Splunk add-ons for Cisco Solutions
Splunk add-ons for Cisco Solutions
Splunk is an advanced, scalable and effective technology that indexes and searches the files recorded in a system. Splunk analyzes this machine-generated data to provide action plans based on machine intelligence.
In addition, by Splunk, all the collected data can be used and exploited in the best way, and it is also possible to put the organization at a higher level of performance, competition, profitability and security by creating a level of operational intelligence. Real-time processing is Splunk’s biggest strength because, as we’ve seen storage devices get better and better over the years, we’ve seen processors become more efficient every day.
To learn more about how Splunk works, see how Bosch Company used Splunk to analyze data. They collected healthcare data from remotely connected patients using IoT devices (sensors). Splunk processes this data and any unusual activity is reported to the doctor through the patient interface.
Splunk Enterprise Capabilities
This software is like Google for LogFiles produced in a network of computer and electronic equipment, which does not depend on the type and format of the logs, and only the text of the logs is enough to be able to import them into Splunk Enterprise. Various examples of sources for generating these logs are given below:
- Logs created by security equipment such as IPS, Firewall, Anti-Virus
- Logs created by internal services such as AD, DNS, IIS, Apache, DHCP
- Logs created by smart and mobile devices such as phones and tablets
- Logs created by infrastructure components such as Switch, Router, Modem
- Logs created by different operating systems such as Windows, Linux, MacOS
- Logs created by internal software such as banking, automation, finance, warehouse
- Logs created by electronic equipment such as electric doors, elevators, sensors, traffic control
Splunk Enterprise stores and categorizes all generated logs together and allows communication between changes and various events in different departments, and we can make corrections. Also, Splunk Enterprise can be used as a 360 monitoring software without the need to add SNMP or other things that other similar products need.
Introduction of Splunk plugins
For better use of this software, you can use the plugins provided by Cisco. In recent years, Cisco has produced many add-ons to be used and integrated with Splunk software, so that users can increase the capabilities of Splunk software as much as possible and enjoy more security.
Cisco Security Suite App on Splunk
A very practical and useful plugin for online and integrated monitoring of all Cisco security products such as ASA, IPS, FirePower, FWSM, ASAM, ISE, ACS, WSA, ESA
Cisco Networks App in Splunk
One of the most popular plugins available that can be used to monitor all Cisco infrastructure equipment including Catalyst, Nexus, ISR, ISR G2, ASR, CSR in an integrated and online manner.
Cisco Endpoint Security Analytics (CESA)
The licensed Cisco Endpoint Security Analytics (CESA) application for Splunk enables IT administrators to analyze and correlate user and endpoint behavior in Splunk Enterprise. This application enables the visualization of data and predefined reports for AnyConnect NVM as part of the Cisco Endpoint Security Analytics for Splunk (CESA) solution. The solution provides better insight into endpoint behavior from additional context such as user, device, application, location, and destination for both onsite and offsite flows. It is used in conjunction with the Cisco Endpoint Security Analytics (CESA) add-on for Splunk.
Cisco Firepower eNcore Dashboard
The Cisco Firepower eNcore Dashboard for Splunk provides charts, graphs, metrics, and a geolocation map for all major Firepower eStreamer event types. eNcore Dashboard requires Cisco eStreamer eNcore for Splunk version 3.x and Firepower Management Center (FMC) 6.x. Users can drill into dashboard components to drill down into the underlying event source data.
The eNcore Dashboard is based on the version of the old Cisco eStreamer app for Splunk developed for Firepower version 5.4, but is not backwards compatible.
Cisco Cloudlock Cloud Access Security Broker
Cisco Cloudlock Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) leverages crowd-sourced and actionable cybersecurity intelligence to enable enterprises to securely use cloud apps and platforms. Cloudlock combats account compromises, cloud malware and data breaches while facilitating compliance through a frictionless cloud-native approach that deploys in minutes with no impact on end users.
Cloudlock protects SaaS, PaaS and IDaaS environments and provides unprecedented coverage of cloud traffic, including on and off, programmatic and user-driven, by managed and unmanaged users, retroactively and in real time. Deployed in more than 750 organizations worldwide, Cisco Cloudlock is trusted for protecting mission-critical cloud environments around the world.
With the Cisco Cloudlock CIM-enabled Splunk App, security professionals can manage the full lifecycle of cloud security incidents, from triage to remediation, and integrate cloud security incident management into workflows Existing Splunk.
Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS)
The Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) Add-on for Splunk allows a Splunk Enterprise administrator to analyze and correlate Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) log data through the Common Information Model in Splunk Enterprise. You can then use the data with other Splunk apps such as Splunk Cisco Security Suite.
Cisco Identity Services Engine
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a security policy management and control platform. It automates and simplifies access control and security compliance for wired, wireless, and VPN connectivity.
The Splunk Add-on for Cisco ISE enables extraction and indexing of ISE AAA Audit, Accounting, Posture, Client Provisioning Audit, and Profiler events. This integration allows any Splunk user to correlate ISE data with other data sources (such as firewall events or application data) for deeper operational and security visibility. It also includes sample dashboards and reports for profiling, authentication, system statistics, alerts, and location detection.