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Sumo Logic Enhances Continuous Intelligence Platform

October 1, 2021

Sumo Logic touted new innovations to its Continuous Intelligence Platform as part of the opening keynote by President and CEO Ramin Sayar during the company’s fifth annual Illuminate user conference. These new solutions and enhancements spanning DevSecOps use cases, enable universal data portability through open source telemetry collection and real-time, advanced analytics to drive faster decision-making and address data security needs from cloud to edge to end user.

“Digital transformation continues to accelerate, giving rise to the number of digital services that companies build, rent, or outsource to drive their customer experiences and revenue growth. In short, digital businesses are becoming digital service brokers,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, for Sumo Logic. “This creates additional complexity for companies on top of existing challenges created by digital transformation. Sumo Logic is helping to address this complexity by providing a universal data collection capability, leveraging OpenTelemetry data, for seamless and simple data capture; open frameworks to easily integrate custom integrations with low code; and a continued focus on advanced analytics across observability and security use cases from a single platform to enable better decisions faster.”

Comprehensive, Full Stack Observability, with Advanced Analytics

Today’s hyper-competitive and evolving world means modern enterprises have little margin for error when considering the overall reliability and user experience of their applications and digital experiences. Sumo Logic has expanded the breadth and depth of its observability solution with new real-time data sources and integrations to provide deeper insights and value including:

  • Advanced Analytics for Comprehensive Alert Response - New Alert Response feature enables users to move beyond manual issue diagnostics and troubleshooting to analytics-guided issue resolution. Using domain agnostic analytics and machine learning, Alert Response understands the context of all of the inbound data points, making the troubleshooting process easier for observers.

     
  • Sensu Go - As part of its recent acquisition of Sensu, Sensu Go is now part of the Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform™ to empower enterprises and developers to quickly get real-time insights from unstructured data for troubleshooting, performance improvement, and security across their dynamic infrastructure. With the addition of Sensu Go, enterprises now have access to native Monitoring-as-Code capabilities to help fill gaps in their observability pipeline and accelerate troubleshooting, diagnosis, and self-healing from bare-metal to Kubernetes.

     
  • Sensu Plus - For Sensu customers who want an integrated analytics engine to produce insights from their observability pipeline data, Sumo Logic is launching Sensu Plus. With simple node-based pricing customers now have access to a single integrated solution for checks-based monitoring as code.

     
  • New and Updated Apps Supporting Full Stack Observability - Coverage across the entire application stack is critical to managing the application, and out-of-the-box integrations are key to achieve this and include:

     
    • Cloud Services - Azure Event Hub Collection, Azure Append Blob Collection, AWS Lambda Extensions, AWS Lambda Logs APIs, Azure WebApp, Windows JSON, MS SQL Server

       
    • App Infrastructure - Memcached, Elasticsearch, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, NGINX and NGINX Plus, Cassandra, HAProxy, Catchpoint, Kafka, MySQL, F5, Varnish, Tomcat, MongoDB, Apache, Redis, PostgreSQL, ServiceNow ServiceGraph Connector

       
    • Sumo Logic Solutions - Software Development Optimization for Jira Cloud, Kubernetes, Tracing, Real User Monitoring (RUM), GlobaI Intelligence services for NGINX, AWS CloudTrail, Apache, and Tomcat
       

Modernizing Security Operations from Cloud to Edge to User
Complexity continues to be a challenge with today’s modern enterprises looking for integrated threat detection and response solutions that leverage their existing tools and technologies to address new use cases like XDR. Expanding on its existing SOAR, SIEM, and telemetry capabilities and partnerships, Sumo Logic is expanding its security vision for openness in the XDR space to provide deep-rooted visibility and power the next generation of SOCs. The company announced significant enhancements to its Cloud Security Analytics and Monitoring solution to significantly improve security posture management including:

  • Modern Workload Protection - protects workloads in modern and legacy environments including servers, virtual machines (VMs), containers, and serverless functions via multi-cloud and hybrid cloud.

     
  • Open XDR - out-of-the-box open XDR threat detection and response support using native capabilities and vendor-agnostic integrations across best-of-breed tools through Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Network Detection and Response (NDR), Threat Intelligence, and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) partners.

     
  • Expanded Security Insights with New and Updated Apps - New and updated security applications with out-of-the-box integrations include:

     
    • AWS - Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, AWS Web Application Firewall, AWS CloudTrail, AWS VPC Flow, AWS Network Firewall

       
    • Cloud Security (Non-AWS) - Zscaler Internet and Private Access, Cybereason, Nucleon, CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection, Cyral, Tessian, VMware Carbon Black, ServiceNow Security Incident Response (SIR), Mimecast, Palo Alto

       
    • Workforce Protection - Salesforce, Workday, G Suite, MS Teams, Windows, Linux, Active Directory

       
    • Compliance and Audit - Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance for Windows Legacy App, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance for Windows JSON App, Enterprise Audit - Security Management App
       

Universal Data Collection, Integration & Open Standards Commitment
The modern enterprise stack is increasingly heterogeneous and data-rich. In order to maintain, improve, and troubleshoot across a growing landscape of digital services, as well as self- and cloud-hosted infrastructure, data must be analyzed holistically to draw out important insights about specific systems and how they impact each other. Sumo Logic helps solve for this complexity by pulling data into a single pane of glass to provide data portability through open standards. A long-time member and active contributor to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Sumo Logic delivers an open, flexible, community-driven approach to collecting data through new innovations for OpenTelemetry projects including:

  • Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry Distro and Ecosystem Support - Now in beta, Sumo Logic’s Open Telemetry Distro is a next-generation agent-based collector that provides customers with a single agent to collect all of their critical telemetry data including logs, metrics, and traces based on a widely supported open source standard. In addition, Sumo Logic now supports AWS OpenTelemetry Distro to help with the collection of observability signals, making it even easier for the customers to run their workloads on AWS, as well as Red Hat OpenShift Operator through the Red Hat Marketplace. In support of developers, Sumo Logic has also increased the capabilities of Sumo Logic Free to include Sensu’s checks-based monitoring as code and OpenTelemetry Distro alongside existing analytics capabilities.

     
  • Orchestration powered by Open Integration Framework - Integrates with the Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform, as well as hundreds of security and IT tools and technologies, and orchestrate using Sumo Logic’s Open Integration Framework, providing security and IT teams with varying levels to create custom integrations with low-code.

     
  • Sumo Logic Open Source Programs Office - As a consumer of open source, Sumo Logic understands the responsibility to contribute back to the community and the projects that matter to developers. In support of this, the company intends to standardize how it contributes to, supports, and sponsors open source with the launch of an Open Source Programs Office. Through this initiative, Sumo Logic will work to increase its engagement with the open source community and to provide transparency into the company’s work and priorities.

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