Log and Event Management Vendor Strengthens Presence in UK Public Sector through leading IT security consultancy
29 April 2009 – LogRhythm, the company that makes log data useful, and Sapphire, a leading IT security consultancy, have announced a partnership which will bring LogRhythm’s integrated log and security information event management (SIEM) platform to Sapphire’s new and existing customer base. The move will ultimately strengthen both companies standing within the public sector space by combining LogRhythm’s technical expertise with Sapphire’s industry knowledge and experience.
“Working predominantly with organisations in the public sector means that initiatives such as the UK Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSx) and the associated Code of Connection (CoCo) are close to our customers’ hearts”, says John Morrison, managing director, Sapphire. “However as value for money is always an issue in the public sector, our customers want solutions which not only tick the compliance box but will have a positive impact on the security and efficiency of the network. Sapphire only endorses products that we use in-house which means that we’ve seen for ourselves the value that LogRhythm offers both in terms of GCSx compliance and improved network performance. As such, we see LogRhythm as an extremely valuable addition to Sapphire’s product portfolio.”
Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director, LogRhythm EMEA adds, “LogRhythm is committed to partnering with well respected organisations which have a thorough understanding of their market and customer requirements. Sapphire has a tremendous reputation within the public sector space, both for its innovative information assurance solutions and for its involvement with the National Information Security Conference. As such, we’re delighted to be working alongside the company in creating solutions that meet the public sector’s growing appetite for greater network control and visibility.”
LogRhythm’s integrated log and security information event management (SIEM) platform incorporates data protection capabilities typically provided by stand alone products. To prevent data theft, LogRhythm provides file integrity monitoring and alerting, as well as endpoint monitoring & control for removable media devices. Since these capabilities are integrated with log and event management functionality, LogRhythm can link activity to responsible users, establish audit trails, and meet a broader set of regulatory compliance requirements.
Sapphire is a leading IT security consultancy. Since 1996, the company has primarily focused on Information Assurance solutions. Extensive security solutions have been provided to over 1,500 customers across the UK in both the public and private sectors. Clients include major blue chip organisations, many local government associations, some of the higher levels of central Government and their agencies, police forces and Utility organisations. Outside of its commercial interests, Sapphire also takes a major part in the promotion of information assurance and has hosted the National Information Security Conference www.nisc.org.uk since its inception in 2000. Sapphire has a wealth of experience in the security arena, which is backed up by qualifications in CLAS, CHECK, CISSP and CISM. It was also one of the first UK security consultancies to achieve ISO/IEC 27001.