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San Diego, CA, United States, 2007/06/14 - LogFidelity announces the highly anticipated release of LogClarity 3.0 which raises the bar for automated, “intelligent” log management, forensics, regulatory compliance, log retention and much more - LogFidelity.com.
Windows domain controllers are considered the hub of just about every company's infrastructure.
The security logs on domain controllers are particularly difficult to manage, but are very important because of the vast amount of user activity that gets stored in their logs. A typical domain controller server can generate over 1000 times more data than any critical server. This volume needs to be strategically handled and analyzed for security threats and stored for compliance initiatives. Without an intelligent automated solution in place, effective use of this data is a next to impossible to process and log retention goals are unachievable.
LogClarity’s innovative and unique analyze first approach to Windows security log management has IT professionals taking a serious look at LogClarity for its intelligent automated data reduction methods which vastly improves forensics and security.
Count the number of domain controller servers and other critical servers and the picture becomes clear that the management of this data can be overwhelming even for a small enterprise. Most organizations are starting to get the picture and are implementing some form of automation of their log management processes to lower the administrative burdens associated with collecting and analyzing logs.
LogClarity 3.0 empowers IT professionals by automating and simplifying Windows log management. The LogClarity Design Framework removes the complexities involved with log filtering by collecting the actual true instances of the logs and automatically filtering out all the redundant and duplicate logs to ensure compliance with common log retention targets. The LCDF advanced technology enables security administrators a solid framework to assist them in successfully deciphering and maneuvering though the non-descript Windows security logs. This cutting-edge design was essential to overcome the serious inconsistencies and limitations of the Windows security log structure. Many security adminitrators are puzzled and frustrated when they attempt to use “Event Viewer” or other simple log tools to gather any valuable information from the logs.
“The dire need for simplified forensic analysis capabilities is undeniably the biggest limitation of all other log management solutions on the market today” says Michael Johnson, Product Manager for Log Fidelity. LogClarity 3.0 fills the enormous void in the log forensics area of log management that has existed for many years.
LogClarity 3.0 contains significant new modules and enhancements that are invaluable for all existing users and future customers as well.
The New Interactive Security Risk Assessment Module which helps security-administrators automatically identify critical areas within their scope of responsibility to ensure security alerts and other protective measures are in place. It provides recommendations and best practices that ensure security and overall health of the enterprise.
The New Alert Acknowledgment Manager that enables department administrators to manage their alerts much more efficiently which ensures expedited handling of critical issues. Acknowledgment sign off and current status of the alert handling is available for management. Additional protection from "Insider threats" is established through the Enterprise administrator alert view. Overview of alerts that have been delegated to specific administrators and the current status is provided at a glance. This double verification and/or reassignment of alerts keep administrators on their toes which instills a quick response to alerts like no other method.
Improved GPO Tracker enables security administrators a streamlined approach to clearly and immediately track down any change to any group policy objects.
Being alerted is the first step in a proactive approach to security, however having an easy to use, quick response tool to attack serious issues that could affect the health of the enterprise is a huge benefit to security-conscious IT professionals.
Enhanced Executive Dashboard which include, Enterprise Admin View, Department Admin View, and Forensic View; This new enhancement makes implementation of specific areas of responsibility a reality. If administrative personnel understand the scope of their delegated area they will be more effective at dealing with issues that arise.
New Powerful Built-in Compliance Reporting Module for SOX, HIPAA, FISMA and PCI Compliance which helps companies to comply with legislative requirements that are ominously creeping up on them. Specific data is historically collected and tabulated to give IT managers and auditors what they are looking for. New confidence levels can be achieved and huge time and effort savings for the folks in the trenches.
Wildcard Searches for Basic and Advanced forensics which extends LogClarity’s user-friendly approach by adding wildcard searches to easily investigate security logs. This feature further enhances the already state-of-the-art forensics and data mining capabilities.
“LogClarity has exceeded our internal Administrative and Log Management needs. The ease of use is unlike any log management solution we have evaluated to date” says Mark Sewell, Sr. Administrator for Software Lifecycle Group. The forensic search capabilities have saved me a lot of time. My manager feels that the hardware savings by the improved data retention alone, has justified the cost of LogClarity.” Mark adds that he is looking to expand LogClarity across his entire organization by years end.
Sparked by compliance initiatives and auditors pushing for longer retention levels and more detailed reporting, IT personnel finally understand the importance of managing and analyzing security logs. Meeting compliance goals is one thing, but additional protection of the enterprise from the wide variety of security threats is also a driving force of the implementation of automated solutions.
About Log Fidelity
Log Fidelity Inc. (logfidelity.com) was formed in 2006. Privately funded and profitable, the company delivers best of breed solutions to solve in-depth problems with Windows Log Management and forensics. Log Fidelity’s suite of solutions are designed to assist IT managers and security administrators enforce internal security policies while simplifying log management by intelligently consolidating, correlating and storing pertinent log events. Identifying security risks to critical areas within the infrastructure that could impact the availability and security of any company’s IT infrastructure is also achieved through Log Fidelity’s suite of solutions.
Log Fidelity’s Intelligent Log Management solution, LogClarity is designed specifically to tackle the daunting forensic and log management tasks on Windows. LogClarity enhance the security of critical systems, domain controllers, and database servers. Consistent compliance, and improve overall improved log management is mastered with this solution. LogClarity is the most cutting-edge solution of its time that can only be described as simple yet powerful.