Network World: On Monday, HP took the wraps off a portfolio it is calling "HP Security, Compliance and Continuity Services." In all, the new offering includes more than 90 tools from HP and its partners aimed at enhancing enterprise security. Chris Whitener, chief strategist for HP Secure Advantage, describes the package as "everything from consulting to products to do it in-house to managed services and outsourcing."
In part, the action is motivated by a desire to sell more products and services to the customers HP acquired in its merger with EDS. "We now have thousands of combined HP and EDS customers in the public sector, for instance, that we didn't have before," Whitener tells Computerworld. "By organizing security offerings into 'buckets of services and well-known categories,' he says, the goal is for HP, as part of integrating EDS, to make it as simple as possible for customers to assess their needs and pin down pricing based on their budgets."