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Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

London, UK – 12th May 2008 – ArcSight, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARST), a leading global provider of compliance and security management solutions that protect enterprises and government agencies, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the Leaders Quadrant of the ‘Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.’ The report, by Mark Nicolett and Kelly Kavanagh, was published on May 8, 2008.

“ArcSight is pleased to be positioned in the leaders quadrant in this Magic Quadrant. We believe that our position confirms our strategy to provide customers with a comprehensive solution for collecting, analysing and monitoring enterprise event information and reaffirms our ability to provide proven solutions that enable customer success,” said Robert Shaw, chief executive officer of ArcSight.

The ArcSight platform includes an integrated product set for collecting, processing and assessing security and risk information in all areas of the SIEM landscape. ArcSight ESM performs real-time event correlation; ArcSight Logger performs log aggregation, reporting, and real-time alerting; ArcSight Threat Response Manager provides guided response to detected violations. Each of these products leverages the event collection and normalisation technology in ArcSight’s connector appliances. Finally, ArcSight Solution Modules deliver best practices for compliance via pre-packaged rules, reports, alerts and dashboards.

The Gartner report stated, “The SIEM market is being driven by three factors: the emergence of user and resource access monitoring as the primary customer problem to be solved, the demand for the technology from a broad set of customers, and the availability of the technology from large vendors that also sell related products or services. SIEM is one of the fastest-growing security markets, with a growth rate of more than 50% in 2006, 30% in 2007 and estimated revenue reaching more than $800 million in 2007.”

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About ArcSight
ArcSight (NASDAQ: ARST) is a leading global provider of compliance and security management solutions that protect enterprises and government agencies. ArcSight helps customers comply with corporate and regulatory policy, safeguard their assets and processes, and control risk. The ArcSight platform collects and correlates user activity and event data across the enterprise so that businesses can rapidly identify, prioritise, and respond to compliance violations, policy breaches, cybersecurity attacks, and insider threats. For more information, visit

ArcSight, ArcSight Logger and the ArcSight logo are trademarks of ArcSight, Inc.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Contact Information:
Becky Kiely/Sarah Martinez
Octopus Communications
+44 (0) 845 3700 655

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