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November 2018

Why Log Monitoring is now critical for your company

By | Log Monitoring

Every organization needs secure IT but sometimes companies miss a fundamental step: log file management.

There is a massive migration to the cloud. More IT infrastructures move to public clouds such as Amazon Web Services Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud every day. Log analysis and log monitoring are both becoming more and more critical for your company. Performance of cloud based servers can fluctuate based on the loads, number of users and the environment and as a result, security and reliability can become significant problems. In all of this, Log analysis and management is the answer. DevOps engineers, system admins, engineers, and developers can use logs to make better data driven decisions. Servers and firewalls keep log files that record events. This information can provide data about hostile activity on your network. Log data can also provide information for identifying equipment problems before a major event occurs. However the volume of most log files makes quick analysis impossible. IT Logs can be massive. Log management tools provide real time analysis and reporting on what is happening within your cloud network or local environments relating hardware , threats, users or employee activity.

24/7 alerts and reporting

Log analysis software can automate the seemingly impossible process of reading logs and responding to their information. Managers usually use log analysis to become aware of security events that can affect the entire organization. The world of IT security is evolving fast. You need to ensure you have the network security in place to block threats. Organizations need a plan in place to deal with those threats. Log files will play an important part in your ongoing cloud security effort.

For more information contact us for a discovery meeting.

Why Switch from Splunk to ELK?

By | Uncategorised

Even though Splunk is the market leader the ELK Stack fulfills a need in the log analytics space that’s not being addressed – price! Smaller businesses may not need all the functionality that Splunk offer and can save big by going with ELK. Not surprisingly ELK is downloaded more times in 30 days than Splunk’s total customer count – sounds crazy right?

From 10,000 feet: IT organizations have long been favoring open-source products in general, and this is why newer proprietary log analysis software platforms may not get the traction they need to survive.

Conclusion? Both Splunk and ELK Stack are good, enterprise-grade log management and analysis platforms. For smaller businesses who require more agility from an open source platform and a lower cost ELK is the way to go.

For more information on how to set up ELK or how it can benefit your company contact us.