Get Started Today!  (813) 749-0895    SEARCH SITE

IT Professional Services and Business Continuity

Blog for IT Support and Managed Services in Tampa and Florida

Providing Business IT Support such as technical IT Helpdesk Support, Outsourced Computer Support, Technology Consulting, and Managed IT Services to small and medium-sized businesses in Tampa and Florida.

Why it’s Important to Monitor Your Event Logs

Do you understand what the event logs of your network are, and how they keep your organization secure? If not, you could be ignoring one of the most basic components of network security. Event logs are important for spotting significant issues on a workstation or laptop.

What are Event Logs?
Event logs keep track of events and notifications stored in the background of your computer. Event logs record errors and other important details going on under the hood of your PC, even those that might not appear directly in front of you. If there’s suspicious activity on your workstation, the event logs are one of the ways to tell.

Take, for example, the likely occurrence of a hacker posing as one of your network administrators to gain access to privileged data. If they’ve stolen the proper credentials through either a data leak or a targeted spear phishing attack, they can use a legitimate access method to discover even more sensitive material.

Since the hacker is using a legitimate method of accessing your network, the system won’t flag it as a malicious attempt. Even if you’re using an access log, you might run into problems unless you pay attention to the IP of the user or the physical location. For example, it would certainly be suspicious if you had a network administrator sign into your network from the other side of the world. Therefore, it makes the most sense that you forsake an automated event log monitoring solution for one which is being watched by professional IT technicians who know what to look for, including the aforementioned discrepancies.

Event logs can also help a technician identify a hardware or driver issue before it starts to affect the end-user. By doing so, this eliminates downtime and serves as an early-warning system.

Remote Monitoring and Maintenance
By now, you’re probably wondering how you can always keep an eye on your logs, even when you’re as busy as you are. One way is hiring in-house network administrators whose responsibilities include monitoring event logs, but the average small business may not have the budget to sustain this type of preventative measure. Instead, the easier way is to outsource remote monitoring and maintenance to a managed service provider who can keep a close watch on your network and IT infrastructure.

Symmetric Engineering Group can equip your business with the tools it needs to monitor its event logs and ensure maximum network security. Our team of professionals can remotely monitor and maintain your network for any strange or unauthorized activity. To learn more, reach out to us at (813) 749-0895.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment


Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week IT Services IT Support Managed IT Services IT Infrastructure Management Best Practices IT Companies in Tampa Business Continuity Business Mobility IT Support Services Cloud Business IT Solutions Privacy Technology I.T. Management Business Computing Microsoft Hackers IT Professional Services Custom Business Solutions Email Malware Productivity IT Business Solutions Business Applications Internet Business IT Management Hosted Solutions Technology Consultants Managed Service Provider Windows 10 Managed IT Service in Florida Business IT Support Windows I.T. Support Managed IT Computer Managed Services in Florida Managed IT Service Mobile Devices Outsourced IT Network Security Dynamic Solutions IT Support Services in Tampa IT Risk Management Ransomware I.T. Services Software User Tips Backup Disaster Recovery Data Remote Monitoring IT Outsourcing in Tampa Android IT Services in Florida Internet of Things IT Support in Tampa Managed Services IT Service Google Browser Microsoft Office IT Managed Services Communication Smartphones Data Backup Data Management Managed Services in Tampa Bay Workplace Tips Smartphone Hardware Upgrade Mobile Device Management Tampa IT Support Gmail Phishing IT Services in Tampa App Data Recovery Tech Companies in Tampa Network IT Company Business Plan Social Media Unified Threat Management Mobile Device IT Outsourcing Business IT Support Services Apple Managed Service in Tampa Small Business IT Solutions Risk Management Tip of the week IT Outsourcing in Florida Cloud Computing Operating System Data Computer Services Small Business Word IT Vendor Management Office 365 Content Filtering Firewall BYOD Collaboration Cybersecurity Save Money Innovation Holiday Computer Networking Vendor Management IT Service Management Bring Your Own Device IT Support Customer Relationship Management IT solutions IT Management Services Big Data Facebook SaaS Antivirus WiFi Hosted Solution Retail Passwords Data storage Settings IT Company Robot Telephone Systems Encryption Miscellaneous Server Productivity Artificial Intelligence Wireless Technology Computer Hardware Repair Efficiency Automation Virtual Desktop YouTube Search Office Monitors Digital Payment Help Desk Virtual Private Network Tablet Managed IT Services Network Congestion Windows 10 Microsoft Virtual Server Hosting in Tampa and Florida Solid State Drive Wireless Maintenance Analytics Mobile Computing IBM Employer-Employee Relationship Chrome Google Drive Administration Business Application Customer Service Computer Support Laptop Outlook I.T. Company Office Tips Computer Networking Services Training Two-factor Authentication Computing Project Management communications Data loss User Error Budget IT Consulting Alert Apps IT Support Helpdesk Managed IT Outsourcing IT Companies in Florida Virtualization Recovery LiFi Business Continuity Services Remote Computing Presentation IT Management Service Saving Money Mobility Money End of Support Applications Information Technology Mouse Uninterrupted Power Supply Computer Network Services BDR Website Software as a Service Full Service IT Social Patch Management Display Server Hosting Save Time Scam Compliance Hard Disk Drive Scary Stories IT Support and Solutions Humor Application Domains SharePoint How To Cryptocurrency Technology Tips Hacks Best Practice Vulnerability IT Tech Support Users Managed it Services in Tampa Backups Hard Drives Networking Regulations Travel Spam Server Hosting in Florida Computer Care Identities Sports IT Managed Service in Tampa Public Speaking Downloads Firefox Bitcoin History Safety Current Events Heating/Cooling Technology Consulting Firms Marketing Managed Service Providers Business Growth Cortana Virtual Reality Legal Data Security Information Technology Consulting Bandwidth Programming Help Desk Support in Tampa Professional Service The Internet of Things Multi-Factor Security Tampa IT Services Assessment Windows 8 Disaster Careers Going Green Mail Merge Google Maps Tech Company in Tampa Knowledge Techology IT Consulting Services Consulting Services Education Alt Codes Politics Buisness Help Desk Support IT Managed Service Provider Google Calendar Outsourced Computer Support Consultation Gadgets Jobs Printing Address IT Service in Tampa Experience Disaster Resistance Corporate Profile Service IT Servers Typing Trending Legislation Quick Tips Redundancy Licensing Automobile Co-managed IT Google Docs Undo Proactive IT WannaCry Net Neutrality IT Solutions for Small Business Server Management CIO IT Vendor Management in Tampa Healthcare IT Comparison Time Management Data Technology User Software Tips Samsung Managed Services in Floirda Competition Data Breach Microsoft Affiliate Program Network Management Intranet Statistics File Sharing Network Support in Florida Storage Specifications Google Wallet Avoiding Downtime Writing Sync Microsoft Business Solutions Unified Communications IT Company in Tampa Business Continuity Service Providers Technology Laws VoIP USB Touchscreen Bluetooth Computer Repair Files Dark Data Black Friday Digital Signature Augmented Reality Drones Business Technology Social Engineering Cabling Mobile Device Managment Managed Service in Florida Unified Threat Management Digital Cyber Monday Health Care IT Services Top IT Outsourcing Company VPN Websites VoIP Fun Server Hosting in Tampa Lenovo Infrastructure IT Consulting Service Printer Spyware Health Business IT Solutions Password Shortcut Computers Downtime Hacker Hacking Superfish Deep Learning Government Halloween IT Support Companies in Tampa Access Control Flexibility IP Address IT Budget Machine Learning Saving Time Cleaning Work/Life Balance Mobile Office Paperless Office Relocation Business Management Hiring/Firing Law Enforcement Personal Information Private Cloud Refrigeration How To Motion Sickness Staffing Gadget Error Cost Management Upgrades Meetings Tech Support GPS Wi-Fi Public Cloud Twitter Update 3D Printing Webcam Tracking Telephony Business Appplications Virus 5G Electronic Medical Records Processors Chromebook Point of Sale Document Management Administrator Unsupported Software Web Server Physical Security Identity Theft Emergency Cameras Notifications Lithium-ion Battery Mobile Data CCTV Cybercrime Thank You IT Consultant Taxes Crowdsourcing Running Cable Emoji I.T. Managament Supercomputer Congratulations Botnet Black Market Managed Servers G Suite CrashOverride

Latest Blog Entry

Black Friday: it’s the name given to the unofficial first day of the holiday shopping season, and is associated with the generally unparalleled deals on consumer products. Many consumers use this day’s incredible deals to justify spending their day buying (and often fighting...

Latest News

SEG Awarded Small Business of the Year Award!

Symmetric Engineering Group was awarded the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Small Business of the Year Award for their understanding technical service and support throughout the Tampa Bay area

Read more ...

Account Login