Logentries and AWS Partner to Centralize CloudTrail, CloudWatch and Log Data Monitoring
July 09, 2014
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Logentries announced a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), providing centralized monitoring and alerting for CloudTrail, CloudWatch and system log data.

As a new AWS CloudTrail partner, Logentries enables recording of AWS API calls, publication of log files to an Amazon S3 bucket in JSON format, and real-time notification and monitoring of log data. Logentries also integrates directly with AWS CloudWatch to enable a single dashboard view across CloudTrail, CloudWatch and system log data for more efficient troubleshooting, security and compliance analysis, and system monitoring.

Logentries collects and centralizes CloudTrail data for a deeper understanding of AWS account activity and security assurance. The Logentries integration enables easy aggregation, correlation, and analysis of the CloudTrail log files with CloudWatch and application log information for security, troubleshooting and business analytics. When issues arise, Logentries offers out-of-the-box tags and alerts for common CloudTrail events that notify users immediately via email, SMS, or through a third-party service such as HipChat, PagerDuty, and Campfire.

“Logentries provides pre-defined queries for important events so that you do not have to write complex queries,” described Jeff Barr, AWS Chief Evangelist, in a recent blog post. “Additionally, Logentries provides out-of-the-box tagging and alerting to highlight and notify you when an important security event takes place.”

Real-time alerting for AWS log data and important events include:

- EC2 Security Group created, deleted, or edited

- New IAM user is created

- User’s IAM permissions are changed

The Logentries service features a unique pre-processing engine that collects and analyzes log files in real-time to offer immediate alerting, visualizations, and tailing of the data. There is no complex query language required, making searching the data easy and intuitive with click-through navigation.

“Unlike traditional log management and analytics tools, Logentries is built for the cloud,” said Trevor Parsons, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries. “We developed the Logentries service with an open architecture that supports rich connections to AWS in order to centralize the monitoring and alerting of CloudWatch and CloudTrail information, and to also support real-time aggregation and correlation of all log data generated within AWS environments.”

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