The Role of Log Management and Monitoring in Security
Log management and monitoring tools have long played an indispensable role in cybersecurity. Since every application, system, server and endpoint in an organization generates logs, or records of activity, security teams look to them to identify potential indicators of compromise. But since organizations generate so many logs in so many different formats, collecting, storing and analyzing this data has long been a challenge—one that is growing more daunting with cloud adoption.
Log management and monitoring tools like RSA NetWitness Logs are designed to address those challenges by collecting data from a wide range of sources (both on premises and in the cloud), interpreting relevant security information from this data, providing short- and longer-term retention capabilities, and applying advanced analytics to speed correlation and detection.