We’re now active on social media and plan to increase this activity in the coming months. We encourage the entire community of security vendors to link with us, engage in discussions and increase our combined presence on the web. If there are any social media platforms that you think we should be engaged in in then please let us know. See you all on the web!
 
ISVA now has a Facebook page so if your company is active on Facebook please send us a friend request.
 
ISVA is on Twitter @ISVA_global so please follow us on Twitter and then, if we aren’t already, we’ll follow you right back.
 
There is an ISVA ‘closed’ group on LinkedIn, which is open to all information security vendors.
 
We also have a Google Group.
Social Media Monitoring
 
Social media monitoring can have huge benefits to your company but can be time consuming and at best patchy if you don’t have the right tools.
 
Meltwater News is a real-time media intelligence platform designed to enable businesses and brands to monitor their presence across online media.  Combining the industry’s broadest search capabilities, exclusive analytical tools and a consultative relationship with clients, Meltwater News delivers the business critical information that over 20,000 organizations worldwide are using to gain and maintain their competitive edge. Meltwater News combines global media monitoring and analytics with newsfeed and newsletter production capabilities to provide the most comprehensive online media platform available.
Meltwater have an impressive record of providing social media monitoring services and work with numerous associations like the ISVA. They are offering us an association-wide subscription at an extremely attractive price. This would enable ISVA to deliver a range of services aimed at attracting visitors (prospects) to the ISVA site:
 
  1. A security news service that we can fine tune.
  2. Creation of regular newsletters based on published articles from the web. There would be a general security newsletter and then specific newsletters for all the key product groups like Log Management, Forensics, IAM, etc.
The service would also provide members with an individual monitoring capability for:

  • If you want to be alerted when people are saying bad or good things about your products/company.
  • If you want to respond to customer service queries.
  • If you want to monitor the web to see who is talking about specific issues so you can join the conversation adding credibility to your brand.
  • If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the market to feed into product/service development.
  • If you want to easily identify people in need of your product(s) and provide instant assistance.