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BalaBit Market Analysis: 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

Budapest, Hungary, August 10, 2011 --( BalaBit IT Security – also known as the “syslog-ng company”, based on their trusted logging solution, which became the de facto industry standard for logging in the last decade and used by 650 000 corporate customers world-wide – forecasts a new trend on the logging market, driven by cloud providers. According to BalaBit market analysis, within the next few years not only compliance would drive the logging investments, but the exponential increase of cloud services and providers. BalaBit, one of the innovators in logging technologies, is fully aware of this new demand and takes aim at this growing market with its High-Speed Reliable Logging technology.

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,” said Toni Sulankivi, Security Architect at Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services with 112,000 people in 40 countries, the first user of BalaBit’s syslog-ng Store Box 2 F1.

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.

Contact Information
BalaBit IT Security
Andrea Ipolyi
+36 1 371 0540

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