AccelOps, the integrated data center and cloud service monitoring leader, today announced that California Casualty Management Company has selected AccelOps' integrated platform to automate network, security and compliance operations while also advancing its monitoring capabilities and service oriented management practices. In the process, California Casualty will be able to consolidate a variety of IT tools, including Computer Associates' eHealth and Spectrum network management systems (NMS), as well as Cisco MARS Security Information Event Management (SIEM).
AccelOps gives California Casualty's IT organization a single pane of glass that centralizes and cross-correlates performance metrics and security across networks, systems, applications, VMware virtualization and technology boundaries. Beyond infrastructure and IT functional domain views, alerting and reporting, the company can easily map and monitor business services to proactively identify and quickly pinpoint issues affecting business applications, IT services and compliance.
"Using multiple or modularized tools for monitoring can't cut it anymore as that approach offers an incomplete picture, lacks cross-correlation and limits the collaboration," said Skip Moon, AVP of Network Development and Engineering at California Casualty. "AccelOps' unified, service-oriented approach to data center monitoring will give us broader oversight and enable us to make operational decisions with greater clarity, efficiency and teamwork."
California Casualty Management Company manages the business and affairs of the California Casualty Group of property and casualty insurance companies, which offer auto and home insurance primarily to peace officers, teachers, nurses and firemen. An IT staff of 80 supports over 700 employees, two data centers, three call centers and off-shore application development.
California Casualty's IT organization wanted to improve IT responsiveness, enhance their security management capacity and consolidate silo'd monitoring tools. Key capabilities that figured prominently in making the AccelOps selection were:
• Integration and flexibility: Broad operational visibility but also allows the IT team and individuals to create their own dashboards, rules and reports;
• SIEM 2.0: Sophisticated built-in and customizable rule set, more flexible reporting, broader operating details, extensive compliance support, agile device support, and online data retention;
• Cross-correlation: Analyzed performance metrics, application response and events with the ability to define business services, which supports more efficient, prioritized response to component or service issues;
• Virtual appliance: Plug and play appliance benefits with the flexibility and scalability of software to negate availability, performance and data management limitations of conventional appliances;
• Service: The team found AccelOps has a shared commitment to success.
"California Casualty's decision underscores the value of AccelOps' integrated and service oriented approach to data center monitoring," said Imin Lee, CEO of AccelOps. "AccelOps closes the operational gaps and reduces the costs introduced by more silo'd and modular tool approaches, and enables an IT organization to enhance service delivery and quality while increasing operational efficiency."
About AccelOps, How IT Accelerates Business
AccelOps (accelops.net) provides award-winning data center and cloud service monitoring software delivered as a virtual appliance or SaaS. The all-in-one solution monitors data center, network infrastructure and cloud environments across service, performance, availability, security and change management. The integrated approach aggregates, cross-correlates and manages diverse operational data, both on-premise and in the cloud, to yield end-to-end visibility, efficient root-cause analysis, reduced MTTR, operational efficiency and compliance automation. The Silicon Valley-based company is privately held, venture-backed and led by experienced technology executives who created the popular Cisco MARS security information management appliance.
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