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RSA Envision™ Solution Named in Leaders Quadrant in Analyst Fir' Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

Designation Based on RSA enVision™ solutio' Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, May 14, 2007 - 

RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that it is positioned in the Leaders quadrant within Gartner's Q12007 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management. This designation was based on RSA enVision™ solution's completeness of vision and ability to execute, and appears in the May 2007 report by Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanagh entitled "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, 1Q07."

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions – such as RSA enVision technology, RSA's solution acquired from Network Intelligence – are a critical piece of an overarching, information-centric security strategy. The technology enables companies to collect, monitor, analyze and report on security event-related activity throughout the IT infrastructure – in the network, in enterprise applications, on mainframes, on desktops, in storage devices or elsewhere. SIEM solutions also ease the burden of proving compliance with security policy and regulations, which is an enormous cost- and time-management issue today.

According to the Gartner report, "the SIEM market is driven by customer needs to analyze security event data in real time (for threat management, primarily focused on network events) and to analyze and report on log data (for security policy compliance monitoring, primarily focused on host and application events). SIM provides reporting and analysis of data primarily from host systems and applications, and secondarily from security devices — to support security policy compliance management, internal threat management and regulatory compliance initiatives. SIM supports the monitoring and incident management activities of the IT security organization, and supports the reporting needs of the internal audit and compliance organizations. SEM improves security incident response capabilities. SEM processes near-real-time data from security devices, network devices and systems to provide real-time event management for security operations. SEM helps IT security operations personnel be more effective in responding to external and internal threats."

RSA enVision technology is designed to provide a combination of both SEM and SIM capabilities.

"Security and compliance log event data has emerged as a critical type of information that organizations need to manage – and as the leader in information management, EMC is well positioned to provide solutions that maximize the value of this type of business intelligence," said John Worrall, vice president, Information and Event Management Group at RSA. "We are proud that the report from Gartner analyzes RSA and places us in the Leaders quadrant in this market, and we're extremely pleased that we can leverage the combined RSA and EMC expertise with software, hardware and services to deliver a complete solution to our customers."

Customer Success with RSA enVision Solution

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) uses RSA enVision technology to monitor its network for security breaches and suspicious activity. IESO manages the power system for Ontario, Canada and relies on enVision technology to automate the collection, analysis and scheduled reporting of event log data produced by more than 2,500 network security devices and to help comply with recent North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) guidelines.

"After analyzing a number of different products, we chose RSA enVision technology because of its ease of deployment and the fact we could seamlessly integrate it into our existing network," said David Lewis, information security officer at IESO. "Security infrastructure protection is extremely important to my business and 12 million residents in Ontario rely on continuous service. RSA enVision technology offers the only complete end-to-end solution for data collection, management, analysis and reporting."

About EMC

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security solutions for business acceleration, helping the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. RSA's information-centric approach to security guards the integrity and confidentiality of information throughout its lifecycle – no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used.

RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control, encryption & key management, compliance & security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com and www.EMC.com

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