Security Monitoring

cisco syslog security monitoring

What is a Cisco Syslog Search?

Cisco Syslog is a standardized protocol used for logging and collecting event information from Cisco network devices, such as routers, switches, and firewalls. It enables centralized monitoring, analysis, and troubleshooting of network activities by providing a standardized format for storing and transmitting log messages.

Syslog messages contain valuable information about device status, configuration changes, network errors, security events, and more. By leveraging Syslog, administrators gain visibility into the overall health and performance of their Cisco network infrastructure.

Cisco Syslog supports different severity levels, allowing administrators to prioritize and filter log messages based on their importance. This helps identify critical events and take immediate action to mitigate potential issues.

How to monitor Cisco Syslog?

ServicePilot makes it easy to monitor Cisco Syslog. Simply a resource from the pakcage security-cisco-syslog via the ServicePilot web interface. ServicePilot performs a variety of pre-built searches in order to automatically analyze data across every host forwarding Cisco Syslogs to ServicePilot.

Different types of searches are performed:

  • Failed login to the Cisco IOS router
  • Successful login to the Cisco IOS router
  • Cisco IOS router configuration changed

How to install a cisco-syslog resource?

  1. Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
  2. Add a new cisco-syslog resource via the web interface (/prmviews or /prmresources) or via API (/prmpackages page), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.

Details of the cisco-syslog package are located in the /prmpackages page of the software.


ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.

By correlating the technology CISCO SYSLOG with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.

This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.

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