NX LOG Newbie Question


#1 jrpayne

Good Afternoon.

I currently run a NX log solution that was setup by the vendor of our cloud IDS. I do know that we have a collection of logs coming from workstations to a central server and that server uploads the logs to the IDS. That being said, I have set up a gray log server on an Ubuntu box and I want to send my Windows DNS logs to that server so that I have a way to search DNS queries made by workstations should on of them become compromised. (via malware, ransomware, etc) I realize that there is already a config fiile for nx log that sends the event viewer logs so I am assuming that I would have to use that same file to have nx send dns logs to a different location (if that is even possible).   So my questions are, Is it possible to do that? If so, is the collection service that has to be stopped in order to edit the config file?

I would send these logs to the same online IDS service but we are already going over our quota every month and management doesn't see the need to upgrade our service. Therefore, I am left to figure out another way to stay on top of DNS threat hunting. 

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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