As we have mentioned before, SIEM applications were designed for event
correlation and analytics, but not for ensuring the collection, filtering, and
distribution of logs. This calls for a dedicated solution, a centralized
log collection tool, that patches all of these gaping holes around the SIEM
tool and enables organizations to deliver the right logs, to the right place, in
the right structure.
A centralized log collection solution sits between log sources and destinations
and delivers the required amount of log messages in the right format. With the
help of such a log collection suite, organizations can reduce data size and cut SIEM licensing costs, filter out the inconvenient noise for
high-precision statistics, and distribute the logs all across their deployed
security applications simultaneously, ensuring the unrestricted flow of
How does NXLog help enterprises fine-tune their SIEM procedures?
Administrators can configure NXLog to send only the necessary logs to your SIEM
suite, thus helping cut IT security costs related to log data storage and log
event consumption rates. NXLog can also forward log data to other
destinations such as log management suites or endpoint security applications.
As a universal log converter, NXLog can collect unstructured and structured
logs from heterogenous endpoints including servers, client devices,
applications, and virtual machines from all segments of your infrastructure, and
convert them into a structured format for processing in your SIEM tool.
NXLog takes the pressure off of your IT security team when it comes to log
management. Your administrators can configure it to securely transfer logs
over the network via data transport encryption. They can also reduce the
noise arriving at the SIEM by leveraging other NXLog features, like being able
to remove duplicate logs, truncate long log messages, or filter out
certain logs. Learn more in the Reduce data size and cut SIEM licensing costs white
paper. With these methods and knowledge, you can make sure that your security
analytics remain on point all the time.
Furthermore, NXLog can be configured to distribute your logs to the correct
destination in any log format an endpoint application might require. It can
handle many communication streams simultaneously, so you don’t have to worry
about blocking processes.
Last but not least, such a centralized log collection suite has
available, including Rapid7 Insight IDR, RSA NetWitness, Splunk,
FireEye Threat Analytics Platform, IBM QRadar SIEM, McAfee ESM, Securonix,
Graylog, the Elasticsearch/Kibana stack, and many more.