Nov 2019

Welcome to the NXLog 2019 Year End Edition

More than 250,000 NEW downloads for the NXLog Community Edition this year alone and countless more for the NXLog Enterprise Edition.

From the NXLog team, thank you for putting your trust in our log collection suite! Happy logging and we hope to hear from you again in 2020...

NXLog Enterprise Edition v4.6 Now Released

We are happy to announce the release of NXLog Enterprise Edition v4.6. Our team has worked on and solved 69 issues to reach this milestone. This release is mostly about minor functionality improvements and bug fixes. The highlights:

  • PUB/SUB support in redis modules
  • Updated FlowControl implementation and documentation
  • Numerous fixes in our LEEF parser
  • Plugged a few small memory leaks

You can grab the packages from Downloads. Installation and upgrade instructions are available in the User Guide under the Deployment section for your platform/s. Read the changelog here.

Top New NXLog Enterprise Edition Features

In addition to fixing issues and enhancing existing features, the following are new features of note that have been added as part of the NXLog log collection suite this year:

  • Expanding the list our supported platforms towards Amazon Linux 2 on ARM instances, Debian 10, Redhat 8.
  • MSI certifified on supported Windows Server platforms and addition of support on Windows 2016 Nano.
  • Extended support on macOS platforms - High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina.
  • Better integration support with Elastic Search - including support for grok patterns, proxy support, as well as being able to connect with Humios ES service.
  • Better support for using using the im_wseventing module, allowing users to use this as a Windows Event Collector on Windows or Linux platforms.
  • Enhancement of the Event Tracing for Windows module for better log collection with ETW providers.
  • Ability to store log messages in a Raijin server, a schema-less database.
  • Added support for Kerberos/SASL to Windows and generic packages.
  • Addition of the Nessus Add-on.

Top New Additions to the NXLog User Guide

Explore the rest of the User Guide here

New NXLog Partners and Integrators for 2019

This year was an immensely productive year for partnerships, certifications and integrations.

  • The Windows MSI installer passed the Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019 certification tests.
  • Certified for RHEL 7 by Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Certified for the SUSE Linux Enterprise System and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop versions.
  • Part of the RSA Ready Technology Partner network.
  • Part of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Partner Directory.
  • Part of the Securonix Fusion Partners Directory.
  • Part of the IBM PartnerWorld Global Solutions Directory.
  • A Technology Alliance partner with Splunk.
  • ...and more integrations available across a number of log management suites, SIEM suites, AV providers, and more.

Are you an Integrator or MSSP interested to hear more about log collection solutions? Contact the Sales team by replying to this email or download our flyer.

Top Articles and Resources Featuring NXLog 

  • Interview with NXLog at the Enterprise Security Magazine SIEM Special Edition.
  • Pesentation by Radar Cyber Security, "Facing the challenge(s) of Windows logs collection to leverage valuable IOCs", presented at Swiss Cyber Storm.
  • Mentioned as a log collector in the GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition.
  • A suggested log collector in this talk "Hunting for Post-Exploitation Stage Attacks with Elastic Stack and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework".
  • Article in "Reducing security risks with centralized logging".
  • McAfee has announced, at the Black Hat USA security conference, the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) program of which NXLog is a part of.
  • "Everything You Never Knew (but Need to) About Endpoint Security" article posted on Security Boulevard.

New White Papers and Articles Released

We have also released a new section for white papers as well as articles on log collection related topics.

Happy logging and see you in 2020!

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