WEC Centralized Collection
Has anyone had experience trying to centralize windows collection prior to getting to netwitness?
Example would be, very remote site that we don't want to open the firewall very wide so we would like to send the events to a central system and then just open the firewalls to that one system for netwitness to collect the logs off of.
Not really sure how it would work but we are curious if anyone has tried this.
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This is exactly a scenario that a remote / virtual log collector would be ideal for.
You would then just need to open the firewall ports to allow the remote logcollector to send its traffic to the local log collector. A few others are also needed for management.
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I probably should have added more context. This is in an MSSP type of environment were we do not really want to have to manage their inventory with our devices. Which is were allowing them to just send to this central collector and then use WinRM to pick it up from there would be helpful. We know we can use the VLC but that would be the last option we want to extend just due to the cumbersome nature of having 50+ VLCs and 50+ inventories to manage.
I set this up at my previous employer for PCI workstations. They had DHCP addresses so there was no way we could collect directly, instead we pushed a GPO to force the workstations to forward their events to a centralized collector (Win2k12) then we collected from that single source into NetWitness.