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ArcSight Forms Strategic Partnership with Alpha Data to Deliver Integrated Security, Compliance and Mobility Solutions across the United Arab Emirates


ArcSight inks partnership with Alpha Data, a leading security systems integrator in the UAE

London, UK – 3rd March 2008 – ArcSight, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARST), a leading provider of security and compliance management solutions, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Alpha Data, a leading systems integrator and distributor of security solutions in the United Arab Emirates.  The partnership will focus on delivering security, compliance and mobility solutions to enterprise customers across the UAE.   The partnership is a reseller agreement that will provide Alpha Data’s customers with the ArcSight product suite, including ArcSight ESM, ArcSight Logger, ArcSight Threat Response Manager and ArcSight Network Configuration Manager.

“There is a developing awareness amongst UAE businesses, that the loss of millions of dirhams can be avoided by implementing the correct security solution,” says Ashraf Sheet, security product manager at Alpha Data.  “Our customers have complex networks that support critical information and data, and therefore, it is vital to have a strong security backbone in place to protect them from both internal and external fraud. The availability of ArcSight solutions through Alpha Data is of great interest to IT directors and security officers looking for an efficient and cost-effective platform.”

As the market in the UAE matures, information management has become an important issue for organisations in the government and financial sectors. Alpha Data will now be able to provide a solution to resolve customers’ requirements for network security and a fast response to both internal and external threats.  The ESM solution provides businesses of all sizes with a solution that is able to simplify their existing security networks and maintain them efficiently and cost effectively. 

Iain Chidgey, general manager EMEA, ArcSight, said, “We are delighted to be working with Alpha Data, a security solution provider with a significant track record and standing in the region. We have already secured our first business together in the UAE, and our formal partnership is a further validation of our ongoing focus and business development programme for the Middle East region.”

The reseller agreement with Alpha Data targets, among others, financial and governmental markets and includes promotional activities such as security technology seminars and workshops to address security management and compliance topics. As part of the agreement with ArcSight, Alpha Data will provide a comprehensive after-sales service for the ArcSight solutions for its customers.

About Alpha Data
Alpha Data was established in 1993 to provide state of the art solutions targeted at computer intensive applications and are now at the leading edge of the new wave of reconfigurable computing. The advent of high density, high speed Field Programmable Gate Arrays has allowed creative designers to redefine system performance. Alpha Data provides the hardware, software and expertise to enable this technology and to ensure rapid time to market and extended time in market.  For more information, see

About ArcSight
ArcSight is a leading provider of security and compliance solutions that intelligently identify and mitigate business risk and deliver a centralised view of enterprise-wide events across heterogeneous infrastructures. This real time and historic view into external attacks, insider threats and regulatory compliance provides enterprises, MSSPs, and government agencies with the intelligence and response capabilities required to effectively protect and manage their networks and their businesses.  For more information, see  

ArcSight, the ArcSight logo, ArcSight Logger, ArcSight Threat Response Manager and ArcSight Network Configuration Manager are trademarks of ArcSight, Inc.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements relating to the anticipated focus of the partnership between Alpha Data and ArcSight and the provision by Alpha Data to its customers of ArcSight products and after-sales service. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialise or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include a change or cessation of this partnership and the inability of Alpha Data to resell ArcSight products or to provide after-sales service and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact the business of ArcSight are set forth in its Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC, including the "Risk Factors" section in the final prospectus for the ArcSight initial public offering filed with the SEC under Rule 424(b)(4) (Registration No. 333-145974) dated February 14, 2008. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.