LogLogic Corrals Windows Events with Appliance, Opens 'Project Lasso'
Published: July 23, 2008
by Alex Woodie
LogLogic this week rolled out a new appliance aimed at easing the burden of collecting and analyzing log data from Windows servers. The new LG 400 appliance is designed to work with Project Lasso, the company's open source log management software for Windows that it launched more than two years ago. The Silicon Valley firm also announced plans to deliver new development tools to open Project Lasso to log data originating from non-Windows systems.
LogLogic has been riding the wave of increased IT regulation with its line of log management products, which are useful for proving compliance with industry regulations like SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, and others. The company sells the LX and ST line of appliances to large enterprises that need lots of storage and scalability, while the new MX appliances, introduced earlier this year, targets the midmarket. LogLogic also sells access to its log management software as a service.
With this week's launch of the LG 400, LogLogic continues to fine tune its delivery system for particular customers. The LG 400 works with the open source Project Lasso software, which is designed to collect and store log data from Windows operating systems and Windows applications, and to convert it into the Syslog standard for log data. According to LogLogic, the LG 400 can collect up to 2,500 messages per second from up to 500 Windows systems. Pricing begins at $14,995.
LogLogic also announced plans to publish a software development kit for Project Lasso, called the Open Lasso SDK, that will allow customers to create and share additional log data collection modules for Windows and non-Windows systems.
These announcements--the LG 400 gateway appliance and the Open Lasso SDK--demonstrate steps LogLogic is taking to broaden the reach and availability of log management, says Bassam Khan, vice president of product management and product marketing at LogLogic. "We have developed Project Lasso, LogLogic LG 400, Open Lasso SDK, and the world's first open API for log management to empower our customers with highly customized environments to meet nuanced operational, security and compliance needs," he says.
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