Re: [fw-wiz] [OT?] Accounting from PIX Logs



Let me back up a second, I read your post and assumed you wanted deep
traffic analysis (source/destination/services/traffic amount,
netflow-type stuff). If that's the case, then the mirror port and
analysis box would be your best bet, as the PIX has pretty limited
capabilities for traffic accounting. There are thousands of free
analysis tools that can include IDS, packet inspection, etc that will
do deep analysis.

However, if you just want to look at general system logging analysis
(rather than analyzing your traffic), you should look at splunk
(www.splunk.com) to sift through the logs that the PIX is forwarding
to your syslog server.

Also, just googling, but here's a decent list of log analysis tools:
http://www.loganalysis.org/sections/parsing/application-specific/index.html

-Karl

On 3/28/07, Shahin Ansari <zohal52@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Would mirroring inside traffic give you more information than logging
ability of the firewall? Or is this done to relieve the burnden from the
firewall? If this is discussed in the thread you sent, then please
disregard my email.

Security Guy <security@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This perl script might help you:

http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.dcom.sys.cisco/browse_thread/thread/972a527ba458f06/37ddb0b6234c1e48#37ddb0b6234c1e48

another option (also discussed in that thread) would be to mirror the
inside port of the PIX and run traffic analysis against that (there
are numerous apps that will do this for you, I just can't think of any
off the top of my head), but this would require a switch that supports
mirroring and another box to do the analysis. More complicated, but
you're probably going to get a more accurate reading than groking what
you get from the PIX syslog output

HTH

-Karl

On 3/27/07, Adrian Grigorof wrote:

Hello,

Not open source but good (we hope):
http://www.eventid.net/firegen/firegenpix2.asp (I am one
of
the developers).

Regards,

Adrian Grigorof
www.altairtech.ca
www.eventid.net



fRANz wrote:
Hi.
Anyone can suggest me a good solution (preferred OpenSource) for
summarizing and accounting Cisco PIX (ver. 6.x, 7.x) logs?

Regards,
-f
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