Security & Auditing

Security Monitoring: 10 things you need to check right now

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One of the most crucial aspects of network monitoring is security monitoring. Security breaches are more common now than ever before. The whole integrity of your network is at stake if even one node gets attacked. 

This is why it’s vital that businesses rely on a central network security software that continuously monitors the effectiveness of the security measures in place.

Having network security tools is just a small part of the bigger picture. You should look out for the following 10 things to ensure that the solution you have can protect you from cyber-attacks from all fronts. 

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Top 10 Log Monitoring Reports You Must Have

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Log monitoring can be a tedious process. When you have logs, you generate numerous log files in the log database that you need to track. Though a log file parser can help you search through multiple or large logs easily, it’s typically one of those processes which we only look at once it stops working. 

The windows system logs contain operating system logs as well as logs from applications such as Internet Information Services (IIS) and SQL server. These windows system event logs use structured format, which makes them easy for search from their event log location and faster to analyze. Let’s look at some important aspects of log monitoring.

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Network Security Monitoring: Essential Guide

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The conventional monitoring solution focussed primarily on analyzing the performance of the network. Gradually, the scope of such tools increased and they are now packed with a host of security features. Focus is now more towards Forensic analysis, security threats analyzer, TCP analyzer, Firewall monitoring, Auditing and Compliances

So, how do you know which network security monitoring tool is essential for you? Which technique will provide the best ROI for your business? Here we have listed out some of the best tools available to ensure that your system network is secured from all ends.

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Real-time Log Tracking and Analysis for Easy Data Correlation

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When you are managing a large infrastructure, spread across several data centers, and with a team of multiple people, you need to track and keep a record for every event on it. Log tracking is an important action for keeping compliance and a high level of security.

System engineers and managers need to have a track for every event on their infrastructure. Businesses need to keep a record and collect the events on their physical infrastructure, virtualized environment, VDI infrastructure, databases, network devices, security devices, and applications. The final result of logging all these events is an enormous amount of data. And this data is collected with one main purpose – to be analyzed.

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New Tool – VirtualMetric Log Analyzer

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VirtualMetric is happy to announce the latest feature we added to our real-time infrastructure monitoring suite – Log Analyser – Log Analysis and Log Monitoring tool. Nowadays, every event inside your infrastructure must be logged – either due to the requirements of your own business or due to security and compliance requirements. System engineers want to know everything happening within their servers, virtual machines, virtualization, and applications, but this result in having tons of data to analyze. Managing and understanding the logs manually if you are a small organization can be acceptable. But for enterprises, banks, financial organizations, SaaS providers, governments or global corporations, a log analysis and log monitoring tool is the key for fast troubleshooting and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) compliance.

More and more enterprises are facing outages and bunch of security threats. In the world of virtualization and cloud, having a monitoring solution is essential to keep your environment healthy. In case of attack, outage, low performance or infrastructure issues, analyzing the logs is the first step to understand the source of the problem, verify events and find the reason for the unusual system behavior. VirtualMetric Log Analyzer is one of the must-have features for the advanced monitoring of your environment. The reason for this is that thanks to the Log Analyzer, you can make data and event correlation at that point in time, in which the problem occurred.  Monitoring the logs and logs analysis is the key for any IT team to identify misconfigurations, unwanted changes, intrusion attempts or low system performance. By the use of the log analyzer, you ensure the smooth work of your infrastructure and application and improve the customers’ satisfaction, increase the revenue, strengthen the security against attack.

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