LogLogic is updating its flagship product suite to improve the process of securely collecting IT data.
LogLogic is updating its security information and event
management platform to streamline the collection of IT data across
its IT infrastructure.
In LogLogic 5, the company has added what it dubbed the UCF
(Universal Collection Framework) - a WAN-aware, store-and-forward,
encrypted, compressed IT data transport designed to allow customers to
collect data while increasing resilience and reducing network chatter.
UCF leverages a new transport and store protocol that the company said
it eventually plans to open-source.
"With LogLogic 5, we're now collecting the next level of
information about systems on a network," said CTO Stephen Manley of
LogLogic. "Not just events on a network, but also the 'flow' of
information, or flow data. Some of this information comes from
technologies like Cisco's Netflow protocol. We also can capture and
understand application logs, both custom applications as well as
off-the-shelf application log data as well. By being able to ingest not
only log data, but flow data and application data, we can give
enterprises a complete view if their IT data."
The encryption in the UCF provides an extra layer of security, Manley added.
"As you start collecting log data from across WAN, new issues arise,
like the need to secure data and make sure your data collectors can
function in the presence of network outages," he said. "LogLogic 5 has
new support for this, which includes strong encryption to keep log data
safe, compression and network bandwidth smoothing to optimize
bandwidth, and reliable retransmission so collection can happen when
network outages occur."
Using the log labels feature, enterprises can structure text-based
data and auto-identify, parse and manage the information as it comes
from applications and devices.
"Log Labels structures and organizes data against a common
taxonomy," Manley said. "This allows any data source to be tagged
against a common understanding of core log data attributes. This is in
marked contrast to some of the 'searchy' solutions out there, which
merely do free text indexing of log data without supplying any deeper
meaning to the underlying data."
Large enterprises have a huge challenge in collecting, storing and
processing their IT data, LogLogic CEO Guy Churchward noted in a
"They have widely distributed, complex systems that are constantly
changing, yet still need to meet compliance mandates, improve their
security stance and understand the workings of their IT operations," he
said. "With LogLogic 5
we enable 360 Insight, allowing companies to establish a streamlined
approach for managing all of their IT data across all devices,
regardless of whether they're physical, virtual or cloud-based."
The product is slated to be available in the third quarter of 2010.