The applications and information systems generate massive volumes of log data every day. Proper management and utilization of this data can work wonders for an organization’s growth. These log data represent the timely documentation of events associated with a particular system. An effective log management tool can create a massive impact in terms of an organization’s health, data protection, performance, and many other avenues as these tools offer capabilities that go much beyond simply collecting, aggregating, and storing log data.
Active Directory manages almost all the authentication and access control related activities of an enterprise that has Windows Server environment. The Active Directory logs are used to maintain the integrity of a company’s access policies by ensuring that all the access policies and configurations stay protected from any malicious intent. This log data provides comprehensive insights into the audit information on the creation or deletion of groups and logins/logouts, which is used to investigate security breaches and unauthorized access.
XpoLog, a New York-based log management and analysis service provider is releasing XpoLog 7 to help a business extract value from an Active Directory deployment in minutes. XpoLog 7 is an analytics app that uses various techniques like machine learning and NLP analysis to highlight important issues from the collected logs automatically. It also helps to understand trends in a business’s Active Directory log data without any manual intervention. XpoLog 7 can track and monitor any changes to the Active Directory schema and configuration to protect against any security breaches.
DevOps teams require a continuous delivery of app-based tools, software, and services to shorten the development lifecycles with frequent delivery of updates. In addition to the solutions to these issues, XpoLog’s platform offers flexible search capabilities and partners with organizations running on various cloud platforms. The company has been recognized as “Top 10 DevOps Solution Providers-2018” by our magazine CIO Applications for their incredible work in DevOps space. Haim Koschitzky, CEO of XpoLog says, “Over the years, we have significantly grown as a company, collaborating with technology delivery services and cloud providers, as well as leading banks, government institutions, and insurance companies.”
XpoLog 7 platform provides automatic insights using advanced correlations, machine learning, and anomaly detection, which are built into the ready-to-use reports and dashboards. The system analyzes the events and adds severity score to any error messages, enabling immediate situational awareness of issues across the entire development cycle. The app provides the following features that have been designed for Active Directory log data:
Security Detection: XpoLog App centralizes the most critical reports and graphs for security purposes. It helps the organizations to compare the number of failed logins with the successful ones.
User and Computer Management: The app monitors new, deleted, and changed account names and computer systems. It can also track any user or computer-related actions taken by the administrators.
Directory Services: It monitors directory services and their operations which includes created/modified objects report, created/modified objects per admin.
Trends: XpoLog 7 offers a centralized view important Active Directory trends over time like created or deleted users/groups, failed logins, locked users, and much more.
XpoLog 7 offers automation throughout the log management life cycle, and also understands data from all the sources. This data helps the XpoLog engine to offer pre-defined analytics packages with automated insights. The deployment of XpoLog is a hassle-free process, which can provide insights without any coding, regular expressions, and complex searches. Haim states, “Several companies are relying on our technology to generate timely reports on application delivery and performance as well as to troubleshoot faster and more effectively. To help these organizations better understand log data and assist their migration to the cloud or hybrid environments, we are working on various innovations. Our objective is to ensure that both developers and applications teams investigate log data thoroughly and stay ahead of the curve with advanced analytical capabilities.”