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LogRhythm Granted Comprehensive US Patent for Integrated Log and Event Management Platform

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Innovation Centers on Content-Aware Log Processing, Management, Analysis and Event Management

Boulder, CO -- LogRhythm, the company that makes log data useful, today announced that it has received a patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office for several key components of the technology underlying the LogRhythm log and event management platform (Title: Log Collection, Structuring and Processing: U.S. Patent # 7,653,633). The patent covers innovations developed by LogRhythm that span content-aware log processing, log management, log analysis, and event management.

"Our vision has always been to deliver the next generation solution for Log Management, Analysis and Security Event Management," said Chris Petersen, co-founder and CTO of LogRhythm. "This patent validates we were first to understand and deliver a truly integrated, content-aware solution capable of addressing future needs. The technological approach and methods covered by this patent form the foundation for the future of Security Information & Event Management, or what we like to call SIEM 2.0."

Highlights of LogRhythm Patent

The comprehensive patent issued to LogRhythm by the United States Patent & Trademark Office includes claims relating to:

  1. Content-based log processing – parsing logs into content data fields
  2. Intelligent log archiving – archiving log data such that archiving rules are based in part on log content
  3. Content-based log and event prioritization
  4. Event processing – the further processing of logs first designated as events
  5. Log classification – where log processing is related to application monitoring, security, operations, auditing or regulatory compliance
  6. Identification and use of log data content specifying host, log source, IP address, program and login
  7. Application of metadata to parsed logs for use in archiving or restoration
  8. Use of an agent for monitoring and collecting logs, associating metadata with parsed logs, and/or forwarding log data
  9. Tagging logs with metadata and/or use of regular expressions for deeper log processing, analysis, correlation, alerting and/or search
  10. Accessing Windows event log data and collecting those logs via standard logging and message protocols
  11. Identification of Windows event log time stamp
  12. Time stamp normalization of Windows event logs across time zones, local clock offsets and platform times

About LogRhythm

LogRhythm provides enterprise-class SIEM 2.0 Technology – log and event management, file integrity monitoring, and network and user monitoring in a single integrated solution – that empowers organizations to comply with regulations, secure their networks, and optimize IT operations. The company received the 2009 SC Magazine Innovator of the Year Award, 2009 SC Magazine Readers Trust Award for best SIEM solution, is a Colorado Company to Watch for 2009, a finalist for the 2009 Red Herring 100 Award, and received the SC Magazine 2009 Best Buy for digital forensics products. LogRhythm is privately held and based in Boulder, Colorado with European Headquarters in Maidenhead, England, and Asia Pacific operations in Hong Kong. For more information visit:

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