GFI slashes prices for event log monitoring by up to 60%

May 03, 2004 - 12:00

GFI has just made event log monitoring affordable to any company. Until now, monitoring event logs was relatively expensive. GFI’s across-the-board price reductions are about to change this. Companies can now purchase GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. – which performs network-wide event log monitoring and security analysis – for as little as $495 for five servers and $995 for 500 workstations.

“Although GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. has been a strong seller, we felt that small and medium sized companies were not investing in the technology, and we identified price as one of the main reasons for this,” said Nick Galea, CEO of GFI. “Yet, monitoring security event logs is so important, no company should do without it. Our drastic price reductions should help small and medium sized companies invest in security event log monitoring.”

The following table compares the new prices of a selection of GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. licenses with the previous pricing and depicts the extent of the price cuts.

GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.New PricingOld Pricing%DecreaseGFI LANguard S.E.L.MNew PricingOld pricing%Decrease
10 servers$950$135030%50 workstations$350$62544%
25 servers$1995$299533%250 workstations$750$149550%
50 servers$3495$525033%500 workstations$995$259560%
100 servers$6500$925030%1000 workstations$1495$299550%

Price decrease examples

The need for network-wide event log monitoring

Network-wide event log monitoring is often overlooked or underestimated, yet it is the best way to detect attacks by malicious network users and to avoid failures on critical Exchange, ISA, SQL and IIS Servers. In addition, network-wide back up and clearing of event logs is important for auditing and regulatory reasons. More information about why administrators need to perform network-wide event log monitoring is available at and at this paper:

About GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.
GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. archives and analyzes the event logs of all network machines and alerts administrators in real time to security issues, attacks and other critical events. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.'s intelligent analysis means an administrator does not need to be an 'Event Guru' to be able to monitor users attempting to access secured shares and confidential files; monitor critical servers and create alerts for specific events and conditions occurring on the network; back up and clear event logs automatically on remote machines; detect attacks using local user accounts; and much more. More information and a freeware version are available at

About GFI
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, UK, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at