Monday, February 9th, 2015

SolarWinds Helps Budget-Conscious Organizations Address Core Security Challenges With Enhancements to SolarWinds Log & Event Manager for Faster SIEM Deployment, Simplified Correlation Rules Setup, and Quick Detection of Advanced Persistent Threats and Insider Abuse

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) -  SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, today announced enhancements to SolarWinds® Log & Event Manager (LEM), an all-in-one security information and event management (SIEM) product designed for resource-constrained IT organizations. Continuing to separate itself from traditional SIEM products in simplicity, functionality and affordability, SolarWinds LEM now features new Configuration and Rules Wizards for faster deployment and simplified setup of correlation rules.

In a recent survey of IT Pros by SolarWinds and Enterprise Management Associates, usability ranked as the most important factor when evaluating security tools, followed closely by total cost of ownership and implementation cost and time. Additionally, a majority of the survey respondents who did not feel their IT departments had sufficient resources said their primary need is additional security tools, rather than people.

"As IT departments experience ever-increasing pressure to secure their environments, they also face new threats and an uphill battle to acquire the resources necessary to mitigate them," said Chris LaPoint, group vice president of product management, SolarWinds. "Most IT Pros don't have the time to manually configure security monitoring or become experts in specific systems before implementation, so they need quick access to accurate, actionable data to better protect their environments and prevent security incidents. With enhanced usability that makes SIEM implementation, configuration and threat notification quick and seamless, SolarWinds LEM helps take some of the security weight off IT Pros' shoulders." 

NEW Configuration Wizard
The new Configuration Wizard guides IT Pros through the implementation of SolarWinds LEM and provides simple steps that ensure correct configuration, allowing them to quickly address their security needs. The Configuration Wizard includes:

  • Guidance on basic settings including email configuration and access to Active Directory 
  • Integration with Add Node Wizard, which simplifies adding devices and collecting data by walking IT Pros through all the necessary steps to collect log and event data from systems, applications and devices

NEW Rules Wizard 
With its new Rules Wizard, SolarWinds LEM takes the guesswork out of creating correlation rules by offering IT Pros an out-of-the-box list of categories and subcategories of rules that can be enabled en masse, including security, compliance, change management, operations, endpoint monitoring and more. The Rules Wizard also provides best practice information to ensure IT Pros can immediately identify and remediate threats based on an organization's needs. 

File Integrity Monitoring 
SolarWinds LEM also features file integrity monitoring (FIM), helping IT Pros actively detect advanced persistent threats and insider abuse, and comply with numerous regulations such as PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA. Additional FIM benefits include visibility into server and application change management and increased security with detection of zero-day malware.

SolarWinds LEM delivers comprehensive SIEM capabilities in a highly affordable, easy-to-deploy virtual appliance. It combines log management, event correlation, visualization, reporting, FIM, USB defense, SQL database monitoring and active response, providing IT Pros with increased security visibility and actionable intelligence to help to ensure threats are identified and remediated before critical systems or data are exploited.

Pricing and Availability
SolarWinds Log & Event Manager pricing starts at $4,495 USD and includes the first year of maintenance. For more information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

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About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com/.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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