Let's take a look at a travel company that is using a log parser download to manage their PCI Logs. The company was processing over 5 billion web requests per month, generating on average close to 50GB of daily log data across 250 production AWS EC2 instances. It's easy to understand that an effective solution was required to enable the company to handle this volume of data more effectively and be PCI compliant.
While multiple solutions were considered – including Splunk, Loggly, and ELK stack, the company selected Sumo Logic for its strong time to value, feature set, and low management overhead. Additionally, the security attestations, PCI DSS 3.0 Service Provider Level 1, as well as data encryption controls for data at rest and in motion, were levels above what other companies provided. Being able to not worry about the execution environment – handled by Sumo Logic – and focus on extracting value from the service was extremely valuable.
The most important immediate benefits for the client included:
- Being able to reduce the time, cost, and complexity of their PCI audit
- Leverage the platform for IT Ops and Development use cases, reducing mean time to investigate and mean time to resolve by over 75%
- Changed the playing field in ways that were just not possible before
We developed Sumo Logic because we imagined a world where machines could harness the power of machine data to improve operations. Come see how we can help you automate PCI compliance and reduce the complexity of managing and analyzing large volumes of logs.
Source, The Digital Universe and PCI Compliance – A Customer Story. August 7, 2015 | By Mark Bloom