Major League Baseball IT team scores with AccelOps’ real-time analytics and alerts to remediate network security problems, gain infrastructure visibility
A lot more IT happens at a major league baseball park than you might think. Attendance has boomed, along with the number and type of mobile devices that fans bring to games. IP security surveillance, mobile device access, digital signage, wireless network, ticketing, point of sale – the IT security challenges are huge and growing.
In an effort to gain full visibility into the organization’s network and to reduce the number of security point solutions, the Cleveland Indians have chosen AccelOps, the leading IT operations analytics platform for the modern data center. The Indians needed real-time analytics and alerts to remediate problems instantly, explained Nick Korosi, senior network engineer with the Indians’ IT staff.
“Our security threats are the same that any organization faces,” he said. “A professional sports team is an enterprise organization, just in a more exciting setting.”
The staff found it a challenge to monitor the entire infrastructure and get real-time alerts on issues that need immediate attention. Point software offered niche solutions, but it was time-consuming for staff to log in to several different systems and manually sort through events and syslogs. Moreover, they wanted to consolidate the monitoring and event correlation.
Customer data and the Indians’ brand must be protected. “We have a strong technology focus organizationally and believe technology can transform the overall fan experience,” Korosi said.
The Indians’ IT staff monitors the datacenter operations for the Indians’ facility at Progressive Field, as well as the team’s training facility in Goodyear, Ariz. IT operations are also adding a presence at the team’s minor league facilities and building an off-site data center for disaster recovery.
After evaluating other solutions, the Indians chose AccelOps’ security, performance and compliance monitoring platform. The team was impressed with the intuitiveness of AccelOps’ solution and its ease of use.
AccelOps delivers the industry’s only integrated software platform to monitor security, performance and compliance on a single pane of glass. Based on patented distributed real-time analytics technology, AccelOps automatically analyzes and interprets behavior patterns spanning server, storage, network, security, users and applications so the Indians can rapidly detect and resolve problems.
The AccelOps virtual appliance software discovers, correlates and analyzes security, performance and compliance events concurrently so the team can easily see what’s happening across systems. The software works across traditional data centers, as well as public, private and hybrid clouds.
“We chose AccelOps for its all-in-one feature set,” Korosi said. “In the past, we had different systems that monitored different aspects of the network: syslog collection, event correlation, network/server statistics, Netflow, etc. They were completely disjointed, and events from one system could not easily be used to correlate into another system. AccelOps gives us all these features under one umbrella. “Because of AccelOps, I am able to get the entire story that our network has to tell about a user, device, or group of devices. I can correlate server security events with Netflow data, users, application performance, Snort alerts, etc. AccelOps allows me to drill down into the detail of the problem and quickly pinpoint the source.”
“We are delighted that the Indians drafted AccelOps for their team,” said Flint Brenton, AccelOps president and CEO. “Like every other enterprise, sports teams face tremendous IT challenges every day. Using AccelOps helps the Indians IT team manage threats effectively.”
The Indians strongly recommend AccelOps. “If you’re looking for a hard-core reporting and alerting tool for your network, AccelOps is a strong choice.”
AccelOps provides the leading IT operations analytics platform for the modern data center. The virtual appliance software monitors security, performance and compliance in cloud and virtualized infrastructures – all from a single screen. AccelOps automatically discovers, analyzes and automates IT issues in machine and big data across organizations’ data centers and cloud resources, spanning servers, storage, networks, security, applications and users. AccelOps’ patented analytics engine with cross-correlation and statistical anomaly detection sends real-time alerts when deviations occur that indicate a security or performance-impacting event. The AccelOps platform scales seamlessly and provides unmatched delivery of proactive security and operational intelligence, allowing organizations to be more responsive and competitive as they expand their IT capabilities. For more information, visit www.accelops.com.