By now you know how important logging is. Sadly, many companies still fail to take full advantage of their logs because of one main reason: the costs of data collection and storage.
- THE MYTH: Companies can’t fully leverage their logs because they don’t have a massive log management collection tool in place to ingest all the data
- THE TRUTH: Companies can ingest 20TB of data, per day, on a single server… all while massively reducing their Resource costs. Go ahead, collect it all, for less, with LogZilla NEO.
Many organizations today generate huge amounts of log data. They need to handle this data in an orderly way. That’s what log management is about, in a nutshell: handling huge volumes of logs, using a comprehensive approach with several processes, including log collection, aggregation, analysis, search, and reporting.
Log management can give you a “big picture” view of your organization, improving your troubleshooting processes and preventing problems before they become critical.
But log management can go way beyond troubleshooting. Your log entries are full of valuable insights and can transform a reactive, “putting out the fires” log strategy into a proactive and valuable aid to decision making…especially for SecOps.
Start with a Strategy
The first and most important step when getting started with log management is to set a strategy. Think hard about what you want to log and why. Understand the value you want to extract from your logs because this will guide most other decisions from now on.
Make sure your strategy includes logging tools and methods and carefully considering the pros and cons of each option, including TCO. Check out the easy TCO calculator and gauge your costs upfront now.
Centralize Your Logs
Having all your logs in a centralized location makes it easier for you to manage them and have a separate location for logs allows you to grant access privileges to those who need them.
Is End-to-End Logging Right for You?
End-to-end logging means logging across all components in your system which allows you to see the “narratives” of how problems develop across all layers of your architecture, giving you the chance to react to them as early as possible.
Collect and aggregate logs from all sources in your organization, including system logs, web and application server logs.
Real-Time Monitoring Is a Must
Identifying issues in real-time is essential in log management. When things go wrong, your company suffers in several places. First, it gets hit in the pocket by losing money directly from the transactions that aren’t happening. It might also suffer legally if it fails to meet an SLA, for instance. Having real-time monitoring in place is key for reacting to issues and solving them before they become a catastrophe.
The best next step for you now would be to get familiar LogZilla NEO log management solution and learn how to reduce the volume of data sent without losing the fidelity of the source data, while significantly reducing the number of resources used…all while still being able to use your current downstream SIEM.
Schedule your 10-minute DEMO to find out more.