Tripwire Log Center
Log & Event Management For Security and Compliance
Log & Event Management for Security and Compliance
Tripwire Log Center provides log intelligence that detects attacks and breaches early by correlating Tripwire's foundational security controls.
Your organization needs to manage the increasing volume of data and targeted attacks. Tripwire Log Center provides log and event management that integrate tightly with Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire IP360 to provide true security intelligence. Use Tripwire Log Center as a stand alone SIEM, or enhance an existing SIEM solution's capabilities for less cost and greater performance.
Whether you need to respond to IT security threats as quickly as possible or prove compliance with security standards like PCI, NERC and HIPAA, Tripwire Log Center has you covered.
LOG INTELLIGENCE FOR SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
As the number and sophistication of increasingly targeted cyber attacks continue to increase, organizations must sift through a deluge of log and event data to detect the signs of unauthorized activity. Organizations have taken two different approaches to examining this data with their SIEM solutions, but neither approach seems to have made any real improvements to security.
Many attempt to push all log and event data, plus all context metadata and even network traffic analysis, to a single SIEM solution, inundating it with useless data. Even if the SIEM could process the volume of data it receives, security teams often lack the resources or knowledge to build the complex chains of correlation rules that are required to filter out the noise and find relevant events.
Yet others rely on log management products to collect, store, and forward device logs to the SIEM. Again, most of this data is also irrelevant, and the SIEM spends most of its processing capabilities examining the data to reach this conclusion.
Most organizations use log management solutions to meet regulatory requirements for log collection, retention and reporting. However, users traditionally send the logs through their SIEM to automate meeting the common regulatory requirement of reviewing those logs for specific types of activity. Yet even after investing in the necessary hardware, licensing, and development of correlation rules to process that data, many organizations lack confidence that the log management solution collected those logs completely, reliably and securely.
THE NEED FOR LOG INTELLIGENCE
Given today’s environment of complex security threats, big data security intelligence solutions and regulatory compliance demands, the need for a log intelligence solution has emerged. This solution would:
- Offload much of the high-speed analysis and filtering of log and event data from the over-burdened and failing SIEMs of yesterday or the emerging and costly new security intelligence solutions to provide realtime, early breach detection.
- Give organizations confidence that they have met the basic log management requirements mandated in regulatory policies for complete, secure and reliable log collection.
- Improve security by leveraging the context of foundational security controls such as file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and security configuration management.
- Prioritize security efforts based on the importance of an asset and the type of user associated with suspicious behaviors by incorporating both business and user context and information from other integrated security controls.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES TRIPWIRE LOG CENTER?
As a log intelligence solution, Tripwire Log Center offers a true alternative to how organizations have traditionally (and often unsuccessfully) attempted to meet their needs for early breach detection and compliance requirements for complete, secure and reliable log collection and automated log review. Here’s what sets Tripwire Log Center apart uuFIG. 1 Tripwire Log Center lets you define complex combinations of events by from other solutions:
- Early Breach Detection. As a Tripwire solution, Tripwire Log Center can join forces with Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire IP360 to effectively identify and address suspicious activity on your high-value assets. Tripwire Enterprise analyzes and hardens system configurations, detects all system changes, shows which changes threaten security, and provides complete details about those changes. Tripwire IP360 determines if a device has any vulnerabilities (like an out-of-date patch), enabling you to react accordingly.
By adding Tripwire Log Center’s log and security intelligence to these industry leading security solutions, you see the relationships between suspicious events, system changes, weak configurations and current vulnerabilities. That rich combination of information lets you better identify risk and prioritize your security efforts. For those using the SANS Top 20 as a security framework, Tripwire lets you protect critical infrastructure by correlating data and providing context from the first 4 controls.
