The Alert Logic Log Manager Primer


April 21, 2017

Alert Logic is a Security as a Service (SaaS) company that offers a suite of cloud-hosted solutions to support your data security strategy. Their products are diverse and cover a wide range of security functions. Understanding each service and how it plays into a comprehensive security strategy is essential to reducing a business’s risk of a breach.

To begin, Log Manager is Alert Logic’s log management solution that can help an organization detect and investigate intrusions. It assists the business by automating the log collection, reporting, and correlation process. This saves countless hours of manual analysis and increases awareness of network activity.


Alert Logic Log Manager in a Nut Shell


The Basics


  • Cloud-Hosted: Like all Alert Logic solutions, Log Manager is hosted in the cloud and requires no equipment on-prem to take advantage of its capabilities. This serves to keep the solution agile and scalable while avoiding the CapEx costs of new equipment purchases
  • Part of a Larger Ecosystem: Log Manager is not a standalone service but a part of the Cloud Defender package. Cloud Defender also includes Alert Logic Threat Manager and Web Security Manager


The Solution


  • Log Collection: Log Manager automatically collects logs from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, as well as your on-premise data center. No matter the size or makeup of your environment, the service can collect the necessary data to inform your security strategy.
  • LogReview: Alert Logic Log Manager can help a business adhere to PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GLBA and other compliance regulations using its LogReview feature. Certified Alert Logic security analysts monitor your compliance events to ensure standards are met.
  • Event Correlation: The service monitors all collected logs from your environment and attempts to find correlations, trends, and oddities in your network activity. When one of the security policies in your logs is violated, Log Manager can automatically send out an alert to your team.
  • Log Analysis: Customize your reports, drill down into the data, and create reporting schedules. Using the dozens of dashboards and potential reports, Log Manager helps your team visualize your network activity and security strategy.

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The Company


  • Security Operations Center: As a SaaS solution, customers gain access to Alert Logic’s 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC) to protect their environment. The SOC is staffed with experienced, certified security analysts and professionals who oversee the community of Alert Logic customers.
  • Threat Intelligence Network: Alert Logic gathers, stores, and refines their ever growing knowledge base of threat intelligence. Across over 4,000 clients of all sizes and business types, Alert Logic has encountered a wide range of cyber threats. They draw upon these experiences to inform their analysis.


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