ACTON, Mass. -- eIQnetworks®, Inc., a global provider of next-generation security information management (SIM) solutions, today announced Open Log Format (OLF), the industrys first open source event logging standard. Unlike proprietary standards, the multi vendor-supported OLF promotes interoperability that enables organizations to more easily manage and understand the log data collected from network devices, systems and applications. OLF is available for immediate download at www.openlogformat.org.
Evolving security challenges coupled with compliance and regulatory mandates have made it essential for organizations to collect, monitor and analyze log data across the enterprise. Unfortunately each device, system and application uses a unique and proprietary format, making it almost impossible to decipher log data. OLF offers the industry an alternative that eases the log collection and management process.
Security and compliance initiatives are now a permanent, bottom-line business concern, fueled by recent large-scale data breaches and resulting fines, said Jon Oltsik,
senior analyst, Information Security at Enterprise Strategy Group. An open source OLF can help advance compliance management by enabling organizations to easily incorporate and manage critical security log information, enhance IT security management, combat threats and meet regulatory mandates.