- Log Intelligence. Tripwire Log Center satisfies multiple needs, helping reduce the workload and associated cost of SIEMs and security intelligence solutions by pre-filtering data and identifying anomalies and patterns known to be early indicators of breaches. This allows it to capture and store everything, but forward only actionable, relevant data to SOC staff and SIEMs, or newer security intelligence solution. It does all this while providing all the capabilities needed to meet the log management requirements included in most regulatory policies.
- Complete, Reliable Log Collection. Tripwire Log Center ensures that organizations meet regulatory requirements around complete, secure and reliable log collection. The agent used to collect and forward log data ensures that if a system, device or other asset goes down, you have 100 percent certainty that you’ve got all the data—even if an asset goes down. And we provide high levels of compression to reduce storage demands, while protecting those logs from alteration.
In addition, our Hyperlogging capability ensures that when logging gets turned off, whether accidentally or to cover the tracks of an attack, it immediately and automatically gets turned back on. With Tripwire Log Center, you don’t have to purchase third party solutions to be confident that you’ve captured all of your log data.
- Simplified Security Intelligence. Tripwire Log Center makes it easy to gain critical security intelligence. Its standards-based classification of log and event activity supports simple searches across platforms and devices that yield more comprehensive and accurate results. Use these valuable results for security forensic evidence or in compliance reports.
Tripwire Log Center also provides a drag-and-drop interface that lets you quickly and easily define correlation rules made up of complex combinations of events. When logs meet those rules, Tripwire Log Center flags them for quick review. This reduces the need for expertise and hard to come by resources to pare down log data to what is essential for review. Plus, you get an at-a-glance, high-level view of your state of security with the solution’s advanced event correlation, dashboards and trending analysis.
With Tripwire Log Center, you can more easily access older forensic data because “active data” is not separated from “archived data.” As a result, managing activity logs is easier and costs less compared to using the two-tiered data scheme of log management solutions. In comparison with security intelligence solutions that only hold onto and let you see a subset of log data for a small time period, Tripwire Log Center lets you see all your log data, no matter what time period you need to examine.
- Business and User Context. Tags from the Asset View in Tripwire Enterprise can be used to categorize your assets by business context. This lets you identify assets in ways such as those most critical to your business. In addition, Tripwire Log Center integrates with Active Directory, which the majority of organizations use to monitor user access. Because of this integration, you can monitor specific users and user groups based on user attributes like entitlements, groups, and roles.
Combining business and user context lets you more easily monitor assets and users that together may warrant a closer watch—for example, your highest value assets to which contractors have access. Further prioritize risk by correlating suspicious events from Tripwire Log Center with threatening changes detected by Tripwire Enterprise and vulnerabilities identified by Tripwire IP360.
- A Fit with Existing Workflow. Many enterprise organizations use additional systems to get real-time alerts on suspicious events. For example, they may have a security intelligence solution or SIEM in their Security Operations Center (SOC) or rely on a hosted solution. These systems often keep only a subset of the log data they collect and only for as long as needed. For this reason, organizations often require their compliance and operations departments to have a log management solution that serves as the trusted and primary collector of all logs.
Tripwire Log Center provides a secure and reliable way to capture logs, and can pass raw log data, but can also pass only the actionable event data to additional systems for further analysis and investigations. This allows compliance and operations departments to autonomously collect and analyze log data and also send pre-processed logs to an enterprise-wide security intelligence solution or GRC tool. Plus, with its Active Directory integration, Tripwire Log Center seamlessly gathers user entitlement, groups, roles and other attributes that already exist in your Active Directory environment to help you more accurately detect suspicious activities.
HOW CAN YOU USE TRIPWIRE LOG CENTER?
Because of Tripwire Log Center’s log intelligence and flexibility in integrating with other solutions, it can be used in a variety of ways.
DETECT INCIDENTS AND THREATS SOONER
Tripwire Log Center supports early threat detection in several key ways. It collects data from devices, servers, applications and automated security processes and forwards only the actionable, relevant data to the security intelligence solution or security teams. That not only improves security, but also reduces the costs of processing that data with a security intelligence solution. You easily set up advanced correlation rules that review this data to detect and alert on suspicious activity around your high-value assets.
