Would it be valuable for you to be able to discover which users outside of a trusted user community had accessed a file server that stores highly sensitive information? What about knowing what systems had been affected by a zero day exploit and prioritize them based upon the asset value of the impacted hosts? How about being able to automatically be alerted when transactions in your financials application exceed a certain dollar amount?
Logs are the digital fingerprints for virtually all network, system and application activity. Whether you're searching for the root cause of a system failure or performance issue, looking for suspicious activity or potential security breaches, or identifying if and when compliance policies have been violated, log data provides necessary detail for true understanding of important events throughout your IT environment.
For IT professionals, the question isn't whether or not you'll be searching log data, the question is how quickly can you find the information you're looking for, if at all. Will it take days, weeks or months, or can you find it with a few clicks of the mouse? The answer depends on 4 things:
- Is your log data collected centrally from all log sources and stored in an intelligent indexed format?
- How well has your log data been enriched and prepared for Intelligent search?
- How intuitive and quick is the search process?
- How meaningful and insightful are the search results?
Traditional approaches to log search require users to know precisely what they are looking for, and to create, then refine search terms to locate events that map to their query. LogRhythm processes logs and tags them using a rich and granular three tier classification model that enables users to perform intelligent IT search. This capability assesses the impact of events in multiple dimensions to extract meaning from what would otherwise appear to be just isolated logs.
By adding this additional intelligence to raw logs, LogRhythm enables IT organizations to quickly identify internal and external threats, operations issues and compliance violations. Additionally, Intelligent IT Search simplifies and accelerates forensic investigations and eDiscovery responses.