Ventura, a subsidiary of Next Group and one of the UK's largest customer management outsourcers, has implemented solutions from LogRhythm.

It has added the integrated Security Information Event Management (SIEM) solution to ensure that it achieves and demonstrates Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

Beyond PCI DSS compliance, Ventura is using LogRhythm to monitor activity on the separate systems it operates on behalf of its clients. The solutions correlate and consolidate the information for each system, identifying any unusual behaviour and giving Ventura's IT security team full insight into system activity for each client.

Mark Wityszyn, IT security manager at Ventura, said: “LogRhythm has given us network visibility, transforming how we monitor and manage our IT infrastructure and applications.  By continually monitoring network activity and flagging potential problems as and when they occur, LogRhythm assures us that there are no network issues that we are unaware of.  Today, we can carry out full and detailed log analysis within a couple of hours.”

Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director APAC and EMEA at LogRhythm, said: “Companies such as Ventura are increasingly recognising the impact that such technology can bring to the business bottom line, for example through improved operational efficiency, time saving analysis or business agility such as more rapid evaluation of the impact new web applications may have on network performance.”