Leading Political Think Tank Selects LogRhythm to Defend Against Online Attacks

Center for American Progress Chooses Log and Event Management System to Monitor Threat Activity and Protect Sensitive Data

Aug. 11, 2009 – LogRhythm, the company that makes log data useful, today announced that the Center for American Progress (CAP), an influential progressive political think tank, has selected its flagship product to protect sensitive data against frequent online attacks. The LogRhythm integrated log and event management solution continuously monitors activity across CAP’s network – firewalls, web servers, e-mail servers, and more – to detect and alert on potential security threats as well as operational problems that can lead to down time.

CAP is a progressive research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. CAP works to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals that foster a government that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Given its high profile and influence in the US and abroad, CAP’s IT infrastructure is often the target of outside attacks and attempted security breaches. CAP turned to LogRhythm for its ability to monitor all four corners of the institute’s network and provide actionable insight that enables its IT staff to proactively address security and operational issues.

“We get many cyber attacks against our network and considered several different solutions including network traffic control, intrusion detection systems, etc., to manage our threat envelope,” said Steve Heibein, Vice President of Technology for the Center for American Progress. “What we discovered was that we needed a security information management system to make sense of all our existing logs and security information. We selected LogRhythm to secure as well as optimize our network systems. Our IT staff is now able to be proactive, because we actually see what’s going on both from the 30,000-foot and in the trenches views, and can easily switch between the two on the ‘fly’. A key decision factor in selecting LogRhythm was the sophistication of its analysis capability in combination with the simplicity of the user interface.”

Heibein explained that after a comprehensive evaluation of leading log management and security information event management (SIEM) solutions, CAP selected LogRhythm for its out-of-the-box usability, comprehensive feature set, ease-of-use, and rapid time-to-value. Compared to competing products, LogRhythm demonstrated an unparalleled ability to answer complex questions without the need for costly configuration or customization. CAP is deploying LogRhythm to centralize security and operations management, and to monitor and investigate exceptions, trends and error conditions across its network.

“The Center for American Progress’ IT network is a high-value target for political attacks and information spying,” said Andy Grolnick, CEO of LogRhythm. “The decision by CAP to deploy LogRhythm as the backbone of its IT security and operations command and control infrastructure is a powerful endorsement of our technology. Our ability to work out of the box and perform both log and event management sets us apart in head-to-head evaluations like this one.”

About the LogRhythm Platform

LogRhythm is an integrated log management, log analysis and event management solution that supports logs from virtually any source, and provides file integrity monitoring as well as endpoint monitoring & control. It is highly reliable, cost effective, and scales easily across any size enterprise. LogRhythm enables organizations to invest in a single solution that solves a broad range of regulatory compliance, security, and IT operations challenges.

About Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure that our national policies reflect these values.
The Center for American Progress Action Fund is the sister advocacy organization of the Center for American Progress. The Action Fund transforms progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world. The Action Fund is also the home of the Progress Report.

About LogRhythm

LogRhythm empowers more than 4,000 customers across the globe to measurably mature their security operations program. LogRhythm’s award-winning NextGen SIEM Platform delivers comprehensive security analytics; user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA); network detection and response (NDR); and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) within a single, integrated platform for rapid detection, response, and neutralization of threats. Built by security professionals for security professionals, LogRhythm enables security professionals at leading organizations like Cargill, NASA, and XcelEnergy to promote visibility for their cybersecurity program and reduce risk to their organization each and every day. LogRhythm is the only provider to earn the Gartner Peer Insights’ Customer Choice for SIEM designation three years in a row. To learn more, please visit logrhythm.com.