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What is cloud monitoring and why is it important?

Cloud monitoring, essential for maintaining performance, availability, and security of cloud-based resources and applications, involves tracking metrics like resource utilization, network traffic, and security events. This practice enables proactive issue identification and resolution, safeguarding data, optimizing costs, and ensuring uninterrupted operations, thus maximizing cloud computing benefits.

Types of cloud monitoring

Cloud monitoring services offer a range of capabilities to ensure smooth operation of your cloud-based infrastructure. By leveraging diverse cloud monitoring techniques, organizations can delve into their cloud environments and promptly address security issues. Let's explore some essential types of cloud monitoring.

Infrastructure monitoring: Cloud monitoring entails the continuous surveillance of cloud infrastructure elements, including virtual machines, storage, databases, and networks. Such vigilant oversight guarantees tight security across the network.

Application performance monitoring (APM): APM tools monitor various metrics like response time, throughput, error rates, and resource utilization to identify performance bottlenecks and optimize application performance in the cloud.

Compliance monitoring: Organizations operating in regulated industries need to ensure compliance with industry-specific regulations and standards. Cloud monitoring services offer compliance monitoring capabilities to help organizations track adherence to regulatory requirements, audit trails, and security policies in their cloud environments.

Security monitoring: Cloud monitoring services include features like intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, and log analysis to identify and mitigate security threats such as unauthorized access, data breaches, malware attacks, etc.

Log monitoring: Cloud log monitoring involves analyzing logs generated by cloud services, applications, and infrastructure components to gain insights into system behavior and detect anomalies. It helps in identifying patterns, trends, and errors that could impact security.

Cloud monitoring best practices and how Log360 Cloud can help you implement them

Continuous monitoring: Log360 Cloud offers continuous, real-time monitoring of your cloud and on-premises environment. By monitoring these logs in real time, Log360 Cloud enables you to detect security issues and anomalies as soon as they occur. This proactive approach to monitoring the cloud allows you to identify and resolve security issues before they escalate, minimizing their impact.

Comprehensive visibility: Log360 Cloud provides comprehensive visibility into your cloud and on-premises environment through customizable dashboards and reports. These dashboards and reports offer insights into various aspects of your cloud infrastructure, including network traffic patterns, security anomalies, incidents, etc.

Scalability: Log360 Cloud is designed to scale alongside your cloud environment, providing flexibility to adapt to changing business requirements and infrastructure demands. Whether you are scaling up to accommodate increased workload demands or scaling down to optimize costs, Log360 Cloud can seamlessly adjust to meet your needs.

Compliance adherence: Log360 Cloud offers compliance management features that help you ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and industry standards. With built-in compliance reports and audit trails, you can demonstrate compliance with ease and maintain a secure and compliant cloud environment.

Why choose Log360 Cloud for cloud monitoring?

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Hybrid environment support: Log360 Cloud collects logs from both on-premises and cloud (AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.) environments, providing comprehensive visibility across your hybrid IT infrastructure.

Rule-based threat detection: Leverage Log360 Cloud's powerful correlation engine for rule-based threat detection. Identify known threats and indicators of compromise, such as brute-force attacks and ransomware, with customizable rule-based alerts and real-time notifications.

Integrated threat intelligence: Stay ahead of emerging threats with Log360 Cloud's integrated threat intelligence module, accessing up-to-date information on malicious URLs and IPs with reputation scores for prioritization.

Real-time AD auditing: Monitor Active Directory changes in real time with Log360 Cloud's auditing capabilities, receiving instant alerts on suspicious activities.

Shadow IT management: Take control of shadow IT by tracking unsanctioned app usage with Log360 Cloud. Identify and address unauthorized applications within your network, reducing security risks and ensuring compliance with organizational policies.

Incident workbench: This feature offers a centralized investigation console that integrates analytics for key entities such as users, processes, and various threat sources including domains, IPs, and URLs. With its intuitive interface and advanced process hunting capabilities, this feature enables the swift identification and mitigation of security threats.

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