Monitoring and logging

Keep peace of mind knowing that if anything happens in your cloud environment there will be a trail of events that can be easily searched and queried to identify actors and behaviors

Other topics

With AWS you can achieve observability easily

At DFX5, we aspire to capture every event by logging and monitoring all actions. In our experience protecting financial institutions and retailers, we have seen how hackers are able to overcome access control systems, however it is extremely difficult to bypass logging and monitoring systems. For an unauthorized user to perform a cloaking or stealth action would require a complete breakdown of all cloud security systems, which would have triggered a battery of alerts and notifications to the security team. Thus, while even the most secure access point can be penetrated, it would require additional support to hide a trail of actions in multiple security logbooks.

When operating with both outside and inside users, an enterprise must always face the challenge of balancing access with security; yet logging and monitoring should not be left to choice. Logging is a mandatory task that must be configured, protected, and analyzed.  Fortunately, AWS provides a great mechanism for logging and observing all provisioned resources. Configure or create your own key performance indicator (KPI) or metric to track in real-time. The metrics captured are processed using data analysis to identify suspicious behaviors. The AI team at DFX5 designed a tool called Logan that identifies cases of fraud in credit card transactions by analyzing logs and monitoring key metrics. Additional uses of machine learning can be implemented to logging systems for cost optimization. Define your own custom alarm based on metrics and their thresholds, to provide a 24/7 (365) monitoring service. Additionally, automatically configure your cloud environment to take corrective actions without human intervention if certain events are logged. Thus, creating an event-triggered model in which your system will automatically apply corrective actions.

Keep all the logs in a low-cost archive format that can be searched for audit purposes at any time. At DFX5, we configure the service called AWS CloudTrail to log all events and processes that occur within your cloud environment. We accomplish the best practices to deal with observability of the cloud and it’s provisioned resources by using automated responses that provide self-healing mechanism. The simplest way how to ensure that your cloud infrastructure is under control is via DFX5 Managed Services. In this case DFX5 monitors and take care of your infrastructure and you can fully focus on your business.

DFX5 is a global company with offices in Miami, Prague, and San Juan. Focused on technology consulting, DFX5 specializes in the use of innovative solutions, offered by Amazon Web Services. The DFX5 team is composed of cloud experts who are certified as Solutions Architects, Professionals, and Specialists in fields like Data, Analytics, Machine Learning, and more.

DFX5 delivers best-in-class solutions following best-practices and well-architected frameworks. Our proven success with Fortune 500 companies around the world is a testament to the utmost commitment we have with our clients. At DFX5 we are honored that our clients bestow upon us the confidence to manage their technology infrastructure. We are emboldened to continue growing and expanding our services following our proven methodologies.

Do not hesitate to contact us, and we can emerge on the journey together!

Don´t hesitate to contact us. Take a first step and start your journey today.