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

Alert Logic discovers and organizes deployments into a visual topology where you can select the desired levels of protection for your assets. You can define the scope of your protection per network or per region. Each network appears within its protected region. Click a region or individual network to set the service level or leave it unprotected, and then click SAVE.You must choose one of the following levels of coverage: UnprotectedAlert Logic Essentials coverageAlert Logic Professional coverage Alert Logic Enterprise coverage

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 your exclusions and exit the Exclusions window.
  4. 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 Whitelist

To whitelist assets from Network IDS:

  1. Select the Network IDS Whitelist tab to exclude CIDRs.
  2. In the Network(s) field, click the drop-down menu to select a network or leave All networks selected.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 REMOVE.
  7. 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.

Options

Configure Cross-Network Protection

You have the option to set up Cross-Network Protection to create connections across networks, in the same or different deployment, but within the same account. Cross-Network Protection allows other networks to use resources from a protecting network with an assigned network appliance.

A protecting network hosts the appliance. The network protected by the protecting network is the protected network. For more information on Cross-Network Protection, see Cross-Network Protection.

To configure Cross-Network Protection:

  1. On the side navigation, click Options under Protection.
  2. On the Cross-Network Protection tab, click the network or region you want to protect in the topology diagram, or in the Search Assets field, search for the network or region you want to protect.
  3. Click the search field to search or type the name of a protecting network, and then select one.
  4. Click SAVE.

The protecting network and protected network are now visible in the topology diagram with distinguishing icons. The Cross-Network Protection Breakdown, on the top left of the topology graph, provides an overview of your Cross-Network Protection connections.

View protected networks

To view protected networks:

  1. Click the protecting network icon () to see the number of protected networks currently connected.
  2. Click the details icon () to see a slideout panel that contains protected network names.

View protecting networks

To view protecting networks, click the protected network icon ().

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.

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.

Installation Instructions

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 and to download the appropriate agent:

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.

Configure Log sources

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