Log Management: Often Overlooked

Let’s talk about an often overlooked network security topic that’s essential to building a comprehensive and compliant security strategy: Log Management.

Yes, it’s been around for decades and isn’t at the cutting edge of network security technologies. However, it is the essential foundational piece to creating a solid network security solution—mess this up and fancy technology isn’t going to make up for it.

Traditionally, log management has been a tedious, manual process that’s hard to implement and manage. It requires setting up feeds of log data from a variety of sources and is only as good as the data you feed it.

Many companies lack dedicated security specialists and companies who do have a dedicated team don’t have enough time to devote to this rather mundane task. However, log management is a requirement for PCI-DSS compliance and often feeds information to other security products for analysis.

The solution? Outsourcing. Even large Fortune 500 companies outsource their log management to specialists rather than build and maintain their own solution.

Leaving setup and management to the experts will ensure compliance and that the foundation of your security solution is accurate and reporting on the important vulnerabilities you need to be aware of.

For more information on this topic, check out our Log Management Best Practices whitepaper and see how your log management solution stacks up.

 

Blog Contribution By:

Heather Kelley, Product Marketing Manager