The turn-key appliance for log management helps meet compliance requirements while lowers the operational risks and costs

New York – May 15, 2012 – Balabit IT Security – also known as the “syslog-ng company” – today announced the general availability of syslog-ng Store Box™ 3.0, the latest long term supported version of its trusted log server appliance. This latest version includes new features such as real time message rate alerts and improved search and log message rewriting capabilities. The syslog-ng Store Box™ (SSB) is a high-reliability log management appliance to collect, classify, organize, and securely store log messages for enterprises having log infrastructure for compliance and maintenance reasons. As an “out-of-the-box” log server SSB consolidates enterprise-wide logging needs helping organizations to lower operational risks and costs.

 
Several laws, regulations and industrial standards – such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) – explicitly require central collection, periodic review, and long-time archiving of log messages at organizations. With syslog-ng Store Box™, computer security records are stored in sufficient detail, and provide a simple way to monitor and review these logs. Routine log reviews and continuous log analysis help to identify security incidents, policy violations, or other operational problems. Logs also often form the base of auditing and forensics analysis, product troubleshooting and support.

 
”The difference between today’s and tomorrow’s logging trends is that today organizations have to log for compliance purposes, while there are more and more cloud-based services handling a loads of data which require dramatically improved performance capabilities to ensure smooth business operation. Balabit satisfies these upcoming market needs with its latest syslog-ng software developments: the High-Speed Reliable Logging™ (HSRL) technology, and the Reliable Log Transfer Protocol™ (RLTP) to help companies achieve “Zero Message Loss” and comply with even the most stringent regulations,” said Zoltán Györkő, Business Development Director at Balabit IT Security. “The syslog-ng Store Box™ appliance is based on the proven syslog-ng technology and will contain HSRL and RLTP in the next updates. SSB 3 LTS is now satisfies today’s market needs and allows customers to build an efficient log management system for reviewing and auditing the logs of over 40 platforms, as an out of box solution” Györkő added.

Key new features of syslog-ng Store Box™ 3.0 LTS:
•    Real-time message rate alerts can be received to detect the following abnormalities in SSB: in case one of the clients/sites sending logs is not detectable or one of the clients/sites is sending too many logs, probably unnecessarily, or when syslog-ng inside SSB has stopped working or has been misconfigured.
•    Extended searching capabilities helps to search even for wildcards and Boolean expressions.
•    Improved log message rewriting enables to rewrite parts of the messages using rewrite rules. Several built-in and all dynamic parts of the message can be rewritten and new fields can be added using this feature.
•    A switch to 64-bit architecture is used to power SSB in order to expose the capabilities of the underlying hardware to the fullest.

About syslog-ng Store Box™
The syslog-ng Store Box (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 management infrastructure. 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 log messages and automatic data archiving and backup, helping your organization to fulfill compliance requirements such as SOX, Basel II, HIPAA, COBIT or PCI-DSS. For more information, please visit syslog-ng Store Box website.

Supporting Resources
•    Technical Blog Post About Improved Log Message Rewriting in SSB 3.0

About Balabit
Balabit IT Security is an innovative information security company, a global leader in the development of privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies to help protect customers against internal and external threats and meet security and compliance regulations. As an active member of the open source community, we provide solutions to a uniquely wide range of both open source and proprietary platforms, even for the most complex and heterogeneous IT systems across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Balabit is also known as “the syslog-ng company”, based on the company’s flagship product, the open source log server application, which is used by more than 650 000 companies worldwide and became the globally acknowledged de-facto industry standard.
Balabit, the second fastest-growing IT Security company in the Central European region according to Deloitte Technology Fast 50 (2010) list, has local offices in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and in the USA, and cooperates with partners worldwide. Our R&D and global support centers are located in Hungary, Europe.
For more information, visit www.balabit.com.

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Andrea Ipolyi
PR manager
Balabit IT Security
phone: +36 20 390 4139
e-mail: andrea.ipolyi@balabit.com
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Walter Caon
Balabit USA
410 Park Avenue 15th Floor Suite 1500
New York, 10022
phone: +1 917 546 6715
e-mail: walterc@us.balabit.com