GFI EventsManager with WAN connector released

May 28, 2007 - 12:00

London, UK – GFI Software, an international developer of network security, content security and messaging software, today announced the release of GFI EventsManager with WAN connector. The WAN connector allows companies which have geographically distributed sites to consolidate events from practically anywhere in the world to a centralized location – with minimum effort – and process them from a single console.

GFI EventsManager is a solution that automates event log management and enables administrators to effectively keep track of the large volume of events generated by IT infrastructure hardware and software components every day. Event log management is time-consuming unless administrators have a solution, such as GFI EventsManager, that categorizes events by severity and issues alerts on critical events. GFI EventsManager provides additional benefits in event auditing, system health monitoring and overall network security, as well as making it easier to browse events and conduct forensic analysis.

Helps database management
GFI EventsManager with WAN Connector not only consolidates the collection of events from geographically remote installations of the product but it also helps companies to effectively control the growth of their events database backend. This is achieved through its built-in scheduled database maintenance operations which optimizes database backend data and contributes towards smoother events browsing and faster report generation — all this without deleting or loosing one single event!

“The WAN connector in GFI EventsManager provides added functionality to administrators in that they now have the ability to monitor what is happening across their network with relative ease and from a single console,” Andre Muscat, Director, Network Security Products, said. “For organizations with geographically distributed sites this is definitely a must-have tool,” he added.

Pricing and availability
WAN Connector is included in the latest version of GFI EventsManager that can be activated by a separate WAN Connector enabled license key. For WAN Connector pricing, refer to: Version 7.1 of GFI EventsManager can be downloaded from: If an earlier version of ESM is running, then users will need to install GFI EventsManager 7.1 and purchase the WAN Connector license key.

About GFI EventsManager
GFI EventsManager allows you to monitor network security and performance through event log management. Data is collected from all devices that use Windows event logs, W3C or Syslog and key data and critical issues can be identified thanks to in-built and custom rules and filtering. GFI EventsManager provides real-time alerting when critical system and security events arise thereby helping administrators to easily identify areas which require immediate attention. Event log management is also an important tool for organizations that are seeking compliance with various industry directives, including SOX, ISO 17799/27000 and PCI DSS. For more information on GFI EventsManager visit

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