EpiForce Reporting Functionality Enhanced to Address Growing Requirement for Regulatory Compliance, Including PCI and Network Security Analysis
London, December 18, 2008 – Apani, the preeminent provider of cross-platform server isolation solutions for large enterprises, today announced a partnership with Splunk, the IT Search Company, to offer its innovative IT Search capability with EpiForce, Apani’s network security product family. EpiForce will now feature Splunk’s IT Search and reporting capabilities to create on-demand customised reports and drill down on critical network activity.
As data centres become more complex, it becomes increasingly difficult to gain access to valuable IT data. Network activity and user analytics remain a mystery while IT resources, that should be deployed to maintain complex networks, are busy analysing logs to provide some level of visibility to executive management. By adding Splunk’s powerful on-demand IT Search technology to generate custom reports, Apani has added a new dimension of functionality to EpiForce’s already comprehensive monitoring capabilities.
“We understand the importance of reporting for our customers,” said Scott Ferguson, Apani vice president of product management. “Particularly those faced with legal and regulatory compliance requirements such as HIPAA, PCI and Massachusetts Regulation 201 CMR 17.00. We work with IT teams on a daily basis that are continually challenged to provide more detailed reports and in a more flexible way. Our agreement with Splunk is another example of our commitment to provide single platform access to network security, and now reporting, even for the most complex data centres.”
Splunk’s powerful, easy-to-use IT Search engine can index, search and report on any type of IT data in real time. Users can select from any EpiForce reporting criteria of their choice to create on-demand, custom reports. A comprehensive list of reports is available and custom templates are easy to create.
“The problem is not just access to data, it's access to too much data with inadequate tools,” said Michael Wilde, Director, Splunk Powered Associates Program. “Traditional tools don’t lend themselves to ad-hoc access by business analysts. Our partnership with Apani will not only allow EpiForce users to access valuable reporting to solve PCI compliance challenges, but also allows them to search in real-time on any user, network, system, or application activity; all from one place.”
EpiForce is a software-based alternative to using network firewalls and VLANs for enterprise level security inside the corporate network. EpiForce eliminates much of the costs associated with securing the corporate network, while introducing a significantly higher level of flexibility and efficiency to security administrators. EpiForce delivers cross-platform server isolation through logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion.
For more information on the EpiForce product family please visit www.apani.com.
Splunk is the IT Search company innovating large-scale, high-speed indexing for IT infrastructures. The company’s freely downloadable software indexes and makes it possible to search and navigate data from any application, server or network device in real time. Logs, configurations, messages, traps and alerts, scripts and metrics: if a machine can generate it – Splunk can index it. It’s easy to download, install and use, and is very powerful. More than 750 enterprises, government organisations, and service providers and more than 250,000 users are achieving higher availability, investigating security incidents in record time, and meeting compliance requirements at lower costs with Splunk. Over 50 OEM, System Integrator, Value Added Reseller and Managed Service Provider partners have fuelled their offerings with IT Search. Partners such as BT, Cisco, and F5 Networks are driving new business with innovative products powered by Splunk. For information on how to become a Splunk Partner, please visit: http://www.splunk.com/partners. Download your own free copy today at http://www.splunk.com.
Apani is the preeminent provider of cross-platform server isolation solutions for large enterprises. Apani’s solution isolates and secures the communication between physical servers virtual machines and clients without regard to operating system or physical location.
Apani EpiForce, the company’s flagship product, is a software-based alternative to using firewalls and VLANs inside the corporate network. EpiForce enables two powerful disciplines – logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion. EpiForce is a distributed, centrally-managed solution that is transparent to users, applications and infrastructure – making it quicker to deploy and less costly to manage than hardware-centric solutions. Policy enforced by EpiForce is persistent, which enables protected resources to be relocated without compromising security.
Providing an evolutionary improvement in efficiency, flexibility, manageability and total cost of ownership, Apani technology is used by many worldwide organisations and much of the Fortune 500.
Based in Southern California, with offices in London, England, Apani was founded in 2003 and is privately held. More information about the company may be found at www.apani.com.
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