Who Has Time For Log Management?

Most businesses need to retain logs as part of their security program as well as to comply with regulations that require log retention. Compliance mandates such as PCI DSSSOXHIPAA and other state and federal regulatory requirements require organizations to monitor and retain logs.

Whenever a security incident or compliance exception occurs, security teams require forensically sound logs to serve as evidence for investigations. Forensic teams require quick access to comprehensive, accurate and correlated log data and reporting.

Log data is the definitive record of what’s happening in a business or agency and is an underutilized important source of truth for troubleshooting issues and supporting broader business objectives. Application logs and other machine data that’s highly variable, and in some cases unstructured, contains important data that traditional log management solutions don’t support or simply miss.

Getting full log management capability for the entire IT environment can be a real challenge. Ensuring that logs are being stored properly, that coverage is uninterrupted, and that the logs are secure from manipulation by the very staff that has direct access to the systems generating them demands true separation of duties, robust controls and dedicated IT staff. Specialty systems including mid-range, mainframe, and security devices require a combination of catch and pull capabilities with unique interfaces and transport agents.

Centralized, Cloud-based Log Management as a Service

TBG Security stores all our logs in a secure, forensically-sound facility in the cloud, without the need for on-premise storage. By storing logs in the cloud, organizations save on storage costs and have no extra hardware to buy and maintain. Logs from across the entire infrastructure are stored in a single, centralized repository, providing complete visibility and reporting. Logs and reports are accessible via our customized dashboard solutions.

The TBG Security Log Management process includes:

  • Collection – Real-time information on threats in one centralized database
  • Classification – Maximum security value and content extracted from log sources
  • Analyze – Heuristic, statistical, threshold and time-based rules engines
  • Correlation – Source, destination, user, asset and vulnerability interaction correlation
  • Investigation – Incident details in context with processing and analysis trail down to the raw log lines
  • Auditing – Evidence repository, proof-of-compliance, auditable record of response process
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