Re: [fw-wiz] Juniper NSM and secure log forwarding



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Hi, Jon -

Thanks for the response. I see that I wasn't entirely clear. I was aware
that incoming logs from managed devices enter NSM via the encrypted SSP.
Also, clearly I was misinformed about the role that postgreSQL plays in
NSM internals.

Logs forwarded by NSM via the "Action Manager" will be sent in
clear-text though as we use standard syslog or SNMP-Trap formats for
this function.

It's this bit I'm wondering about. What if I want to export firewall
logs via encrypted syslog. Is there a Juniper knowledgebase article I
missed somewhere along the way or do I need to roll my own solution?

Cheers,
- --Trey

Quoth Jon [01/19/2010 09:49 PM] :
From a Juniper Systems Engineer:

First, all logs sent to NSM either via SSP or DMI are encrypted.

Second, we don't use postgreSQL to store firewall logs, only profiler data.
We have a proprietary logDb that uses a flat-file, compressed format for
the logs. The logs are not stored in an encrypted format, but the files
are owned by the "nsm" account, so you would need the credentials for
"nsm" or "root" to access them.

Logs forwarded by NSM via the "Action Manager" will be sent in
clear-text though as we use standard syslog or SNMP-Trap formats for
this function.

Regards,
Jon
(Disclosure - I work for Juniper)


On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Trey Darley <trey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:trey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

Hi, y'all -

Looking for suggestions as to how you've integrated NSM into your
logging
environment. While it appears not to support ssl-wrapping syslog, it
does
store it's logs internally in postgresql. Before I go hammering up a
cockeyed solution I thought I'd ask the hive.

Cheers,
--Trey



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