What is event log management software (ELMS)?
Event log management software (ELMS) is an application used to monitor change management and prepare for compliance audits at enterprises. ELMS is a key tool for IT administrators that must demonstrate to executives that an organization is prepared for a compliance audit. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) specifically require that public companies or those that handle personal health information monitor or retain audit trails.
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In addition to basic features like automated tracking of backups or user account creation of deletion, new versions of event log management software feature monitoring and real-time notifications and complex reporting capabilities. IT administrators can instantly be informed of a potential security breach, like a former employee trying to delete important data or recover deleted data. A critical feature in event log management software is nonrepudiation. Compliance auditors require data generated directly from an application to prove that proof log records were not manipulated, removed or modified.