Posts tagged Log Management

5 min Log Management

Log Search Simplified

Hi, I'm Laura, UX Designer at Logentries and today I'm going to discuss how just about anyone can use Logentries to search and analyze their log data no matter what their job title or technical skill level. What is Logentries? At Logentries, the team works tirelessly to provide an easy to use log management service [] that allows users to stream their logs from just about anything. Logentries can accept data from almost any device that generates log data, inclu

3 min Log Management

Using Log Data as Forensic Evidence

This is a guest post by Ed Tittel. Ed, a regular contributor to [], has been writing about information security topics since the mid-1990s. He contributed to the first five editions of the CISSP Study Guide (Sybex, 6e, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-119-31427-3) and to two editions of Computer Forensics JumpStart (Sybex, 2e, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-93166-0), and still writes and blogs regularly on security topics for websites including Tom's IT Pro,

3 min Metasploit

Securing Your Metasploit Logs

Metasploit, backed by a community of 200,000 users and contributors is the most impactful penetration testing solution on the planet. With it, uncover weaknesses in your defenses, focus on the highest risks, and improve your security outcomes. Your Metasploit Pro console produces a lot of important logs. It is essential to be able to review these logs, alert on them, and keep them secure. Why should I monitor these logs? The logs produced by your Metasploit Pro console are helpful when troubl

6 min Log Management

10 Best Practices for Log Management and Analytics

Introduction Today’s Log Management and Analytics Challenges Within the last decade, the advancement of distributed systems has introduced new complexities in managing log data. Today’s systems can include thousands of server instances or micro- service containers, each generating its own log data. With the rapid emergence and dominance of cloud-based systems, we have witnessed explosive growth in machine-generated log data. As a result, log management [

1 min Logentries

Logentries Joins the Rapid7 Family

I'm very excited today to join the Rapid7 family. The acquisition is good news for Logentries customers, Rapid7 customers and all of our employees.  It means that great minds and innovative technology have come together to solve some of our thorniest IT and security challenges. The Logentries team has been on a mission over the last few years -- Revealing the Power of Log Data to the World. While pursuing our mission, I am often asked why log data has become so valuable. The answer is simple: l

7 min IT Ops

Log Analysis for Containers

Introduction The IT and DevOps world has come a long way with infrastructure. Virtualization revolutionized our ability to quickly deploy an application and scale up services when needed, paying only for the computing power used. Over the last few years, agile methodologies and continuous delivery have pushed VMs to their limits. Many teams still repeatedly use a single VM for releases and testing. Production VMs rarely change unless something goes seriously wrong. At the pace software develop

5 min IT Ops

In the Log Management World: Are you a Fox or Hedgehog?

I’ve recently been reading Nate Silver’s book, “The Signal and the Noise.” In the book, Silver looks at a number of areas where predictions have been made and considers how successful they have been, as well as the reasons why they have been accurate (or not). I couldn’t help but draw the similarities how most companies use log management [] tools today. Silver’s particular interests are political forecasting (see www.fivethirtyeight

4 min IT Ops

JSON logging in Apache and Nginx with Logentries

I’m often asked on calls with our customers what is the preferred format for log data being sent to Logentries [] . While we pride ourselves on being the Log Management [] tool that is easiest to setup a

2 min IT Ops

4 Ways to Use Centralized Log Management for Improved Production Monitoring

Is your team focused on preventing outages and minimizing downtime in production? Time to resolution is one of the most important operational KPIs for Ops teams, becauseany time that your application is down, is too long for your users. Whether it’s minutes, hours, or (in a worst case-scenario) days, any time that your systems are down, your business is losing money; and more importantly, customer trust and satisfaction. This creates additional pressure on your team and hurts employee morale. By

2 min IT Ops

Revisiting the Past with Logentries and Syslog

When I was younger I was always amazed by my grandfather. He would revel me in stories about how, when growing up, not only did he not have a car or television, but he had to walk up hill “both ways” to get to school – without shoes! And here I am today more or less saying the same thing about the late 70’s and early 80’s when client-server changeover that occurred during that time and we all had servers sitting in our closets. Setting up syslog [] back in

2 min IT Ops

AWS CloudWatch Logs - Making Innovation Easier and Cheaper

Last week AWS made an exciting announcement at their NYC Summit, which I believe is a big step in helping to reduce the cost of log management in the cloud [] for end users and vendors alike – good news all around! What was announced? Amazon announced ‘CloudWatch Logs’ which essentially allows you to send log data from your EC2 instances into CloudWatch for storage and some rudimentary analysis. How does it work? CloudWatch logs works by collecting y

5 min IT Ops

Log Management 101 - Where Do Logs Come From?

We’ve had a lot of people asking for the Log Management [] Primer for a while now. And, surprisingly, many of these folks have a strong technical background, including developers. Some want it for themselves, and some want it to pass on to a colleague, manager, etc. I’m going to explain what logs are, where they come from and how you can get your logs. If you’re a developer, this post probably isn’t for you as we don’t dig into the code

4 min Log Management

Nexpose log files - What's changed in v5.2

Introduction Nexpose logs messages for tasks that the system has performed as well as events that occurred as a result of those tasks. The messages vary with respect to the features in the product such as users logging into Nexpose successfully, launching a scan for a site, or generating a report. The log files are helpful in understanding what Nexpose has already done. In the latest release, Nexpose 5.2, we have introduced a number of enhancements to the log files such as reducing disk usage an