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Justin Hamblin Jan 18, 2022

New Year, New You: Using Apple HealthKit with LogStream

Health data is notoriously difficult to collect, route, and transform. I will demonstrate how to leverage the LogStream Observability Pipeline to solve these problems and help users search their Apple Health data. We live in an amazing time where information is readily available and shareable at a moment’s notice. With that said, it is quite […]

Raanan Dagan Jan 11, 2022

Configure Cribl LogStream to Avoid Data Loss With Persistent Queuing

Preventing data loss for data in motion is a challenge that LogStream Persistent Queues (PQ) can help prevent when the downstream Destination is unreachable. In this blog post, we’ll talk about how to configure and calculate PQ sizing to avoid disruption while the Destination is unreachable for a few minutes or a few hours. The […]

Carley Rosato Jan 6, 2022

Momma Said Grok You Out: Use LogStream to Streamline Searches, Aid in Reformatting Data and Parsing

It is commonly believed that once data is collected and ingested into a system of analysis, the most difficult part of obtaining the data is complete. However, in many cases, this is just the first step for the infrastructure and security operations teams expected to derive insights. When they launch the company’s SIEM to begin […]

Nick Heudecker Jan 5, 2022

Detecting and Preventing Log4J Attacks with Cribl LogStream

Shortly before the December holidays, a vulnerability in the ubiquitous Log4J library arrived like the Grinch, Scrooge, and Krampus rolled into one monstrous bundle of Christmas misery. Log4J maintainers went to work patching the exploit, and security teams scrambled to protect millions of exposed applications before they got owned. At Cribl, we put together multiple […]

Brian Krueger Jan 4, 2022

Dr. Changelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Going Vendor-Specific and Love the LogStream

Here at Cribl, we have a cloud offering of our LogStream product. In building and supporting our cloud product, we have a service-based architecture. And we want to be able to gather metrics from our services, in order to monitor those services and make sure we meet our SLAs. In order to do this, we […]

Joseph Eustaquio Dec 21, 2021

To Mask, or Not to Mask? That Is the Question

While I write this blog post, I reflect on the years of being a system administrator and the task of ensuring that no sensitive data made its way past me. What a daunting task right? The idea that sensitive data can make its way through our systems and other tools and reports is terrifying, and […]

Nick Tankersley Dec 16, 2021

Simplify Your Budget Planning with Ingest-Only Pricing for LogStream Cloud

Over the last year, we’ve seen tremendous growth in both demand and usage for LogStream Cloud. It is exciting to be able to speed up time to value, reduce the total cost of ownership, and deliver LogStream to customers in a way that best fits their organizational needs. We here at Cribl have been working […]

Joel Vincent Dec 15, 2021

The Stream Life Episode 27: 2022 o11y Predictions

In this episode of The Stream Life podcast, Joel Vincent and Nick Heudecker discuss the Log4Shell situation as well as look at what customers should expect from observability in 2022. Links Catching Malicious Log4j/Log4Shell Events In Real Time with LogStream</a White Paper: 2022 Observability Trends If you want to get every episode of the Stream […]

Ed Bailey Dec 14, 2021

Managing Your SIEM EPS License with Cribl LogStream

We see unfriendly customer practices all around in the SIEM space. For example, some major SIEM vendors use an Events Per Second (EPS) license model to monetize access to their tools. Typically, these vendors will drop data above the EPS license or stop data ingestion to incentive license compliance if you run over your EPS […]

Igor Gifrin Dec 13, 2021

Catching Malicious Log4j/Log4Shell Events In Real Time with LogStream

The recent Apache Log4j vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 dubbed Log4Shell is a big deal. By now there is no shortage of blogs, other write-ups, and analysis about why this vulnerability is an urgent issue and why there is a very good chance it applies to your environment. Here are some of the articles that dive into the […]

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