CloudAccess Extends CISCO MARS Conversion Program

CloudAccess transition program provides Cisco MARS customers an improved and cost-friendly alternative for SIEM capabilities that offers greater flexibility and strategic risk mitigation. First 30 days Free.

Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 2012 --( When Cisco discontinues and stops supporting their MARS (Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System) program, it leaves many companies looking for an equal or better alternative. Now several organizations have discovered a “secure” haven in the cloud with a complete suite of solutions by CloudAccess. Now current and former MARS users can easily convert to a SIEM-led program that offers more dynamic virtualization, advanced risk management, and greater ROI.

CloudAccess, a full spectrum security-as-a-service provider, created a conversion program designed to create a seamless transition for those companies looking to replace their retired Cisco MARS system. CloudAccess’ SingleSource is a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) program offers advanced intelligence capable of synthesizing the underlying risks associated with complex distributed attacks on large networks.

According to Cisco, MARS will cease software maintenance or bug fix releases after June 2, 2012. CloudAccess is offering an EZ Conversion program that extends discounted pricing and a free year of support and maintenance to any existing Cisco MARS customer looking to transition to a new, next-level SIEM solution.

“The key is to leverage any existing systems while adding a new layer of simplified asset protection managed from a public, private or hybrid cloud,” said CloudAccess CEO Kevin Nikkhoo, “Because this is a service, there are no licenses to buy, no software to install. Our pay-as-you-go model provides a zero-day start while conforming to your unique specifications.”

According to CloudAccess, the bottom line is that organizations receive Fortune 500 enterprise-class protection at a significantly lower cost. In fact, with the real-time dashboard, correlated intelligence, forensic reports and compliance audits, many organizations can upgrade their entire IT protection operation for a fraction of what they paid before.

However, cost is not the only reason companies are converting to CloudAccess’ flexible and scalable SIEM program. CloudAccess’ SingleSource, winner of Best Security Service and most Innovative Security Service at last week’s Global Excellence Awards, offers a considerable improvement in administrative capabilities which allow IT departments to apply its limited resources towards other priority projects.

“There is no productivity or coverage void between MARS and the cloud. Our seamless conversion is designed to bring immediate benefits to MARS customers,” Nikkhoo added. This means no gaps in compliance or regulatory issues, the expansion of defined detection protocols and real-time threat monitoring and analysis.”

CloudAccess is so confident that their cloud-based security will meet every critical IT need, that they are willing to deploy their solution at no cost for the first 30 days.

Cisco MARS clients can learn more about CloudAccess’ superior SIEM offering at Experienced security analysts are happy to provide one-on-one demonstrations: contact them at
Scott Davis