SolarWinds Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards (Video)

SolarWinds, the 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Platinum Award Winner for Best Incident & Event Management Solution is pleased to announce the SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) has been nominated to compete in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’.

ASTOR platinumSolarWinds LEM is a comprehensive security information and event management (SIEM) solution that delivers powerful, real-time log collection and analysis for immediate, actionable threat intelligence to help thwart attacks, contain breaches, and maintain continuous compliance in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

What is log management?

Log management involves the aggregation, parsing, and indexing of log files from a variety of sources including network devices, security devices, applications, operating systems, and more. The primary drivers of the collection and analysis of logs are IT security, improving IT and networking efficiency, and meeting and maintaining regulatory IT compliance.

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SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) delivers powerful Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) capabilities in a highly affordable, easy-to-deploy virtual appliance.

It combines real-time log analysis, event correlation and a groundbreaking approach to IT search to deliver the visibility, security and control you need to overcome everyday IT challenges.

SIEM software has never been easier to use or more affordable.

SolarWinds LEM Highlights:


  • Immediate threat detection via true real-time, in-memory event correlation
  • Proactive defense against “brute force” attacks, breaches, and insider abuse
  • Hands-free threat remediation through built-in, automated responses
  • Threat intelligence feed integration automatically retrieves updates
  • File Integrity Monitoring delivers broader compliance support and deeper security intelligence
  • Fast and powerful forensics via cutting-edge search and visual data exploration
  • Out-of-the-box compliance reporting with predefined, customizable templates

With SolarWinds LEM, organizations get what they need to help them stay ahead of security threats, compliance violations, and operational issues – all in one package.

It gives users the ability to capture and analyze log data in real-time from multiple sources around specific incidents, which is instrumental in quickly identifying and remediating threats, uncovering policy violations, and resolving vital network issues.

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SolarWinds LEM surpasses other solutions by providing built-in Active Responses that enable users to take automatic actions for hands-free threat mitigation, including shutting down breached systems, blocking IP addresses, killing unexpected processes, and disabling user accounts.

Rules configuration wizards improve usability.

Additionally, SolarWinds LEM provides advanced search functionality, point-and-click interface, and easy-to-use data visualization tools to quickly search log data, perform event forensics, and identify the root-cause of a security incident or network problem – fast.

SolarWinds LEMSolarWinds LEM goes well beyond traditional SIEM solutions with key innovations like in-memory correlation, automated Active Responses, USB Defender technology, and a unique approach to IT search.

SolarWinds LEM’s latest release in August 2016 added single sign-on and improved management support to its already strong feature set, helping the system remain compliant.

Most importantly, SolarWinds listens to the IT professional community to continually improve and update solutions based on user feedback and real-world needs.

SolarWinds’ online user community, THWACK®, features a forum in which IT pros can request and vote on new features and thus directly influence product updates.

SolarWinds THWACK
Simply put, thwack connects you with more than 130,000 community members who have contributed to help us make superior products, provide educational IT content, and most importantly, help IT professionals do their jobs better.

Check out the SolarWinds LEM feature request forum to see this process in action.

SolarWinds LEM alleviates the complexity associated with compliance by providing over hundreds of built-in report templates to address both internal policies and regulatory requirements, including NIST FISMA, RMF, DISA STIGs, PCI, HIPAA, SOX, and more.

Additionally, SolarWinds LEM is an integral part of continuous monitoring to help maintain security and obtain compliance.

solarwinds logoSolarWinds LEM is available on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, Department of Defense ESI, and other contract vehicles.

SolarWinds software is built to scale and can support an IT environment of any size, small business IT shops and large enterprises alike, and is used by nearly every U.S. federal civilian agency, DoD branch and intelligence agency.

SolarWinds LEM employs a node-based license model vs. volume-based, allowing users to stay within a planned budget as they deploy and expand their IT infrastructures across multiple data centers and geographies.

Further, a new Workstation Edition license makes monitoring logs from Windows® workstations more affordable than ever.

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, SolarWinds LEM will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Security Incident & Event Management Solutions (SIEM).

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to SolarWinds on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To learn more go to SolarWinds LEM, or visit the company’s website at

Also, check out SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) which provides automated network change and configuration management capabilities to help further improve security compliance.

SolarWinds NCM Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Learn More, Video)