SAN JOSE, Calif. -- LogLogic's enterprise Log Management and Intelligence (LMI) platform is now certified and offers full integration with Network Appliance(TM) (NasdaqGS:NTAP - News) storage and compliance solutions to help customers simplify the management of immutable log data for compliance, operations, forensics, and litigation. New compliance mandates such as PCI (Payment Card Industry), European Union Data Retention Directive, HIPAA (Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), along with IT controls such as NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) require companies to retain log data securely for periods often exceeding one year. LogLogic certification with NetApp compliance solutions means that customers can more effectively meet compliance mandates that require log files from any source to be immutable for as long as required, using predefined policies.
Enterprises generate terabytes of log data every year with some estimates indicating that log data accounts for upwards of 25% of all Enterprise data. Often stored in departmental silos and without attention to data integrity or security, compliance mandates and operating pressures -- such as frequent audits and increasing demands for user activity monitoring -- require that Enterprises take a horizontal approach to log data. This mandates collecting all log data all of the time, storing this log data in immutable form, and making it widely available to address the many use cases and user demands in the Enterprise.
LogLogic's award-winning family of log management appliances have been certified with NetApp SnapLock® to keep stored compliance data unalterable for appropriate retention periods that are based on corporate policies and relevant regulations. IT Operators and security professionals can now easily and cost-effectively manage the complete Log Lifecycle(TM) spanning collection of log data from any source, search, storage (including write once read many better known as WORM storage), reporting, alerting and sharing of log data with complete chain of custody.
"The principle of WORM storage is critical for compliance and forensics," said Dominique Levin, vice president, Product Management, LogLogic. "Log data is in hot demand across the enterprise -- whether that's from the datacenter for forensics or from the HR department for auditing. Helping customers make their logs immutable is critical to attesting to the quality of reporting and data. In addition, log data -- especially from homegrown applications -- contains highly sensitive information and is a fingerprint of user and application activity. Securing this data and having a record of what we call the 'chain of custody' is critical for meeting compliance."