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Size does matter: cloud providers generate new trend on the logging market
Cloud providers will require High-Speed Reliable Logging (HSRL) solutions to be able to maintain and secure their data centers
BalaBit, with its more than 10 years experience in the global logging market, emphasizes that virtualization, web 2.0 like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions have started to strongly influence the logging market. Although there is no doubt that this year still the financial and telecommunication verticals will still remain the main market for logging to be compliant with regulations. As the number of cloud providers are growing, more and more data is kept “in the cloud” – which means an increased number of centralized data centers around the globe. In the near future one of their largest challenges will be the management of their systems. Today most of the companies plan to move a significant portion of their data into the cloud, to enjoy the benefits of a cost-effective, flexible and on request available solution. This results to another challenge: securing their data in the cloud. According to BalaBit, both challenges can be solved by using a high-performance logging technology, hence they created a new product category named High-Speed Reliable Logging (HSRL) solutions.
“We see that cloud providers will need to implement a logging solution to be able to maintain and secure their data centers. As one of the leading providers of logging solutions, we see a huge potential and we are aiming at this market with our new, high-speed logging developments. We expect to have cloud providers as our main market segment in logging, not later than 2013” – said Zoltán Györkő, Business Development Director of BalaBit IT Security.
Comparison of today’s and tomorrow’s logging trends
Logging central data centers of cloud providers requires a totally different approach from the system maintainer. Until today, companies governed by external regulations in the financial and telecom sectors had to use logging to explore correlations and report all their activities in their complex, heterogeneous IT environments. In contrast, cloud providers have quite homogeneous systems, basically dedicated only for one special task, which generates an incredible number of logs. That is why their most important expectation with regards to a logging solution is that it needs to be High-Speed.
“We have been a pioneer in developing high-performance logging solutions, and we have been working on new features to dramatically increase the speed. We are proud to announce a feature release of syslog-ng Store Box (SSB) 2 F1, which already contains some of these developments. The full, High-Speed Reliable Logging version can be expected at the end of this year” – added Zoltán Györkő.
“The syslog-ng Store Box provided us an easy and customizable centralized log collecting solution to meet our requirements”
About BalaBit’s syslog-ng Store Box (SSB)
SSB is a high-reliability and high-performance log management appliance to collect, classify, organize, and securely store log messages for enterprises who operate log infrastructure for compliance and maintenance reasons. Featuring a powerful web-based search interface and customizable reporting and statistics engine, SSB facilitates easier log review and auditing. SSB offers customizable user role separation and strong encryption methods to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. It features fine-tuned access control to your logs and automatic data archiving and backup, while helping your organization to fulfill compliance requirements such as SOX, Basel II, HIPAA, COBIT or PCI-DSS. SSB is available on a scale of appliances to suit your needs.
• Cloud Security Risks and Solutions
• The syslog-ng Store Box Test Report by West Coast Labs
• The syslog-ng Store Box Product Description
• What is new in syslog-ng Store Box 2 F1
BalaBit IT Security is an innovative information security company, one of the global leaders in developing privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies to help customers be protected against insider and outsider threats and meet security and compliance regulations. As an active member of the open source community, we provide solutions to a uniquely wide range of both open source and proprietary platforms, even for the most complex and heterogeneous IT systems across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
BalaBit is also known as “the syslog-ng company”, based on the company’s flagship product, the open source log server application, which is used by more than 650 000 customers worldwide and became the globally acknowledged de-facto industry standard.
BalaBit, the second fastest-growing IT Security company in the Central European region concerning Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, has local offices in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and in the USA, and cooperates with partners worldwide. Our R&D and global support centers are located in Hungary, Europe.
For more information visit www.balabit.com.
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BalaBit IT Security is a developer of unique network security solutions like:
- the syslog-ng system logging software,
- and the BalaBit Shell Control Box, an appliance that can transparently control, audit, and replay SSH, RDP, and Telnet traffic.