Analyzing Blocked Traffic in Log Files for Suspicious Activity

Using log file analysis to report on blocked traffic can help troubleshoot issues with website and application behavior, and potential security issues. This article shows how to use WebSpy Vantage to identify suspicious activity from blocked traffic log events.

Optimizing Log File Size For Analysis And Reporting

Firewalls and proxies generate a lot of log data. Multiple gigabytes per day are commonplace now. The log files themselves are generally simple flat text files. Their size comes from the sheer volume of entries, not from being rich data types. The log file size not only consumes disk space during logging, storing, and archiving, but …