AWS CloudTrail vs ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer

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AWS CloudTrail vs ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer: What are the differences?

AWS CloudTrail: Record AWS API calls for your account and have log files delivered to you. With CloudTrail, you can get a history of AWS API calls for your account, including API calls made via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and higher-level AWS services (such as AWS CloudFormation). The AWS API call history produced by CloudTrail enables security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service; ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer: Collect, analyze, searche, correlate, report, and store logs from a centralized platform. It is one of the preferred SIEM log management software of cyber-security consultants and white-hat hackers It can keep all event logs and Syslogs in one place, sort them out, and analyze them in real time. It is a no brainer when it comes to your security logs..

AWS CloudTrail and ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer can be categorized as "Log Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by AWS CloudTrail are:

  • Increased Visibility- CloudTrail provides increased visibility into your user activity by recording AWS API calls. You can answer questions such as, what actions did a given user take over a given time period? For a given resource, which user has taken actions on it over a given time period? What is the source IP address of a given activity? Which activities failed due to inadequate permissions?
  • Durable and Inexpensive Log File Storage- CloudTrail uses Amazon S3 for log file storage and delivery, so log files are stored durably and inexpensively. You can use Amazon S3 lifecycle configuration rules to further reduce storage costs. For example, you can define rules to automatically delete old log files or archive them to Amazon Glacier for additional savings.
  • Easy Administration- CloudTrail is a fully managed service

On the other hand, ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer provides the following key features:

  • Log Collection
  • Log Analysis
  • Log Archiving
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    What is AWS CloudTrail?

    With CloudTrail, you can get a history of AWS API calls for your account, including API calls made via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and higher-level AWS services (such as AWS CloudFormation). The AWS API call history produced by CloudTrail enables security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.

    What is ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer?

    It is one of the preferred SIEM log management software of cyber-security consultants and white-hat hackers. It can keep all event logs and Syslogs in one place, sort them out, and analyze them in real time. It is a no brainer when it comes to your security logs.

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        What are some alternatives to AWS CloudTrail and ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer?
        AWS Config
        AWS Config is a fully managed service that provides you with an AWS resource inventory, configuration history, and configuration change notifications to enable security and governance. With AWS Config you can discover existing AWS resources, export a complete inventory of your AWS resources with all configuration details, and determine how a resource was configured at any point in time. These capabilities enable compliance auditing, security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting.
        AWS X-Ray
        It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components.
        Splunk
        It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
        Logstash
        Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). If you store them in Elasticsearch, you can view and analyze them with Kibana.
        Papertrail
        Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.
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