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Event log consolidation for perfect event management

Event log consolidation is the term used for collecting event log files generated from multiple systems configured to a network in a centralized location for analysis. Event log analyzer systems are developed to carry such tasks so as to improve network management.

Author: johnlevon
Date: Dec 2, 2011 - 5:53:27 AM

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In a large network, there are several devices configured which give out considerable amount of output at a single point of time. To have them all in one place after separating them from the normal network traffic is a big challenge for network administrators.

This becomes especially difficult for the network end-point devices such as the routers, firewalls, IDS, IPS, PDS, BDS and even Active Directory controllers. However, like general application, security and OS event logs, events generated from these devices are equally crucial for network administration. So in order to gather data from every part of the network, what is required is event log consolidation and correlation.

With thousands of third party applications, custom applications and scripts running on a network, it becomes essential to keep a record of application specific logs. The log entries written to Windows Event Log do not fetch critical or sufficient information that in turn impacts security operations.

Monitoring all types of log files and consolidating the data gathered from there is thus important to detect glitches in network security. By deploying better event log analyzer systems rather than relying on Windows event log solves this problem. Event log consolidation through proper tools like Lepide Event Log Manager helps in monitoring the network behavior in a better way.

Event Log Consolidation becomes all the more important because of the unprecedented levels of network visibility, which is misused by hackers. To top it the amount of software and digital assets organizations own are always at a risk of getting tampered with.

For the overall network security, it is important to track down the output generated from each and every device and application present on the network. Therefore, tools are needed which will be able to gather real time outputs from all the devices including the cryptic output generated by certain devices and consolidate them to simplify the process of network administration.

To protect your network from phenomenon like “low and slow” scans and smart hacking, the best way is to adopt systems which are capable of constantly monitoring the event logs generated from various network devices and filter consolidate, correlate and save them in one database where they can be retained for a longer duration.

Lepide Event Log Manager is one such tool developed to monitor real time event logs of different types collected from network-wide devices and collect them in a centralized database.

Centralized event management with the help of event tracking tools incorporated with separate consolidation and correlation console solves the purpose. A proper architecture must be set up where every device or application, say Agentless Windows system, Windows system with agent, SNMP devices, UNIX systems, Windows systems outside the domain and even mobile devices like laptops or USB data cards, will pass on its events to the centralized event logging system.

Lepide Event Log Manager is one such ideal event management tool that can collect and consolidate data from event logs of all network devices and aid in log analysis and network audits.

The author of this article is a network manager with more than a decade of experience in handling network generated event log files. This article escalates the importance of Event Log Consolidation from all the devices in one place for ease in log analysis.


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