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Monitoring and reporting IDS/IPS logs

Importance of IDS/IPS monitoring

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are among the most sophisticated network security devices in use today. They inspect network packets and block suspicious ones, as well as alert administrators about attack attempts. These systems' logs contain valuable network threat information about attack types, devices being targeted, and more.

With ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer, you can monitor IDS and IPS logs and extract the information they provide to secure your network further. It makes network device monitoring simple by automatically collecting IDS/IPS logs and storing them in a central location. Predefined reports cover various aspects of your network and help you gain perspective on your network's overall security standing. Instant alerts ensure you're the first to know when something suspicious is detected. For instance, malicious traffic alerts let you know when intruders try to access your network. EventLog Analyzer also allows you to search the collected logs using several powerful search options and securely stores logs for as long as you need them.

Supported IDS/IPS vendors

EventLog Analyzer provides out-of-the-box support for multiple IDS/IPS vendors:

Network security monitoring with EventLog Analyzer's IDS/IPS reports

EventLog Analyzer generates IDS/IPS security reports that provide information on:

  • Attacks occurring on your network, with information on the most frequent attacks and the source of these attacks.
  • The most targeted devices on your network.
  • Attack trends.

These reports help you understand what types of attacks your network is susceptible to, which network devices need to be secured further, how to decide which malicious traffic sources to target, and more.

Attacks classified based on source/destination addresses

Prevent network intrusions by analyzing attacks occurring on your network classified on the basis of source and destination addresses.

Removable disk auditing

Frequently targeted devices on your network

Monitor and protect devices on your network that were targeted by attackers on a regular basis.

Removable disk auditing

Attacks classified on the basis of severity

Analyze attacks in your IDS/IPS devices by categorizing them on the basis of their status: Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Information, or Debug.

Removable disk auditing

Attack trends

The Attacks Trend report gives you a timeline of various attacks that occurred over a given period of time.

Removable disk auditing

More features offered by EventLog Analyzer

Monitoring routers and switches

Monitoring routers and switches - Track and analyze traffic, connection requests, configuration changes, logons, and links states on your routers and switches using pre-defined reports and alerts.

Firewall log analysis

Analyze firewall traffic, security threats, policy changes, logons and more for firewall solutions from top vendors including Cisco, Checkpoint, Fortinet, Watchguard, and Sonicwall.



Cyber forensic analysis - Search through raw and formatted logs with EventLog Analyzer's powerful log search engine, then perform a root cause analysis to identify the cause of a security attack.

IT compliance auditing

Comply with various regulations such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FISMA, PCI DSS, GLBA, and more with pre-defined compliance reports and compliance violation alerts.

Log visualization

Visualize log data collected from multiple sources and gain valuable insights into important network security events using EventLog Analyzer's intuitive dashboards and graphical reports.

5 reasons to choose EventLog Analyzer
for network monitoring

Comprehensive log management

Gain actionable insights into your network activities by collecting, parsing, and analyzing logs from heterogeneous devices in your organization network.

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In-depth auditing and reporting

View important security information obtained from your logs in the form of graphical reports. EventLog Analyzer comes with 1,000+ pre-defined reports that are generated automatically upon log collection.

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A powerful correlation engine

Identify suspicious activity in your organization network by correlating logs from multiple devices. Utilize 30+ pre-defined correlation rules or create rules as per your requirements using EventLog Analyzer's correlation rule builder.

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Automated incident management

Limit the time taken to detect and respond to security incidents with EventLog Analyzer's incident detection and response system. Handle security incidents quickly by automatically assigning tickets to appropriate security administrators.

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Augmented threat intelligence

Integrate with commercial and open source threat feeds to detect malicious sources interacting with your organization network.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IDS/IPS?

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are network components that monitor traffic in your organization network to detect and prevent malicious activities and policy violations.

What is the difference between an IDS and an IPS?

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are considered to be monitoring systems. They are responsible for monitoring and analyzing the network traffic for malicious threats. When any suspicious activity is detected, they trigger an alert to notify the security team so that the threat can be mitigated immediately. Intrusion detection systems can be deployed in two different ways: host-based intrusion detection systems and network-based intrusion detection systems.

Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are proactive in nature and are often referred to as control systems. They monitor network traffic and when any abnormal activity is detected, they alert the security administrators and remediate the threat through automated actions such as blocking that particular malicious source or modifying the firewall to stop similar attacks in the future.

EventLog Analyzer Trusted By

Los Alamos National Bank Michigan State University
Panasonic Comcast
Oklahoma State University IBM
Accenture Bank of America
Ernst Young

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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