MHEC Joins with EiQ Networks to Provide IT Security Monitoring Solutions to Members

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:26

MHEC Offers Suite of IT Security and Compliance Solutions throughout the U.S.

Acton, Mass., September 29, 2014 – EiQ Networks, a pioneer in continuous security intelligence, risk and compliance solutions, announces its expanded partnership with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), a non-profit organization serving educational institutions in the Midwestern region of the United States, to meet growing threat levels to information security.

EiQ will provide a range of affordable, next generation security, event and information management (SEIM) solutions to entities within MHEC's 12 member states aimed at significantly improving their security monitoring and threat awareness.

MHEC takes a leadership role equipping its members with the most advanced security, compliance and monitoring solutions on the market to help fortify their infrastructure in a cost effective manner.  These services are available to MHEC’s higher education institutions, K-12 districts and schools, and cities, states, and local governments in the Midwest and throughout the United States in 41 states through agreements with the Southern Regional Education Board and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

 “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with EiQ Networks to bring our member states the next generation security event and information management (SEIM) solutions they need for effective analysis and response to today’s security threats,” commented John Dunning, CIO, Wayne State College (NE) and chair, MHEC Technologies Committee. “In today's era of compliance demands and shrinking budgets, this partnership continues to represent a wonderful value proposition for institutions and other eligible entities to purchase through MHEC contracts.”

“Higher education Institutions, state and local government agencies need to implement cost saving measures while dealing with growing targeted cyber threats and regulatory compliance challenges,” said Vijay Basani, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of EiQ Networks. “Our continued partnership with MHEC delivers on this cost saving promise, allowing MHEC members to reduce complexity, minimize effort and operational costs associated with managing security and compliance. Leveraging SecureVue and SOCVue through the MHEC contract, member organizations can choose a leading security monitoring and compliance reporting SaaS solution that delivers immediate cost savings.”

EiQ’s SecureVue, is a highly scalable security and compliance monitoring SIEM platform that collects, correlates and analyzes security data from hundreds of sources. SecureVue will provide MHEC members with a single pane of glass into real-time security and compliance posture.  In addition, EiQ’s SOCVue, which is built on EiQ's security intelligence platform, provides 24x7 comprehensive security and compliance monitoring services at a fraction of the cost of doing it themselves. SOCVue’s ability to continuously assess an organization’s IT infrastrucutre against SANS Critical Controls to detect weak links in their security posture allows MHEC members to built a pro-active security program. With SOCVue, organizations can leverage EiQ’s expertise and knowledge to protect against cyber-attacks and APTs while meeting regulatory mandates  such as PCI-DSS, and FISMA without the burden of having a dedicated team of security, SIEM and log management analysts.

EiQ Networks is well positioned in higher education, state and local government markets and continues to build significant momentum in these markets.  EiQ also serves government and Fortune 5000 organizations in financial, service provider, telecommunications, retail and healthcare industries.

For more information, MHEC members can visit http://www.mhectech.org/eiq, or http://www.EiQMHEC.com

About Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC): 

Since its founding in 1991, the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) has contributed to the vitality of the Midwest by enhancing member states’ ability to maximize higher education opportunity and outcomes through collaboration and resource sharing. Toward this end, MHEC engages in activities to promote improved student access, affordability, and completion; to reduce operational costs for institutions; to analyze public policy and facilitate information exchange; and to enhance regional higher education cooperation and dialogue. As one of four statutorily-created regional higher education interstate compacts, MHEC serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. For more information, go to www.mhec.org.

About EiQ Networks:

EiQ Networks, a pioneer in continuous security intelligence and compliance solutions and services, is transforming how organizations identify threats, mitigate risks and enable compliance. Our flagship solution, SecureVue®, a continuous security intelligence platform, helps organizations proactively detects incidents, implement security best practices, and receive timely and actionable intelligence along with remediation guidance. Through a single console, SecureVue enables a unified view of an organization's entire IT infrastructure for continuous security monitoring, critical security control assessment, configuration auditing, and compliance automation. In addition, EiQ offers SOCVue, a security monitoring software as a service (SaaS) offering, provides 24x7 security operations to organizations that require security monitoring but lack resources or on-staff expertise to implement an effective security program. For more information, visit: http://www.eiqnetworks.com or http://www.SOCVue.com

 

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