HP to buy Arcsight

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    • #5576
      alucian
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      I think this is bad news  🙁

      http://www.arcsight.com/press/release/merger-announcement/?elq=757cb406c1c44b82aa6bc0e3dffe5b5c

      From a paranoic perspective, they want to take away the security capabilities from us (see McAfee too), in order to create fear (read The culture of Fear)  ::)   😉

    • #35097
      former33t
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      I’m not sure that I take the paranoid view, but this is nothing but bad news for ArcSight customers from where I sit.  Any time you have heavily invested in an architecture and that architecture is absorbed by a new company, you are in for bad news.  Support is never the same.  HP is monolithic and generally slow to respond to company demands (and even notices of software vulnerabilities).  For an example of the latter, I know people who took the old ‘BackTrack to the Max’ course where Mutts presented his HPOV vulnerability for more than a year after disclosing it to HP without them doing a thing about it….

    • #35098
      Ketchup
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      I am not a fan of this either. I am quite unhappy with HP support. I am dissatisfied to the point where I will do my best to stay away from their products.  I remember never having to be on hold for Compaq support, back in the day.  After the HP merger, support almost instantly went to crap.  

      I actually think that McAfee does acquisitions correctly.  They tend to maintain some form of autonomy in the acquired companies.

    • #35099
      alucian
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      I mentioned McAffe in order to compare Mcafee -> Intel with Arcsight -> HP.

      I found McAfee products pretty good, my only concern is the future of the company under Intel.

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