Sensage Touts Growth of SEIM Sales
November 1, 2011 Alex Woodie
Sensage, a developer of security information and event management (SEIM) solutions, says it had a very good third quarter, with a 100 percent increase in sale bookings over the previous quarter, and a 100 percent increase in the number of large deals as well.
Sensage develops SEIM and log management software that helps organizations spot suspicious activity occurring across their IT infrastructure. The company, which can source IBM i security data through one of its 250-plus log adapters, stores data in a patented columnar database that it says scale into the petabyte range.
The Redwood Shores, California, company attributes its third quarter success to deals with large organizations in the health care and telecommunications industries, as well as among federal agencies.
Sensage business partner Pat Burns, who’s the CEO of Government Solutions Advisors, says there’s a “tremendous need” among government customers for a deep understanding of security events. “Sensage has the technology that delivers rapid intelligence across vast volumes of data, and we are pleased to partner with them to deliver advanced security management solutions to our joint customers,” he says in a press release.
The knock on SEIM tools is that they can be complicated to set up, and it can be difficult to get useful and actionable data out of them. But one piece of data coming out of the recent Verizon Business 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) should encourage IT administrators to keep looking.
According to Sensage, the DBIR found that 69 percent of data breach incidents had log evidence available for forensics. However, only 1 percent of the breaches were discovered analyzing or reviewing the log data. The numbers indicate that there is a significant opportunity here for organizations to detect data breaches a lot sooner than they have been. Findings like these buoy SEIM vendors like Sensage, and tell them they are on the right track.