Prism Knowledgebase Crosses 50,000 User Registrations; Becomes the Primary Source of Free Log Management Expertise on the Internet

Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:59am EDT

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* Detailed descriptions, cause-resolution information on over 20,000 events
* Over 50,000 registered users
* Complimentary access to the IT community
* Fully integrated into EventTracker, Prism`s enterprise SIEM solution and
EventTracker PULSE, Prism`s free log search utility

COLUMBIA, Md.--(Business Wire)--
Prism Microsystems, developers of comprehensive Security Information and Event
Log Management (SIEM) technology that enables logging in depth, announced today
that user registrations on its knowledgebase crossed the 50,000 mark, making the
website the premier source of free, in-depth information on event log data on
the internet. 

Available at http://kb.prismmicrosys.com, the Prism knowledgebase is a
searchable database of detailed descriptions and vendor neutral cause-resolution
information on over 20,000 events generated by hundreds of sources including
Windows systems, syslog devices, applications and more. Events can be searched
for by any combination of ID, event source or fragments of the description
field. Although available freely on the internet, the solution is also fully
integrated into both EventTracker, Prism`s SIEM solution and EventTracker PULSE,
a free log search utility launched in February 2009. 

"Unlike other websites that provide free information on log data, our
knowledgebase is extremely detailed and updated daily by a dedicated team of
specialists. Not only can users contribute new event definitions, but also
request our specialists to research data not already catalogued. This is a
valuable service that`s provided with no strings attached, you don`t have to be
a customer or pay a fee to take advantage of it," said Steve Lafferty, VP of
Marketing at Prism Microsystems. 

There is little doubt that managing logs is critical for compliance, security
monitoring or IT optimization; however given the inherent obscurity of event log
data and the lack of a standard logging format, the task of making sense of this
data to extract any meaningful intelligence is tedious and requires system-
specific expertise. "The aim of the knowledgebase is to deliver this expertise
free of charge to the IT community and make log data readily understandable by
all," added Lafferty. 

The knowledgebase is also a useful complement to EventTracker PULSE, free log
search utility. PULSE allows system administrators to search through hundreds of
gigabytes of log data to pinpoint critical events behind operational and
security mishaps, and the knowledgebase provides detailed descriptions on this
data for ease of troubleshooting and faster forensic analysis. Fully integrated
and browsable through PULSE, the combination is powerful for IT professionals
who are unable to get funding for a complete SIEM solution. 

About Prism Microsystems

Prism Microsystems delivers business-critical solutions to consolidate,
correlate and detect changes that impact the performance, availability and
security of an IT infrastructure. EventTracker, Prism`s market leading Security
Information and Event Management (SIEM) combines Log Management, Change
Monitoring, USB tracking and Automatic Remediation in one high-value turnkey
solution to optimize IT operations, secure IT assets and ensure compliance with
multiple regulations. 





Prism Microsystems
Harmala Singh-Francois, 443-539-3773
hfrancois@prismmicrosys.com



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