Intellitactics Unveils Tool to Help Ease Compliance Costs
- By Kathleen Ohlson
- April 27, 2005
Companies that comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley,
FISMA and Basel II must have effective log monitoring to meet auditing requirements.
The volume of data generated to comply with regulations is quickly overwhelming
some companies. External firewalls and network intrusion devices may generate
more than 100 million events per day, and may require one full-time employee
to perform log reviews. Manually sifting through logs and compiling reports
is nearly impossible because the data is so vast, it distracts IT from business
critical projects and stalls productivity.
Intellitactics has introduced Intellitactics Security Reporter, an application
that automates audit reporting and log aggregation, which the company claims
solves the problems associated with compliance.
Security Reporter is the first of the modular application planned for the Intellitactics
Security Manager suite.
Security Reporter enables IT security teams to validate internal controls,
which are implemented to enforce policy and reduce risk, and verify they are
functioning as intended. The module’s reports include summaries of critical
data sources, and IT staffers can drill down from summary reporting to raw event
logs for additional details. Reports are available on-demand or can be scheduled,
automatically e-mailed to relevant administrators, managers and auditors, the
Other features include:
- More than 100 summary and detail reports in graphical and tabular formats,
including CSV, Excel and PDF.
- Pre-packaged reports and optimized report tables detail security events,
asset and vulnerability information, device status, and Security Manager activity
and audit information.
- Log viewing allows users to browse and filter raw information when an investigation
Pricing for Security Reporter, which runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, begins
at $75,000 with an annual maintenance of 15 percent of the cost.
Kathleen Ohlson is senior editor at Application Development Trends magazine.