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Event Log Monitoring

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Key features

Auto discovery and collection of Windows event logs

Identify all Widows log sources in your domain and start collecting Windows event logs easily with EventLog Analyzer's autodiscover option. The feature detects Windows workstations, firewalls, IIS servers, and SQL servers automatically. Simply select the critical sources and automate log file management to fortify your network.

In-depth log analysis with a powerful correlation engine

Utilize the powerful correlation engine to gain comprehensive insights by making sense of log data from all the log sources present in the network. The Windows log monitoring tool contains over 40 pre-built correlation rules to detect the most common cyberattacks like SQL injection, DoS, and brute-force. You also have the option to build custom rules to detect more complex patterns.

Threat detection through log forensics

Conduct root cause analysis for any security event in your network in minutes. EventLog Analyzer monitors Windows activity in real-time, allowing you to search through raw event logs and pinpoint the exact log entry that caused a security incident. The solution makes it easy for you to find mission-critical information about the detected incident, including severity level, time, location, and the user who initiated the event. This helps you take the required countermeasures within a short timeframe to speed up incident resolution.

Reporting from Windows servers and workstations

Generate detailed reports based on event logs from Windows servers and workstations. EventLog Analyzer contains numerous Windows-specific report templates for security events like failed logons, account lockouts, and security log tampering. The solution also contains compliance-ready report templates for regulatory mandates like PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, the GDPR, and FISMA. You can also build custom reports to meet internal audit policies.

Instant alerting for Windows events

Detect security events happening in your network instantly and expedite the troubleshooting process. You can configure EventLog Analyzer to send real-time alerts to manage incidents based on logs generated with a specific log type, event ID, log message, or severity. It also supports integration with help desk software, so tickets can be raised automatically in your help desk software.

Frequently asked questions

What are Windows event logs?

Windows event logs are files that record all the activities taking place on a Microsoft system. In a Windows environment, events are logged for systems, security, and the applications hosted on the system. Event logs provide context with detailed information on the events, including the date, time, event IDs, source, event type, and the user who initiated it.

How does monitoring security logs help in mitigating cyberattacks?

Security event logs contain records of all the security-related events specified by the system's audit policy. This may include login and logoff attempts, modification of privileged information, and more. Windows uses event IDs to define the type of event. You should monitor the following event IDs for security-related incidents:
  • 4740: Locked user account
  • 4625: Failed account logons
  • 4719: Changed system audit policy
  • 1102: Cleared audit logs
  • 4728, 4732, 4756: Added member to security global, local, and universal group
  • 4777: Failed validation of account credentials by domain controller
  • 4663: Attempt to access object

By monitoring Windows security logs at a granular level, you can spot anomalies, suspicious activities, and data breaches at the earliest stages to avoid full-blown cyberattacks.

How does EventLog Analyzer monitor Windows events?

EventLog Analyzer is a comprehensive log management tool that supports Windows event logs along with other log sources on a single console. The solution automates log collection through agent-based and agentless methods. Once the log is collected on a central server; it parses, analyzes, correlates, and archives the log data to complete the process. The insights drawn from the logs are presented in the form of intuitive dashboards and exhaustive reports.

EventLog Analyzer's wide range of features make it easy for network administrators to detect cyberattacks well in advance and play a vital role in keeping the network safe and sound.

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Other features

SIEM

EventLog Analyzer offers log management, file integrity monitoring, and real-time event correlation capabilities in a single console that help meeting SIEM needs, combat security attacks, and prevent data breaches.

Windows event log monitoring

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.

Application log analysis

Analyze application log from IIS and Apache web servers, Oracle & MS SQL databases, DHCP Windows and Linux applications and more. Mitigate application security attacks with reports & real-time alerts.

Active Directory log monitoring

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.

Privileged user monitoring

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.

Log forensic analysis

Perform in-depth forensic analysis to backtrack attacks and identify the root cause of incidents. Save search queries as alert profile to mitigate future threats.

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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
    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
  • 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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