August 31, 2007 - 12:00
Windows IT Pro Editors' Choice award for GFI EventsManager
London, UK – GFI EventsManager™ has been awarded Windows IT Pro’s Editor’s Choice Award. This product by GFI – an international developer of network security, content security and messaging software – has been given 4.5 stars out of five and was described as “well designed” and “easy to use” in a comparative review of log management products.
GFI EventsManager allows administrators 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 that require immediate attention. Event log management is also important for legal compliance and for forensic investigations.
In his review, John Green writes that he was impressed by the product and its reporting package and he recommends “GFI EventsManager for anyone whose log management needs are limited to Windows event logs, Syslog output, and W3C log files information.”
Concluding, he notes that GFI EventsManager is designed with ease-of-use and implementation in mind and describes the user interface as “well designed” and “easy to navigate”. Green also highlights the fact that there are many predefined events to facilitate implementation as well as “many display filters that can be easily augmented with custom display filters.”
Research shows that 44% of companies do not perform event log management, primarily quoting sheer volume of data to manage as well as the cryptic nature of the information as the main reasons. With GFI EventsManager, the workload is heavily minimised allowing administrators to spend their time evaluating rather than just collecting data.
“GFI EventsManager is an essential tool for monitoring your network,” said Andre Muscat, Director of Engineering at GFI. “Most administrators are intimidated or unaware of the extensive knowledge available within their event logs. However, with events and logs generated by nearly every IT component, they are the most effective and reliable source of information on network activity. With this product we have lessened the complexity of event log management and handed administrators with a solution that will help them manage their networks more effectively with immediate effect,” added Mr Muscat.
To read a copy of the review visit http://www.gfi.com/documents/rv/esmwinitpro07.pdf. For more information about GFI EventsManager visit http://www.gfi.com/esm/.
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 http://www.gfi.com.