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Product Announcement: HP ArcSight Logger 6.0 Generally Available (GA)

We are excited to announce that HP ArcSight Logger 6.0 is now Generally Available (GA) and can be downloaded and installed by customers running Logger 5.5 or Logger 5.5 P1 from the HP support web site. This is a major version upgrade of Logger, and we have packed it with features that improve performance, scale, stability, usability and several enhancement requests from our customers.

What’s new in HP ArcSight Logger 6.0?

Below is a list of new features in Logger 6.0, grouped by themes

  • Scalability:
    • Increase in local storage size by 2X - each instance can support up to 8 TB
    • Increase in the speed of data indexing
  • Performance:
    • Fast searches in peered deployments
    • Reduction in the size of the meta data generated resulting in fewer maintenance defrag operations
  • Usability:
    • A fresh, new-look UI, while maintaining the familiar elements on the screen
    • Faster UI response times
    • Digital displays
    • A new mechanism to quickly find menu items - the "Take Me To" search box
  • Data Analytics:
    • Static Correlation with the new 'lookup' operator - augment the data in Logger with data in an external file. Geo Tagging, Asset tagging, user identification etc. are scenarios that could use static correlation
    • Newer version of the reporting engine used in Logger reporting
  • New content:
    • New Dashboards related to Logins and Connection Events, and Intrusion and Connection Activity
    • Several new Fieldsets for security operations
    • Ability to import and export Fieldsets
  • Customer Requested Enhancements:
    • Removal of the challenge response for SSH access to the Logger Appliances
    • Hash Validation of the stored data
  • Data Access
    • New RESTful APIs
    • API support including for including peers in searches
  • Quality and Hygiene Items
    • Several defect fixes
    • Support for the latest versions of the OS (RHEL6.5), browsers (IE 10 and 11, Firefox 30 ESR)

And finally, we are also excited to announce the introduction of a free Mobile App for Logger for iOS on the Apple App store for Logger customers. Now you can monitor your Logger dashboards on the go! (This should be available in the AppStore in a few days).

Actions for HP ArcSight Logger users:

All existing HP ArcSight Logger users are encouraged to upgrade to this version of Logger by obtaining the upgrade files from the HP support web site. Logger 6.0 is NOT certified on older models of the appliances. Please refer to the product documentation and product support matrix to determine your ability to upgrade to Logger 6.0

Important Notes:

For further information on the above features, please refer to the HP ArcSight Logger 6.0 Release Notes and product documentation. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at: http://support.openview.hp.com

Want to discuss this new release with other ArcSight customer? Visit the HP ESP community, Protect 724, at https://protect724.hp.com

Thank you,

HP ArcSight Logger Product Team

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