Log Manager for Snort (Legacy)
Date Published: May 2009
Log Manager for IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems) collects Snort events from logs and stores them in secure repositories so you can archive this data, create reports for management or auditing purposes, and analyze critical events to research issues. Log Manager collects all intrusion and attack attempts logged by Snort.
This release supports the following products:
Why Install This Module?
Log Manager for IDS provides the following important new capabilities:
Improvements are made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure our products meet all your needs.
The following table lists additional requirements for a Windows agent monitoring Snort. For more information about agent requirements, see the Installation Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
Installing This Module
You can install this module using the Module Installer. After you install the module, run the Configuration Wizard to configure the module. For more information about how to follow the Configuration Wizard, click the Help icon in the lower left of the wizard.
Configuring the Module
You can configure the modules with the Configuration Wizard. Add operators to the Security Specialists group to receive notifications from the associated rules. For more information about using the Configuration Wizard, see the User Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
Ensure the environment is configured such that the modules will be able to resolve the hostname of the Snort device. If you cannot use a static IP address, the DNS must automatically update and consistently resolve the name.
Snort devices must be properly configured before Event Manager and Log Manager can begin monitoring or collecting logs from them. Intrusion detection systems use different default settings and offer different ways of configuring Snort. The instructions listed in this section include examples that will apply to many products. However, for information about how to configure your Snort environment, see the Snort documentation.
To configure support for Snort:
NetIQ Corporation strives to ensure our products provide quality solutions for your enterprise software needs. The following issues are currently being researched. If you need further assistance with any issue, please contact Technical Support.
Previous Snort Log Archive Data Not Formatted Properly with New Reports
With this release, Security Manager records data differently than in previous release. Reports in this release do not properly display data gathered using a previous release. Saved queries using a previous release do not properly render data from this release.
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