When used with Tripwire Enterprise, Tripwire Log Center lets you even create rules that detect and alert on suspicious events related to changes that affect the security and compliance state of your systems. And the integration provides an additional layer of business and user context. Further, when used with IP360, you add vulnerability data to this context.
You also see security information at the detail you need with flexible and customizable dashboards that have drill-down capabilities. Use it to identify incidents with intelligent data visualization and trend analysis. Easily search across platforms and devices and obtain accurate and comprehensive results with standards-based classification of log messages and events.
With Tripwire Log Center, you more quickly and easily see the events that threaten your organization most.
GENERATE EVIDENCE FOR SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
Tripwire Log Center provides everything you need to meet the log compliance requirements of most regulatory policies and industry standards, including a pre-defined set of report templates that automatically provide the evidence they require. It aggregates and archives all log sources— from network devices to servers, operating systems, applications, and more.
It also provides efficient access to raw log data for your own security investigations and lets you share that data with other SIEMs and GRC tools. That meets log compliance requirements and helps those systems better detect incidents by eliminating false positives. With standards-based event classification, you more easily build complex, accurate reports based on cross-platform and -device queries. Efficient and tamper-proof log data storage further ensures the integrity of the data for forensic investigations.
GAIN SYSTEM STATE INTELLIGENCE
Integrating Tripwire Log Center with Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire IP360 arms you with valuable security and business context around activity on your systems so you can prioritize and address the threats that matter most.
For example, monitor, detect and alert upon anomalous activity occurring around your highest value assets. Do this by using Tripwire Enterprise Asset view to tag and classify assets based on criteria such as their criticality, risk, business impact, geographic locations and departments. Then filter the highest value assets based on their tags and use that information when building correlation rules in Tripwire Log Center. Further prioritize these threats by examining suspicious activity based on user entitlement with the Active Directory integration or by using IP360 to determine which targeted assets are vulnerable due to out-of-date patches.
By prioritizing threats according to who they’re associated with, their impact on your most critical assets, and how vulnerable they are, you can quickly execute the most effective response.
COLLECT LOGS RELIABLY AND SECURELY
One of the biggest challenges organizations face when meeting compliance or trying to determine root cause of an attack is the possibility that the required data has been lost, or was never collected. Concerns over data loss often compel organizations to purchase additional software solutions that help ensure all data gets captured. In addition, many systems get overwhelmed by the amount of data they need to capture and manage.
Tripwire Log Center’s advanced log collector collects all of your logs in a secure, reliable way, eliminating the need to purchase third party software. Plus Tripwire’s Hyperlogging capability ensures that even when attackers attempt to cover their tracks by turning off logging on the systems they attack, it’s automatically turned back on before any data gets lost. For compliance purposes, this is a must.
|TRIPWIRE LOG CENTER FEATURES AND BENEFITS|
|Log Intelligence||Through integrated Tripwire solutions, combines details of suspicious events with both in-depth knowledge of system state from Tripwire Enterprise and known vulnerabilities from Tripwire IP360 to deliver system state intelligence. That lets you better prioritize security threats based on the real risks they pose to your essential business functions.
Provides state-based incident detection and better analysis by correlating change, event and vulnerability data through the integrated solutions. This provides greater visibility into possible security events.
