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Network Security Groups logs

Network traffic from Azure resources can be filtered in an Azure virtual network using a network security group. A network security group contains security rules that allow or deny network traffic from Azure resources.

Getting Network Security Group Logs:

Get network security group (NSG) location.

  • Login to your Azure portal and search for network security groups.
  • Note down the location of the network security group which will be used.

Enable network watcher in the network security group location.

  • Enter network watcher in the search bar.
  • After opening, click on the regions drop down button.
  • Enable network watcher for the location previously noted.If already enabled, then continue.

Create a storage account in the network storage group location.

  • Enter storage accounts in the search bar.
  • Click on +Add.
  • Select a subscription and select an existing resource group or create a new resource group.
  • Enter a storage name.
  • Select the location previously noted (the rest of the options need not be changed).
  • Click on Review +Create.
  • Click on Create.

Enable flow logs.

  • Search for network watcher in the search bar.
  • Click on NSG Flow Logs under the Logs pane.
  • Select the NSG for which you would like to configure flow logs.
  • Click the On button to enable NSG flow logs.
  • Select any of the NSG log versions (version 2 is recommended) and click on configure a storage account.
  • Select the subscription account and select the storage account which was created in the previous step.
  • Click on OK
  • Keep the number of retention days as 1 or higher.
  • Click on Save. (The rest of the settings in the page need not be changed)

Check the NSG Flow logs:

  • Enter storage accounts in the search bar.
  • Select the storage account to be configured for NSG Flow logs.
  • Click on Blobs under the blob service pane.
  • Check for a container with the name insights-logs-networksecuritygroupflowevent.
  • If it is not found, wait for some time or, click on refresh.

Get storage name and storage key:

  • Navigate to storage accounts from the menu.
  • Click on storage accounts and copy the Storage name (this is required to configure NSG Flow logs in Cloud Security Plus).
  • Click on the storage account and search for access keys under settings.
  • Copy any one of the 2 keys provided. This is the storage key which is required to configure NSG Flow logs in CSP.

Add network security groups to Cloud Security Plus:

  • To add a network security group to Cloud Security Plus, open Cloud Security Plus, click on Settings → Azure account → Add Data Source.
  • Select Network Security Groups.
  • Add the storage account name and storage key in the provided fields.
  • Click on save.
  • The network security group will be added to Cloud Security Plus.