Mikrotik Integration via Syslog

You will need to perform some configurations on Mikrotik so that you can see the logs from your Mikrotik device over the Logsign.

First of all, the IP address is written in your WEB browser to access your Mikrotik device. 

1- Click System > Logging tab and edit remote.

2- Select remote in Type section. Required Syslog settings are entered as below.

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3- Click the Rules tab. Topics > info and Action > are selected as remote.

 

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After these processes, you'll add the source to view logs from the Mikrotik device from the Logsign.

Open the Logsign Unified SecOps Platform WEB interface and click on the "+ Device" button under the Data Collection tab, which is then clicked on the Settings tab in the menu bar on the top of the page. In the Source Type Selection page, choose Syslog as the method. After that, Mikrotik is selected as Vendor information, and then Router is specified in the Product Selection section. There is some information about the source that you want to add on the page:

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Host: IP address information of the Mikrotik product that you want to retrieve the logs.

Encoding: utf_8, which is accepted as the general standard in Information Technologies, is set as default. Agree in the same way.

Offset: To explain it in terms of definition, let's say "time difference." If the "system" time you want to log in is forward or backward from the real-time difference, you can edit it accordingly. The symbol "+" moves forward, and "-" moves backward. Time information is specified in minutes.

Data Policy: As a definition, you can filter in or out of incoming data. In the Data Policy section, you can specify the kind of logs (word, event movement type, etc.) that you want to receive or not from the source. The default setting here is the Default Policy, which has the default rule is "collect all logs."

Max Line Length to Process: Each log is generated as a single line. So, the Logsign Unified SecOps Platform takes these logs and analyzes them. In some cases, the number of characters in a single line of a single log file can be more significant than two thousand forty-eight (2048). In such cases, you can change this part.

Check Health: If you tick this box, that will inform you about the service and operability of the Logsign Unified SecOps Platform. The Health Check Period tab will come up when the box is ticked. This part is the time interval information to be checked. 

Device Name: You must enter a descriptive name according to the configuration you are making (For ex., Mikrotik). It can provide convenience for people who analyze logs. You can think of the Description field as a resource-specific area.

Tag: Slightly different from the Description section, it can be used for a broader purpose. For example, you can query by tag; and make tag-based definitions while creating a report if you use multiple Mikrotiks and define each tag as mikrotik1 or mikrotik2. If you want to query about an event, you will get a shorter result when you search according to mikrotik1 name. 

After filling the Tag section, click on the Save button to add the Mikrotik device to which you've configured the source.

 

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