|Security Dashboard and Event Views||Helps you better manage your security risks and dynamically drill down on areas requiring greater scrutiny through a centralized, customizable dashboard view of alerts, events and vulnerabilities.|
|Business Context||Lets you identify suspicious activity based on the criticality, risk and business impact of your most valued assets by leveraging Asset View tags in Tripwire Enterprise.|
|User Context||Integrates with Active Directory to provide the context of user entitlement, groups, roles and other attributes that already exist in your Active Directory environment so that you can more accurately detect suspicious activities.|
|Drag-and-Drop Correlation Rule Creator||Lets you define complex combinations of events that you need to be alerted on by easily creating and customizing correlation rules with a graphical, drag-and-drop rule creator.|
|Event Flow Visualization||Helps you pinpoint the parts of your IT infrastructure affected by a particular incident by automatically generating a graphical event relationship diagram. Shows how an attack entered and infiltrated the network by supporting replay of events.|
|Conditional Alerting||Delivers immediate notification of suspicious activity with real-time alerting based on complex sequences of events.|
|Compliance and Management Reports||Supports your compliance auditing or management needs with simple and customizable reports to visualize log and event information.|
|Device and Application Support||Offers comprehensive support for almost any device and application in your data center with pre-defined normalization rules for the devices and applications most organizations use.|
|Accurate and Comprehensive Correlation Searches||Lets you easily perform sophisticated searches across all event data using standards-based event classification and provides accurate and comprehensive results. Use these results for security investigations or to meet your compliance needs.|
|Deep Forensic Analysis||Allows quick investigation of suspicious incidents and attacks, including their root cause, impact and ongoing effects. It does this with easy search capabilities that yield accurate, comprehensive results.|
|Advanced Log Collector and Event Collection||Provides for your event collection needs with an advanced log collector that reliably and securely collects and forwards log data. Uses a unique architecture that supports a sustained capture rate of tens of thousands of events per second (EPS).|
|Security Event Ticketing System||Supports prioritizing and tracking incident response by letting you generate event tickets.|
Aggregate, Search and Analyze Logs for Security and Compliance
Tripwire Log Center ensures that organizations meet regulatory requirements around complete, secure and reliable log collection. The agent used to collect and forward log data ensures that if a system, device or other asset goes down, you have 100 percent certainty that you’ve got all the data. In addition we provide high levels of compression to reduce storage demands, while protecting those logs from alteration.
Our Hyperlogging capability ensures that when logging gets turned off, whether accidentally or to cover the tracks of an attack, it immediately and automatically gets turned back on. With Tripwire Log Center, you don’t have to purchase third party solutions to be confident that you’ve captured all of your log data.
Detective and Investigative Security
Quickly investigate potential threats and conduct a forensic analysis of a security incidents. Classification of all log messages using a standards-based language makes it easy to perform searches across all your devices and platforms and obtain accurate, comprehensive results. That lets security analysts easily and quickly contain a breach, analyze security incidents and minimize damages.
Regulatory and Security Policy Compliance
Use advanced log management capabilities to capture, archive and report on log activities to meet regulatory compliance. Drill down for security root cause analysis and report up to management with easy-to-interpret reports. With standards-based classification of log messages, easily find cross-platform and device information for security and compliance.
Operational Troubleshooting and Administration
Investigate problems and monitor system and application availability with log management capabilities that help you quickly figure out what went wrong. Receive real-time alerts when logging for critical systems is turned off—whether inadvertently or with malicious intent. You can do this using Hyperlogging, an available capability when using Tripwire® Log Center® and Tripwire Enterprise together.
Security Event Management:
SIEM (Security Information Event Management)
Security teams need to discover unknown threats hidden inside the vast amounts of data generated in logs. They also need to know when system activity doesn’t match normal business patterns. Tripwire Log Center supplies this log intelligence with advanced correlation, visualization, and trend analysis of log data for early indicators of potentially unauthorized activity.
Log and security event data together can significantly improve security by identifying critical threats before the damage is done—but only if the data is analyzed in the context of other security data and risk to the business. Tripwire® Log Center® provides these capabilities with an easy-to-use, flexible and affordable log intelligence solution.
When integrated with additional Tripwire security solutions, Tripwire Log Center provides even greater intelligence by combining context of suspicious events to change and configuration data from Tripwire Enterprise, vulnerability data from Tripwire IP360, business context from the Tripwire Asset View, and user context from Active Directory. Tripwire Enterprise analyzes system configurations for weaknesses and hardens weak configurations, detects all system changes, shows which changes threaten security, and provides additional details about those changes. Tripwire IP360 helps you determine if a device that may be a target of an attack has any vulnerabilities, like an out-of-date patch, and react accordingly.
