SOURCE: LogLogic

March 29, 2007 09:00 ET

LogLogic Certified With NetApp® Compliance Software

Certified Solutions Help Customers Make Log Data Immutable and Satisfy Compliance Mandates

SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- LogLogic's enterprise Log Management and Intelligence (LMI) platform is now certified and offers full integration with Network Appliance™ (NASDAQ: NTAP) storage and compliance solutions to help customers simplify the management of immutable log data for compliance, operations, forensics, and litigation. New compliance mandates such as PCI (Payment Card Industry), European Union Data Retention Directive, HIPAA (Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), along with IT controls such as NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and COBIT® (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) require companies to retain log data securely for periods often exceeding one year. LogLogic certification with NetApp compliance solutions means that customers can more effectively meet compliance mandates that require log files from any source to be immutable for as long as required, using predefined policies.

Enterprises generate terabytes of log data every year with some estimates indicating that log data accounts for upwards of 25% of all Enterprise data. Often stored in departmental silos and without attention to data integrity or security, compliance mandates and operating pressures -- such as frequent audits and increasing demands for user activity monitoring -- require that Enterprises take a horizontal approach to log data. This mandates collecting all log data all of the time, storing this log data in immutable form, and making it widely available to address the many use cases and user demands in the Enterprise.

LogLogic's award-winning family of log management appliances have been certified with NetApp SnapLock® to keep stored compliance data unalterable for appropriate retention periods that are based on corporate policies and relevant regulations. IT Operators and security professionals can now easily and cost-effectively manage the complete Log Lifecycle™ spanning collection of log data from any source, search, storage (including write once read many better known as WORM storage), reporting, alerting and sharing of log data with complete chain of custody.

"The principle of WORM storage is critical for compliance and forensics," said Dominique Levin, vice president, Product Management, LogLogic. "Log data is in hot demand across the enterprise -- whether that's from the datacenter for forensics or from the HR department for auditing. Helping customers make their logs immutable is critical to attesting to the quality of reporting and data. In addition, log data -- especially from homegrown applications -- contains highly sensitive information and is a fingerprint of user and application activity. Securing this data and having a record of what we call the 'chain of custody' is critical for meeting compliance."

"Customers are collecting more and more log data as part of standard IT practice to support security and compliance policies. The ability to derive intelligence from terabytes of log data in seconds is critical to protecting information assets and achieving regulatory compliance," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "Log data is one of the largest sources of data and critical parts of good governance in the enterprise. NetApp, together with LogLogic is pioneering enterprise-class approaches to securing and deriving value from it."

Customers trust LogLogic to collect, manage, and store their log data. Log management and intelligence has rapidly emerged as baseline requirements for Internet and communications service providers, financial services, retail, government and healthcare who must comply with exacting regulations and IT controls.

"We're working with our customers to address their business objectives by reducing risk, assuring continuous compliance with regulations, and protecting critical consumer, employee and partner information," continued Levin. "Enterprises are turning to LogLogic to leverage our expanded Log Management and Intelligence platform, and our commitment to bring SnapLock solutions to market will enable us to deliver log data with the promise of 'write once and securely, read many times.'"

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About LogLogic

LogLogic™ provides the world's leading enterprise-class platform for collecting, storing, reporting and alerting on 100 percent of IT log data from virtually any device, operating system or application. LogLogic series 3 LX and ST appliances address the compliance, operations and risk mitigation needs of the most demanding Fortune and Times 1000 companies globally. LogLogic's innovations include creating the world's first search engine for fast moving IT log data and Compliance Suites that automate using that data to enforce critical controls and regulations. LogLogic has won multiple awards including 2006 AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Company, Best of Interop 2005, SC Magazine's "Best Computer Forensics," Info Security's "Hot Company 2006," and the Red Herring 100. For more information, visit and For more information about LogLogic Compliance Products, visit

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