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Rapid7 Announces InsightOps

November 2016 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

Rapid7 announced InsightOps, a new IT operations solution designed to centralize machine data across organizations’ infrastructure.

InsightOps represents the evolution of Logentries — a log management and analytics solution, used for infrastructure and application monitoring, log centralization, and maintaining compliance — acquired by Rapid7 in October 2015. Recognizing that log management is only one piece of what IT professionals need on a daily basis, InsightOps will provide IT professionals greater operational visibility across the network and all the way to the endpoint. With the ability to narrow issues down to specific endpoints and drill into log data for deeper root cause analysis, InsightOps enables IT professionals to solve problems faster while eliminating the need for various single-solution tools.

Rapid7 is opening a beta program for InsightOps to offer users an opportunity to provide feedback and influence future development of the solution.

InsightOps gives IT professionals visibility across endpoints on the network with up-to-the-minute accuracy. This includes basic information like an endpoint’s status, location, and resource utilization, along with deeper visibility into what’s happening on the endpoint in the moment. InsightOps Endpoint Interrogator allows users to ask questions of their endpoints and receive live answers.

By bringing together endpoint visibility and log analytics, Rapid7 is helping to identify the true, root cause of issues fast, meaning that IT teams can act more quickly, with confidence. InsightOps Data Normalization automatically restructures data into a consistent format (JSON) for easy analysis, helping to reduce IT professionals’ struggle to manage unstructured data. Users will have the ability to identify endpoints that have issues, then switch to log view for an in-depth record of events. Alternatively, users can start by searching logs for known issues, then switch to identify related endpoints.

InsightOps will centralize logs from across the infrastructure for troubleshooting, monitoring, visualizing, alerting, and maintaining compliance requirements, while also tracking system metrics like CPU, memory, and more. The solution is designed to simplify the process of reviewing log data and to streamline notifications of suspicious or anomalous activity.

With InsightOps Visual Search, users will automatically see top trends appearing in their organizations’ log data, helping them identify where to start an investigation when an issue arises. Users will also have the ability to drill into datasets to identify trends and anomalies related to any issue.

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