By adding Tripwire Log Center’s correlation analytics to these industry leading security solutions, you see the relationships between suspicious events, system changes, weak configurations and current vulnerabilities. That rich combination of information lets you better identify risk and prioritize your security efforts. For those using the SANS Top 20 as a security framework, Tripwire lets you protect critical infrastructure by correlating data and providing context from the first 4 controls.
Powerful Security Correlation
Easily identify risk and prioritize security efforts with advanced correlation capabilities. Take it a step further: combine Tripwire Log Center with Tripwire Enterprise to provides visibility into the configuration status of systems and detect suspicious events to enable security context and prioritization.
Real-time Incident Detection
Early incident detection and threat management demands instant knowledge of threats and security risk. View real-time user access and system activity information in customizable security dashboards. Even drill down to get the detail you need. Send real-time alerts when a series of events threatens security. Automatically monitor systems to detect unusual patterns that may indicate a breach.
Business and User Context
Use the context of user groups, roles and other attributes that already exist in your Active Directory environment to accurately detect suspicious activities. Integrate with Tripwire Enterprise Asset View to classify your assets using tags based on their criticality, risk and impact to your business. By incorporating this user and business context into your correlation rules and security dashboards, you can more easily detect anomalous user behaviors, or if a series of events related to a user indicates a security incident in progress.
Forensic Investigations and Compliance Reports
Obtain complete and accurate information for security forensic investigations and compliance reports. All logs and events are classified using a standards-based language so you can easily search across all devices and platforms and obtain more comprehensive results. With these results, you can quickly identify root cause to fix vulnerabilities, respond to minimize damage, and produce compliance reports.
Systems, devices and other IT assets in your infrastructure all use different language to describe their activity in logs. Event Classification in Tripwire Log Center uses a common, standards-based language to simplify querying log data across all platforms and devices while yielding more comprehensive, accurate results. Watch this video and learn how this new classification of raw log activity works.
Aggregate logs from security controls and forward raw log data to enterprise-wide third-party SIEMs and GRC tools. Autonomously analyze logs and conduct security forensic investigations. Meet requirements to collect, manage and retain all logs while sharing information with other security solutions.
Tripwire Log Center system requirements for next generation SIEM
The system requirements for Tripwire® Log Center® vary based on the number of devices sending log data, the volume of log data being processed, and the number of concurrent tasks (for example, alerting, searching or reporting) being performed. If you have higher volume installations, take advantage of the fact that Tripwire Log Center is software-based and not an appliance, so data collection, log management and database servers can execute on separate systems.
Recommended Requirements for Tripwire Log Center Manager in a Mid-size Installation:
Tripwire Log Center Manager
- Microsoft Windows 2003 64 bit
- Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64 bit
- Microsoft .NET Framework versions 4.0
- CPU: Dual Quad-Core Intel® Xeon®
- Memory: 16 GB
- Disk: 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA drive; recommend additional to enable a RAID configuration
(Supports low hundreds of assets, up to ~500 EPS, average event size)
- MySQL v5.1 or later (up to 500k events/month, spike to 750k events/month)
- MS-SQL (750k events/month and up)
- Note: Express versions not supported
- Refer to database vendor documentation for hardware specifications supporting highly burdened database
Tripwire Log Center Console
- Microsoft Windows 2003 x64/x86 - all versions
- Microsoft Windows 2008 x64/x86 - all versions
- Microsoft XP, Vista, 7 x64/x86 - all non-home versions
- Microsoft .NET Framework versions 4.0
- Memory: 2 GB or better
- Disk: minimum 100 MB free space
- Video: minimum 1024x768
Download the Tripwire Log Center Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.