October 18, 2009

Introduction to SenSage

I visited with SenSage on my two most recent trips to San Francisco. Both visits were, through no fault of SenSage’s, hasty. Still, I think I have enough of a handle on SenSage basics to be worth writing up.

General SenSage highlights include:

Technical SenSage highlights include:

In addition to all that, SenSage offers a built-in event processing engine, consisting of:

The SenSage event processing engine is used to generate alerts. Data that comes into SenSage actually is passed to two places at once, namely to both the event processing engine and the database itself.


3 Responses to “Introduction to SenSage”

  1. Danny Banks on October 21st, 2009 2:22 am

    Curt, thanks for your post on SenSage.

    Here are a few updates for you and your readers…

    • SenSage offers Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Log Management, and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions built atop an event data warehouse that provides scalability, query flexibility and TCO advantages over traditional competitors in the security market.
    • A major SenSage channel partner is HP, which resells SenSage software on HP hardware as the “Compliance Log Warehouse” appliance.
    • A hot market for SenSage is CDR (Call Detail Record) Retention and Retrieval. We have won some of our biggest deals against analytic DBMS competitors Oracle, IBM, Teradata, Netezza and, to some extent, Vertica and Greenplum.
    • SenSage also has an alliance and integration with SAP, that enables continuous monitoring and compensating controls on all SAP transactions and security audit logs.

  2. Curt Monash on October 21st, 2009 9:06 am


    Did I conflate your HP and SAP deals incorrectly?



  3. Splunker on October 30th, 2009 1:38 pm

    I don’t think that you can compare SenSage to Splunk. Splunk is a much larger company with 2x revenues. SenSage has never turned a profit after 5 rounds of funding. They also have about 70 employees, not 120.

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