April 27th, 2007 11:11 AM
Enterprise Log management systems
I would like to know which are the best Enterprise log management systems
out there in the market. Both commercial and Open source are fine.
Here are the requirements:
1. Log collection from variety of systems like Windows, Linux, Routers and
2. Analysis of collected logs and co-relation.
3. Report generation for the activities for starndards like ISO 270001
4. Email/SMS alerts.
Thanks in advance.
April 27th, 2007 12:45 PM
We've been using Cisco MARS for a little over a year now.
It's great compared to what we were using before... We were just using homebrew scripts to go out and look for certain events and to dump those in a report. Obviously, the firewalls and IDS and other network devices all had other logs... but it was not all in one place. We were using a whole mix and it was a real pain to figure out exactly what was going on. We don't have dedicated people to sit around and just watch logs... We'd be lucky if we could find 1-2 hours in the week to pour through logs. I was using Bindview and having it go out to all the servers and report on important security events and then mail it to me.
The MARs took care of a lot of this for us. Once it's installed and fine tuned... it's great. There were a lot of false positives out of the box... but what system doesn't?
We choose Cisco, in part, because we were moving towards a full cisco network.
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