Log Management – Lifeblood of Information Security
by Colm Murphy - Technical Director of Espion - Monday, 29 January 2007.
A solution that automatically mines and manages that data can provide immediate insight into network activity, helping IT departments respond rapidly to security events and other network availability problems. Additionally, with stricter requirements imposed by best practices frameworks and regulatory legislation, companies must find more reliable ways of managing and securely archiving complete log data for compliance purposes and legal protection. Reporting requirements for security information are going to increase. Regulations are sure to call for log data from additional sources. Plan now for performance to handle streams of security information without impacting application performance and storage capacity that offers efficient growth paths as the enterprise storage requirements grow.

Log files may not be pretty, but they make fantastic partners, working tirelessly in the background, never complaining, always on top! Sometimes, they can be difficult to make sense of. A centralised log management system will undoubtedly help.

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