Data Center Deployment Configuration

Alert Logic allows you to add deployments to the Alert Logic console. The Deployments page appears under the Configuration tab in the Alert Logic console. To add a deployment, click the add icon (), and then enter the requested information to provide Alert Logic with third-party access to the specified cloud environment. For more information about adding deployments for other cloud environments, see Azure Deployment Configuration and AWS Deployment Configuration.

Name your deployment

In the Deployment Name field, type a descriptive name for the deployment you want to create, and then click SAVE.

Add assets

Add your assets by network, subnet, domain name, or IP address to be scanned.

To add a network:

  1. In the Network tab, click the add icon (), and then select Network.
  2. Type a name for the network, add the Private CIDR(s)and the Public CIDR(s).
  3. Select Network traffic is automatically forwarded to Alert Logic appliances if your network equipment is configured to SPAN or another port mirroring feature.
  4. A SPAN configured network forwards your Network IDS traffic to Alert Logic appliances, which allows Alert Logic to analyze that traffic.

  5. Click SAVE.

To add a subnet:

  1. In the Network tab, click the add icon (), and then select Subnet.
  2. Name the subnet, select the network, add the CIDR ,and then click SAVE.

To add a domain name:

  1. In the DNS Names and Public IPs tab, click the add icon (), and then select DNS Name.
  2. Add the domain name, and then click SAVE.

To add an IP address:

  1. In the DNS Names and Public IPs tab, click the add icon (), and then select Public IP.
  2. Name the IP address, add the CIDR, and then click SAVE.

When you are finished, click NEXT.

Scope of protection

You can define the scope of your protection per network basis. Each network appears within its protected region. Click a region or individual network to set the scan level or leave it unprotected, and then click SAVE.

Exclusions

You also have the option to exclude assets or tags from external scanning, internal scanning, and Network IDS.

External scanning

To exclude assets for external scanning:

  1. Select the External Scanning tab to view assets available to exclude.
  2. Click EXCLUDE for the asset you want to exclude.
    You can remove an asset from the exclusion list at any time to include the asset in scanning. To remove an asset from the exclusion list, click CANCEL.
  3. After you apply all the necessary exclusions, click out of Exclusions, and then on the Scope of Protection page, click SAVE.

Internal scanning

To exclude assets or tags for internal scanning:

  1. Select the Internal Scanning tab, and then click ASSETS or TAGS to search for assets or tags available to exclude.
  2. Click EXCLUDE for the asset or tag you want to exclude.
    You can remove an asset from the exclusion list at any time to include the asset in scanning. To remove an asset from the exclusion list, click CANCEL.
  3. After you apply all the necessary exclusions, click out of Exclusions, and then on the Scope of Protection page, click SAVE.

Network IDS

To exclude assets for Network IDS

  1. Select the Network IDS tab to exclude CIDRs.
  2. In the Protocol(s) field, click the drop-down menu to select a protocol. Select TCP, UDP, or ICMP, or select * to select all IP protocols.
  3. Enter the network CIDR network address you want to exclude. You must enter a range of network addresses using CIDR format.

    Enter 10.0.0.0.24 to exclude IP addresses in the range 10.0.0.0-10.0.0.255.

  4. Click the drop-down menu to select the port. You can enter a single port, a part range, or * to select all ports.

    Enter 443 for a single port. Enter 1:1024 for a part range.

  5. Click EXCLUDE AND ADD ANOTHER. Repeat the steps to add more CIDRs.
    You can remove an asset from the exclusion list at any time to include the asset in scanning. To remove an asset from the exclusion list, click CANCEL.
  6. After you apply all the necessary exclusions, click out of Exclusions, and then on the Scope of Protection page, click SAVE.

Scheduling

Alert Logic automatically performs certain scans. You can schedule how often and when you want Alert Logic to scan for new assets from the Discovery Scans tab and to scan for vulnerabilities from the Internal Scans and External Scans tabs.

Discovery scans

To schedule how often you want Alert Logic to scan for new assets, choose one of the following options:

  • Scan as often as necessary—Select this option if you want Alert Logic to lightly scan for new assets twice a day or when significant changes are detected.
  • Scan once a day
  • Scan twice a day
  • Scan three times a day

To schedule when you want Alert Logic to scan for new assets, choose one of the following options:

  • Scan whenever necessary—Select this option if you do not want to limit Alert Logic scans to particular days or times.
  • Scan only during certain hours

Click SAVE, and then click NEXT.

Internal scans and External scans

To schedule how often you want Alert Logic to scan for vulnerabilities, choose one of the following options:

  • Scan as often as necessary—Select this option if you want Alert Logic to scan known assets for vulnerabilities once a day, or twice a day, if significant changes are detected to an asset.
  • Scan once a day
  • Scan once a week
  • Scan once a month

To schedule when you want Alert Logic to scan for vulnerabilities, choose one of the following options:

  • Scan whenever necessary—Select this option if you do not want to limit Alert Logic scans to particular days or times.
  • Scan only during certain hours on certain days
  • Scan only on a certain day

Click SAVE, and then click NEXT.

Configuration Topology

This topology diagram provides an overview of your scope of protection. You can see which assets are unprotected, or being scanned at the Essentials, Professional, or Enterprise levels. Click a network in the diagram to view its subnets, instances, and hosts.

The protection breakdown displays how many assets are unprotected, excluded, and protected, along with the number of protected assets in each level.

You can search for specific assets. The protection breakdown updates as it finds specific assets.

Agent

Alert Logic provides a single agent that collects data used for analysis, such as log messages and network traffic, metadata, and host identification information. Click the links below for more information about installing the Alert Logic agent to Install the Alert Logic agent for Linux or Install the Alert Logic agent for Windows.

Appliances

You must assign appliances to your networks. Use the Unique Registration Key to assign one or more appliances to each network. Click the links for more information see Install the Physical Appliance or a Install the Alert Logic Virtual Appliance.

Log sources

You can set up log collection. To add log sources for data you want to collect, see Log Sources.