August 06, 2009

Thousands download EventTracker PULSE to accelerate IT troubleshooting and simplify security forensic analysis

Columbia, MD – Prism Microsystems announced today that its free log search software, EventTracker PULSE, has logged over 10,000 unique downloads in 6 months. Launched in February 2009, EventTracker PULSE automates the real-time collection and long-term archival of all log data from Windows and Syslog devices, and helps system administrators search through gigabytes of this data to quickly pinpoint critical data to troubleshoot IT issues, investigate security incidents and conduct forensic analysis.

EventTracker PULSE is a complete log search solution with no limitation on number of devices, log volume or retention time. It supports a wide variety of sources including Windows, Unix/Linux, CISCO and syslog devices, and even monitors workstations to help identify and investigate insider theft incidents. An easy to use, Google-like interface allows for easy searching of collected log data and a tamper-proof archive (SHA-1) ensures data integrity and the availability of a secure audit trail for investigatory purposes.

“While monitoring log data is widely recognized as a best practice, for many of the smaller IT shops purchasing an enterprise-level SIEM or Log Management solution is simply not feasible. Our aim with EventTracker PULSE is to make log data accessible and useful to a wider audience, and to help them harvest many of the benefits of a complete Log Management system at zero cost,” said Steve Lafferty, VP of Marketing, Prism Microsystems.

Since its launch, EventTracker PULSE has received a number of accolades from the IT community including a write-up by Andrew Hay in Information Week Magazine that praises PULSE’s easy to use search interface, centralized agent management capabilities, and simple deployment. Randy Franklin Smith highlights the software as “a free log consolidation and search tool that actually works”, and both Network World and Windows IT Pro draw attention to its robust collection, archiving and search functions.

EventTracker PULSE makes the task of extracting actionable intelligence from log data even easier with one-click access to the Prism KnowledgeBase, which offers detailed descriptions and cause-resolution information on over 20,000 event types. For those who outgrow the features offered by PULSE, a seamless upgrade path to EventTracker, Prism’s enterprise SIEM solution, is provided as well.

About Prism Microsystems

Prism Microsystems delivers business critical solutions that transform high-volume cryptic log data into actionable, prioritized intelligence that will fundamentally change your perception of the utility, value and organizational potential inherent in log files. Prism’s leading solutions offer Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), real-time Log Management, and powerful Change and Configuration Management to optimize IT operations, detect and deter costly security breaches, and comply with multiple regulatory mandates.

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