Security Manager for Bit9 Parity
Date Published: December 2009
Security Manager for Bit9 Parity monitors events generated by Bit9 Parity in real-time and allows you to collect, evaluate, and present data reported by the Bit9 Parity Server. By detecting and alerting on critical events, Security Manager for Bit9 Parity helps you identify, correct, and prevent possible issues with software and devices on monitored computers.
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This document outlines why you should install this module, lists any installation requirements, and provides configuration information.
This release supports Bit9 Parity 5.0.
Why Install This Module?
Security Manager for Bit9 Parity monitors real-time Syslog events that the Bit9 Parity Server sends to the Windows agent and logs the data for reporting. This data includes any change or access event generated for a monitored computer that matches criteria in the application and device control policies configured on the Bit9 Parity Server computer. The volume and type of data that Security Manager for Bit9 Parity collects is determined by the Bit9 Parity policies you have configured.
Security Manager for Bit9 Parity has the capability to monitor and alert on the following events:
Security Manager for Bit9 Parity also logs various additional events under each of the following event types and includes built-in queries you can use for reporting:
The following table lists additional requirements for a Windows agent monitoring Bit9 Parity. For more information about agent requirements, see the Installation Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
Installing This Module
Install this module using the Module Installer utility. If this is the first time you have installed the module, ensure you also add a license.
You can verify successful installation of the module in the Module Installer. After the installation completes, verify the Status column indicates the module is current and the module version listed in the Installed Version column is the same as the version in the Available Version column. For more information about installing modules, see the Installation Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
Configuring Bit9 Parity
In Bit9 Parity, configure the appropriate policies for your organization. Security Manager collects all data received from Bit9 Parity and archives the data for analysis and reporting, but the data that Bit9 Parity sends is determined by the set of policies you configure. For more information about setting up your Bit9 Parity environment and configuring policies, see the Bit9 Parity documentation.
Once you have configured Bit9 Parity policies, install the Windows agent on the Bit9 Parity Server computer. In the Bit9 Parity console, configure your Bit9 Parity Server to forward syslog events to the local host using port 514. For more information about installing Security Manager agents, see the Installation Guide for NetIQ Security Manager. For more information about Bit9 Parity configuration, see the Bit9 Parity documentation.
Configuring Security Manager for Bit9 Parity
Once you have installed the Windows agent on the Bit9 Parity Server computer and configured Bit9 Parity to forward events to the agent, you can configure this module with the Configuration Wizard. Specify the Bit9 Parity Server computer where you have installed the Windows agent to receive syslog data from Bit9 Parity. For more information about using the Configuration Wizard, see the User Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
Monitoring the Product
You can monitor the product by examining product-specific views in the Control Center and Web Console. You can also query stored log data and run reports. For more information about views and reports, see the User Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
If you want to export events, use the information in the following table to determine which number Security Manager uses for each Bit9 Parity field.
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