Sawmill Analytics and Balabit Announce Alliance

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Sawmill Analytics and BalaBit IT Security agree on technical and commercial cooperation.

Sawmill Analytics and Balabit it Security today announce their far-reaching commercial and technical cooperation designed to provide an integrated log management/data intelligence solution that will benefit both sets of customers worldwide. Under the agreement Sawmill Analytics will offer full technical and commercial support for the Syslog-ng family offering enterprise level data access and collection coupled with Sawmill's world-class analytics and reporting. End users and Resellers will be able to purchase both products from Sawmill Analytics as an integrated solution with a single point of commercial and technical support.

Under the agreement Sawmill will support the syslog-ng log file protocol with automatic detection. With its support for over 800 log file formats Sawmill will also analyse the underlying log formats from the remote devices providing a uniquly flexible and powerful solution to the demands of todays compliance legislation. Balabit will recommend Sawmill as an approved analysis and reporting solution for Syslog-ng.

"There is significant synergy in Sawmill's global sales channel and the market-leading position of syslog-ng in the log-collector market. Our cooperation with Sawmill Analytics will give a big boost to BalaBit's international channels and an opportunity for Sawmill Analytics to address the hundreds of thousands of companies who use syslog-ng," said Zoltán Györkő, Business Development Director of BalaBit.

"Although Sawmill can access remote log files by itself, Syslog-ng provides a drop-in secure data access solution for enterprise-wide data capture in a proven package with a world-leading reputation. By combining both products Sawmill can focus on the back-end data intelligence and reporting needs, while Syslog-ng securely gathers log files, messages and event data with complete reliability and privacy. Users can be assured of an integrated software solution from Sawmill Analytics to meet the rapidly evolving demands of the compliance reporting and security management markets," says Les Ferrington, CEO of Sawmill Analytics.

This trend for corporate accountability, privacy, data and employee protection has grown rapidly over the last five years following certain well publicised corporate failures. New standards for corporate probity and accountability have grown at an exceptional rate as a direct result of these failures and now govern almost every area of business. Log files are central to this trend by providing the irrefutable and chronological base data. Analysing and presenting this complex data from potentially thousands of disparate sources, together with real-time alerting, has become the #1 task of every IT department and the challenge of the next five to ten years, driving new equipment purchasing in every organisation. By combining Sawmill with Syslog-ng organisations can now meet both current and future demands through the inherent scalability of both products.

About BalaBit
BalaBit IT Security is a developer of special network-security solutions satisfying the highest standards. BalaBit is a privately owned company with customers on every continent and in almost every country world-wide. BalaBit IT Security is committed to open standards and is an active member of the open source community. Today Syslog-ng, balabit's flagship product, is the de-facto logging solution of the UNIX/Linux world.

About Sawmill Analytics
Sawmill Analytics markets and supports the Sawmill family of reporting and analysis solutions worldwide through a network of resellers and distributors, and by direct sales in certain countries. Sawmill currently supports over 800 different log file formats in every area of web, security, networking, email, streaming media, compliance, etc. In fact any device or software package that produces a text based log file can be analyzed by Sawmill making it by far the most flexible product available. Its 'live' database and dynamic filters allow unprecedented levels of instant drill-down and report generation not available in other reporting products, while its wide host platform support (Unix, Linux, Windows, Macintosh) makes it immediately deployable in any situation, from a desktop PC to a web server under analysis. Interested parties requiring more information should contact Les Ferrington at:

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