[syslog-ng] Insider 2017-03: Docker; Central Log Management; Hadoop & Kafka performance; SCALE 2017;

Czanik, Péter peter.czanik at balabit.com
Thu Mar 16 11:52:40 UTC 2017

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 56th issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that
brings you syslog-ng-related news.


Docker: 500K+ pulls


There are over 500K pulls for the syslog-ng image from the Docker hub
at https://hub.docker.com/u/balabit/. You can use one of the -dev
images if you want to compile syslog-ng yourself. If you use any of
these images, share your use case and experiences with us.

Gartner & RSA: Central Log Management


With the increased reliance on analytics to drive security operations,
IT security professionals are paying particular attention to one of
the oldest tools in their toolbox, log management. A recently released
report by Gartner focuses on the role of Central Log Management (CLM)
in improving threat monitoring and detection:

The key takaway from the RSA conference was also CLM:

Upcoming webinar about CLM:

Hadoop and Kafka performance


The syslog-ng application has been supporting Hadoop and Kafka
destinations for some time now, as it is an integral part of a
versatile central log management solution. Seamless integration is
great, but what about performance? Read our blogs to learn more:

Hadoop: https://www.balabit.com/blog/testing-performace-log-streaming-hdfs-syslog-ng/

Kafka: https://www.balabit.com/blog/testing-the-performance-of-log-streaming-to-kafka-with-syslog-ng/

SCALE 2017


It is the third year that syslog-ng has participated at Southern
California Linux Expo or, as better known to many, SCALE ‒ the largest
Linux event in the USA. Balabit had a booth in the expo area and on
Sunday I gave a presentation on how to deal with security logs using
syslog-ng.

Your feedback and news, or tips about the next issue are welcome at
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Peter Czanik (CzP) <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
Balabit / syslog-ng upstream

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