Monday, November 05, 2007

Interesting Log Survey Report

Interesting data from here: "More than 40% of large organizations collect at least 1TB (terabyte) of log data on a monthly basis while 11% collect more than 10TB of data each month. Additionally, nearly one-fourth of large organizations collect data from 1,000 or more sources (i.e. security, networking, and IT devices and applications)."

Also: "More than one-fourth of large organizations expect their log file data capacity to "increase substantially" over the next 12 months."

And even: "... log data analysis is used beyond security threat management alone. Business managers, IT operations, compliance administrators, and "C-level" executives are increasingly using log data analysis to monitor numerous business and IT metrics."

And finally: "We are witnessing a paradigm shift where log file collection and processing becomes a discrete service-based architecture and acts as the foundation of a new IT-based data warehousing/business intelligence capability."

Wow, I couldn't have written it better....

Is your log management vendor ready (we are)? Or maybe you are one of those poor misguided souls who are still hoping that you SIEM vendor will solve your log management challenges? :-)

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