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Splunk deployment on Laptop/Desktop

I29851
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Hell all,

 

In my organzation we are trying to collect logs from all Laptop/Desktop into Splunk. I read somewhere that we can use logs collected from AV agents instead of installing universal forwarders. I We have CrowdStrike agents on all our endpoint devices. 

 

s this right method? If so, what is the use cases where we may have to install UF on endpoint devices.

 

Thank you

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VatsalJagani
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I think it all depends on what data you want to collect.

For example, you just need anti-virus logs, you can use CrowdStrike Add-on from Splunkbase and that should give you anti-virus-related logs.

If you also want WinEventLogs from Windows endpoints, you have to either install UF or you can use Windows' functionality of WinEventLog forwarding.

But if you have some files located on endpoints which you want to monitor (its very rare, but in case) then the best option is to install UF.

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PickleRick
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The possible issue with third-party solutions for windows event log retrieving is that they often will be in some format that's not understandable by the standard Windows Add-on so you'd have to invest much time and effort to either normalize the events  yourself and make them CIM-compliant or convert them to a typical Windows Event format.

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VatsalJagani
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I think it all depends on what data you want to collect.

For example, you just need anti-virus logs, you can use CrowdStrike Add-on from Splunkbase and that should give you anti-virus-related logs.

If you also want WinEventLogs from Windows endpoints, you have to either install UF or you can use Windows' functionality of WinEventLog forwarding.

But if you have some files located on endpoints which you want to monitor (its very rare, but in case) then the best option is to install UF.

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