HelpSystems (now Fortra) Offers Free Version of Security Monitoring Software to Small and Mid-Sized Businesses | Press Release

HelpSystems (now Fortra) Offers Free Version of Security Monitoring Software to Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Posted on November 12, 2019 | Infrastructure and Data Protection

Minneapolis, September 18, 2019–-Fortra announced today the release of a free version of its security software for smaller organizations who need to protect their data with greater insight on what’s happening with their systems. Event Manager, a robust security information and event management (SIEM) solution, helps organizations around the world by identifying and prioritizing critical security issues. The free version of Event Manager lets IT and security teams manage a limited number of devices yet still offers the same great features of the enterprise edition.  

Small to medium businesses are often neglected in the SIEM market because software tends to be too complex and too expensive. When security teams turn to open source solutions, they are often disappointed by limited features, unreliability, and administrative demands these tools require. “With cybersecurity concerns affecting organizations of all sizes, smaller businesses want a solution in their price range that lets them centralize security management to protect sensitive data,” said Bob Erdman, Senior Cybersecurity Product Manager at Fortra. “This led us to develop the free edition of Event Manager, which is easy to set up and use right away.”

This new release meets the needs of security teams by providing them the most crucial information when they need it, escalating events and giving them context that can clarify what is a true threat. “The free edition of Event Manager is a great way for small to mid-sized businesses to get a true, holistic view of their security environments. We’re excited to show our commitment to universal cybersecurity with a solution that fits every budget and can also scale as your business grows,” said Brian Wenngatz, General Manager of Cybersecurity,  HelpSystems. 

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