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Maximum network security with minimal administration

"Before implementing GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. (now GFI EventsManager) we had to spend many hours looking for critical information in logs. Now we only spend a few minutes for that!" - Janusz Grudzien, IT Security Officer at Thomson multimedia Polska Sp. z o.o., Poland
  Janusz Grudzien

Thomson multimedia Polska Sp. z o.o., the Polish branch for Thomson, a multinational company catering for media and entertainment industries worldwide, uses GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) (now GFI EventsManager) to improve its servers' protection while reducing administration time.

"We decided to implement an event log monitoring system in order to improve the protection of our servers' environment and to simplify administration by automatic filtering and alerting of critical events," explained Janusz Grudzien, IT Security Officer at Thomson's Polish branch. "Monitoring the system is part of a security policy based on ISO 9001 and BS 7799 standards that we implemented in our department."

The company was looking for a product which was suitable for its infrastructure. Thomson multimedia Polska needed a product that could fulfill the following criteria:

  • Collect data from a data center with over 70 servers
  • Automatically select critical events and send them to administrators by email
  • Easy to configure and maintain.

Cost effective and time-saving solution
GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor offered the right solution, and at a low cost. "GFI LANguard S.E.L.M version 5.0 met our demands related to technical specifications at an optimal price," said Mr. Grudzien. Thomson multimedia Polska currently uses the monitoring system for 70 servers based on one server. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M version is installed on this server together with Microsoft SQL 2000 server as a database. There are currently 1,700 computer users within the network.

Mr. Grudzien is delighted with the way GFI LANguard S.E.L.M has simplified the task of monitoring for critical events. "The product is working perfectly, sending only important information to our administrators instead of millions of low importance events collected in the logs. Before implementing GFI LANguard S.E.L.M., we had to spend many hours looking for critical information in logs. Now we only spend a few minutes for that!"

About GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.
GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. archives and analyzes the event logs of all network machines and alerts administrators in real time to security issues, attacks and other critical events. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.'s intelligent analysis means an administrator does not need to be an 'Event Guru' to be able to monitor users attempting to access secured shares and confidential files; monitor critical servers and create alerts for specific events and conditions occurring on the network; back up and clear event logs automatically on remote machines; detect attacks using local user accounts; and much more.

About Thomson multimedia Polska Sp. z o.o.
Thomson serves the media and entertainment industries. It manages end-to-end services, sells equipment, products and systems and makes technologies available to help its media and entertainment clients - content creators, content distributors and users of its technology - realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The group partners with the world's largest motion picture studios and television broadcasters as they continually produce new content and deliver it to growing audiences worldwide.

Building upon recognized technological know-how, Thomson offers complete solutions and services to content creators, network operators, manufacturers and retailers, under the Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA and THOMSON brand names. Active on growing markets in North America, Europe and Asia, the group operates in 30 countries.

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March 2005