netForensics Announces Results of Sixth Annual SANS Log Management Survey in April 8th Webcast

April 6, 2010

EDISON, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire/ – netForensics, Inc., The SANS Institute, the largest source for information security training and certification in the world, in conjunction with netForensics, a leader in the Security Information Management market, today announced that the results of the Sixth Annual SANS Log Management Survey will be delivered in a joint webcast held on Thursday, April 8th at 1:00pm EDT. During the webcast (register here: “SANS Sixth Annual Log Management Survey, Part II: Deriving More Value from More Data), SANS will release its survey findings, revealing that organizations are challenged with how to derive value from all the log data they’ve collected.

In a survey of management and IT staff in industries ranging from education to government and organizations ranging from small business to global 200 enterprises, SANS discovers the year’s biggest trend is that organizations can obtain meaningful reporting and analysis from the log data they’ve amassed. “In 2007, only 56% of survey respondents collected logs, compared to 87% in 2009,” said Jerry Shenk, Senior SANS Analyst. “But, in today’s environment, companies have overcome the challenge of collecting the log data — now it’s about deriving value from that data.”

Of additional interest in this year’s survey is the correlation between respondents using multiple log management vendors and their resulting satisfaction with the reporting and analysis features of these solutions. While those organizations using a single log management solution were most satisfied with collection and storage capabilities, those organizations using two solutions indicate that the solutions combined created stronger reporting and analysis capabilities.

“It’s clear that the use of logs is becoming increasingly critical to an organization’s security infrastructure,” said Merryl Zdatny, Sr. Director of Marketing, netForensics. “The ability to effectively extract specific data elements that point to security threats and to quickly neutralize those attacks is key to any security response.”

Register for the live April 8th webcast to hear the complete results of the SANS survey.

About The SANS Institute

The SANS Institute is the most trusted and largest source for information security training and certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about information security, and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – Internet Storm Center. Established in 1989, the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute is a cooperative research and education organization with programs reaching more than 165,000 security professionals, auditors, administrators, chief information security officers, and CIOs. For more information, visit www.sans.org/.

About netForensics

netForensics security information and event management solutions enable organizations of all sizes to rapidly identify and respond to threats and adhere to ever-changing compliance regulations. Our software and appliance products collect and centralize volumes of event log data to deliver accurate, actionable, real-time security intelligence. For more information, visit www.netforensics.com/, read the blog or follow us on Twitter.

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