelligece Pipline (link), CRN (link), ChannelWeb (link)

IBM Tivoli Security Operations Manager, announced yesterday, automates
security data collection and analysis, presenting incident warnings in
a real-time dashboard. By integrating network, security, identity and
systems management in a single, centralized interface, it enables
organizations to respond immediately to security threats originating
both outside and within the network.

IBM Releases Tivoli Security Operations Manager – SDA Asia, SDA India (link)

The new IBM software automates how security data is collected and
analysed across an IT infrastructure and prioritizes security incidents
via a real-time dashboard. This cuts a company's response time from
minutes to milliseconds and can make it less expensive for IT
outsourcers, ISPs and corporations to maintain secure, available
networks.

IBM Unveils New Software – Dark Reading

The new software — IBM Tivoli Security Operations Manager
— will be the company's first product to incorporate technology from
IBM's acquisition of Micromuse, and comes only five months after the
acquisition closed in February 2006. The software expands on the
capabilities of the Neusecure product, which was recently positioned in
the leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security
Information and Event Management.

New IBM Software Delivers Real-Time Security Across Computer Networks – ARC Advisory Group

IBM announced new security software that helps
corporate IT departments, telecom service providers and IT outsourcing
companies keep their computer networks and systems up and running
despite security attacks by malicious outsiders, employees or
contractors.  The software secures networks by automatically detecting
and managing security threats as they happen, rather than after the
damage is done.

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