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London, United Kingdom, 2010/12/08 - LogLogic, announced that the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, has selected its log management and intelligence solution to help meet the government’s GCSx and CoCo compliance requirements. NASDAQ: TIBX
LogLogic, the independent leader in IT Data Management, SIEM and log management, has today announced that the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, has selected its log management and intelligence solution to help meet the government’s GCSx and CoCo compliance requirements.
“All Local Authorities in England and Wales must use the official internal networking environment that has been developed - called Government Connect (GC),” said Mike Heredia, Northern Europe Sales Director at LogLogic. “The network for this is called GCSx and it enables secure data sharing up to restricted level across government. GC is critical as it allows local authorities and central government to exchange information securely over a private network rather than the internet. All parties also need to sign up to the Code of Connection (CoCo) that defines minimum standards and processes, before being able to connect to GCSx.”
To meet the CoCo standards and connect to GCSx, the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk will now use LogLogic’s log management solutions and specific GCSx reporting packages. More specifically, LogLogic will help with CESG Infosec Memorandum No. 22 which gives guidance on the development of a protective monitoring policy for information systems within government, its agencies, and related commercial organisations. As per the memo, organisations need to monitor and record log data related to user activity and must store it for a minimum of six months. They also need to make this data easily available for use as part of any incident response policies, as well as help with any wider CESG investigation.
“To fully comply with the CoCo and GCSx controls we needed to identify a technology solution that was easy to install and use, but would also be heavyweight enough to pull the logs from all the devices and applications on the network into one location. No small task!” said Chris George, ICT Network Consultant at the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk. “Following a review of two technology providers’ solutions, we made the decision to move forward with LogLogic - highly recommended by our preferred IT supplier, MSSUK. We could see that its solution could more than do the job required and it also incorporated a fully integrated log data warehouse and included multi-dimensional analytics as well. The solution would also be straightforward to install and came complete with a GCSx reporting package which will make ongoing compliance validation easy.”
George added: “Moving forwards we also plan to use the LogLogic solution to help us comply with the CESG’s mandatory Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG13) protective monitoring framework – this will help us to know even more about what’s happening within our ICT infrastructure and further protect our data.”
“We’ve been working with the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk for about a year now - managing their IT and security requirements,” said Hamid Masud, Director at MSSUK. “For their GCSx requirements we recommended the LogLogic solution because it would clearly meet their immediate needs and also assist in other areas of their business longer term.”
CEO for LogLogic, Guy Churchward commented: “GCSx and CoCo requirements present Local Authorities with a number of technical challenges. We’re delighted that the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk recognised the strength and technical capabilities of our solutions. We’re now busy working with them on getting the installation complete so that they can hook into Government Connect as quickly and securely as possible.”
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