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In a recent article in the Huffington Post Stefan Weitz, director of Microsoft’s search engine Bing is quoted as criticising ‘conventional search engines’ such as Google, for failing users. He says they haven’t fundamentally changed their model over the years and that the wisdom of cro...
By Gorka Sadowski, European Cloud Evangelist   The PCI Council released a document on PCI Compliance in Virtualized environments. This plays really well with LogLogic’s VMware strategy and some of our upcoming technology. Turns out that PCI recognizes that: Logging in even more i...
For a while now our engineering department has been working exclusively with VMware’s to build a better IT data management system. You’ve seen the recent press releases about how we were the first to support vCloud Director, and that we were the first to take VMware log data and automa...
NexentaStor continues to be adopted by cloud providers and by others, including enterprises building cloud-like systems.  Simple question: why?1. EconomicsYou cannot purchase and power a legacy storage system, even if you are a great negotiator and can get 70% or greater discount,...
As avid followers know, back in September 2010 we declared syslog dead for WAN-based communication by delivering our Universal Lossless Data Protocol – a system of moving IT data over unpredictable pipes in a predictable manner. Many customers (mostly those using satellites) jumped on ...
LogLogic CMO to Speak at Cloud Computing Expo. Should you be in New York City this week, we invite you to come hear our CMO Bill Roth speak at the Cloud Computing Expo. Bill’s presentation, titled “What Good Is the Cloud When You Can’t See Through It?” is Wednesday, June 8 from 8:15-9:...
By Gary Hemminger, VP of Product Management “Senator monitoring developments on SecurID safety May 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee that oversees Internet policy is closely monitoring news that has raised concerns about the reliability of widely used technology from EMC Corp (EMC...
Last week in Amsterdam was great.  I met dozens of Nexenta partners and end users, and also new Nexentians as well. We took over the Holiday Inn at the Convention Center; the venue was bursting at the seams as we had almost twice as many attendees as expected.Here is my perspectiv...
A recent article at CNET entitled "Game makers get few new details on PSN outage" said hackers "were able to delete the log files that would have shown exactly what they did while having access to PSN servers," when they attacked Sony's Play Station Network, an attack that exposed pers...
I’m in Amsterdam with a dozen or more Nexentians and some 200 attendees at our European User Conference.Today and tomorrow we have Certified Nexenta Engineer training.  We’re building on CNE trainings this year in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, and Saint Petersbu...
SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 17, 2011 — LogLogic®, the IT Data Management Company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the May 2011 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management report by Mark Nicolett and Kelly Kavanagh. This is ...
Andy and I bashed together a quick podcast on our latest VMware News for those of you who best digest information aurally on Friday. The latest news is here, and our recent list of press mentions is here Our shiny new VMware home page is here. You can get the feed here, or subscribe...
(Syndicated from our Friends at Securosis with permission) About 4 years ago we witnessed the first big wave of replacements of older email security tools with second generation of what we now call ‘content security’. Early email security products were deployed in house, and focused on...
It’s been a long and winding road since we first invented the log management market back in 2002. On this day, when our marketing team are kicking back with margarita’s to celebrate the new look website, I thought we’d ask the way-back machine what we used to look like. Can you spot a...
The UK magazine Retail Technology March/April is how available. It has a super piece on our PCI Awareness Survey. See page 19 for more information, http://bit.ly/jkJX9r. The survey shows  that roughly a 3rd of of Reatil IT professionals are unaware of the major changes in the PCI ...
The UK magazine Retail Technology March/April is how available. It has a super piece on our PCI Awareness Survey. See page 19 for more information, http://bit.ly/jkJX9r. The survey shows  that roughly a 3rd of of Reatil IT professionals are unaware of the major changes in the PCI ...
The SANS 2011 log management report is out today! Every spring since 2005, the SANS analyst team has released results of its annual log management survey. These surveys have tracked the progress being made in the log management industry and in the organizations using log management, an...
A lot going on here.  In this blog rather than taking a perspective on the industry, I’d like to share with you some Nexenta news.1. First, customers are speaking out more and more about the power of NexentaStor and OpenStorage.A good example is Jessie Bryan of Impluse Commu...
