Williams Lea uses LogRhythm's log management and SIEM

Outsourcing firm Williams Lea has deployed integrated log management and security information and event management (SIEM) from LogRhythm.

The communication consultancy, which employs approximately 10,500 staff globally, selected the technology from LogRhythm to ensure compliance with ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS. 

Andrew Allison, information security manager at Williams Lea, said handling both internal and external information, as well as having 4,500 UK employees access the network, meant it needed to observe numerous compliance obligations that require the continuous, automated collection and analysis of all log data generated by IT systems.

He said: “We required a solution that could cater to the diverse nature of our business and enable us to automate log management across all the different platforms and domains our IT systems operate on. We were monitoring millions of event logs every day, and LogRhythm's centralised and automated solution stood out for being able to help us meet these compliance requirements quickly and efficiently.

“The LogRhythm solution monitors consolidated user account activity across our networks, allowing us to identify and remediate any suspicious behaviour and potential security threats in real time. For example, this enables us to immediately recognise and prevent any previous employees attempting to access our system.

“Due to the solution's intuitive automated report-generation capabilities, operational efficiency across our IT infrastructure has also dramatically improved. The time required for log review has already been reduced by two to three hours a day, and we will be expanding our use of the solution to optimise efficiency across our operations.”

Ross Brewer, vice-president and managing director of international markets at LogRhythm, said: “The big-data challenge is increasingly dominating corporate agendas, and as one of the world's leading providers of corporate information solutions, Williams Lea is being entrusted with growing volumes of sensitive company data.

“As such, it is a great endorsement that the company has chosen LogRhythm to help both deliver its compliance requirements and improve its data security processes.”

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