Log data has a tendency to come in high volumes and is generally cryptic by nature. Data also comes in a handful of formats, making indexing and categorization difficult. Centralized log management allows for a single point of entry to analyze all data sources, providing administrators the ability to search events quickly across all log sources and instantly generate reports and alerts. Administrators have complete visibility for all event details, allowing them to plan for event investigation, reporting, and escalation.
Utilizing open-source tools such as graylog2, logstash, and kibana, among others, AppliedTrust can help determine what solution best fits your needs:
Architecting centralized logging infrastructure to meet security, performance, compliance, and availability requirements.