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security question - data transmitted (from forwarder)

mf2268
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Hi,,,
we are looking to install splunk.
scenario - unix and windows devices ... syslog unix server
what i would like to do is install splunk on syslog server; install forwarder on unix and wintel servers.
my question: how is data secured as it is sent to syslog (splunk server)
ssh , tls
is there a preference

any info you can provide is appreciated.

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can enable SSL on the forwarders (using outputs.conf) and receiver (using inputs.conf). See Use SSL to encrypt and authenticate data from forwarders in the Admin Manual.

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can enable SSL on the forwarders (using outputs.conf) and receiver (using inputs.conf). See Use SSL to encrypt and authenticate data from forwarders in the Admin Manual.

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araitz
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

jworthington_sp
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There are also some security tips on the Wiki that might be helpful:

http://wiki.splunk.com/Community:Security_and_compliance

mf2268
New Member

thank you.

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