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RE: FW/IPS log correlation software
From: "Nathan Sherlock" <nathans () cyberklix com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:22:14 -0400

As part of our Managed Security Services, we manage multiple enVision platforms and have successfully written alerts 
that correlate IPS/FW logs.

Once you adopt an alert rule creation methodology possible within enVision and research the relevant message ID's, half 
the battle is done - also, testing various scenarios and thresholds is key.

Regards,
Nathan

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Albert Gonzalez
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2008 11:54 PM
To: bart knippenberg; Raimar Melchior
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: FW/IPS log correlation software

Bart,

ArcSight does not do correlation before events are sent to the manager.
Several operations are available at the SmartConnector (agent) level,
including:

    - Parsing
    - Filtering
    - Aggregation and/or BATCH operations.
    - RAW event

Since ArcSight uses a different connector for different data source it would
be hard to do correlation when the SmartConnector is only parsing/forwarding
checkpoint logs, etc... Without the ability of seeing the other data sources
being collected it cannot correlate against those events.

Thanks,

--
Albert Gonzalez, ACSA
http://www.cerveau.us/ || http://distributed.honeynets.org
"Success comes to the person who does today, what you are thinking of doing
tomorrow."


On 4/4/08 2:24 AM, "bart knippenberg" <bartknippenberg () gmail com> wrote:

Hello Raimar,

Maybe you can take a look at RSA envision? This is at the moment
number one for Gartner. From technical point of view is this produkt
much better as Cisco Mars or Arcsight. Envision can correlate a hugh
amount of logs, has collectors for a lot of produkts, has a decent
Gui. Logs are not prefiltered when they are stored. (Arcsight does a
correlation before logs are send form agents or stored in database).

Best regards

Bart Knippenberg

2008/4/3 Raimar Melchior <raimar.melchior () crocodial de>:
Hello list,

 we want a central log station where logs from firewalls, ips and other
security devices are sent to. All of our components support the syslog
protocol.
 The challange is to filter and correlate this huge amount of logs. We also
want to create filtering and reports (graphical). The server should have a
graphical frontend (gui).
 We tried the kiwi syslog server but it doesn't meet our requirements. Any
good enterprise software out there ?
 Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

 Many Thanks,
 Raimar

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