SOURCE: GFI Software Ltd

March 02, 2005 09:42 ET

Polish Media Service Provider Maximizes Network Security With GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.

Greatly Reduced Admin Work for Thomson Multimedia Polska With GFI's Security Event Log Monitor

LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2005 -- GFI's event log based intrusion detection and event log management software, GFI LANguard S.E.L.M., has drastically reduced administration time and improved server protection at the Polish branch for Thomson, a multinational company catering for media and entertainment industries worldwide. Details are featured in a new case study issued by GFI.

Thomson multimedia Polska was looking for a product which could collect data from a data centre with over 70 servers and 1,700 computers on the network. "We decided to implement an event log monitoring system in order to improve the protection of our servers' environment and to simplify administration by automatic filtering and alerting of critical events," explained Janusz Grudzien, IT Security Officer at Thomson multimedia Polska Sp. z o.o. "Monitoring the system is part of a security policy based on ISO 9001 and BS 7799 standards that we implemented in our department." Thomson multimedia Polska required a product that would be able to automatically select critical events and send email alerts to administrators. In addition, it had to be easy to configure and maintain.

Great savings on administrator time thanks to event log filtering

GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. exceeded the company's criteria: "GFI LANguard S.E.L.M version 5.0 met our demands related to technical specifications at an optimal price," said Mr. Grudzien. "The product is working perfectly, sending only important information to our administrators instead of millions of low importance events collected in the logs. Before implementing GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. we had to spend many hours looking for critical information in logs. Now we only spend a few minutes for that!"

The full case study may be viewed at http://www.gfi.com/documents/cs/thomson.htm.

About GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.

GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. archives and analyzes the event logs of all network machines and alerts administrators in real time to security issues, attacks and other critical events. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.'s intelligent analysis means an administrator does not need to be an "Event Guru" to be able to monitor users attempting to access secured shares and confidential files; monitor critical servers and create alerts for specific events and conditions occurring on the network; back up and clear event logs automatically on remote machines; detect attacks using local user accounts; and much more. More information and a freeware version are available at http://www.gfi.com/lanselm/.

About Thomson multimedia Polska Sp. z o.o.

Thomson serves the media and entertainment industries. It manages end-to-end services, sells equipment, products and systems and makes technologies available to help its media and entertainment clients -- content creators, content distributors and users of its technology -- realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The group partners with the world's largest motion picture studios and television broadcasters as they continually produce new content and deliver it to growing audiences worldwide.

Building upon recognized technological know-how, Thomson offers complete solutions and services to content creators, network operators, manufacturers and retailers, under the Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA and THOMSON brand names. Active on growing markets in North America, Europe and Asia, the group operates in 30 countries.

About GFI

GFI is a leading provider of network security, content security and messaging software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and SMTP mail servers; GFI MailSecurity email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software; GFI MailEssentials, server-based anti-spam software; GFI MailArchiver, an email archiving solution; GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) security scanning and patch management software; GFI Network Server Monitor that automatically sends alerts, and corrects network and server issues; GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) that performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management; and GFI LANguard Portable Storage Control that enables network-wide control of removable media. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Romania, Australia and Malta, and operates through a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award.

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