Collecting Linux System Logs

In USM Anywhere, you can centralize the collection and analysis of Linux event logs from your servers, making it easier to track the health and security of these systems.

Using the AlienVault Agent

The AlienVault Agent provides simple installation, configuration, and management for host monitoring in USM Anywhere. When you install the AlienVault Agent on a Linux host, it communicates over an encrypted Cryptographic transformation of data into a form that conceals the data's original meaning to prevent it from being known or used. channel to send data directly to USM Anywhere. The agent installation script configures a default set of folders and files to automatically support file integrity monitoring (FIM). You can set the configuration profile to manage the queries that USM Anywhere runs for an asset associated with a deployed agent.

Using AlienVault Agents is the best choice for monitoring endpoints outside of the network, in remote locations, or where deploying a sensor is impractical. Additionally, it provides the ability to query the asset An IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers. for additional forensic data as part of your investigation activities. See The AlienVault Agent for more information about the AlienVault Agent and how you can use it to simplify your endpoint detection and response (EDR), FIM, and rich endpoint telemetry capabilities.

Collecting Logs from Cloud Environments

USM Anywhere provides USM Anywhere Sensors for different cloud environments and collect logs using their native tools:

Sending Logs Directly to a USM Anywhere Sensor

Supplementary to using the AlienVault Agents, you can configure syslog or manually install osquery on your hosts to forward logs to a USM Anywhere Sensor: