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I need to collect windows security event logs and do two things with them.
First forward the data to another log collection tool, and secondly mask some of the data for my splunk index. Can all of this be done using conf files? And would this be better done on a heavy forwarder or the indexer or does it matter which?

Thanks,
Paul

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi PaulEscher

I would do as followed: setup your universal forwarders, forwarders and indexer as needed. on the indexer you can do some masking of any data, like described here. further your indexer can forward the raw data to any 3rd party tool as written here.

to answer your question: yes it can be done using the conf files and should/could be done on the indexer.

hope this helps

cheers

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi PaulEscher

I would do as followed: setup your universal forwarders, forwarders and indexer as needed. on the indexer you can do some masking of any data, like described here. further your indexer can forward the raw data to any 3rd party tool as written here.

to answer your question: yes it can be done using the conf files and should/could be done on the indexer.

hope this helps

cheers

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Explorer

Thank you MuS, you have confirmed that it can be done. I'll go back to the lab and test out a solution.

Thanks,
Paul

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