Why The Energy Authority (TEA) chose Sumo Logic for Cloud SIEM
The Energy Authority (TEA) provides public power utilities with access to advanced resources and various technology systems across the US. Energy is much more than the electric grid—there’s power plants, hydro optimization, wind and solar farms. All of these things make up the energy markets across the US, and TEA participates in seven of those energy markets. TEA runs a 24/7 shop that operates with a very small IT staff heavily invested in various technologies. They have 225 employees across the country and business partners all across the US that are also running 24/7/365. TEA’s partners of course want to keep the power on 24/7/365.
Simplification is crucial for IT Director for Service Delivery and Support, Scott Follick’s team, and Sumo Logic delivered. Starting with the clicks, Single sign-on (SSO), one click. Into the Insights, one click. Onto the Signals dashboard, single click. From there, they can get right into the raw logs—just four clicks to see where the threat actor is and deciding what action to take.
To support their partners, TEA heavily invests in technologies like OpenDNS, Cisco, Mimecast, and Microsoft products across their various platforms. They take complex systems and they try to take a very simple approach. In all this, they take a cloud-first strategy. But they go beyond virtualization—everything has to be built from the bottom up. For TEA, it’s ideal that any tool they’re considering delivers in 7 to 10 clicks, and has automation, which is key for them.