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LogPoint SIEM Adds to Channel Leadership Team, Pursues MSSPs

LinkedIn: LogPoint’s Chris Sullivant
LinkedIn: LogPoint's Chris Sullivant

LogPoint, a security information and event management (SIEM) and big data analytics provider, has appointed Chris Sullivan as its senior director of channels and alliances for the Americas and Mike Vaillancourt as its director of sales engineering for the Americas. The appointments come after LogPoint in May hired Cisco Systems veteran Michael Persechini as its VP of U.S. sales and opened a North American headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sullivan has over 20 years of experience at Cisco, F5 Networks and other technology companies. He is expected to help LogPoint expand its channel program across the Americas, according to the company.

Vaillancourt has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity and network engineering fields. Going forward, Vaillancourt will serve as an evangelist for LogPoint's enterprise SIEM solution, the company indicated.

A Closer Look at LogPoint's SIEM Solution

LogPoint's SIEM solution includes three components:

  • LogPoint Collectors: Ingest security data and provide contextual insights into threat intelligence.
  • LogPoint Backend: Provides data storage, as well as automatic data migration and removal as needed.
  • LogPoint Search Head: Leverages a log analysis engine to automatically detect and notify end users about critical incidents.

In addition, MSSPs can leverage LogPoint Director, a multi-tenant LogPoint SIEM solution component. LogPoint Director allows MSSPs to manage customer environments in segregated "LogPoint Pools" to limit visibility and data storage to authorized security analysts and regions.

What Does the Future Hold for LogPoint?

LogPoint expects to provide its SIEM platform to at least 100 U.S. corporations before the end of the year, according to the company. Furthermore, LogPoint has established strategic partnerships with a variety of cybersecurity companies, including:

  • DFLabs: Provides a security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform for security operations teams.
  • Proofpoint: Provides security and compliance solutions to safeguard organizations against cloud, email and web-based cyberattacks.
  • Qualys: Provides security and compliance services.
  • SwimlaneProvides a SOAR platform.
  • Trend MicroProvides enterprise data security and cybersecurity solutions.

LogPoint has secured agreements with several large MSSPs, the company said. It also offers a partner program that includes more than 50 MSSPs, IT and business process service providers and cybersecurity providers globally.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.