System Requirements

Operating system and browser support

The Alert Logic console supports the current version and the previous major version of the following operating systems: 

  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Windows

The Alert Logic console supports the current version and the previous major version of the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer

Alert Logic cannot guarantee that other browsers and versions will work with its products.

Requirements for the Alert Logic agent

The following table describes the basic requirements to install the agent:

Operating systems supported by the agent:

  • For Windows users:
    • Windows Server 2003, SP1
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows XP SP1
    • Windows 10
  • For Linux users:
    • Debian (.deb)
      • 5.x (lenny)
      • 6.x (squeeze)
      • 7.x (wheezy)
      • 8.x (jessie)
    • Ubuntu (.deb)
      • 10.x
      • 12.x
      • 14.x
      • 16.x
    • CentOS (.rpm)
      • 5.x
      • 6.x
      • 7.x
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (.rpm)
      • 5.x
      • 6.x
      • 7.x
    • SUSE
      • 12.1
      • 12.0
      • 11.4
      • 11.3
    • Amazon Linux

The following table describes other basic requirements to install the agent:

Components System requirements
Memory 96 MB of available memory
Disk space for agent 30 MB of available disk space
Disk space for local cache 500 MB of available disk space
Packet access WinPcap 4.1.2
CPU Utilization 1-10% depending on log volume
RAM 15 MB minimum
Disk space 30 MB minimum
Log collection support Windows, Flat File
Supported environments Agent-only deployments with virtual and physical appliances, VPC, and Public Clouds
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 2048-bit key encryption, 256-bit AES bulk encryption
Log collection frequency At minimum, every five minutes logs are collected and sent to Alert Logic Cloud
Host permissions LocalSystem account has all the necessary permissions by default

The agent requires DNS access to communicate with the Alert Logic server.

Requirements for Alert Logic Threat Manager appliances

Virtual appliance

The following table describes the basic system requirements to install a virtual appliance:

Components System Requirements
CPU 4 virtual CPUs
RAM 8 GB
Disk space 40 GB minimum
Supported virtual environment VMware only
Log collection support Syslog via agent or agent-less, Windows and flat-file via agent only
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 2048bit key encryption, 256bit AES bulk encryption

Bandwidth volume directly impacts the ability of the appliance to inspect traffic. Therefore, high traffic environments may require a virtual machine with additional processor and memory resources.

If you want to run scans, consider 8 virtual CPUs (cores) and 16 GB of memory.

Physical appliance

The following describes the basic requirements to install a physical appliance:

Components System Requirements
CPU Intel Xeon
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Disk space 500 GB
Chassis 1U rack mounted
Power 250W
Log collection support Both agent-based and agent-less Windows, Syslog, flat file log collection
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 2048-bit key encryption, 256-bit AES bulk encryption

Requirements for Alert Logic Log Manager appliances

Virtual appliance

The following describes the basic requirements to install a virtual appliance: 

Components System Requirements
CPU 2 cores
RAM 2 GB
Disk space 1 GB–50 GB
Supported virtual environment VMware only
Log collection support Syslog via agent or agent-less, Windows and flat-file via agent only
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 2048-bit key encryption, 256-bit AES bulk encryption
Note Not designed to run in a public cloud environment. Use agent-only deployments instead.

System requirements for the remote collector

The following describes the basic requirements to install a remote collector:

Components System Requirements
CPU 2 cores
RAM 2 GB
Disk space 10 GB minimum
Supported Operating Systems Windows and Linux
Log collection support Syslog only via port 1514
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 2048-bit key encryption, 256-bit AES bulk encryption
Log collection frequency Every five minutes (minimum)- logs collected and sent to Alert Logic Cloud
Host permissions LocalSystem account has all the requisite permissions by default

Physical appliance

The following describes the basic requirements to install a physical appliance:

Components System Requirements
CPU Intel Xeon
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Disk space 500 GB
Chassis 1U rack mounted
Power 250W
Log collection support Both agent-based and agent-less Windows, Syslog, flat file log collection
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 2048-bit key encryption, 256-bit AES bulk encryption

Virtual instance without the agent

The following describes basic requirements to install a virtual instance without the agent:

Components System Requirements
Virtual CPUs 2
Storage 20 GB
Memory 2 GB
Virtual Network Interface(s)

Virtual network interface(s)

One interface with DHCP or manual IP addressing for management If access to customer assets are restricted from management interface, an additional interface, internal to the customer environment with static access, is required for scanning.

VMWare OVF Tool (for more information see VMware OVF Tool)

Requirements for Alert Logic Web Security Manager Premier appliances

VMware virtual appliance

The following table describes the basic system requirements to install a VMware virtual appliance:

Components System Requirements
CPU 2 CPUs 64 bit
RAM 4 GB
Disk space 250 GB
Virtual network interface(s) An interface with an external IP address for management
An interface with access to the web servers to be protected
Encryption / Decryption for SSL traffic AES-NI CPU instruction set for encryption/decryption of SSL traffic on VMs and host OS is recommended
Clustering For clustering to work, make sure promiscuous mode, forged transmits, and MAC address changes are allowed on the VMware virtual switch (vSwitch) or the port group in the VMware ESX network configuration

Physical appliance

The following table describes the basic system requirements to install a physical appliance:

Components System Requirements
Equipment 100–250 Mbit
CPU Intel Xeon E3 4 cores
RAM 8 GB
Disk space 500GB
Chassis 1U rack mounted
Power 250W
Log collection support N/A
Encryption

TLS Standard (SSL): 1024–2048bit key encryption, 256bit AES bulk encryption

Processing Capacity

The following table describes the bandwidth limits for the Managed WAF physical appliances:

Appliance type Throughput Number of virtual hosts Number of SSL certificates Number of proxies
Tier 1 - R410, R220, R230 0-250 Mbps 1000 100 200
Tier 2 - R630 250-1000 Mbps 1000 100 200

Requirements for Alert Logic Web Security Manager appliances

Virtual appliance

The following table describes the basic system requirements to install a Web Security Manager virtual appliance:

Components System Requirements
CPU 4 virtual CPUs
RAM 16 GB
Disk space 30 GB minimum
Supported virtual environment VMware only
Log collection support N/A
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 1024–2048bit key encryption, 256bit AES bulk encryption

This is the recommended basic configuration for the Web Security Manager product when deployed on a virtual appliance. Bandwidth volume directly impacts the ability of the appliance to inspect traffic. Therefore, high traffic environments may require a virtual machine with additional processor and memory resources.

Physical appliance

The following describes the basic requirements to install a physical appliance:

Components System Requirements
CPU Intel Xeon
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Disk space 500 GB
Chassis 1U rack mounted
Power 250W
Log collection support Both agent-based and agent-less Windows, Syslog, flat file log collection
Encryption TLS Standard (SSL): 2048-bit key encryption, 256-bit AES bulk encryption