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Log File Integrity

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Hi I am looking to use PRTG in a very small PCI environment and wondered if the software itself can provide any means of log file integrity and alerting or if I need to invest further in a proper FIM product to meet this requirement in PCI. Any helpful information on this area would be gratefully received as PCI is slowly becoming a headache to provision for.

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Created on Apr 13, 2015 9:18:51 AM by  twazok (10) 1



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Dear twazok

Please specify in which sense do you like to monitor log file integrity. PRTG itself can check for a string in a log; this might not be enough to determine the integrity.

Created on Apr 14, 2015 12:43:21 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



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Sorry if I wasn't clear

I intend using PRTG to store syslog messages obtained from various network equipment. As part of PCI you need to ensure that the logs storing this data is protected and monitored for modification. In other words I need to make sure something watches PRTG's log files and makes sure they are not edited or cleared by an outside process - therefore ensuring there integrity. I was hoping that PRTG could possibly monitor its own log files in this way?

Created on Apr 15, 2015 10:39:43 AM by  twazok (10) 1



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Dear twazok

I am sorry, this is outside the scope of PRTG. PRTG adds text lines to the logs, without checks if another application made any changes.

Created on Apr 15, 2015 10:54:06 AM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



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