Deployment Architecture

Sending splunk data through a dlp to a heavy forwarder

jcgever
Explorer

Got a customer wanting the UFs to send data to the forcepoint DLP and then to the intermediate heavy forwarder. The reason is to have the dlp mask PII even though we could have splunk do that. Any reason that that this data flow wouldn't work?

An admin that I have to go through for the UF installs and the DLP setup tells me that forcepoint can't read splunk data sent to it which I don't believe. 

Apologies for possibly an easy question but any documentation to support the above architecture would be great. 

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @jcgever ,

UFs can send logs ony to a Splunk HF or to an Indexer, it isn't possible to send logs to a DLP to mask them and then to an HF.

If you want to mask your data before indexing, you can do this in the HF, following the instruction at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/9.1.1/Data/Anonymizedata

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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