New TIBCO-Sponsored Survey: Advanced Persistent Threats and Suspicious Network Behaviors Top Priority for Enterprises

Automated Log Management Used to Improve Security, Performance, Operational Efficiency, and Compliance



09 May, 2012


TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced results from a survey of IT professionals it sponsored titled "Sorting Through the Noise: SANS Eighth Annual 2012 Log and Event Management Survey." The survey reveals that one of the most important and challenging issues that organizations deal with is separating normal log data from actionable events in order to detect, track and prevent suspicious behavior.

"Increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and growing mounds of data are placing unprecedented pressure on organizations. Most find it difficult to keep up with, and most importantly prevent, the millions of security incidents across global networks," said Raj Verma, vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO. "This survey confirms that enterprises need advanced log intelligence solutions that allow them to better integrate, correlate and analyze system data in order to capture the right data at the right time so that they can make more effective decisions to improve security and compliance. We are delighted to provide organizations with an industry-leading solution to meet these needs."

According to the survey among IT professionals, many organizations can't identify attackers because of insufficient data. This reflects the following top challenges and focus areas for log data identified by participants:

  • Detect and track suspicious network behavior (82%)
  • Support forensic analysis and correlation (65%)
  • Prevent incidents (58%)
  • Detect Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) (54%)

Respondents also said they are using log management solutions to do more than just strengthen security. Of the respondents, 55 percent said log management helps them to achieve regulatory compliance, and 24 to 30 percent of respondents said they are collecting logs for operational and business improvements, including IT operations and support, application and system performance and monitoring service levels and other lines of business.

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TIBCO recently acquired LogLogic, Inc., a privately held company based in San Jose, California, that offers one of the industry's leading scalable log and security management platforms specifically designed for the enterprise and cloud. Together, TIBCO and LogLogic will provide customers the ability to proactively monitor real-time events, assess risks, and address 21st century threats and opportunities.

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. In addition to world-class training, SANS offers certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, newsletters, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. (

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's optimizing claims, processing trades, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage® – the ability to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes and applications in real time. Learn more at

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