Sumo Logic Assessment

Sumo Logic Assessment Analysis & Data Visualization Services

Sumo Logic Assessment Services

 

Our company DBA Binary Fusion helps financial organizations, such as banks, ratings companies, loan processing organizations or professional accounting firms and LLCs gain visibility within their network, which will effectively translates into gaining better control of company's network/environment, increasing value for your organization while simultaneously helping your team minimize risks, reduce costs and improve your overall network design. 

Our core specialization industry who we focus on the most.

 

  • Financial Organizations.

Other Industries who we help with visualizing their network using Sumo Logic

  • Manufacturing

  • Law Firms

  • Health/Dental/Radiology

What type of Assessment Sumo Logic Services do we offer?

Sumo Logic Assessment service happens to be part of our Business Planning and continuity service, which happens to be only a small subset of all the services that we offer.  

What we do is, we help customers discover the business value within their entire environment.  Here are just some of the value drivers that we help companies extract out of their environment.

  • Revenue Protection
  • Improved Customer Experience
  • Faster Release Cycles
  • Total Unification 
  • Zero Management Overhead
  • Improved Security Posture
  • Improved Audit and Compliance
  • Deeper Business Insights

How Can Sumo Logic Assessment help my organization gain upper edge?

You see in comparison to other types of consulting companies who strictly specialize on data visualization component of Sumo Logic, what we do is we actually analyze your entire network and as part of our analysis also include Sumo Logic Assessment documentation.

What will the Sumo Documentation Analysis of company's environment include?

It will include our comprehensive analysis of your overall environment/network health state in a way that will actually makes sense for not only IT managers and IT Directors, but for other team members of your organization.

Using SWOT to focus on your data

  • We break down your entire environment into strength and weaknesses using SWOT methodology, tied into business processes linked together with the IT Change Management framework. 
  • We analyze different types of data sets within your organizations, ranging from field extraction rules, collectors, source hosts.
  • We help you organize the data into consistent visualization dashboards, thereby helping your distinct data set owners understand their data visually.
  • We help you create relevant alerts based on the critical data set key points derived in the process of our assessment.
  • We help you break down the complexities of multiple systems and bring these complexities to simplicity through Data Visualization based on metrics, integrated logs and live view panels designed to provide your data source owners with adequate amount of information in being able to determine the level of risk.

Breaking Data down by Important Fields

  • We help you break down data based on individual important fields as well as source hosts, source categories in a way that will help your company's environment quickly determine the gravity of the risk, and be able to drill into associated logs to discover the reason why particular error message taking place.
  • We help you normalize the data set and break it down to consistent panels across your organization based on particular data set owner.  For example let's say your company has multiple teams such as network engineering team, security team, monitoring team, enterprise team, then we can break down the data based on relevancy of each individual team.  This way it will be a lot easier for each team member visualize their infrastructure components and based on what is relevant to them.

Visualizing the data based on risk

  • We help our customers (such as financial organizations for example or any other industries) be able to visualize their data for business analysts who constantly deal with risks yet not 100% sure how to visualize them, so this way business analysts can react upon them based on the intelligent dynamic alerts.
  • We use special standard deviation type of graphs that show dynamic data based on historical trends, helping us customers use what so called dynamic alerts rather than static based alerts, thereby helping organizations reduce false positive type of alerting.

Using special filters

  • We use special type of filters within the dashboards to help companies visualize their data set based on the most common fields searched, and based on the key value pairs that data set owners find most useful.  Doing so helps data set owners see data that is relevant to them based on their parametrized needs such as timestamp, ip address or any other pattern discovered based field.

Discovering Patterns

  • We help companies discover patterns within multiple data sets and join these patterns together, helping customers correlate data a lot better, since multiple logs have multiple types of data at different time stamps.  Out of these patterns we help companies create fields that are used in field extraction rules and based on these fields that get searched during the ingestion period we help companies save precious time and minimize costs.

Normalizing timestamps

  • During our analysis and assessment process we normalize timestamps, and redact sources of data that show garbage type of data, thereby minimizing ingestion costs and helping customers query their data faster.
  • We help companies create alerts based not just on native metrics, but based on the log based metric helping customers be able to track things that they couldn't have otherwise tracked before using traditional monitoring tools.

Change Management Where, When, Why, Who, What

  • During our analysis and assessment we help companies essentially be able to follow best change management practices and be able to answer the following questions whenever any of the network changes occur such as Where did the change occur geographically, Why (what change control is associated with the change), When (what time frame), Who (which team member executed the change), What (what exact change took place)through the use of dashboard visualization utilizing multiple data sources.
  • During our analysis we discover patterns that pertain to a particular data set that essentially helps us answer "Where, Why, When,Who, What)
  • In order to be able to answer such questions pertaining to each change we analyze customer's environment to see if the customer has necessary solutions and frameworks in order to be able to answer such questions.  In our analysis we identify gaps, risks, roles and responsibilities of all the team members, and their data sets that they own, in effort to create specialized dashboards that will make the process of change management a lot easier.

