|Applies To||RSA NetWitness NextGen|
RSA NetWitness Decoder
RSA NetWitness Log Decoder
RSA NetWitness Concentrator
RSA NetWitness Hybrid
RSA NetWitness Broker
RSA NetWitness Administrator
RSA NetWitness NwConsole
|Issue||How to track RSA NetWitness user activity.|
1). How can I track the activity of NetWitness users?
You can track user acitivity using the audit log messages.
Below is a sample of downloaded audit logs specific to the user account "testuser" on a concentrator for the previous 24 hours. As you can see, a full history of what testuser did, when they were logged in, when they were logged out, the exact queries run, in addition to the time and the IP address of the computer being used. In the sample queries below, testuser appears to be trying to view all traffic related to www.facebook.com.
The full text of every query is recorded in the audit trail. Although audit logs do not record query results you can copy the query out of the audit logs and run it to verify the query results. This can be performed thru Investigator or by running the query from NwConsole or Administrator (Explorer View or Console). Please see the attached PDF document for example NwConsole and Administrator queries.
Sample audit log activities:
2). How much log data can be stored and is it overwritten over time?
The log database is configured to store 1 GB of log messages. Once that is exceeded, the newest logs overwrite the oldest logs.
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