Novell Delivers Log Management Software Appliance

Novell Sentinel Log Manager 1.1 integrates with Novell Sentinel and the Novell Identity Management suite
WALTHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today announced the availability of Novell Sentinel Log Manager 1.1, the industry's first log management solution available as a software appliance. An integral part of Novell's security management portfolio, Novell Sentinel(TM) Log Manager simplifies compliance with regulatory requirements and improves an organization's security posture. Built using SUSE Studio(TM), Novell's web-based appliance building solution, Sentinel Log Manager helps customers significantly reduce deployment cost and installation complexity in today's highly distributed and virtualized IT environments.

As the traditional enterprise perimeter expands to accommodate new business models and objectives, managing risk and compliance has become a critical business priority. Customers require solutions without the added expense or burden of replacing existing infrastructure. By deploying Novell Sentinel Log Manager as a software appliance, customers can get started in minutes and eliminate time-consuming maintenance processes with its self-updating features. Sentinel Log Manager 1.1 provides a cost efficient, scalable and multi-tenant log management tool with visibility into IT infrastructure activities to improve security and simplify regulatory compliance requirements.

"Software appliances are the next evolutionary step for software delivery, allowing hardware to be decoupled from the software creating adaptable mechanisms for deployment and management," said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president at IDC. "To quickly address the threat environment, enterprises must have flexibility in deploying security applications. This form factor can directly leverage the increasingly virtualized infrastructure within data centers, and it is capable of deploying to cloud computing environments to expand the potential utilization of security information and event management."

Novell Sentinel Log Manager 1.1 is the latest product to ship from Novell's product roadmap for the intelligent workload management market. Product enhancements include distributed search capabilities that cut through the complexity of accessing event data by enabling customers to search events from several on- or off-premise servers for compliance management and forensics investigations. Hundreds of pre-configured templates help customers quickly and easily generate compliance attestation reports. Novell Sentinel Log Manager also uses non-proprietary storage technology to deliver unsurpassed data integrity and greater storage flexibility resulting in overall reduced cost and complexity.

"Delivering log management as a software appliance is a revolutionary approach that allows our customers to immediately derive value from their log management solution," said Prasad Jayaraman, CEO of Qubera Solutions. "Sentinel Log Manager