Daily Archives: July 17, 2018

SolarWinds Deepens Infrastructure Visibility with Log Manager for Orion

New log management solution delivers integrated, comprehensive event log management, collection, and consolidation to boost time-to-resolution

AUSTIN, Texas, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced SolarWinds® Log Manager for Orion®, a new, powerful log management tool for on-premises IT environments. Fully integrated with the SolarWinds Orion Platform, Log Manager is designed to provide the essential components an IT operations team needs for improved log monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance management.

While IT infrastructure generates vast amounts of log data each day—from syslogs to SNMP traps and Windows® events—the responsibility of evaluating the information to determine which is most valuable falls on the shoulders of technology professionals. Log Manager, the latest addition to the larger SolarWinds network and systems management portfolio, is designed to provide integrated log management and infrastructure performance monitoring within a single platform, empowering users with the ability to filter, search, and visualize log data from thousands of devices and troubleshoot performance near real-time.

“Application uptime is now a key business metric. As such, technology professionals must strive toward optimized performance amidst mounting complexities and hybrid IT challenges,” said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. “Log Manager for Orion was developed specifically for IT operations teams to provide a unified log management and infrastructure performance monitoring solution, helping to generate deeper visibility and actionable insights that can keep the modern business running smoothly.”

Built on the Orion Platform—a modular, scalable, unified monitoring architecture, Log Manager is intended to provide seamless integration with SolarWinds network and systems tools including Network Performance Monitor and Server & Application Monitor. The unified console can deliver single click access to network, systems, and log data—all through a single pane of glass to support accelerated troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

The new Log Manager for Orion solution is also equipped to provide users with an interactive live-mode log stream that helps simplify troubleshooting with the ability to monitor log data and identify potential issues as they occur. Log Manager also supports color-coded tagging of log data to aid with filtering, searching, and identifying performance issues. Users can filter for particular keywords, like event IDs or error codes, as well as refine search timeframes to explore historical and near real-time log data.

Pricing and Availability

SolarWinds Log Manager for Orion is available immediately, with pricing starting at $1,495*.

SolarWinds Log Manager for Orion is also available bundled with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor or SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor.

For more information, including a free 30-day trial of SolarWinds Log Manager for Orion, visit the SolarWinds website,  or call +1-385-374-7024. Watch an overview video here.

*Prices as of July 17, 2018 in US dollars. Pricing may vary based upon the jurisdiction and applicable currency. Please contact a local SolarWinds sales representative to find pricing specific to your jurisdiction.

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About SolarWinds
SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals—IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals and managed service providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.

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Toka Launches to Help Strengthen Countries’ Cyber Defenses

All-star founding team raises $12.5 million in funding from global top-tier investors

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toka, the cyber capacity-building company, announced today that it has raised $12.5 million in seed funding to help governmental agencies tasked with keeping their citizens and government institutions safe transform their cyber defenses. Toka will design and help these agencies build a unique cyber strategy and suite of software products.

The investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, Dell Technologies Capital, Entrée Capital, Launch Capital, and Ray Rothrock, CEO of cyber analytics firm RedSeal.

“The proliferation of connected devices and the rise of IoT have transformed the digital and security landscape, creating new threats as well as opportunities for those entrusted with keeping their people safe. Governmental, law enforcement, and security agencies are in the process of adapting to this new cyber era, creating a huge market need,” said Yair Snir, managing director at Dell Technologies Capital. “The team at Toka has unparalleled experience at the highest levels of cybersecurity, and with their technical and strategic know-how, combined with this investment, they can fill this need and build a great business.”

Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Toka was co-founded by: retired Brig. Gen. Yaron Rosen, former Chief of Israel Defense Forces Cyber Staff; Alon Kantor, former Vice President of Business Development for Check Point; Kfir Waldman, former CEO of cyber and mobile companies Kayhut and Go Arc; and Ehud Barak, former Israeli Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

“Transforming one’s cybersecurity posture takes more than buying one piece of software. It takes the right technologies plus having the right people, processes, systems, and strategies in place,” said Rosen. “Our Cyber Designer Team will help nations develop the strategic capabilities, an operational approach, and an ecosystem of software products tailored for them. And if there isn’t a product on the market that meets our client’s needs, we will build it with our R&D team – Toka Cyber Labs.”

Toka will design, build, and manage a tailored ecosystem of cyber capabilities and software products for governmental, law enforcement, and security agencies tasked with keeping the digital landscape and their people safe. By working across strategic, operational, and tactical levels — and with deep, hands-on technical experience — Toka can address the full breadth of its clients’ defensive cybersecurity needs, including developing new technologies when required.

“Today, too many countries still do not have the cyber capabilities they need to protect themselves and their citizens, and it’s become an imminent global problem that’s spurring demand,” said Ran Achituv, managing partner at Entrée Capital. “Toka is filling this gap, and in doing so, has the potential to make the whole world much safer.”

About Toka
Toka is a cyber capacity-building company that helps design, build, and manage a tailored ecosystem of cyber capabilities and software products for governmental, law enforcement, and security agencies. Founded by leaders with unparalleled experience in the political, military, and corporate worlds, Toka helps agencies tasked with keeping the digital landscape and their citizens and government institutions safe transform their cyber defenses by designing and helping them build a unique strategy and suite of products. By working across the strategic, operational, and tactical levels, and with deep, hands-on technical experience, Toka can address the full breadth of its clients’ cybersecurity needs, including developing new technologies when required. Toka is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and backed by investors such as: Andreessen Horowitz, Dell Technologies Capital, Entrée Capital, and Launch Capital. For more information, go to: tokagroup.com.

Contact:
Kenneth Baer, press@tokagroup.com 
(202) 792-7200

Thailand’s Rescued Cave Boys to Address Media on Wednesday

BANGKOK The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said.

“We want to reduce public curiosity,” government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd told Reuters on Tuesday.

The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach were safely brought out of the Tham Luang mountain cave complex near the border with Myanmar last week after a perilous rescue operation that drew global media attention and hundreds of journalists to the scene.

The boys and their coach have been in hospital in the northern town of Chiang Rai since they were rescued.

The authorities have been concerned about the impact of sudden fame and media attention on the boys’ mental health, so Wednesday’s news conference will be carefully controlled.

Journalists will submit questions in advance which will be vetted by a psychologist. Approved questions will be put to the boys by a moderator.

“We arrange it so that, after that, the boys can go back to their regular lives,” Sansern said.

The boys and their coach had planned to explore the cavern for about an hour after soccer practice on June 23. But a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them.

Two British divers found them on July 2 squatting on a mound in a flooded chamber several kilometers inside the complex.

Rescuers then had to work out how to get them out through the tunnels, some of which were full of fast-flowing floodwater. Their dramatic story is already set for a retelling by Hollywood, with two production companies looking to put together movies about the boys and their rescue.

Passakorn Bunyalak, deputy governor of the province of Chiang Rai, said the boys would be sent home after the news conference and he was requesting their parents and journalists to hold off interviews for about 30 days.

“At this early stage, we are trying to get media not to bother the boys,” he told Reuters, adding that they were protected by Thailand’s Child Protection Act.

An article in the act protects those under 18 from media coverage that would cause emotional and reputational injury.

Source: Voice of America