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Log & Event Management on the IBM® i: Solarwinds® Log & Event Manager™and Townsend® Security Alliance Log Agent™


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Successful log & event data analysis and correlation is predicated on the ability to collect data from all your network devices, systems and applications and the IBM i is no exception. Unfortunately, the IBM i does not log information like other systems making it that much more difficult to analyze valuable log data and reduce the risk of a security breach.

Join SolarWinds and Townsend Security and learn how the combination of SolarWinds Log & Event Manager and Townsend's Alliance LogAgent provide complete log and event monitoring and management for the IBM i.

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  • 1. Log Management on the IBMiSeries® with SolarWinds® Log &Event Manager™ and Townsend Security Alliance LogAgent™ March 21, 2012
  • 2. Logging Is Now EssentialPCI Section 10 Requires Logging» Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder dataGLBA/FFIEC Data Security» Log Transmission, Normalization, Storage, and ProtectionHIPAA/HITECH Act» Log-In Monitoring & Access Controls
  • 3. Broad Leading IBM Participating experience in iSeries Log Organization data security Collection PCI Security and data Solution Standards Councilcommunication Over 2000 NIST Certified AES Leadership customers Encryptionaverages over worldwide 30 years IT FIPS 140-2 Certified experience Strong Key Management presence in the Fortune 500
  • 4. The State of Logging on the IBM iSeries  The state of logging on most IBM iSeries is not good » There is a ton(!) of valuable information stored on your IBM iSeries » The IBM iSeries doesn‘t log information like other systems » IBM iSeries security logs are often an enclave inside the IT organization  The essence of good reporting is externalizing the logs  There is a requirement to remove the risk of tampering  Compliance regulations recognize the need to watch all users – including the most powerful usersIBM iSeries image courtesy of International Business Machines Corporation. - Slide 4 -Unauthorized use not permitted.
  • 5. The State of Logging on the IBM iSeries (continued) End result? Only the IBM iSeries admins know what is happening » All that valuable logging information is sequestered on the IBM iSeries » Network originated threats to the IBM iSeries are often not noticed or responded to by security professionals » Other IT professionals (especially the security team) remain unaware about the strengths and weaknesses of this machine » What they don’t know can scare them
  • 6. Logging on the IBM iSeries Today Not monitoring your IBM iSeries is a big problem » It can lead to a finding of non-compliance » It can leave a breach undetected A large national retailer lost over 45 million credit card numbers over a three-year period through poor security and inattention » Proper logging and review could have caught this - Slide 6 -
  • 7. Townsend Security & Logging on the IBM iSeries  Alliance LogAgent™ from Townsend Security » Creates logs that SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) can read » Forwards important information to LEM » Uses SSL/TLS encryption to secure delivery SolarWinds Log QSYSOPR & Event Manager Encrypted QAUDJRN QHSTIBM iSeries Image courtesy of International Business Machines Corporation.Unauthorized use not permitted. - Slide 7 -
  • 8. Townsend Security & Logging on the IBM iSeries
  • 9. Townsend Security & Logging on the IBM iSeries
  • 10. Townsend Security & Logging on the IBM iSeries
  • 11. Data Collection With SolarWinds Log & EventManager Industry leading log and event management technology Real-time, in memory analytics utilizing intelligent correlation. Active Responses for immediate remediation High speed, high compression database for long term retention. Point, Click and Search historical analytics Turn Key, Virtual Appliance
  • 12. LEM & Compliance More than 300 "audit-proven " compliance reports Comply with PCI DSS, GLBA, SOX, NERC CIP, HIPAA, and more Use the built-in compliance reporting console to easily create reports for internal requirements Easily store the massive amounts of data required for compliance Prevent policy violations and enforce critical compliance requirements in real-time - Slide 12 -
  • 13. SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Demo- Slide 13 -
  • 14. Why LEM Ease of deployment » Virtual appliance, simplicity of deployment, ease of use Pricing » Generally less expensive than competition, and more fully featured » Simplicity of node pricing (vs. size, events) Correlation AND Search » Most products have a disproportionate focus in one or the other » Real-time correlation and monitoring PLUS IT search capabilities Built from the ground up for midmarket IT » Most products are enterprise focused » This is not Log & Event Manager Lite - Slide 14 -
  • 15. Summary Logging is a now compliance mandate Externalizing logs from the IBM iSeries can be difficult SolarWinds LEM » Award winning log & event management solution » Live by lunch, easy-to-use Alliance LogAgent easily captures and forwards logs to LEM You can download Alliance LogAgent now and have it running in 30 minutes - Slide 15 -
  • 16. Take Action Today Download SolarWinds Log & Event Manager » Download Alliance LogAgent » SolarWinds Contact: » Townsend Security Contact: » info@townsendsecurity.comModify This Footer: View -> Header & Footer - Slide 16 -