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September 2007

SIM and NBA product combination is powerful

"1+1=3" It actually adds up when you combine SIM and NBA. Do you really know what your network and security infrastructure is trying to tell you? On one hand, you may want to invest in one of the increasingly sophisticated SIM/SEM products, which can collect, correlate and analyze data from hundreds of devices and applications. On the other, your network and security people may lust after one of the network-based analysis (NBA) tools, which process flow data to help monitor and regulate network health and sound the alarm when anomalous behavior signals a possible security issue. Or, you can have both in one package. The recent announcement that Mazu Networks (NBA) and eIQnetworks (SIM) are collaborating on an integrated product underscores the trend toward convergence in these markets. "This was something we were hearing from our customers," says Charles Kaplan, chief technology strategist at Mazu. "They are using Mazu to triage events from their SIM, swiveling between them." "We see customers looking at two different solutions ...

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