Depending on the type of organization and its location, several data protection and security regulations may apply, making compliance complicated and expensive.
Companies with large, heterogeneous environments can find it difficult to centralize logs for compliance. Regulations and security standards require organizations to collect logs from a wide variety of devices and applications.
IT environments can generate enormous amounts of data and retaining data for compliance purposes increases storage costs.
Log data is an essential component of any compliance regime. Missing or compromised log data due to unreliable or insecure transfer and storage will be a red flag during an audit.
syslog-ng can filter and normalize log data on clients at unparalleled speed to reduce the size and complexity of log data stored centrally. Filtering unimportant log messages that do not need to be analyzed also reduces the load on the SIEM, saving both processing power and license costs.
Tamper-proof transfer and storage
syslog-ng uses SSL/TLS encryption to transfer logs and the logstore, an encrypted, compressed and time-stamped log file. Logstore files can be compressed at a ratio of up to 10:1, saving storage costs.
Automated, granular retention policies
With syslog-ng, you can set automatic retention and deletion policies for specified log files based on multiple criteria saving resources and increasing compliance reliability.
Reliable log transfer
syslog-ng can ensure zero message loss during transport from clients to the central logserver using TCP for transmission, the Reliable Log Transfer Protocol (RLTP™) for application acknowledgment, a client-side disk buffer, and client-side failover for network outages.
Using syslog-ng Store Box’s easy-to-use web-based interface, you can create customized reports to quickly demonstrate compliance.
Cost effective demonstration of compliance
Logs can be reliably and securely collected, transferred and stored in one central repository with customizable reports to demonstrate compliance.
Simpler retention and deletion
Using granular policies based on log file types and compliance requirements, retention and deletion can be achieved easily and reliably.
Lower storage costs
Highly flexible filtering to remove irrelevant logs and data compression allow for lower storage costs.
Better data integrity
Logs can be reliably and securely collected, transferred and stored in one central repository. With granular access control to log files, syslog-ng ensures log data is secure.