SOURCE: LogLogic

December 05, 2006 08:00 ET

LogLogic Open Log Services™ Power First Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Log Management

Streamlines IT and Compliance Process Automation

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- LogLogic today unveiled Open Log Services for log management and intelligence -- a services-oriented architecture (SOA) being adopted by Enterprise customers to deliver the near-seamless integration of log management and intelligence (LMI) and business workflow. This enables enterprises to respond more nimbly to market opportunities and regulatory mandates.

Each day, thousands of disparate Enterprise IT systems and applications generate billions of log messages, creating a fingerprint of user and business activity. An audit trail based on these volumes of log data is critical to validating IT operations and meeting IT governance objectives. The return on investment and benefits of log management are highest when log-related information is integrated with other applications.

"Log data is essential business information, but is usually overlooked. Treating it as an enterprise class data service will create new opportunities for compliance, governance and risk officers," said James Governor, Principal Analyst at advisory firm RedMonk, "LogLogic's SOA is designed to make log data pervasive, useful and strategic to businesses."

"Web services allow for the quick and easy creation of multiple views of log data whereby the forensic expert, HR employee, auditor and administrator each see different versions of the same information honed for their needs. By coupling log management with policy, configuration and identity management, compliance or process dashboards can be built in just days. By further integrating log data with trouble tickets and directory systems, an automated workflow compares service level agreements and IT controls to actual activities," said Dominique Levin, Vice-President of Product Management and Business Development at LogLogic.

LogLogic's three primary product lines LogLogic LX™ appliances, LogLogic ST™ appliances and LogLogic Compliance and Control Suites™ use Open Log Services to provide greater business agility and productivity through ease-of integration and the reuse of software components and applications. This architecture represents the industry's most comprehensive log management platform for addressing the entire log lifecycle, spanning the collection, processing, indexing, reporting, alerting and, and importantly, the sharing of log data. Users can now build and run their custom-written applications, such as compliance portals, web-based workflow processes and change management applications, easily integrating LMI into the fabric of their IT operations.

"An open architecture has been a key for VeriSign in providing managed security services, since our customers operate many different technologies and platforms," said Doug Barbin, Director, Log Management Service, VeriSign Security Services. "LogLogics open architecture and ability to interface for other systems was a key factor in our selection of them as a strategic partner."

"While being able to regularly index log data at speeds of upwards of 90,000 messages per second is impressive, what our customers ultimately care about is the utility our platform affords them," said Levin. "Getting the data into your Log Management platform is one thing, but being able to easily exchange and share data with others through Open Log Services is key. While other vendors are marching towards ever-more proprietary solutions designed to lock customers into narrow applications, we are opening the door to enable enterprises to realize the full potential of log data to automate IT controls and compliance mandates."

A services-oriented architecture is a way to build applications through a series of interconnected components, or services. The goal of SOA is to allow people to reuse services, making application development faster and cheaper while reducing complexity. LogLogic's Open Log Services also enable intelligent sharing of data with other applications and services, fueling greater insight into user, systems and network activity. LogLogic's Open Log Services have been developed based on the principles of SOA and conforms to all major standards (Java, SOAP, XML, PERL, PHP and .NET).

LogLogic Open Log Services will provide low-level services to a number of applications including Security Event and Information management solutions, EMC Smarts, IBM Tivoli and HP OpenView, conforming to Web services and Java standards. LogLogic Open Log Services are designed so that they can be embedded in other software applications from managed security service providers and other vendors. Recently inked deals with Counterpane, CSC, VeriSign and Integralis, establish LogLogic as the undisputed leader in LMI as a service.

Pricing & Availability

LogLogic's Log Management and Intelligence Platform is available today starting at US $25,000. A 'Blueprint for Open Log Services' and an early-access version of LogLogic's web services API is available at loglogic.com.

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 loglogic.com and blog.loglogic.com.

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