Privacyware and LogLogic Partner to Deliver Advanced Analytics Solution for IT Security and Compliance Operations

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Integrated Log Management and Security Data Analytics Solution Employs Expert System and Neural Analytics Technologies to Reveal Critical Security and Compliance Threats.

The severe financial implications of a failed audit, compromised network or stolen data are a primary concern for large and mid-sized companies and we are pleased to be partnering with LogLogic to help address these challenges

Privacyware (http://www.privacyware.com), an innovative provider of web application security, intrusion prevention and security data analytics software, today announced the availability of Adaptive Security Analyzer for LogLogic, an integrated log collection and security data analytics solution that employs expert system configuration capabilities, behavioral modeling and comparative analysis methodologies to detect, prioritize, and provide insight about security, compliance and policy violations. Utilizing the LogLogic Open Log Services API, Privacyware developed an API-based connector that allows Adaptive Security Analyzer to seamlessly exchange data with LogLogic's open log management platform.

LogLogic provides the world's leading enterprise-class platform to allow customers to collect, store, report and alert on 100 percent of IT log data from virtually any device, operating system or application. Implementation of the LogLogic Open Log Services API enables Adaptive Security Analyzer to work seamlessly with the LogLogic open log management platform and deliver enhanced security data analytics capabilities to security and compliance pressured organizations.

Adaptive Security Analyzer combines conventional filtering and expert rule configuration capabilities with self-learning and neural algorithms to identify and provide insight about known and new threats hidden in user and system data. Adaptive Security Analyzer empowers administrators and analysts challenged with monitoring and securing computing systems, certifying Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and other regulatory requirements and assuring the integrity of database or other critical infrastructures. Adaptive Security Analyzer's neural core emulates the cognitive and self-learning process of a human analyst and can sift through massive volumes of logs to quickly reveal and prioritize the most critical events and advise users of the factors of highest influence to event classification.

"The severe financial implications of a failed audit, compromised network or stolen data are a primary concern for large and mid-sized companies and we are pleased to be partnering with LogLogic to help address these challenges," said Privacyware CEO, Greg Salvato. "LogLogic's open log management appliances provide a robust and comprehensive log collection, storage, reporting and alerting solution that serves as an ideal foundation for Adaptive Security Analyzer's proactive, self-learning analytic capabilities. Organizations seriously concerned with risk mitigation will find the integrated solution indispensable in support of their security and compliance practices."

The Adaptive Security Analyzer data analytics process model encompasses the following:

  •      Continuously monitors high volume, heterogeneous security-related data.
  •     Interprets & associates event attributes freely and/or within the context of any rules within the analytic models to cluster and baseline system activity.
  •     Compares data sets, identifies events that match explicitly defined criteria and recognizes and quantifies the extent of abnormal events.
  •     Advises security personnel of the factors that contributed most to event classification.
  •     Adapts its orientation of the relationships among event variables and event classification based on unsupervised machine-learning and/or user-applied knowledge.

Adaptive Security Analyzer considers data the way a human analyst would, leveraging both pre-defined and cognitive intelligence, but with far greater speed and capacity. Adaptive Security Analyzer identifies suspicious events and trends in core network and application-level activities such as logon/logoff attempts, Web server and application use, changes to Group Policies, file access and inbound/outbound firewall traffic, but can be applied to any data monitoring challenge where intelligence regarding atypical activity is of value such as fraud detection (credit card, click, etc.), performance management, defense or maritime surveillance, revenue or resource optimization, etc.

"To ensure the availability of critical applications, prevent fraud and to adhere to evolving regulatory demands, enterprises are turning to increasingly sophisticated expert systems," said Dominique Levin, executive vice president of marketing and strategy for LogLogic. "The ability to re-use log data from our open log management platform in specialized applications such as Privacyware's Adaptive Security Analyzer demonstrates the power of our open log management architecture. With this partnership, LogLogic customers can assume a truly proactive IT security posture."

Because Adaptive Security Analyzer does not rely on pre-defined rules to derive unique and meaningful output, it delivers an important enhancement to conventional data collection, correlation and reporting solutions. Adaptive Security Analyzer allows enterprise security administrators and those responsible for managing compliance to more effectively and proactively identify, understand and respond to known threats as well as suspicious atypical behavior or activity that is similar to known threats.

Adaptive Security Analyzer is implemented as a "snap-in" to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and runs on Windows desktop and server operating systems. Supported log formats include syslog, W3C, csv, txt and other formatted data as well as those stored in MS SQL, MySQL, and Oracle databases (under both Windows and UNIX platforms). For more information, evaluation software and support as well as ISV licensing and integration options, visit http://www.privacyware.com, or contact Privacyware via email at sales@privacyware.com or by calling 732-212-8110 x235.

About LogLogic
LogLogic® (http://www.loglogic.com) is the leader in log management, compliance and security management solutions designed to improve accountability and lower costs for organizations of all sizes. LogLogic's unique open log management platform enables customers to collect, search and store 100 percent of IT log data for a comprehensive fingerprint of past and current activity across any organization. Powered by the industry's leading open log management platform, LogLogic's business applications correlate user activities and event data in real-time for a unique integrated approach to security event management, database security management and compliance management with industry and government regulations.

About Privacyware
Privacyware (http://www.privacyware.com) is an innovative provider of award-winning web application security, desktop and server intrusion prevention and security data analytics software. Privacyware products leverage conventional and neural analytics technologies to help systems administrators, IT security and compliance personnel to more effectively identify, understand and prevent malicious, unauthorized and/or deviant computing system activity. Privacyware is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

CONTACT: Gregory Salvato - Privacyware, (732)-212-8110, x235.

LogLogic(R) and Privacyware(R) are registered trademarks of LogLogic and PWI, Inc., respectively. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Copyright(C) 2009 PWI, inc. All rights reserved.

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