Discover Remote Logging Tools that Help Your Organization Reduce Risk, Time, and Exposure
Castra helps your organization experience the full value and benefits of remote logging tools in conjunction with your SIEM.
By helping security-conscious leaders implement and configure these tools, we provide organizations with unlimited visibility into their security posture in near real-time.
Remote logging enables organizations to capture and analyze log data from remote users, assets, and applications. This allows security teams to investigate security events resulting from remote access sessions, providing valuable context into activities occurring on the network.
Capture Vital Log Data from Anywhere in the World
In-house teams and infrastructure no longer isolate organizations. Small businesses, public institutions, and large enterprises all rely on a wide range of off-site services and inputs. These span the spectrum from remote employees to third-party service vendors and cloud-native technologies.
Purely internal logging solutions can’t adequately secure these connections against malicious activity. Cybersecurity leaders and their teams must capture and analyze log data regardless of its source.
Remote logging provides the foundation for operational security excellence in a modern, distributed IT environment.
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Analyze Logs and Investigate Security Events with Castra Expertise
Capturing remote log data significantly increases the volume of log data ingested by the organization. Even the most efficient, best-equipped teams need to scale their approach to handle this new workload.
Castra combines product expertise with scalable monitoring and alarm services that enable efficient remote log management. As a reputable managed detection and response vendor, our team has the experience and technical capability to capture data and remote messages from log servers, analyze system logs for signs of malicious activity, and effectively verify remote hosts. We specialize in this so your team can focus on what it does best.
Wazuh: Open-source Logging for Security-Oriented Organizations
Wazuh is an open-source security platform that provides unified protection for endpoints and cloud-native processes alike. Its open-source architecture makes it a prime candidate for customized integration and logging configuration with powerful XDR and SIEM technologies. Wazuh amplifies the capabilities of these platforms by enabling them to ingest remote log data from a wide variety of sources.
This is a core technical component of Castra’s Glass Box approach to managed detection and response.
To give customers unlimited visibility into their security posture, we must capture, index, and present log data from every enterprise corner.
Wazuh allows our team to conduct event investigations, detect malicious activity, and respond decisively to threats.
Remote Logging Is More Than a Tool for Monitoring the Distributed Workforce
Cybersecurity experts often talk about remote logging and distributed teams in the same breadth. This is the first and most obvious use for remote logging capabilities – but it’s far from the only one.
Remote logging technology does more than enable organizations to capture and analyze log data from remote employees. It can capture and analyze data from practically any off-site source. That includes remote servers, cloud-enabled applications, and more.
Modern organizations have a highly decentralized IT architecture. Whether you work for a small business or a Fortune 500 company, you rely on a wide range of partners, vendors, and technology services to generate value for customers. Remote logging gives you visibility into the connections you share with team members and third-party partners alike.
In today’s challenging security environment, visibility can make all the difference. Talk to a Castra expert now to find out how your organization can benefit from Wazuh’s remote log management solution.
SIEM platforms work by collecting and analyzing log data. Historically, data sources were limited to internal IT assets under the organization’s direct control. This approach stops working when organizations adopt cloud-enabled workflows and onboard remote employees. Remote logging enables SIEM technology to generate value and improve security in modern distributed networks.
In an active cyberattack scenario, this data may provide valuable information about the attack and how it occurred. Remote logs may stretch back months before the event, showing exactly how attackers exploited vulnerabilities, moved laterally through your operating system, and compromised sensitive data. Examining this data allows you to proactively harden your defenses against these threats as they emerge.
Open-source remote logging solutions like Wazuh can be configured to collect any kind of log data. Here are some examples of system log (syslog) file data you can collect from off-site data sources using remote logging:
- When new user credentials were created (and by whom),
- When user accounts are granted access to sensitive data (and by whom),
- When user accounts access sensitive data,
- When accounts change roles or permission levels,
- When a database or remote log server configuration changes.
Some of the biggest decisions security leaders must make revolve around choosing what logs to capture and how. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem, since every organization’s risk profile is unique. A single organization may have multiple concurrent tech stacks and operating systems, all generating logs that require careful auditing.
That’s why security leaders are looking for remote log management solutions that are flexible, scalable, and free of vendor lock-in risks. Open-source solutions like Wazuh are ideally positioned to address these concerns while providing robust security benefits to small businesses and enterprises alike.
Remote log data plays a central role in the detection and response workflow. Your organization’s ability to capture and analyze remote logs directly contributes to its overall level of preparedness. When analysts have access to remote employees and cloud-native application activity, they can the ability to conduct better, more comprehensive investigations.