Posts tagged Logentries

5 min IT Ops

TypeScript Language Primer

What is TypeScript? TypeScript is an open source typed superset of JavaScript [https://logentries.com/doc/javascript/] which compiles to plain JavaScript. Many people have considered JavaScript’s loose typing as a problem, but now TypeScript offers a solution to that. Specifically, TypeScript allows you to code with decorators/annotations, classes, interfaces, private properties and typing compliance. We also might say that TypeScript is ES6 with some extra options. What does TypeScript do?

8 min IT Ops

IOT made real - Using TI SensorTag data with Logentries and NodeRed

Learn how to send IoT Data from the TI CC 2650 SensorTag to Logentries (using Node-Red). This is the first of a series of IoT blogs that show you how easy it can be to integrate a range of real sensor devices with Logentries and how to use the data from those devices once it is in Logentries. This follows the earlier blog [/2014/12/end-to-end-iot-monitoring-with-log-data/] showing why a centralised logging service would be useful for IoT developers and users. This series of blogs will show ju

5 min IT Ops

Troubleshooting with Nexpose Logs

Nexpose [http://www.rapid7.com/products/nexpose/index.jsp] is the industry standard in Vulnerability Management, giving you the confidence you need to understand your ever-changing attack surface, focus on what matters, and create better security outcomes. [/2016/02/troubleshooting-with-nexpose-logs/] Table of contents * Where are the Nexpose logs located? * Setting up the Logentries Agent * Analyzing the logs- mem.log * nsc.log * auth.log * Get started -------------------------------

3 min IT Ops

February Webinar Recap: Monitoring Business Critical Events

Our firstFebruary webinar [http://info.logentries.com/monitoring-business-critical-events] was broadcasted & recorded on February 11th 2016, in conjunction with VictorOps [https://victorops.com/blog/logentries-webinar/]. During this broadcast Jason Hand (VictorOps), Matt Kiernan (Logentries), and Justin Buchanan (Logentries) discussed effectively monitoring for business critical events and metrics. Below is a brief summary of some of the critical events reviewed. To watch a recording of the f

3 min IT Ops

Using Logs for Security & Compliance: Part 3

This 3-part series explores the critical role logs play in maintaining regulatory compliances and provides specific examples of known events to look for an how to evaluate different compliance tools. To download the free 24-page white paper, click here [http://info.logentries.com/using-logs-to-address-compliance-standards]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://info.logentries.com/using-logs-to-address-compliance-standards] When it comes to

5 min IT Ops

Considering the Explosive Growth of Log Analytics

You’d have to be living in a cave to not know that the practice of log analytics in corporate IT has grown dramatically in the last 10 years. This explosion in logging activities over the recent years is due to two factors, the maturing of log technology and the expanded application of logging to new information domains such as tracking user behavior, tracking page views, and tracking API interaction, to name a few such activities. As logging technology matures, the price goes down. Getting a

1 min IT Ops

Video: Logs for PCI Compliance

Watch Video [https://www.rapid7.com/resources/using-logs-for-pci-compliance/] PCI DSS provides some specific requirements for how logs should be collected, reviewed and retained to maintain compliance. In Rapid7’s latest “Whiteboard Wednesday” video, I review three areas of PCI requirements for log management, including: * Why logs need to be stored in a secure location * The importance of regular investigation of known events * The necessity of audit trails provided by your log managemen

2 min IT Ops

Using Logs for Security & Compliance: Part 2

This 3-part series explores the critical role logs play in maintaining regulatory compliances and provides specific examples of known events to look for an how to evaluate different compliance tools. To download the free 24-page white paper, click here [http://info.logentries.com/using-logs-to-address-compliance-standards]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://info.logentries.com/using-logs-to-address-compliance-standards] For organization

4 min IT Ops

Combining AngularJS and ReactJS for better applications

If you’re a JavaScript developer, and know a little bit about the current state of JS development, then you’re probably well aware that there seems to be a new JS framework popping up every day. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with so many choices and that can make it difficult to actually choose the right tool for the job. This raises a question though, why do we have to settle on one tool? In recent years there’s been one topic of debate that’s drawn a lot of attention: React vs Angular. Whic

4 min IT Ops

January Webinar Recap: 2016 Best Logging Practices

In our January webinar [http://info.logentries.com/new-logging-practices-for-2016?utm_source=logentries&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=january_webinar] , broadcasted & recorded on January 28th 2016, we shared 5 best practices for log management & analytics in 2016 that were inspired by the most common questions we received in 2015. Below is a brief summary of those 5 best practices (plus one bonus practice). To watch a recording of the full webinar on-demand, click here [http://info.logentries

2 min IT Ops

Using Logs for Security & Compliance: Part 1

This 3-part series explores the critical role logs play in maintaining regulatory compliances and provides specific examples of known events to look for an how to evaluate different compliance tools. To download the free 24-page white paper, click here [http://info.logentries.com/using-logs-to-address-compliance-standards]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For organizations that need to remain compliant with specific regulatory standards, requ

2 min IT Ops

Analyzing ELB Log Data

Thanks to some slick work from our engineering team, we have recently released a lightweight python script that will allow you to pull your Elastic Load Balancer logs from S3 into Logentries. In this implementation, we use AWS Lambda and leverage the S3 trigger, so the script only runs when needed. The full documentation is available here: https://logentries.com/doc/s3-ingestion-with-lambda/ [https://logentries.com/doc/s3-ingestion-with-lambda/?utm_source=134&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=12

1 min IT Ops

Introducing a Buildbot status plugin for pushing status updates to Logentries

Buildbot is a framework for building continuous deployment and integration systems, it is highly flexible and is written in python. It is also a mature system which a number of large projects use e.g. Mozilla, Chromium, Python – see trac.buildbot.net/wiki/SuccessStories [http://trac.buildbot.net/wiki/SuccessStories] To send build status information — specifically Start, Success and Failure states from Buildbot to Logentries — start by generating a log token from Logentries. [https://logentri

2 min IT Ops

How to Log Messages from Slack

We recently added support for unedited HTTP logging in Logentries. This means you can send us log data via HTTPS drain (from heroku), or via any webhook you want. One webhook that we’ve been looking to log for a while is Slack [https://logentries.com/resources/#plug-ins]. People are always chatting away on Slack, and this data might be useful some day. You can send the data into Logentries however you want, and then worry about what to do it when you actually need it! First, you’ll need to

3 min IT Ops

Logentries recognized by Docker as Ecosystem Technology Partner for Logging

Since last year, we’ve anticipated the impact of Docker [/2014/05/musings-on-the-future-of-docker/] and have been building integrations – first as experiments [/2014/03/how-to-run-rsyslog-in-a-docker-container-for-logging/] and later as full-blown solutions [/2015/07/an-all-inclusive-log-monitoring-container-for-docker/]. It’s therefore with great pleasure that we’re announcing our recognition by Docker as an Ecosystem Technology Partner for Logging. Why Monitor Docker Logs? Most teams that