Transform Logs into Knowledge with Directory Insights

Understanding end user activities across a myriad of resources is a challenging task for IT administrators, often requiring hours of searching through different logs in vastly different formats. It’s no small chore to collect logs, search through them, coalesce them, and finally interpret them to reach a conclusion.

IT teams use many different solutions within their technology stack, each with their own logging data formats, making it time consuming to create a cohesive audit trail. When time is of the essence to find a critical event, this process can feel even more frustrating and burdensome.

But event logs are not all created equal: their data schema, or how data is presented for analysis, is a key distinction in event logging solutions that shouldn’t be overlooked.

We told you about Directory Insights™ and how it transforms logs into knowledge. This blog will tell you more about why this feature’s schema is its superpower — and how a recent update to the schema makes it even easier to find an event’s root cause.

What Does a Standard Schema Do?

Imagine if libraries today didn’t use the Dewey Decimal System to organize the thousands or millions of books within their buildings. How would you find that particular zombie-filled mystery book you’re looking for? Without a known system to use, it would be impossible to find anything at libraries in a reasonable amount of time and effort.

Whether you’re an avid reader searching for that book or an IT administrator looking for an event, the structure of how information is presented is paramount to the process.

Directory Insights surfaces JumpCloud® directory data to provide ready-to-use visibility across nearly every event in your environment, which allows IT teams and MSPs to troubleshoot user issues and meet compliance from a single activity log (or via API and the JumpCloud PowerShell Module). 

When you look at Directory Insights in your JumpCloud Admin Portal, the feature’s interface centralizes activities or events from across JumpCloud-managed resources in a single, clean view. You can track events in a consistent format across SSO applications, LDAP, RADIUS, the (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Paul Nguyen. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/directory-insights-schema