London, UK, 12 October, 2006 – GFI, a leading international developer of network security, content security and messaging software, has today launched GFI EventsManager, its next generation solution for centralized event log management and reporting. GFI’s latest release delivers insight into all that is happening on the IT infrastructure and ensures maximum network uptime; acting as an early-warning system for all potential hardware and software failures, whilst monitoring and alerting on possible security breaches. GFI EventsManager has also been developed to satisfy the increasing demands of event-log based legal compliance.
Research shows that 44% of companies do not perform event log management, primarily quoting sheer volume of data to manage as well as the cryptic nature of the information contained within them as the main reasons. These challenges often lead to event logs being unmanaged, underutilized and ignored – until disaster strikes. Events constitute an invaluable source of information, answering core questions about security breaches, IT infrastructure health status, legal compliance and forensic investigation.
GFI EventsManager is a results-oriented event log management solution which integrates into any existing IT infrastructure; automatically collecting event data from all network components, normalizing it to a central database and providing meaningful reports on its findings. With continuous 24 hour activity monitoring and alerting, GFI EventsManager empowers the administrator to prevent network disasters through notification of illicit activity or possible hardware and software failures on their network, supplying info such as; which software is being installed/uninstalled, health status of Microsoft Exchange and other servers, which users are accessing sensitive files, login related activity and more.
“GFI EventsManager is an essential tool for monitoring your network,” said Andre Muscat, GFI EventsManager Product Manager. “Most administrators are intimidated or unaware of the extensive knowledge available within their event logs. However, with events and logs generated by nearly every IT component, they are the most effective and reliable source of information on network activity.”
More experienced IT managers know that the data contained in event logs is their most valuable resource in examining system failures and security breaches. Companies are now also legally bound to retain and proactively review their event logs as part of their daily business operations. The retention of secure archives of events in their native format is critical in providing evidence of legal compliance.
Pricing and availability
GFI EventsManager is available from 12 October 2006. It is highly cost-effective with prices starting at USD495 to track 3 network devices. For more information please visit http://www.gfi.com/eventsmanager/.
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. Founded in 1992, GFI has offices in Malta, London, Raleigh, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Hamburg and Cyprus which support more than 160,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners throughout the world. GFI is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at http://www.gfi.com.
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