LogRhythm receives UK government body certification endorsing its information assurance and security functionality
July 12 , 2011 – LogRhythm, the company that makes log data useful, today announced that its platform has become the first log management and security information event management (SIEM solution to be awarded the CESG Claims Tested Mark (CCTM) certificate, validating its information assurance and security functionality, and endorsing its suitability for use by the UK public sector for Protective Monitoring.
LogRhythm’s platform combines Log Management & SIEM, File Integrity Monitoring, and Network & User Monitoring into a single integrated solution, with advanced pattern recognition and correlation capabilities to detect insider threats, sophisticated malware, and targeted attacks. LogRhythm is deployed with an integral report package developed specifically to address the needs of the UK public sector for compliance with CESG’s Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13).
The CCTM award is a government quality mark that gives UK public sector organisations, including central government, local authorities, NHS, education, criminal justice, police and MoD, assurance that a product has had independent testing under CESG authority. The LogRhythm solution received the CCTM award following independent assessment of the platform’s security functionality, including areas such as its ease of use, the quality of its user and administration documentation, and its resistance to publicly known vulnerabilities.
“The alarming rate at which security breaches have been increasing, along with the growing complexity of IT systems, means that now more than ever, it is crucial for organisations to ensure that the security systems they deploy are proven capable of defending against cyber attacks,” said Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director, international markets, LogRhythm. “We are delighted to be the first and only log management and SIEM provider recognised for the integrity of its security functionality claims by the UK’s national authority for information assurance, the CESG. This undoubtedly demonstrates the power, adaptability, and intelligence of the LogRhythm platform, and validates the success with which its automatic, centralised and continuous analysis of all log data defends against cyber attacks.”
“This development is massively important for resellers working with the public sector,” said Alex Teh, commercial director, Vigil Software. “With GPG 13 requiring organisations to monitor and analyse log data on an ongoing basis, there is a significant opportunity for partners providing log management and SIEM solutions. LogRhythm achieving CCTM accelerates the realisation of these opportunities.”
CESG is the Information Assurance (IA) arm of GCHQ and are based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. CESG are the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, more information is available online at http://www.cesg.gov.uk