Improved security and network visibility are now sure bets for leading online gambling provider
June 19, 2012 – LogRhythm, a leader in log management and SIEM, today announced that 32Red, the award-winning online gaming operator, has deployed its integrated log management and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution to ensure compliance with Payment Card Initiative Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) regulatory requirements. The system also enhances the organisation’s network visibility, enabling 32Red to improve its network error resolution processes and boost its IT security measures.
As one of the UK’s leading online casino, poker and bingo providers, 32Red safeguards the personal and payment details of hundreds of thousands of online players. As such, the company is required to track and monitor all access to network resources as well as conduct regular security control testing, under PCI DSS regulations. 32Red’s rapid growth has greatly increased the volume of log data that the company generates, causing its existing manual log data review and security control processes to become a drain of resources.
32Red therefore identified the need to deploy a centralised log management and SIEM solution, which would enable the implementation of Protective Monitoring and ensure the fulfilment of PCI standards, while significantly reducing the resources needed for compliance. Following an extensive evaluation process, the company chose LogRhythm for its manageability, value-for-money and the deep level of visibility into IT networks that its platform offers.
“Prior to implementing LogRhythm, we had two members of staff working full-time on the log management process, and they were monitoring millions of logs every day – a number which continues to grow as our network expands,” said Robert Deaves, IT Infrastructure Manager at 32Red. “LogRhythm stood out due to the functionality and sheer intelligence of its solution. Its integrated and centralised, next-generation log management and SIEM solution provides a level of insight into our IT infrastructure that was unmatched by other systems we evaluated – while still being so easy to use. We were also very impressed with its intuitive reporting function, which means that we can commit less manpower to ensuring PCI compliance.”
As 32Red’s services are hosted online and the company is listed on the London Stock Exchange, any service outage or increased latency could have severe financial and reputational repercussions. With this in mind, 32Red was also looking for a system that could not only ensure resilience, but also optimum security.
Deaves continues: “Since implementation, LogRhythm’s advanced correlation capabilities have enabled us to be fully aware of exactly what’s happening throughout our entire IT infrastructure at any given point. We have already identified and remediated networking errors that we didn’t even know we had.
“The deployment process was very smooth and was completed very swiftly. We received excellent support and were provided with an outstanding level of service and assistance throughout the entire deployment process,” concludes Deaves.
“This deployment validates how LogRhythm not only helps organisations simplify the compliance process, but also provides added the business intelligence that ensures a rapid return on investment,” said Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director, international markets at LogRhythm. “We’re very pleased that yet another organisation whose entire operation depends on the smooth running of its IT networks and whose business model hinges on consumer and investor trust has chosen LogRhythm’s technology to underpin these strategies. Adopting a Protective Monitoring platform has given 32Red unparalleled visibility of its entire IT infrastructure, not only fulfilling compliance standards like PCI DSS which increasingly demand continuous monitoring of IT networks, but also significantly boosts the company’s cyber security measures.”