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Windows firewall auditing

Windows Firewall monitoring

Windows Firewall protects your hosts from network attacks, making it an important component of your network security system. Firewalls have the power to grant or deny the flow of traffic, ensuring only trusted parties are accessing your resources. The correct configuration of Windows Firewall settings is of concern for any security administrator, as changes can potentially result in security loopholes, making systems vulnerable to attacks. So, it is important for security administrators to audit their Windows Firewall event log data.

Using a Windows Firewall log analyzer, such as EventLog Analyzer, empowers you to monitor Windows Firewall activity with its comprehensive, predefined graphical reports, as well as analyze this information to gain useful insights. Auditing changes made to firewall configurations allows you to gain full control. Further, the Windows Firewall security alerts help you identify and mitigate attacks. 

Windows Firewall log auditing

Use EventLog Analyzer to conduct Windows Firewall audits. Track changes made to settings and configurations, including configuration resets and group policy changes. Keep an eye on all firewall rule changes, including rules that are added, deleted, or modified. A firewall rule change, be it by mistake or with malicious intent, might grant resource access to someone who isn't supposed to have access, which can put your systems at risk.

Keep track of all these changes with the solution's Windows Firewall log reports to ensure that it is set up properly at all times. 

Identify Windows Firewall attacks

In addition to Windows Firewall reporting, EventLog Analyzer offers predefined threat alerts as well. The solution constantly scans log messages for threats, generating SMS and email alerts as soon as attacks occur. Real-time alerts help you quickly combat flood attacks, spoof attacks, SYN attacks, Ping of Death attacks, and half scan attacks. You can also go one step further and automatically run programs when alerts are triggered to quickly mitigate security threats on your network. EventLog Analyzer's real-time alerts for Windows Firewall help protect your network from attacks.

 
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
    Citadel
  • 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
  • I love the alerts feature of the product. We are able to send immediate alerts based on pretty much anything we can think of. We send alerts when certain accounts login, or when groups are changed, etc. That has been very helpful. Also the automatic archive of the log files has been very helpful and has taken the worry out of keeping old logs. The “Ask Me” function is very nice as well. It is great to have some natural language queries built in where you can just click a button and get an answer.
     
    Jim Earnshaw
    Senior Computer Specialist
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Washington
  • 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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