Whitepaper: SANS analyst review - log management

Sunday, 10 May 2009, 5:58 PM EST

This white paper provides a requirements checklist for those considering options and features for their log management systems.

Over the past four years, the SANS Annual Log Management Survey has shown increased interest in log management as organizations begin to realize the value that their logs can provide to auditors, security teams, network administrators, and even operational business units. Compliance with PCI, SOX, HIPAA, and other regulations is the primary driver for collecting logs, according to 78 percent of respondents in one part of the survey. But another question showed that logs are also being viewed as a means to increase visibility into networks, improve overall security effectiveness, and minimize downtime.

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