Log management software has a new star in its collective firmament in GFI Software. Not only has GFI recently managed to hit several new milestones, but it's also brought out a substantial number of new features for its GFI EventsManager. These events all add up to give GFI Software not only quite a bit of extra credibility, but a clear establishing of its presence as a major player in the market.
GFI EventsManager's recent additions include a series of new storage options. Not only can admins now log data directly to remote storage so it can be kept and managed in a central location, but the deletion of event logs can now be done in a secure fashion complete with oversight for improved security. This ultimately allows for better storage management, as disk space formerly taken up by deleted events can be more effectively removed.
While this is already a great start, the additions to GFI EventsManager don’t stop there, as they include further bolstering to security with anti-tampering protection and default log support. With the new anti-tampering systems, log data can be hashed, which reduces the chances of outside damage to log data. Default log support, meanwhile, provides admins with a little extra boost in terms of analyzing and sorting the data in XML files. Just to top it off, there's a new import and export functionality that's available, allowing for both imports and exports to be based on schedules, as well as on filters if so desired.
All those extra features make it pretty clear that this is a powerful new system. With the upgraded GFI EventsManager joining an already potent lineup of software from GFI Software, it's not surprising to hear that there's a lot of interest in these products.
For instance, the company recently revealed that it had hit one major milestone in the form of 7,000 customers total, then promptly following that up with news that it was currently active in 125 countries. This represented in turn a gain of around 40 percent in just 13 months, as roughly this time last year, the company was celebrating the 5,000 customer mark.
What spurred that gain in customers? Some are projecting that it had a lot to do with GFI's aggressive targeting of small managed service providers (MSPs), as well as small value added resellers (VARs) who want a shot at recurring revenue business. With GFI's product line able to offer that necessary shot at recurring revenue business, it gives GFI a unique value prospect. Meanwhile, its acquisition of Monitis in 2011 looks to add some more value to the equation, all which likely had much to do with its gains over the course of the year.
GFI's ultimate gains remain to be seen, of course, but where gains occur once, it's a safe bet that they can – and will – occur again.
To learn more about all of GFI’s offerings, visit www.GFI.com.
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