[Bro] Get the license usage down in Splunk when indexing Bro logs
mike at swedishmike.org
Tue Jul 11 22:08:20 PDT 2017
Many thanks for your reply.
That's the one! ;) It will not make much use for our license usage - but
will save space on the disk then.
On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 7:55 PM Joshua Buysse <buysse at umn.edu> wrote:
> I think I know where Mike's misunderstanding comes from - the JSON logs
> are larger original size (for license volume), but will use less space on
> indexer disk than the default TSV because the extractions are search-time
> instead of index-time.
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Dave Crawford <bro at pingtrip.com> wrote:
>> The JSON logs will always be larger than the default tab delimited. With
>> JSON every log event includes the "column" names versus a set of headers in
>> he delimited format.
>> > On Jul 11, 2017, at 6:48 AM, Mike Eriksson <mike at swedishmike.org>
>> > Hi all,
>> > We're currently working on deploying Bro sensors to various offices and
>> I've come to realise that the Bro logs are quite 'expensive' when it comes
>> to Splunk licenses. To say the least.
>> > We have discussed various solutions but most of them fall down on us
>> losing the ability to correlate events unless we shift all the logs in to
>> > At the moment we're running it pretty much 'out of the box' so we can
>> save some GB's per day to turn of certain scripts, but it will probably not
>> be enough.
>> > Someone mentioned that turning on JSON logging instead of the standard
>> logging on Bro could save considerable amounts of space on your SIEM. Have
>> any of you guys tested this and can you back that statement up?
>> > I was hoping that someone else had encountered this before and had come
>> up with some solution(s) to this issue?
>> > Thanks in advance, Mike
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> Joshua Buysse
> University of Minnesota - University Information Security
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> put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come
> out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of
> ideas that could provoke such a question."
> - Charles Babbage
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