Medidata Selects Sumo Logic and The Herjavec Group for New Advancements in Data Security

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 30, 2014 Sumo Logic, the next generation machine data intelligence company, today announced Medidata has selected the company and The Herjavec Group (THG) to advance the organization's security and compliance initiatives. Medidata is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences.

Medidata added THG Cloud SIEM, with Sumo Logic providing the underlying machine data analytics engine, to its already industry-leading security protections for an additional level of proactive assessment. THG Cloud SIEM offers simple and scalable log aggregation and data analytics with real-time dashboards comprised of customizable charts, tables and alerts, hosted in THG's award-winning 24x7x365 Security Operations Center (SOC). The combination of Sumo Logic and THG was appealing to Medidata as a managed security service with unique, real-time analytics.

"Medidata's role in managing clinical trial data and infrastructure for over 435 clients demands an unwavering focus on security and protection," said Glenn Watt, vice president of information security at Medidata. "We have a responsibility to use the most advanced tools available, and THG Cloud SIEM gives us a manageable, actionable, and proactive view of emerging security concerns that most companies never get a glimpse of."

THG Cloud SIEM, powered by Sumo Logic, correlates multiple sources of machine data and proactively benchmarks typical network usage on an ongoing basis via machine-learning algorithms. The Sumo Logic Anomaly Detection technology uncovers events that are out of the norm and generates an alert for operations or security staff to explore it further. Coupled with LogReduce, the Sumo Logic platform and THG Security Analyst ensure that only the most relevant alerts reach the hands of IT staff, reducing time and risk associated with attempting to address a flood of alerts or just not being able to differentiate critical from non-critical warnings.

"With complex compliance and security requirements in the healthcare field, IT, operations, and security departments must be empowered with the best data to make decisions about security and compliance events," said Vance Loiselle, CEO at Sumo Logic. "Our partnership with THG provides a compelling managed security service that adds to Medidata's existing security infrastructure."

"THG Cloud SIEM is an ideal managed security service offering for an organization with a complicated infrastructure, such as Medidata," said Robert Herjavec, President and CEO, The Herjavec Group. "Sumo Logic is a key partner as THG seeks to provide the best of cutting-edge technologies to secure its customers' infrastructure and keep sensitive data secure."

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About Medidata Solutions

Medidata is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, transforming clinical development through its advanced applications and intelligent data analytics. The Medidata Clinical Cloud™ brings new levels of productivity and quality to the clinical testing of promising medical treatments, from study design and planning through execution, management and reporting. We are committed to advancing the competitive and scientific goals of global customers, which include over 90% of the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies; innovative biotech, diagnostic and device firms; leading academic medical centers; and contract research organizations.

About Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is the next-generation machine data intelligence company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. The company's cloud-based service provides customers like GoGo Inflight, McGraw-Hill, Medallia, Netflix, Orange and SolarCity with real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented petabyte scale. The Sumo Logic service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing™ and LogReduce™ technologies, and transforms machine data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams. Unlike expensive and complex premise-based solutions, the Sumo Logic service has a low TCO, can be deployed instantly, scales elastically and requires zero maintenance. The company is based in Silicon Valley and is backed by Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.

About The Herjavec Group

Dynamic IT entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded The Herjavec Group (THG) in 2003 and it has quickly become one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America with sales of over $125 million. The Herjavec Group delivers managed security services globally supported by a state-of-the-art Security Operations Center operated 24/7/365 by certified security engineers. This expertise is coupled with a leadership position across a wide range of functions, including compliance, malware/intrusion prevention, risk management and emergency incident response. THG has offices across North America with a Canadian head office in Toronto and US head office in Dallas. www.herjavecgroup.com

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