Security Professionals Placing Higher Priority on Event Detection as Reflected in the SANS Annual Log Management Survey Sponsored by Intellitactics

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Projects Once Dominated by Logging Evolve to Strengthen Compliance and Security by Doing More with Logs

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This is an important development, from our perspective

Intellitactics, a leader in enterprise security and compliance management solutions reports from the SANS What Works Log Management and Analysis Summit in Washington, DC that security professionals are placing a greater emphasis on event detection. Security organizations are reassessing their priorities and looking to do more with the terabytes of logs they've gathered to comply with regulatory standards. The new Intellitactics SAFE appliances are directly aimed at transforming logs into a fewer number of more meaningful security events that offer more value like audit ready reporting and real time event correlation to prevent data leaks, identity theft and fraud.

At the Summit this week SANS is presenting the findings of their most recent survey on log management. The survey respondents confirmed that they are and have been collecting logs and are ready to leverage the value of logs by turning their attention to event detection by an overwhelming majority. "This is an important development, from our perspective," explains Sunil Bhargava, Chief Technology Officer for Intellitactics. "When we launched the Intellitactics SAFE product line we were deliberate in building an appliance that offered both logging and event management in one, streamlined appliance. We believed that organizations simply checking the compliance box with log collection, would eventually come to realize that logs alone could not efficiently protect the enterprise."

Intellitactics SAFE is a security information and event management appliance that brings all the power of logs and security events to bear on the most challenging issues facing security today: protecting access by the right people to most critical information. Pamela Casale, Chief Marketing Officer for Intellitactics, comments on the survey results: "There was a definite capability gap between the respondents reporting they were very satisfied with their logging solution and the respondents mildly or not at all satisfied. Our interest was in understanding the capability gap. Several factors were evident and we outline these in a webcast produced by SANS and available today. In general, the level of satisfaction correlates to having the ability to extrapolate security events with easy access to the corresponding logs. The SAFE appliances, as an example, provide this fully integrated capability in a very easy to use, intuitive user interface."

Sunil Bhargava offers this advice: "Take a look at the survey results presented in the whitepaper then assess where your organization stands relative to the capabilities of most satisfied respondents. If you have log management without event management, consider adding the SAFE appliance to leverage your in place logging investment."

About Intellitactics, Inc.:
Headquartered in Reston, VA, Intellitactics provides a suite of complementary security incident and event management (SIEM) products for organizations of all sizes. Well-known as the provider of Intellitactics Security Manager, the optimal enterprise security management solution, to the largest organizations in the world, Intellitactics has expanded its product leadership with a line of security management appliances, Intellitactics SAFE. The combination of the appliances and software products underscores Intellitactics product leadership in providing solutions for log management, compliance, threat management and incident response to every organization regardless of size or purchasing power. By combining any of the products of the suite, global organizations can effectively distribute SIEM capabilities outside headquarters. Complementary to Security Manager is Intellitactics™ SAM, which features security assurance metrics™ on a configurable dashboard. Intellitactics was awarded Common Criteria Certification in December 2004, making it the first software provider to earn this certification as a security information and event management solution. Founded in 1996, Intellitactics is backed by JMI Equity Fund LP and Lazard Technology Partners and is ranked by well-known industry analysts as a market leader known for product development, delivery and thought leadership. Visit us at http://www.intellitactics.com .

About SANS
SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - Internet Storm Center. The SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. SANS-SSI, the Secure Software Institute aims at promoting, educating and assessing secure programming practices. http://www.sans-ssi.org and http://www.sans.org

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Pamela Casale
pcasale (at) intellitactics (dot) com
703-819-5658

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