Network security management is about more than just your Windows machines. You probably already know that. But did you know that when it comes to combating security breaches, you need to trace network intrusions at the peripheral device level? This includes firewalls, routers, switches, and IDS/IPS—the whole crew.

And when it comes to servers, Linux/Unix servers are being increasingly used with the growth of cloud computing. According to Gartner’s analysis of server operating systems’ market share worldwide, the usage of Windows OS in enterprise environments is declining while Linux is steadily increasing. In fact, the market share of Linux grew by 10.4 percent in 2015.* 

Both peripheral network devices and Linux machines are vital parts of your network and need to be monitored for comprehensive network security. And guess what these devices have in common? Yes, that’s right—they’re all syslog devices.

Syslogs contain vital network activity information, which means you need to be able to manage, analyze, and monitor them to ensure network security. But how do you manage syslogs efficiently when there are so many? The answer is simple: Security information and event management (SIEM).

A SIEM solution makes your life easy.

So you know you need a SIEM solution, but which one? A comprehensive SIEM solution should provide a built-in syslog server to receive and analyze packets in real time. All you need to do is to configure the syslog device to send its log data to the SIEM server.

Rather than painfully going through the massive amounts of the generated log data yourself, the SIEM solution should analyze and extract meaningful information from your log data and present it in the form of intuitive reports and dashboards. On top of that, your SIEM solution should also correlate sequences of events to detect threats ahead of time, helping you combat security attacks.

EventLog Analyzer does it all.

EventLog Analyzer collects and monitors your syslogs in real time for simple management via a user-friendly interface. It extensively analyzes and correlates your logs to highlight security events of interest, and even sends you instant alerts when a network anomaly is detected.

Get instant access to (and schedule) an array of reports, including over 100 Linux reports, for full control of your network.

  • Logon and logoff reports provide detailed information on the users accessing your critical Linux/Unix servers.

  • Firewall denied connections report offers insight on the malicious traffic hitting your network, thereby helping you prevent network intrusions.

  • Router configuration reports help you analyze changes made to your peripheral network, and, if they are unauthorized, quickly revert them back.

And that is really the point: Syslogs contain valuable information about security, troubleshooting, and auditing, and extracting this information is key.

EventLog Analyzer gives you more information than what is included in the reports mentioned above. Check out everything it can do here.

* https://www.gartner.com/doc/3326217/market-share-analysis-server-operating

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