Troika Dialog and Jet Infosystems introduce a security information and event monitoring system

06/30/2011

Troika Dialog, Jet Infosystems and ArcSight have completed the deployment of an ArcSight-based SIEM system at Troika Dialog. The system features efficient real-timesecurity events monitoring, supplies data for risk assessment and analysis and helps make sound decisions on information security.

Troika Dialog takes great care in the area of information security to safeguard its business. In particular, recently it decided to implement a specialized system for automatic monitoring and analysis of events to identify possible security breaches.

Jet Infosystems was awarded the contract. Its experience ranges from installing individual information security components to the deployment of turnkey ISM centers.

Troika Dialog IS staff and Jet Infosystems experts reviewed a range of SIEM solutions before choosing a versatile and powerful product from HP ArcSight, a recognized world leader in this field.

“IS event monitoring and fast response to incidents are high up on today’s corporate agendas. Most of our clients want these tasks to be automated,” comments Evgeniy Akimov, deputy director, Information Security Center at Jet Infosystems. “Real-time monitoring and response to incidents are a major contribution to overall data security, especially for a major company such as Troika Dialog.”

The project started in February 2011. Clear instructions from Troika Dialog security staff helped Jet Infosystems create the core of the SIEM system in only two months. All the key indicators and measures requested by the client were met using step-by-step procedures.

A crucial stage was the connection of event sources, when data collection protocols from various systems forming the security perimeter were set up and event correlation servers were deployed. After that, Jet Infosystems experts adjusted the rules of IS events processing, normalization, aggregation and prioritization in accordance with Troika Dialog’s policies.

Now IS staff at Troika Dialog enjoy fast access to audit data on business-critical systems and an opportunity to monitor and resolve incidents in real time as well as to track event history.

“Our company has an integrated approach to information security. The streamlined automatic collection, analysis and processing of IS events by the SIEM system enhances the entire security system in the long run,” comments Mikhail Ivanov, head of information security department, Troika Dialog. “Real-time monitoring and instant response to security events signify a fundamentally new level of support to business processes. We are planning to continue meaningful cooperation with Jet Infosystems to refine and optimize the new system.”

The system is now outsourced to Jet Infosystems for technical support. Troika Dialog is planning to have the system scaled up and enhanced with ArcSight optional functions.

“Improving information protection is a more sophisticated process than a mere monitoring of breaches in information security policies. To this end, one has to collect, analyze and establish links between a host of heterogeneous data and events in the corporate network,” notes Jonathan Cooper, director of sales, ArcSight Europe, Middle East and Africa. “ArcSight provides clients such as Troika Dialog, one the largest Russian investment companies, with tools and technologies that ensure greater transparency in information exchange and reduce risks of data leaks in the corporate IT infrastructure. Therefore, all the information assets are much safer.”


About Troika Dialog

Troika Dialog is a leading investment company operating in CIS markets. It was founded in 1991. Its core lines of business include capital markets, investment banking, asset management, alternative investments, and personal investments and finance. Apart from Moscow, Troika Dialog maintains a presence in 20 Russian cities as well as in New York, London, Nicosia, Kyiv and Almaty. It works with clients such as major Russian and international companies, financial institutions, government agencies and affluent individuals. Apart from Moscow, Troika Dialog maintains a presence in 20 Russian cities as well as in New York, London, Nicosia, Kyiv and Almaty. It works with clients such as major Russian and international companies, financial institutions, government agencies and affluent individuals.