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2018/08/21 08:54:29 (permalink)
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FAZ and Syslog server


Hello guys
 
For a while I used FAZ to get the information from our FGT and reports, but the cost is relevant and then some questions have arisen.
 
The Syslog server has only the function of storing the data and FGT would not query this Syslog data, right?
Can we use the Syslog server to receive the data by hosting in a database so that we can make selects to extract information and thus to stop using the FAZ?
 
Which Syslog server would you indicate for this purpose and which can be used with FGT and other network assets?
 
Have you ever used any tool like Power BI to extract information instead of using FAZ?
 
Thank you for your support!
 
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Re: FAZ and Syslog server 2018/08/21 09:17:55 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby MegaSistemas 2018/08/30 10:23:59
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The Syslog server has only the function of storing the data and FGT would not query this Syslog data, right?

 
Correct

Can we use the Syslog server to receive the data by hosting in a database so that we can make selects to extract information and thus to stop using the FAZ?
 

Correct

Which Syslog server would you indicate for this purpose and which can be used with FGT and other network assets?


You have many to use splunk is good ,  loggly is great , Alertlogic, and papertrails is ideal ( I'm using the latter in a  few  FGT/PANOS deployments for  analysis  and it works great for writing log triggers or "alerts" )
 
Have you ever used any tool like Power BI to extract information instead of using FAZ? 

 
NO , see the above suggestions and review them.
 
 
A 3rd option if a  remote-logging service solutions are pricey;   is to build a log-server that  inject the log messages into a sql database and then build a interface to SELECT FROM on the fields and and log-type. I have a business partner that could do this for you , contact me via PM and I will refer you to them.
 
Ken
 

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Re: FAZ and Syslog server 2018/08/21 09:48:00 (permalink)
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Ken, I thought there was an issue with Fortinet using non-standard / extended syslog formats, that the various syslog servers had problems with.  Is this no longer an issue?
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Re: FAZ and Syslog server 2018/08/21 10:34:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby tanr 2018/08/21 10:36:42
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No it's not a issue and can be over come. Also you have a host of other support types CEF or Brief and CSV format. Splunk and syslog-ng for example has modules or addons for CEF format and others formats
 
http://socpuppet.blogspot.com/2017/08/fortios-cef-formatted-logs.html
http://socpuppet.blogspot.com/2018/03/fortios-logging-bried.html
 
You will have to test your  support and what you need

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Re: FAZ and Syslog server 2018/08/21 10:36:58 (permalink)
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Great info, thanks!
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Re: FAZ and Syslog server 2019/05/09 17:44:22 (permalink)
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