Building a Splunk Map

Visualizing incoming web traffic on a geographic map provides valuable insights for security monitoring, customer activity, and website traffic. Splunk® provides the ability to turn log data that contains IP addresses (e.g. firewall logs, web server logs) into a real-time … Continue reading → The post Building a Splunk Map appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 16 August 2016 | 7:53 am

Getting Started with a Splunk Trial

To get the most out of a Splunk® trial you not only want to demonstrate Splunk’s value but you also want to configure Splunk for your environment so that you can quickly convert from trial mode to production mode. Consider … Continue reading → The post Getting Started with a Splunk Trial appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 13 July 2016 | 6:31 am

Compliance Regulations and IT Departments

Compliance regulations often appear overly burdensome but they are also necessary.  Regulatory compliance is a sign that an organization is aware of its security obligations and implementing its best effort at protecting critical and confidential data.  The problem that faces … Continue reading → The post Compliance Regulations and IT Departments appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 15 April 2016 | 6:55 am

Splunk for PCI Compliance

PCI is an acronym that stands for “Payment Card Industry” and PCI Compliance is a specific and rigid set of requirements that all businesses that process credit or debit cards as a form of payment must follow.  The intent of … Continue reading → The post Splunk for PCI Compliance appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 11 February 2016 | 9:45 am

Bypassing the Limitations of Traditional SIEMs with Splunk

We have officially entered into an age where Security Information Event Management has both never been more important and has never been more complex at the exact same time. Cyber security in general is at a crossroads, as it is … Continue reading → The post Bypassing the Limitations of Traditional SIEMs with Splunk appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 7 January 2016 | 6:58 am

Troubleshooting Web Site Outages

Your website will go down. It doesn’t matter how much redundancy you have built in – if AWS can crash, your servers can as well. Exactly how much you can fix on your own will depend on how much of … Continue reading → The post Troubleshooting Web Site Outages appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 24 November 2015 | 7:04 am

3 Simple Steps to Begin Monitoring Your Infrastructure

As an IT Infrastructure grows in size and complexity implementing infrastructure monitoring becomes increasingly difficult.  Increasing scale makes it difficult to drill down from a distributed application performance issue to a resource constriction on one of the application’s back end … Continue reading → The post 3 Simple Steps to Begin Monitoring Your Infrastructure appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 4 November 2015 | 7:30 am

Five Steps to Create a Windows Script: File Counts by Extension

Most sites have distinct features that require customized monitoring. In addition to basic PerfMon metrics, Event Logs and Pings, you may need to monitor responsiveness of a website, or the availability of an SMTP server, or the number of files … Continue reading → The post Five Steps to Create a Windows Script: File Counts by Extension appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 7 October 2015 | 6:51 am

SLA Monitoring for Distributed Applications

What are distributed applications? A distributed application is any application in which the components are distributed across multiple devices.  For example, a web based application’s components could include multiple web servers, backend databases and networking devices.  For the application to … Continue reading → The post SLA Monitoring for Distributed Applications appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 26 August 2015 | 6:45 am

Identifying Critical Error Messages in MS SQL

Administering even a single instance of MS SQL can be challenging, let alone a series of linked servers.  While MS SQL is a powerful tool for data management, that potential power also comes with a great deal of complexity.  Every … Continue reading → The post Identifying Critical Error Messages in MS SQL appeared first on Heroix Blog.

Posted on: 19 August 2015 | 6:30 am