New Accuvant Offering Helps Clients Get More Value Out of Their Existing Technology Investments

Accuvant's Technology Optimization Program Service Reduces Costs, Improves Efficiencies and Facilitates Faster Return on Investment

DENVER - August 31, 2009 - Accuvant, a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, announced today the availability of their Technology Optimization Program service, which is designed to help organizations better manage, configure, tune and maximize the value of their current technology investments.

"More and more companies are challenged with meeting strict data security standards but with fewer staff and an increasingly limited ability to upgrade or purchase new technology," said Dan Burns, Accuvant's vice president of sales. "Accuvant's Technology Optimization Program is the ideal solution for organizations that need to consistently deliver high quality business services regardless of the constraints. This service ensures the current technology in a client's infrastructure is being used to its fullest extent, configured optimally for the environment, and that any weaknesses are identified and addressed in a cost-effective manner."

For every project, the company utilizes a methodology that includes:

Baseline Analysis: Accuvant helps customers identify the original need for each technology within the environment through interviews, documentation and process review, ultimately creating a baseline of requirements.

Technology Optimization: Accuvant's consultants analyze and realign existing investments to better suit their originally intended need, newly identified requirements or to realize unused functionality, enabling clients to extend the benefit of their technology investments without incurring additional cost. Technology optimization capabilities range from system check-ups to deep-level manual configuration review, analysis and remediation services.

Documentation Creation: Following analysis, an action plan is created. This deliverable includes clearly defined strategies a client can easily follow and implement in order to maintain or augment their existing environment and make better use of what they already have.

Accuvant's Technology Optimization Program offering is ideal for enterprise organizations that need to reduce costs, mitigate risk and roll out new business services. Recently, a Fortune 100 financial services company utilized Accuvant's Technology Optimization Program service to make better use of an existing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. They needed to quickly discover the state of the SIEM environment and craft an integration strategy to optimize the environment and reduce operating costs.

Following the TOP implementation, the company estimates that they reduced their network and security infrastructure operating costs by 40 percent. They also were able to achieve a nearly 950 percent improvement in performance, a 60 percent reduction in storage requirements and a 70 percent reduction in daily events*. Accuvant estimates the customer was also able to avoid $3.5 million in additional network storage hardware purchases.

Accuvant's experts maintain knowledge of more than 200 networking and security technology solutions and on average, have more than 10 years of security experience. The company's deep expertise is why more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 relies on Accuvant to address their security challenges.

*The results are unique to this client's environment.

About Accuvant

Accuvant is a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, with more than 2,000 customers across North America and Europe. The company's security advisors use industry expertise and proven methodologies to help large enterprises assess their environments, improve their compliance postures and secure their infrastructures. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has 24 offices across the United States. For more information on Accuvant, please visit http://www.accuvant.com/.