Last updated at Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:45:23 GMT

Ring Ring! You're in the Final!

It's always nice to get a phone call letting us know that we've been shortlisted for awards – but when it's five awards, we like those calls even more! Two of our products, and our company have reached the final stages for the Network Computing Awards, and of course we'd love it if you took a moment to vote for us please.

La La Land may have racked up the Oscar noms, but at the Network Computing Awards it's looking good for LE LE Land!

OK, so we might not quite have the fourteen nominations that La La Land has, but our Logentries (lovingly shortened to LE) product is a finalist in three categories: Best Picture, Best Soundtrack, Best Original Screenplay (or rather: IT Optimisation Product of the Year, Software Product of the Year, and The Return on Investment Award). To reach this stage in these categories is huge, and we're very happy to be triple listed. If you've not yet experienced Logentries, I would highly recommend you take a look – it's a pretty amazing product:

Imagine trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle, without an image of the completed puzzle, no idea of how many pieces are required, and to add to your woes the pieces are hidden all over the building. If you've ever had to trawl through multiple logs to try and work out what's causing a problem, and you only have symptoms to work from – say a production server is running slowly – you'll recognise the analogy. Logentries puts the answers hidden within your myriad of logs right at your fingertips. It's simple to use, lightning fast, and you can create some very cool visualisations from your data too. Click here to learn more about how Logentries can revolutionise how you see your ecosystem.

Look out! Here comes the AppSpider, Man!

Whilst my tenuously linked movie reference here is no stranger to Oscar nominations either, I'm obviously referring to our AppSpider product, which is listed as a finalist in the Network Computing Awards, in the Testing and Monitoring Product of the Year category.

Web apps, and the plethora of technologies that power them, are growing at a crazy rate, presenting complicated security challenges for organisations. AppSpider crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to effectively test for risk and get you the insight you need to remediate faster. It plays a key part in the SDLC, and allows DevOps to fix issues earlier in the cycle - resulting in a huge reduction in last minute delays caused by vulnerabilities being found late in the day.

You can read more about how DevOps teams using AppSpider can reduce stress and possibly live longer happier lives* here.

*Life lengthening not guaranteed, but your web app SDLC will be in a happier place for sure. Always read the label.

So many great movies, so little time….but which One should I Watch?

The Rapid7 movie, of course! Well, OK, we don't have a movie length extravaganza of Rapid7 for you yet (cough, cough: Kyle Flaherty,), but we do have some pretty cool YouTube videos you can watch, plus a highly acclaimed podcast you should listen to. We've also been listed as a finalist for the One to Watch Company - hooray!

We're pleased (read: overjoyed), humbled, and indeed chuffed (I had to get a Britishism in somewhere) to have received our finalist nominations, and very much looking forward to attending the event in London later this year.

If you could please take a minute to cast your votes for Logentries, AppSpider and Rapid7 that would be most wonderful of you – voting is open until March 22nd.

Click here to vote!