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February 19, 2013

Alert Logic Expands Log Manager Enabling Real-Time Security Monitoring of Critical Data

Alert Logic, a provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, has announced the availability of its enhanced security monitoring solution designed to enable real-time security monitoring of critical security logs.

According to Dave Colesante, senior vice president of product development and CTO with Alert Logic, changing network topology, network IP addresses, auto-scaling of infrastructure and huge variations in log volume rapidly expose the weaknesses of legacy software systems.

The new Log Manager was architected to accommodate these unique challenges while offering a simple solution for searching and analyzing the ever-increasing volume of log data.

The new Alert Logic Log Manager combines correlation with on-the-fly parsing of logs, alerting users of critical security issues, in many cases in advance of a breach.

Users can manage log data from their entire infrastructure, including environments inside enterprise data centers all the way through fully elastic public clouds – in a single console.

"The release of the new Log Manager is a game changer," said David Emerson (News - Alert), IT security and operations manager with Liquidity Services, a beta user of the service. "The new Log Manager provides a unified view into our log data from across our IT environment.”

Another feature, the new agent-only collection option, makes it easy to collect logs from remote locations that do not link to Alert Logic network and from critical systems, which, for security reasons, have been isolated from the network, Emerson added.

The Log Manager also provides users with the ability to query their data by using a simple query builder, rather than requiring them to learn a specialized or cryptic query language. 

 The solution supports all types of appliance deployment options, including physical, virtual or agent-only deployments. As a result, it integrates into product portfolios of cloud, hosting and managed service providers of all types.

Log Manager manages several petabytes of real-time searchable log data, providing on-demand log collection, storage, reporting and correlation. More than 1,000 customers use Log Manager to identify and respond to security events, and to comply with standards such as PCI (News - Alert) DSS, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and other requirements.  

Edited by Braden Becker

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