Security Analytics Vendor Creates EMC Bundle

The San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of software that analyzes, monitors and stores event log data expects the bundle to safely handle the growing volume of data being stored for regulatory and auditing purposes, said Scott Gordon, vice president of marketing.

That data is coming as a result of such regulations as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, Gordon said. "Security event data is a new class of data," he said. "This is terabytes of data that has to be stored for years." The average enterprise collects a minimum of 15 Gbytes of access and security data a day, and some collect 50 Gbytes to 100 Gbytes per day, Gordon said.

Starting next week, SenSage will start to bundle its software with EMC's Centera, an appliance that allows data to be stored in such a way that it cannot be modified or deleted except according to corporate policies.

The bundles, which SenSage will sell through its direct and indirect sales forces, include the SenSage software, a module with pre-defined rules and reports for specific compliance requirements such as HIPAA, and a four-node Centera. There are three configurations available. The base configuration allows the retention of up to 11 Tbytes of secure data for at least two years, with a price starting at about $200,000, Gordon said.

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About 50 percent of SenSage's revenue comes from indirect sales, a figure the company hopes to increase by bringing in more solution providers with experience in certain verticals with strong compliance requirements, he said.