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Analyzing WatchGuard logs

Network security devices play a crucial role when it comes to protecting your organization's network from external cyberthreats. By auditing the log data generated by these network devices, you can gain valuable information regarding various security events taking place in your network. However, the volume of log data generated by these network devices is incredibly high, making it difficult to monitor and analyze in real time. The good news is that EventLog Analyzer can simplify the entire process for you.

Monitoring and analyzing WatchGuard traffic using EventLog Analyzer

EventLog Analyzer is a centralized, web-based tool that provides IT compliance and log management for all WatchGuard security devices and virtual private networks (VPNs). The intuitive, easy-to-use interface offers administrators end-to-end log monitoring and management, agent-based and agentless log collection methods, custom log parsing, complete log analysis with reports and alerts, a powerful log search engine, and flexible log archiving options.

EventLog Analyzer monitors and stores every new log, along with its timestamp, size, and WatchGuard device information. This makes it easy to load, analyze, and generate reports from archived logs.

Analyzing WatchGuard logs

Since EventLog analyzer is capable of handling heterogeneous logs, it is possible to standardize WatchGuard logs along with other network device logs so they share a common format. This makes it easier to monitor and correlate logs from different devices to get a better understanding of the overall data flow through the network. All logs collected by WatchGuard devices, such as WatchGuard Firebox, can be archived regardless of their predefined interval. This way, you can create and load archived files into your database at any time.

Analyzing network threats using WatchGuard network log monitoring reports

EventLog Analyzer has an extensive set of out-of-the-box reports exclusively for WatchGuard networks that are broadly classified into 12 categories:

Firewall allowed traffic reports

Firewall allowed traffic reports:

View information regarding traffic that has been allowed entry into the network. The traffic is categorized on the basis of source, destination, protocol, and port. You can also monitor traffic patterns and trends using this report.

Available Reports

Firewall denied traffic reports:

View all the connections that have been denied access to your network, and monitor traffic patterns and trends as well.

Available Reports

Firewall website traffic reports:

Firewall website traffic reports

Track allowed traffic as well as traffic trends, and monitor website traffic based on source, destination, protocol, and port.

Available Reports

Logon reports:

Monitor logon trends, all successful logons to your firewall, and the hosts and users with the most logons.

Available Reports

Failed logon reports:

Track failed logon trends, all unsuccessful logons to your firewall, and the hosts and users with the most failed logons.

Available Reports

Firewall account management reports:

Manage and monitor your firewall accounts by tracking account change information and identifying all new or deleted administrators.

Available Reports

Firewall policy management reports:

Analyze changes made to firewall rules and network monitoring policies to get a head start on periodically cleaning up your firewall policies.

Available Reports

Firewall IDS/IPS reports:

Monitor vulnerabilities and identify the source or destination devices most frequently involved in attack attempts. View an attack trend report as well.

Available Reports

System event reports:

Monitor system events such as WatchGuard firewall configuration changes, clock updates, system status changes, and services that failed to start.

System event reports

Available Reports

Device severity reports:

Analyze WatchGuard device logs to get a clear picture of the events happening in your network based on their severity. Monitor all access points, security events based on severity (such as emergency, alert, or error), and warning events.

Available Reports

VPN logon reports:

Keep track of all successful VPN logons, logouts, and logon trends.

Available Reports

Failed VPN logon reports:

Track unsuccessful VPN logons and failed logon trends.

Available Reports

You can add your own customizable reports in addition to the existing set of exhaustive reports. Schedule both existing reports and user-created reports to export them to PDF or CSV and automatically email them to stakeholders.

Benefits of monitoring WatchGuard devices and VPNs using EventLog Analyzer:

  • Secure, tamper-free log archiving
  • Intuitive interface
  • Powerful log forensics that enable robust searches
  • Custom compliance reports to fulfill compliance standards
  • Easily customizable report templates to meet internal policy needs
  • Real-time email and SMS alerts on configuration changes and events of interest

Get instant notifications when suspicious events occur with real-time alerts

Real-time alerting feature

Minimize the mean time to detect and respond to any attack with the help of EventLog Analyzer's real-time alerting feature. Whenever there is any sign of a threat, alerts will be triggered, and EventLog Analyzer will notify you immediately via email or SMS.

The alerts have three severity levels: Attention, Trouble, and Critical. You can prioritize the alerts based on their severity level and focus on remediating the most critical ones first.

Add alert profile

Using EventLog Analyzer, you can set up alerts to monitor specific events on WatchGuard security devices, such as configuration changes, warning events, failed logons, critical events, and policy modifications.

Network device monitoring with EventLog Analyzer

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Customer Speaks

  • Credit Union of Denver has been using EventLog Analyzer for more than four years for our internal user activity monitoring. EventLog Analyzer provides great value as a network forensic tool and for regulatory due diligence. This product can rapidly be scaled to meet our dynamic business needs.
    Benjamin Shumaker
    Vice President of IT / ISO
    Credit Union of Denver
  • The best thing, I like about the application, is the well structured GUI and the automated reports. This is a great help for network engineers to monitor all the devices in a single dashboard. The canned reports are a clever piece of work.
    Joseph Graziano, MCSE CCA VCP
    Senior Network Engineer
  • EventLog Analyzer has been a good event log reporting and alerting solution for our information technology needs. It minimizes the amount of time we spent on filtering through event logs and provides almost near real-time notification of administratively defined alerts.
    Joseph E. Veretto
    Operations Review Specialist
    Office of Information System
    Florida Department of Transportation
  • Windows Event logs and device Syslogs are a real time synopsis of what is happening on a computer or network. EventLog Analyzer is an economical, functional and easy-to-utilize tool that allows me to know what is going on in the network by pushing alerts and reports, both in real time and scheduled. It is a premium software Intrusion Detection System application.
    Jim Lloyd
    Information Systems Manager
    First Mountain Bank

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