Change detection and alerting system from Exponant

Johannesburg, 02 Sep 2013
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Eighty percent of all outages are caused by changes, according to various research organisations, and over 60% of these by inappropriate changes. As a direct result of these statistics and to address this situation in the local market, Exponant, a leader in delivering groundbreaking solutions using smart technologies and highly skilled people, today announced a change detection and alerting system (CDAS), which is an operational intelligence business-critical solution based on a Splunk technology platform.

CDAS is a commercially-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that provides all of the unique change monitoring benefits that Splunk provides, together with a comprehensive set of components that will drastically reduce the 'time-to-production' for organisations. The solution includes collectors for closed or API-based data sources and the relevant development capabilities to support that; a Splunk architecture framework for change monitoring in large businesses; and data acquisition expertise for dealing with real-world scenarios.

"CDAS is integrated and deployed by a team of certified Splunk solution engineers with the appropriate skills and experience," commented Wolfgang Selzer, Executive Manager at Exponent. "It is delivered within a proven methodology that supports the evolutionary adoption cycle of a Splunk-based system within its target organisation.

"Not surprisingly, there are many benefits that arise from this approach," continued Selzer. "These include a significantly reduced 'time-to-production' scenario; a reduced integration and customisation effort as a direct result of the use of the COTS components; and the provision of a framework for the change monitoring discipline that is so vital for all companies, regardless of their size.

"Critical service issues are a major concern for organisations, and the rapid handling and resolution of these issues is vital and CDAS can be a strategic tool in this context," concluded Selzer. "It is the first of many of these types of applications that we will be introducing over the coming months."

For further information, please contact Wolfgang Selzer: tel 012 663 0160; fax 012 663 5678; e-mail


Exponant, originally founded in 1998, is a software, services and consulting company that includes a significant focus on monitoring and detection solutions in the areas of security, operations and application management.

In this regard, it is the master reseller in sub-Saharan Africa for Splunk, and is a reseller for many global security brands such as AlienVault, Check Point Software Technologies, Imperva, Trend Micro and WebSense.

Although not exclusively focused on any specific markets, it is very strong in the financial, telecommunications, mining and engineering sectors.

Exponant is rated as a level 4 contributor BBBEE company and has customers from both the private and public sectors.

Editorial contacts
Global Research Partners Paul Booth (082) 568 1179
Exponant Wolfgang Selzer (012) 663 0160
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