SANS Sixth Annual Log Management Survey Report

by Jerry Shenk
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute logging technology and techniques

Every spring since 2005, the SANS analyst team has released results of its annual log management survey. These surveys have tracked the progress being made in the log management industry and in the organizations using log management. Year after year, more organizations say they have log servers to support their log management objectives—89 percent in this year’s survey, compared to 43 percent in 2005. Our 2008 survey built a case for the value of collecting and monitoring logs. This year’s survey reveals that this trend continues to expand: Companies better understand the importance of collecting logs for a growing number of purposes and are trying to derive more value from the logs they’re collecting. In this year’s survey, respondents have found improvements in detection, forensic and