Event Log Management to Reduce Security Risks
For any organization, predicting security threats and probable risks in advance, will help in taking effective measures. In this regard, maintaining logs of events which take place in a system and on web can be of significant assistance in identifying the root cause. Every application running on a Windows system is classified as an event. Administrators can get information about an event from the event logs which contain additional data like event type, event name, event ID, event date and time, etc.
Similarly, there are web based events which can be monitored through W3C event logs and generate data about requested URLs, server IP, client IP, server port no., etc. Therefore, with event log management, system administrators will be able to collect and process information about all the applications run on a system as well as on the web based activities. Lepide Event Log Manager is a software developed for managing and analyzing event logs to curb security risks within a network.
If, organizations are aware of the events and their status reports, they are at a better position to deal with errors and security risks that may crop up in a network. Maintaining event logs also helps in troubleshooting at the earliest and in a focused manner since the cause of errors can be easily predicted.
Now, most organizations comply by certain security regulation acts which are essential to keep personal and financial information of users confidential. Event log management software will let administrators maintain system logs for a longer retention period, thus helping in deciding over the level of compliance for acts such as HIPAA, SOX, PCI and GLBA. Not only is the retention time for event logs increased, detailed compliance reports are also generated which can be used for future references.
Hence, when network security is at stake, it is best to be safe and take counter measures to resolve errors and severe issues. And in this respect, event log management offers the ultimate solution.