The importance of application log management
Applications are responsible for the bulk of end-user activity in an organization, ranging from simple day-to-day tasks to complex business operations. In short, applications run businesses, and critical business applications, such as file servers, database servers, and mail servers, require constant monitoring to ensure a timely response to threats. For instance, web server logs can provide valuable insights on the web traffic of the network. A sudden flurry of SYN requests from few IP addresses might indicate a denial-of-service attack being executed against the organization.
Application logs record all related activities to give you critical insights on what is going on in your organization.
Application log analytics
Application log analytics refers to the process of searching, analyzing, and interpreting the log data collected from different applications. This process helps to monitor the application's functionality and troubleshoot errors. Apart from operational assistance, application log analysis also helps ensure overall network security by detecting suspicious activities in the application platform, spotting security threats, and mitigating attacks in their early stage.
EventLog Analyzer: A centralized application log management tool
ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer delivers the ability to collect and parse information from multiple application logging systems in near real time. Some of the supported application log types are:
- Apache access logs
- DHCP Linux logs
- DHCP Windows logs
- IBM Maximo logs
- IIS W3C FTP logs
- IIS W3C Web Server logs
- MSSQL Server logs
- MySQL logs
Automated and centralized log management gives you the power to make sense of millions of standalone application events. EventLog Analyzer is the most comprehensive package for managing your application logs, allowing you to customize, schedule, and distribute reports. It also delivers instant alerts and a powerful log search capability.
Manage database application logs
EventLog Analyzer provides predefined reports and alerts for two of the most widely used database servers, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database.
The solution enables you to:
- Analyze server activity with information on various database objects as well as administrator logons and logoffs.
- Sift through data definition language and data manipulation language transactions to understand usage patterns.
- Identify database attack attempts using security reports so you can take steps to protect your business-critical data.
Audit web server activity
EventLog Analyzer provides predefined reports for Microsoft IIS and Apache web servers.
With EventLog Analyzer you can:
- Analyze web server usage information with reports that identify your top visitors, accessed pages, methods of access, and more.
- Improve server performance with error reports that help you recognize errors occurring in your server.
- Inspect the various attack attempts on your web servers to discover points that are vulnerable to external intruders.
Review DHCP server performance
EventLog Analyzer analyzes the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) application server logs, both Linux and Windows, and generates reports on the various stages of the DHCP process, complete with information on the IP and MAC addresses involved. These reports help you identify any issues or anomalies in the process and maintain the performance of your DHCP servers.
Manage other application server logs
EventLog Analyzer also provides out-of-the-box support for print servers and Microsoft terminal servers. You can audit print server logs to prevent data theft, and keep resource use in check. It also allows you to keep an eye on terminal server logs to monitor remote connections to your network.
Custom application log parser
EventLog Analyzer's powerful custom log parser enables log collection from any source, including your custom in-house applications. You can also:
- Create custom (new) fields or extract fields from raw logs by using the interactive Field Extraction UI.
- Easily define patterns to identify and extract custom fields.
EventLog Analyzer instantly generates a report once you import custom logs.
It supports everything from analysis of historical application log data to instant notifications for new events. With simple and easy-to-interpret reports, EventLog Analyzer enables you to monitor your organization's network and gain insights into all of your applications.
Collect and analyze Syslog data from routers, switches, firewalls, IDS/IPS, Linux/Unix servers, and more. Get in-depth reports for every security event. Receive real-time alerts for anomalies and breaches.
Analyze event log data to detect security events such as file/folder changes, registry changes, and more. Study DDoS, Flood, Syn, and Spoof attacks in detail with predefined reports.
Comply with the stringent requirements of regulatory mandates viz., PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA, and more with predefined reports & alerts. Customize existing reports or build new reports to meet internal security needs.
Monitor all types of log data from Active Directory infrastructure. Track failure incidents in real-time and build custom reports to monitor specific Active Directory events of your interest.
Monitor and track privileged user activities to meet PUMA requirements. Get out-of-the-box reports on critical activities such as logon failures, reason for logon failure, and more.
Monitor and audit print server with detailed reports on documents printed, attempts to print documents without proper permission, failed print jobs and their causes, and more.
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