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Azure Audit Log Consolidation

  • Consolidate Azure Microsoft Entra ID Audit Logs by downloading from Azure then saving and backing up log entries to Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL or SQLite.
  • Use regular expressions to parse attribute value pairs to their native data types then save to your RDBMS for internal and external analysis (e.g. integer, decimal and date/time).
  • Use our Log Entry Retention Policy Template to automatically delete old log entries no longer required for compliance and auditing.
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Azure Audit Log Entry Retention Policy

  • Configure how long to retain audit log entries in the log databases, for example, archive entries older than 30 days then remove archived entries older than 1 year.
  • Schedule and manually remove audit log entries no longer required for analysis or compliance, for example, delete informational event log entries older than 90 days.
  • Generate summary reports detailing the log entry retention metadata, for example, the data range and number of entries in each audit log database table.
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Azure Audit Log Monitoring

  • Security auditing and monitoring for Azure Audit Logs.
  • Automatically detect and apply IPS remediation actions, such as, running a PowerShell Command to block a IP actively involved in a cyber-attack.
  • Use regular expressions to parse attribute value pairs to their native data types, for example, integer, decimal and date/time.
  • Create Complex Filter Criteria to parse and filter any data typed attribute value pair.
  • Apply correlation and frequency rules, for example, get notified when a task starts then completes, or a user fails to login 3 times within 5 minutes.
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Azure Audit Log Reporting

  • Generate security event reports to gain insight on events such as user logons, account management and security group management changes.
  • Customize report layout, event log entry columns, logos, colors, spacing and font sizes.
  • Create and customize SIEM Reports that cross multiple log types, such as Windows Azure Audit Logs, Azure Entra ID Audit Logs and Red Hat Audit Logs.
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Azure Audit Log Analyzer

  • Page through large log files, search, highlight, view frequencies, mark entries and export result sets.
  • Group and sort log entries using complex regular expression driven attribute value search criteria.
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Azure Audit Log Filters

  • Generate filters from consolidated audit log viewers.
  • Use regular expression driven filter criteria to monitor any JSON value found in any audit log entry.
  • Create complex programming style filters from audit log entries that include recursive groups, logical operands, categories, and regular expression driven values.
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Azure Audit Log Entry Correlation, IDS and IPS

  • Includes pre-built event log entry correlation reports such as Logon Sessions and Account Lockout/Unlock.
  • Group event log entries by column values then trigger alerts based on number of event log entries in each group.
  • Implement IDS and IPS remediation responses to active cyber-attacks.
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Why do I need an Azure Audit Log Management Software Tool?

As an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM), downloading and monitoring Azure Audit Logs for activity is a crucial practice that contributes significantly to the overall security, compliance, and performance of your organization's IT infrastructure. Azure Audit Logs provide a comprehensive record of activities and events within your Azure environment, offering valuable insights into user actions, resource modifications, and system events. Here are key reasons why you should prioritize this task:

  1. Security and Threat Detection: Azure Audit Logs serve as a powerful tool for detecting and responding to security threats. By monitoring these logs, you can identify suspicious activities, unauthorized access attempts, or potential security breaches in real-time. This proactive approach allows you to address security issues promptly, minimizing the impact on your organization.
  2. Compliance and Governance: Many industries have strict regulatory requirements regarding data privacy and security. Monitoring Azure Audit Logs helps ensure compliance with regulatory standards by providing a detailed audit trail of activities. This information is invaluable during audits, as it demonstrates your commitment to maintaining a secure and compliant IT environment.
  3. Resource Optimization: Understanding how resources are utilized in your Azure environment is essential for optimizing performance and managing costs. Audit Logs offer insights into resource provisioning, configuration changes, and usage patterns. By analyzing this data, you can make informed decisions to optimize resource allocation and improve overall efficiency.
  4. Incident Investigation and Forensics: In the event of a security incident or system disruption, Azure Audit Logs serve as a critical resource for conducting investigations and forensics. The detailed records allow you to trace the timeline of events, identify the root cause of issues, and implement corrective measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.
  5. User Accountability: Monitoring user activities through Audit Logs promotes accountability among your team members. It helps identify who performed specific actions, whether intentional or accidental, and encourages responsible behavior within the IT environment.
  6. Customizable Alerts and Reports: Many Azure Audit Log Management tools offer customizable alerts and reporting features. This means you can set up notifications for specific events or patterns, enabling a quicker response to potential issues.
  7. Centralized Azure Audit Log Management: These tools typically allow for centralized management of audit logs from various sources across your network. This centralization makes it easier to manage and analyze data from a single, unified platform.

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Last Updated: January 16th, 2024