Ibotta Selects Sumo Logic for Application and Security Monitoring
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Mobile Shopping App Ibotta Selects Sumo Logic to Automate Application and Security Monitoring

January 26, 2016

Ibotta Leverages Sumo Logic Platform to Analyze Traffic Patterns and Identify Potential Threats in Real-time Without Manual Investigations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2016 – Sumo Logic, a leading cloud-native data analytics service, today announced Ibotta, the mobile app that pays shoppers cash-back on their everyday purchases, has selected its platform to simplify cloud audits and strengthen its security posture through a comprehensive view across the AWS network, server, and application stack. With Sumo Logic, Ibotta can now quickly analyze traffic patterns, user activity and proactively identify potential security threats via anomaly detection to protect its platform and users.

Ibotta’s cloud-based mobile app reimagines the way that consumers learn about and interact with their favorite brands. The result is a mobile experience that replaces couponing with game-like interactions, allowing shoppers to earn cash-back on the purchases they make at major retailers. As the company rapidly expands its retail presence, the need for real-time monitoring and reporting on suspicious and potentially fraudulent activities was increasing. By implementing Sumo Logic, Ibotta is now able to monitor and support its app and underlying infrastructure, increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth.

“Our business is growing at an unprecedented rate and we knew we needed real-time insights into our AWS workloads to improve our security posture and ensure the protection of our customers,” said Luke Swanson, chief technology officer for Ibotta. “With Sumo Logic, the ability to aggregate, analyze, visualize and create alerts across all of our logs was very impressive and ultimately, why we chose the platform. The greatest advantage we’ve seen is the ability to view all of this data in a single system as this insight is incredibly powerful and enables us to quickly identify and resolve issues.”

Hosted exclusively on AWS, Ibotta is using SumoLogic to analyze traffic patterns specifically for its web application firewall. SumoLogic enables the engineering and DevOps teams to quickly create dashboards and then use anomaly detection to identify potential threats in real-time without a manual investigation.

Prior to selecting Sumo Logic, Ibotta did not have a unified log management solution in place, which limited the ability for the team to resolve issues as quickly and support rapid business growth. Today the company is using Sumo Logic primarily for security and root cause analysis investigations. However, as the company standardizes on the platform and finds new use cases over the coming months, they believe Sumo Logic will be able to help them more easily meet industry compliance regulations.

“As the need for continuous application and security intelligence as well as accelerated incident response increases, traditional legacy log and event management tools and monitoring practices are becoming increasingly insufficient,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO for Sumo Logic. “It’s critical for rapidly growing digital businesses like Ibotta to enable their DevOps and security teams to have real-time visibility into their application and underlying infrastructure, in order to harness the continuous intelligence needed to identify and resolve potential issues before they impact their customers or business. We’re thrilled Ibotta has selected Sumo Logic to help them proactively analyze and monitor their security and strengthen their posture.”

About Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is a secure, cloud-native, data analytics service, delivering real-time, continuous intelligence across an organization’s entire infrastructure and application stack. More than 700 customers around the globe experience real-time operational, business and customer insights using Sumo Logic for their DevOps, IT ops and security and compliance use cases. With Sumo Logic, customers gain a service-model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth.

Founded in 2010, Sumo Logic is a privately held company based in Redwood City, CA and is backed by Greylock Partners, DFJ, IVP, Sutter Hill Ventures, Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.

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