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Alert Logic Launches New Version of Log Manager
Alert Logic, an award-winning provider of on-demand IT compliance and security solutions, today announced that it has released version 1.1 of its flagship log management product, Alert Logic Log Manager. The company also announced that Log Manager fully leverages the power of grid computing and virtualization technologies.

Log Manager, the first log management solution in the industry to be delivered via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, gives organizations the ability to secure their networks and comply with regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). These mandates require that log data be collected, regularly reviewed, and securely archived.

Log Manager 1.1 fully harnesses the power of a grid computing infrastructure. The grid, hosted in Alert Logics datacenters, is comprised of arrays of low cost virtual computing nodes. Each node can act independently to work on small computing tasks or in concert with other nodes to tackle more computationally intensive tasks like searching through billions of log events to find a specific incident.

Analyzing terabytes of log data is computational heavy lifting. Our grid puts the power of a supercomputer at the fingertips of our users, when and where its needed, to deliver faster search performance than a standalone appliance could possibly deliver, said Gene Golovinsky, vice president of research and development at Alert Logic.

SaaS-based log management is the killer app for cloud-based grid computing, continued Golovinsky. With our new grid architecture, no customer request has to wait to be satisfied and they get as much power as they need.

New features of Log Manager 1.1 simplify log search and analysis tasks, enabling organizations to more easily maintain compliance with industry and government regulations. Some of these features include:

  • Optimized Log Search: Provides new search options that allow users to quickly and easily find the exact logs they need to review, for example tracking when users attempt to access compliance sensitive assets.
  • Customizable Correlation Rules: Enables customers to create customized correlation rules that will, for example, generate an alert when a compliance policy is violated.
  • Advanced Management of Log Sources: Makes it easy for customers to manage large numbers of log sources. The tool, for example, will create an alert if a log source is no longer providing logs.
  • Customizable Bandwidth Policy: Allows customers to change the amount of bandwidth used by their log management appliances based on the time of day or network loads during work hours.

Alert Logic Log Manager 1.1 is immediately available as an on-demand service, which means there is no software or hardware to purchase or maintain and no upfront capital costs. Subscription fees begin at $1,500 per month. More information about Alert Logics log management solution can be found by visiting or by calling 1-877-484-8383.

Published Monday, June 30, 2008 6:50 PM by David Marshall
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