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GFI EventsManager™


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GFI EventsManager™ is the event log monitoring, management and archiving solution that helps organizations to meet legal and regulatory compliance such as SOX, PCI DSS, and HIPAA.

This award-winning software automatically processes and archives logs, collecting the information you need to know about the most important events occurring in your network.

It supports a wide range of event types such as W3C, Windows events, Syslog and in the latest version, SNMP traps generated by devices such as firewalls, routers and sensors as well as by custom devices.

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GFI EventsManager™

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  2. 2. 2Presentation outline» IT pain points» The product» Testimonials» Kudos» Conclusion
  4. 4. 4IT pain points (1/2)» Protecting business entails prompt detection of the security incidents» This requires event log analysis – a very tedious process if performed manually» Almost 50% of organizations have experienced a security breach – CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey 2010» More than 83% of the UK companies experienced a security breach in 2009, with each security incident costing up to £690,000 – Information Security Breaches Survey 2010
  5. 5. 5IT pain points (2/2)» Meeting regulatory compliance requirements is almost impossible without an automated log management solution» Businesses can also suffer from system downtimes and other IT incidents; it is critical that these are detected and solved quickly to minimize business loss» Forensic investigation of IT incidents can be very costly unless event log data is centralized in a database and proper analysis tools are available» IT systems usually generate large volumes of event log data which cannot be reviewed in an efficient manner without a log management tool
  6. 6. 6THE PRODUCT
  7. 7. 7Event monitoring, management and archiving made easy!» Award-winning events monitoring, management and archiving solution» Supports a wide range of log types such as Windows, SQL Server Audit, W3C, Syslog and SNMP traps generated by devices such as firewalls, routers and sensors» Monitors an extended range of hardware products, reports on the health and operational status of each one and collects data for analysis» Powerful built-in intelligence which helps users to easily identify and analyze the most important events occurring on their systems» Large number of predefined and easy-to-customize reports
  8. 8. 8Product snapshot (1/2) GFI EventsManager™ Management Console
  9. 9. 9Product snapshot (2/2) GFI EventsManager Quick Launch Console
  10. 10. 10Product benefits (1/2)» Increase network uptime and identify problems through real-time alerting» Obtain a detailed view of what is happening across various environments, thanks to the variety of log types which are supported» Track and report on SQL server activity such as alteration of DB tables, attempts to access data without necessary privileges» Track employee activity on the network such as changes made to their PCs, files accessed during the day and much more
  11. 11. 11Product benefits (2/2)» Helps ensure regulatory compliance with PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, Code of Connection and many more» Provide reliable data sources and a powerful analysis for forensic investigations» Process and integrate results from GFI LanGuard™ and GFI EndPointSecurity™ to get a more compelling picture on the security status of your network and consolidate your compliance reports» Excellent pricing!
  12. 12. 12Top features (1/2)» Fast and cost-effective monitoring and management of the entire network» SQL Server Auditing for SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and also MSDE and SQL Express» Collect events data from GFI EventsManager installations on multiple sites and locations across your network to a central database and/or files» Support for devices from the top manufacturers as well as custom devices» Certified for Windows Server 2008
  13. 13. 13Top features (2/2)» Excellent event scanning performance and multiple alerting options» Built-in processing rules provide for effective event classification and management of devices from Cisco, 3Com, IBM, HP and many others» Supports all Windows operating systems and their variants starting from Windows XP □ Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
  14. 14. 14What’s new in GFI EventsManager 2011? (1/2)File-based storage engine » The new version of GFI EventsManager uses a file-based storage engine, which has been developed by GFI to store and work with a large number of events. This new engine performs solidly even when working with hundreds of millions of events in the same database.New reporting engine » A new reporting engine is integrated into the main interface of the product. It allows administrators to create reports with custom layouts and either view them directly in a browser or export them to HTML or PDF format.
  15. 15. 15What’s new in GFI EventsManager 2011? (2/2)Drill-down browsing and global search » Ships with a single browser which is capable of showing all events from all sources, irrespective of the log type, with views that can be customized. The browsing experience is also easier to use thanks to its new drill-down feature and because you can now perform searches across all the events.Database encryption and compression » The product’s new storage engine provides the option to encrypt the log data that is written into the database; this is based on a password supplied by the administrator. As the new storage engine is file-based, the user can also opt to save space by enabling Windows compression for the folder that hosts the database files.
  16. 16. 16TESTIMONIALS
  17. 17. 17Product testimonials“We have been using GFI EventsManager for six months now and from acompliance perspective – particularly with regard to PCI DSS – we arecurrently getting closer to compliancy with the help of GFI’s team.From a technology perspective, we are satisfied with the product.” – Mark-Oliver Horst, Chief Technical Officer, Quipu Gmbh, Frankfurt, GermanyClick here for more testimonials!
  18. 18. 18Product kudos» Thousands of customers worldwide use GFI EventsManager» Validated for the HP Converged Infrastructure» Numerous product awards, a few listed below:
  19. 19. 19GFI product complementsBest incorporated with GFI’s on-premise network security suite of products: » GFI LanGuard for security scanning, vulnerability management and patch management » GFI EndPointSecurity for network-wide control of portable storage media and consumer electronic devices » GFI Network Server Monitor™ which automatically sends alerts and corrects network and server issues
  20. 20. 20Conclusion (1/2)» Fast and cost-effective monitoring and management of the entire network» Invaluable regulatory compliance companion through built-in dedicated reports, alerts and views» Increase network uptime and identify network health and security problems through real-time alerting» Centralize, review and analyze Windows, Syslog, W3C, SQL Server and Oracle audit events and SNMP traps generated by firewalls, servers, routers, sensors, switches, phone systems, PCs and more» Built-in intelligence to automatically detect, alert and report on the most important events generated by various systems and devices in the network
  21. 21. 21Conclusion (2/2)» Flexible, secure and efficient data maintenance and replication» Flexible views with powerful filtering capabilities for quick review and analysis of the most important events» Large number of predefined and easy-to-customize reports» Extended reporting capabilities through fully customizable HTML and PDF files» Works with third-party tools to scan specific logs like SharePoint or IBM iSeries (former AS400) logs» Excellent pricing
  22. 22. 22Corporate overview» Offices located around the globe: USA (North Carolina, California and Florida), UK (London and Dundee), Australia, Austria, Romania, and Malta» Hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide» Trusted by thousands of companies around the world» GFI products are sold by a global network of thousands of partners All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  23. 23. 23More info and downloads» Click here to learn more about the product» Check out our competitive pricing» Download your FREE trial of GFI EventsManager» Email:» Visit: