In the previous post, we discussed the various environments that Log360 helps you audit and secure. Having established the ease of Log360’s use and the breadth of its auditing scope, now we’ll examine some of the critical areas it can help you monitor. With over 1,000 predefined reports and alerts for several crucial types of network activity, Log360 provides comprehensive network auditing.

Privileged user activity: Track all administrator activities, such as logons and changes made to critical network servers and environments. Monitor all changes to administrator accounts and permissions, and detect suspicious activity or anomalies; this helps with preventing privilege abuse and discovering accounts that have been compromised.

Critical Active Directory changes: Monitor changes made to all AD objects, such as user accounts, computers, and OUs, along with GPO changes, and more.

Activity in cloud environments: Track S3 bucket activities and unauthorized IAM user activities in AWS environments, permission changes, DNZ zone configuration changes in Azure environments, and more. You can also monitor activity in cloud applications like Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and more.

Session activity: View the list of all live and closed sessions in your network. Get details on start and end times, session durations, and all activities carried out during each session.

Network device configuration changes: Keep a close eye on network device configurations, such as firewall rule changes or router settings, and prevent security loopholes from allowing attackers to find a way into your network.

VPN activity: Monitor remote logons to your network, and protect yourself from external hackers by identifying suspicious logon activity.

Network traffic patterns: Identify trends in network traffic, such as frequently denied connections.

Removable device and print servers: Prevent insider threats and monitor all points where data can be physically extracted from your network.

Database activity: Track DDL and DML changes, database server logons, account changes, and changes made at the server level. This can help prevent unauthorized changes to data and ensure your data stays secure.

Web server activity: Protect web applications by detecting potential web attacks, web server trends, and frequent errors.

File server activity: Monitor changes to critical files and folders, such as renames, deletions, modifications, and permission changes. Protecting the integrity of critical files containing important network configurations and sensitive data can help prevent disastrous consequences.

Threats, vulnerabilities, and viruses in your network: Gain a central view of all the vulnerabilities, threats, and viruses in your network that are aggregated from vulnerability scanners and threat management solutions. Understand the security posture of your network, so you can take corrective action if needed.

Network auditing with Log360
The list above barely scratches the surface of all the events Log360 helps you keep track of. Apart from the number of predefined reports and alerts available, Log360 arms you with the following features:

  • Schedule and export reports: Create schedules to generate reports automatically, and get them delivered to your inbox at periodic intervals. Export the reports in various file formats, such as PDF, XLS, HTML, and CSV.
  • Filter and drill down reports: Filter reports to include information for the desired time range, users, or devices. Drill down as needed to view detailed raw log information.
  • Perform detailed searches and investigations: Using the powerful Elasticsearch engine, you can find the logs you need through multiple search options like click-based search filtering, wild card searches, and more.
  • Receive email and SMS alerts: Set up instant email and SMS notifications for the events you want to track closely.

The depth of Log360’s auditing capabilities certainly rivals that of other SIEM solutions. Whether you wish to know about user activity, changes made to critical data, or any other area of network activity, Log360 has you covered.

Stay tuned for the next blog post, wherein we’ll look at some of Log360’s advanced security features. Until then, you could always try Log360 for yourself with a free, full-functional 30-day trial.

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