We have all bought items like movies, books and music on-line and seen the now customary additional recommended titles suggested by the retailer. This is seen as a good way to up sell products, that should be of interest to us, based on what we have previously bought or browsed. When I...
So here’s a thing. For some time now we’ve been writing our boilerplate as the following: “LogLogic is the IT Data Management Company. More than 1,200 enterprise customers worldwide entrust their most sensitive IT data to LogLogic’s award-winning products. For more information on LogL...
So here’s a thing. For some time now we’ve been writing our boilerplate as the following: “LogLogic is the IT Data Management Company. More than 1,200 enterprise customers worldwide entrust their most sensitive IT data to LogLogic’s award-winning products. For more information on LogLo...
Last week Facebook announced their open compute project.As it happens, I was happily attending the OpenSource thinktank at the time.  Which was a great chance to have fairly unguarded conversations about all sorts of OSS relevant concepts including open source and the cl...
Two of our LogLogic folks have contributed a chapter to a new book. They have penned a chapter entitled: “A Survey On New Threats and Counter Measures On Emerging Networks”, which was written by LogLogic’s own Jacques Saraydayran and Luc  Paffumi’s work, (along with a co-author). ...
Two of our LogLogic folks have contributed a chapter to a new book. They have penned a chapter entitled: “A Survey On New Threats and Counter Measures On Emerging Networks”, which was written by LogLogic’s own Jacques Saraydayran and Luc  Paffumi’s work, (along with a co-author). ...
Break out the bubbly…LogLogic’s Partner Program has received a 5-Star Rating from CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide! CRN's Guide serves as THE definitive list of vendors with the most robust partner programs, and our 5-Star rating recognizes LogLogic as a vendor committed to offering s...
Break out the bubbly…LogLogic’s Partner Program has received a 5-Star Rating from CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide! CRN's Guide serves as THE definitive list of vendors with the most robust partner programs, and our 5-Star rating recognizes LogLogic as a vendor committed to offering s...
These days there are many thousands of commercial users of NexentaStor and tens of thousands of free users.  As I said in my last post, as long as everyone keeps telling two friends and they tell two friends we’ll continue to set records for growth.Some have suggested it mig...
First off, good job Fred Wilson on the catchy phrase.  You can read his initial post on the subject here.  When you read the post I think you’ll see that he’s talking about traditional, top down, push, advertising-led, big trade show, blast ‘em whe...
We recently sat down with Chris Sawall of Ameren to talk about his experience with LogLogic, and our Log Management products. Chris talks about his impressions of the product, loglogic as a company, and about our new iPad app. Check it out.
Last week (see part 1, part 2 and part 3 here) we saw that a proper Log Management tool is a powerful tool to catch the bad guys. Advertise your use of such a tool and you will send a clear signal to would-be attackers that they will be caught, which will act as a powerful deterrent, ...
Let’s review why logs are such a popular and powerful tool when performing forensics, and how to insure that investigators are working from a clean stream of data. Logs used in forensics have several distinct advantages. First, logs can be used not only to solve the IT crime, but als...
We recently sat down and recorded a podcast with Andy Morris and Chima Njaka to talk about the details of our recently announced Database Security Manager 4.1. You can download the podcast here, or from iTunes. The lede of the press release read: San Jose, CA – February 14, 2011 — LogL...
TheatPost is reporting on the first ever HIPAA fine of a Maryland company. We’ve known that HIPAA was a force in US healthcare for sometime, but until recently there was no serious enforcement measures. This all changes with the 2009 HITECH act, which we’ve previous written about. Whil...
We received a reply from the Royal Household about our FOIA request asking about the network and database security for Prince William’s upcoming wedding. The reply from Buckingham palace is below: We wish HRH Prince William the best, and hope he won’t need any Computer Forensics to so...
In Part 1 we saw that Defensive Security is not enough to solve the $1 trillion Intellectual Property and IT theft and cybercrime problem. This week, more about Preventive Security. Preventive Security is a set of technologies and processes used to prevent security incidents from eve...