Fast ROI through simple data collection setup
Novell Sentinel Log Manager supports collecting and archiving logs from almost any source right out of the box, without the need for additional collectors. It also auto-detects many syslog data sources, and provides simple, GUI-driven setup for all data sources. From the moment you install it, Sentinel Log Manager will start adding value to your IT environment.
Reduces exposure with encrypted communication
Out-of-the-box support for syslog over TLS means that your important log data is encrypted over the wire and safe from prying eyes. This reduces the chance of exposing your critical infrastructure to attacks. It also makes it more difficult to alter log data, increasing your confidence come audit time.
Increases productivity with intelligent and easy-to-use report creation
Sentinel Log Manager reduces the complexity of generating reports and makes it easier to get through audits. While many log management tools provide pre-canned reporting templates, these reports are useless without extensive configuring and customizing. Sentinel Log Manager takes a different approach: a simple search query can quickly be turned into a report that's suitable for basic compliance or audit needs.
Minimize storage costs
Sentinel Log Manager helps you get the most out of your available storage by automatically compressing data at 10:1 ratios on the fly. It also doesn't require expensive, proprietary storage systems. It's able to archive logs into nearly any storage environment, so you can make the most out of your existing investments, and delay the purchase of new storage as long as possible. Sentinel Log Manager even lets you know how long your current storage will last, given your current log-retention rules.
High performance in any environment
Sentinel Log Manager' high performance includes both collection of raw log data, and the parsing of logs into usable formats. The stated performance of other tools is often only guaranteed for data collection. Their performance is significantly reduced when all log-management activities are considered.
Save money on hardware
Sentinel Log Manager can be deployed on any hardware that will run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, so you aren't tied to expensive vendor-specific appliances. You can use cheaper commodity hardware, or your existing infrastructure, to cut out unnecessary hardware costs.
Building block to full identity-aware security management
Sentinel Log Manager is tightly integrated with the rest of the products in Novell's Identity and Security portfolio. That means that as your regulatory or security needs grow, you will be well positioned to leverage your existing investment in log management to meet those needs.