Taming IIS Logs

by Mark Burnett Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

Web administrators have a strange relationship with log files. They are an invaluable resource for detecting intrusions and managing security. However, they can also quickly grow out of control and become a burden to monitor. And Windows NT does not make the job any easier. Without a central location for storing logs, a network administrator must look several places using several different tools. If you are monitoring logs on multiple computers it gets even worse. The problem with anything that has to do with security is that if it becomes too much of a burden we stop using it. However, keeping a handle on your logs can greatly enhance your security skills and help you to not look so helpless if you are ever hacked.