A SolarWinds®                                                         Geek Speak© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGH...
A Few Notes about Today’s Session   Today’s Session will be an Overview of Log and Event    Management Technologies      ...
Agenda  Introductions & Housekeeping  Why Does Log Management Matter?  Log and Event Management Basics    »   Events an...
Log and Event Management   Why is Log and Event Management Important?      » Security Visibility         • See the detail...
Log and Event Management   Events      » What Triggers an Event?      » How are Events Defined?      » Are there Standard...
Log and Event Management   Normalization      » Fits Event Information into Defined Formats      » Eliminates Unnecessary...
Log and Event Management   Correlation      » Automated – Too Data Intensive for a Manual Process      » Allows an Unders...
Log and Event Management   Data Volume Management     » Logs may send much more Data than you need     » Understand the S...
Log and Event Management   Security      » Unapproved devices         • USB      » Security Events         • Hacking, att...
SolarWinds Log & Event Manager                   - Slide 12 -
Additional Resources  Thwack Forums  http://thwack.solarwinds.com/  Support Site  http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/...
Wrap-Up To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of SolarWinds products visit: www.solarwinds.com Contact informati...
© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Everyone in the IT industry seems to talk about log and event management, but what makes it so important? Is it really something we need to be concerned about? Join SolarWinds Geeks (a.k.a. Sales Engineers) Chris Jeffreys and Rob Johnson, as they discuss the importance of log and event management, why it is so vital, pitfalls we’re likely to encounter and some possible solutions available in SolarWinds Log and Event Manager 5.4. Topics to be covered include:

• What is Log and Event Management?
• Why is it so important?
• What problems does it present?
• How can we make it more manageable?
• LEM 5.4 – How it can help?

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Back to the Basics of Log & Event Management

  1. 1. A SolarWinds® Geek Speak© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  2. 2. Today’s Session Hosts Chris Jeffreys – Sales Engineer Gerry Pond – Education & Certification Specialist Producer – Catherine Jackson ® Are You Certified?
  3. 3. A Few Notes about Today’s Session  Today’s Session will be an Overview of Log and Event Management Technologies » We only have an hour  Ask Questions! » Don’t wait until the end – ask away! © iStock photo
  4. 4. Agenda  Introductions & Housekeeping  Why Does Log Management Matter?  Log and Event Management Basics » Events and Logs » Normalization » Correlation » Data Volume Management » Compliance » Security  Summary and Q&A © iStock photo
  5. 5. Log and Event Management  Why is Log and Event Management Important? » Security Visibility • See the details of events from multiple points » Compliance • Risk mitigation and avoidance » Control • Ability to act on the information © iStock photo
  6. 6. Log and Event Management  Events » What Triggers an Event? » How are Events Defined? » Are there Standards for Events?  Logs » What Entities use Logs and Why? » Are there set Formats and Conventions? » How many Types of Logs are there?
  7. 7. Log and Event Management  Normalization » Fits Event Information into Defined Formats » Eliminates Unnecessary or Duplicated Information » Allows for Comparison of Events from Disparate Sources © iStock photo
  8. 8. Log and Event Management  Correlation » Automated – Too Data Intensive for a Manual Process » Allows an Understanding of Event Scope • How many systems saw the event and where?  Reduces the Event Data » Allows the same event across multiple systems to be seen as one event © iStock photo
  9. 9. Log and Event Management  Data Volume Management » Logs may send much more Data than you need » Understand the System Types and Know which may need Log Tuning • Windows® PC OS for example » Other Technologies for Data Reduction © iStock photo
  10. 10. Log and Event Management  Compliance » Medical, Financial, Government » Again, automation is key! • Comparison between events and requirements • Automate reporting and violation notifications © iStock photo
  11. 11. Log and Event Management  Security » Unapproved devices • USB » Security Events • Hacking, attacks, snooping and spoofing • Provide cope and duration information © iStock photo - Slide 11 -
  12. 12. SolarWinds Log & Event Manager - Slide 12 -
  13. 13. Additional Resources Thwack Forums http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ Support Site http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/ SolarWinds Knowledge Base http://knowledgebase.solarwinds.com/kb/ SolarWinds Log and Event Manager http://www.solarwinds.com/products/log-management/log-management.aspx
  14. 14. Wrap-Up To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of SolarWinds products visit: www.solarwinds.com Contact information Chris.Jeffreys@solarwinds.com Gerry.Pond@solarwinds.com P.S. Remember to renew your maintenance!!!
  15. 15. © 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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