SOURCE: AccelOps Inc.

AccelOps Inc.

October 12, 2010 08:00 ET

Denali Switches to AccelOps SIEM From LogRhythm; Advancing Visibility, Compliance Automation and Scale

Denali Alaskan FCU Leverages AccelOps' Integrated Log Management, Real-Time Correlation, Identity Controls and Configuration Monitoring

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  AccelOps, the integrated data center and cloud service monitoring leader, today announced that Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union has selected AccelOps SIEM for integrated network security, log, identity and configuration monitoring. Denali Alaskan, who had previously used LogRhythm, was seeking to scale their operational visibility and gain more automated compliance controls at a lower total cost of ownership. 

Denali Alaskan joins other enterprise customers and service providers migrating from conventional log management and Security Information Event Management (SIEM) systems to AccelOps' integrated data center monitoring solution for greater SIEM functionality, versatility and administrative ease. Many organizations are looking beyond conventional SIEM approaches to address:

  • SOC/NOC convergence, where cross-correlating a broader set of operational controls yields 360 degree insight and root-cause analysis, of value to all IT functions
  • The disparate tools, time and resources expended to support the myriad of incident response, audit and operational reporting activities
  • The administrative burden and cost to implement, maintain and scale SIEM products

"We knew that we needed a more capable security and log management approach that could help us manage and make better use of increased audit and operational data," said Keith Bennett, vice president of information technology at Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union. "AccelOps was straightforward to implement, administer and scale with immediate value for my security and network staff. The virtual appliance package with combined log management, SIEM, flow analysis, configuration and performance monitoring offers demonstrable advantages."

Denali Alaskan FCU is the third largest credit union in the State of Alaska with $440 million in assets, over 300 employees and branches in all major communities. The full service financial institution offers the core credit union banking, as well as investment, mortgage, business lending and insurance services. Denali Alaskan's primary drive was to expand their SIEM capacity and automate compliance processes to address National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) standards, as well as Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA) requirements and standards set by the Payment Card Industry (PCI).

"Organizations must defend against more complex internal and external threats, manage fraud and compliance risks, and respond to incidents faster and according to business impact. To accomplish this, InfoSec professionals require broader and more intelligent operational visibility," said Richard Steinnon, security expert and industry analyst at IT-Harvest. "AccelOps not only provides the necessary built-in security and compliance knowledgebase, but offers innovations in cross-correlation, online data retention and SOC/NOC convergence that address today's security requirements."

Denali Alaskan uses AccelOps to consolidate, monitor, analyze, report and retain volumes of log and event data. The solution offers real-time correlation, historical analysis and compliance reporting without requiring the deployment of software agents. AccelOps goes beyond conventional SIEM approaches by providing a single pane of glass that cross-correlates security and performance operational data across network devices, applications, databases, security, virtualization and technology boundaries. Key capabilities that figured prominently in making the AccelOps selection were:

  • Compliance: Integrated network security, configuration and identity monitoring with built in rules and reports mapped to leading compliance frameworks
  • Usability: Ease of use and extensive incident, search and reporting analytics
  • Network flow and IDS integration: Network behavior analysis and automated IDS false positive filtering to pinpoint sophisticated threats and reduce noise
  • Administration and Scale: Simpler to deploy and maintain with the means to scale on demand by leveraging VMware virtual appliance and external storage
  • Beyond SIEM: Automated CMDB, performance monitoring and service mapping for greater oversight, collaboration and incident prioritization by business impact

"We welcome organizations to compare AccelOps' breadth of functionality, scale and value to that of more conventional SIEM approaches, and like Denali, gain greater operational control at a lower total cost of ownership," said Imin Lee, CEO of AccelOps.

About AccelOps - Intelligent. Proactive. Secure.

AccelOps integrated data center and cloud service monitoring solutions bring unparalleled operational intelligence, service insight, efficiency and security to enterprises and service providers. Delivered as a scalable virtual appliance or SaaS, the AccelOps platform cross-correlates and manages diverse operational data on-premise, off-premise and in cloud environments to provide proactive performance, availability, security, change and business service management. AccelOps enables service delivery with end-to-end visibility, efficient root-cause analysis, reduced MTTR and compliance automation. AccelOps, with offices in Silicon Valley, London and Shanghai, markets their solution direct and through a network of authorized partners. See our breadth, depth and value by visiting

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