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21. 04. 2021 Mirko Bez Log Management, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Automatically Detecting Tornado Anomalies through its Logs

Tornado is an event-driven engine that substitutes the previous engine called Eventhandler. Its use in NetEye is becoming ubiquitous, and this is just the start! One of its main uses in the NetEye ecosystem is to trigger status changes within Icinga (this in turn will usually send emails to stakeholders). However, understanding exactly what is…

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23. 12. 2020 Mirko Bez Log-SIEM

How I Became an Elastic Certified Professional

Today I want to share with you my journey to becoming an Elastic Certified Professional by obtaining an Elastic Certified Engineer certificate. My daily experience as a NetEye SIEM consultant was a great help, because I could apply and internalize the concepts I learned directly in the field. But let’s start at the beginning. Wait……

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02. 10. 2020 Mirko Bez Log-SIEM, NetEye

NetEye SIEM Self-Security

NetEye SIEM is a very powerful tool that allows you to ingest logs from many different sources. However, by default it does not ingest the ssh-login attempts on the NetEye Servers themselves, nor does it check the integrity of important configuration files. In this blog post I will describe a procedure to configure an Auditbeat…

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06. 08. 2020 Mirko Bez Log Management

Firewall Log Collection: An Elastic Stack Performance Tuning Fairy Tale

In this blog post I will describe my experience with ingesting logs from a Fortinet firewall at a customer site. During this process I exploited the brand new Filebeat 7.8.0 Fortinet module. In particular, I will describe how I went from 3K events per second (eps) to 32K eps, more than a 10x improvement.

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31. 03. 2020 Mirko Bez Log-SIEM, Unified Monitoring

Real-Time Event Monitoring With Tornado

In this blog post I will describe a potential use of Tornado to monitor events in near real-time, while keeping historical information about the received events. Use Case Often as a user I want to collect data from different sources, e.g. Windows events, and then according to some simple rules set the status of some…

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