IT Security and Business Solutions we end up recommending during assessment

  • The solutions that we recommend to customers may for example involve installing central alerting system such as Pager Duty helping company streamline all of their alerts from other monitoring systems such as Sumo Logic, Solar Winds, New Relic, Splunk or any other system to central alerting system thereby helping customers visualize alerts usage.
  • Other solutions that we may recommend during assessment may include installing Cisco ISE to be able to see authentication requests when any physical device gets plugged into the network, thereby giving us flexibility to visualize data upon 802.1x authentication requests, while helping companies minimize risk and satisfy their compliance policies.
  • During assessment we may recommend installing IAM system to be able to see roles and responsibilities and be able to effectively answer the "Who" the change was done type of questions.  Some of these solutions we can also assist in implementing as well.  

Migrating existing Log environments

  • In many cases we may find customers who have huge expensive ELK logging environment with large level of complexity and associated costs, in which case we help migrate out of such logging environment.
  • In some cases we may find some companies use Zscaler or Pulse Secure or Cisco ASA or FortiGate firewalls, but need better visibility into who exactly is logging into where, and what applications they are accessing.  In such cases we can create centralized dashboards pulling all the data for a particular user into one dashboard helping companies essentially unify their view for who access what and when.

Correlating Logs from Multiple Application Security appliances and applications

  • In some cases we find companies with all sorts of application security platforms configured on user's PCs where in many cases packets of data gets blocked and it's not clear what application security platform blocked the pocket, whether it's CrowdStrike agent that blocked it or Symantec, or McAfee or Windows firewall or physical firewall such as FortiGate, Cisco, SonicWall or maybe IP Tables on the linux pc itself, in which case we create correlation dashboards, that pretty much show where IP address came from which source and what blocked it and when.
  • In some cases we discover use cases that customers themselves weren't aware of and provide suggestions as part of the assessment what can be monitored, how and why.  

Out of control Log Data Analysis

  • In some cases we discover that some customers data logs are out of control and the way the in house built apps were built does not exactly follow best practices in terms of logging standards, in which case we provide suggestions for customer to add special delimiters withing the logs at least for in house built apps, where data logged happen to be out of control.
  • Out of control data is not good, and we realize that and that is why we built this Sumo Logic assessment service helping customers take control of their network, regardless of what that network is, whether it's a network of business processes built in the cloud or a network composed of multi vendor traditional networking equipment that resides in house, but simply needs to be monitored more efficiently beyond relying on the netflow.

Introduction of Mechanisms used to solve out of control data logging

  • Sometimes we discover data can be redacted either for compliance reasons or for the purpose of reducing logs to reduce ingestion costs.  If that's the case we identify the logs that produce the most data and identify patterns of data that result in generation of massive logs, then provide recommendations to customers to redact the logs.  Based on that recommendation, many customers end up saving more money, simply because it's difficult to know what type of data exists within a particular application and what the logs look like.
  • Our company DBA Binary Fusion makes the concept of visualizing logs in a way that makes sense, by dissecting entire ITIL framework in context of Sumo Logic Assessment.  We analyze the IT services that IT provides in relationship to business processes and identify risks, gaps, weak links, threats, strength and incorporate all of our findings in visualized dashboards.

Analysis of individualized data log sources

  • We analyze each individual source and assist in creating naming convention for your data based on your particular environment and business structure.  We create dashboards based on all sorts of data sets, ranging from .CSV imported files, or syslog data that comes in from routers, switches, firewalls, linux servers, proxies or any other devices as well as from home grown application apps.

We educate our customers in the process of assessment

  • We help customers not only visualizing their data, but also teach customers as part of our assessment how to gather the use cases for what makes sense to visualize from multiple team members within customer's environment.
  • As part of our assessment we also show what dashboards get underutilized, and how heavy entire Sumo Logic environment is underutilized or over utilized.  

We create flow based dynamic Sumo Logic diagrams and visualize 3rd party APIs

  • We create flow based diagrams that are similar to how for example site visitors get tracked in google analytics, except we do that from the business process standpoint, helping customers visualize how much time took place for a particular business and whether it's normal or not. .
  • We visualize all sorts of 3rd party APIs within customer's environment and their response time with respect and relationship to any of the important fields. For example Sales Force API etc.

We gather feedback from customers and factor it into assessment

  • We take feedback from the customer and integrate their feedback into assessment, thereby creating a solution that helps customers take control of their network, be able to analyze their network and even design their network with our help and the data visualization that we end up providing.

We centralize logs from Cisco video conferencing cloud managed systems.

  • We help companies visualize their entire video conferencing environment where we can help integrating log data from WebEx Control Hub cloud managed video conferencing systems.
  • We help companies visualize users geographically, for example showing how many users are utilizing endpoint video conferencing units such as Cisco Telepresence units and whether or not such users having problems of any sort with their video conferencing usage.
  • We help companies visualize user experience, in relationship to how fast the website opens, how fast it loads data either using New Relic or Solar Winds or Sumo Logic or combination of both through single unified interface.

We integrate 802.1x Network Security Logging with your environment

  • We help companies visualize their certificates usage for example 802.1x certificate usage with respect to authentication requests taking place on the network for all sorts of wired, and wireless systems such as Cisco IP phones, HP printers, endpoint video conferencing security systems, voice systems of any sort, door bells, HVAC wired air conditioners you name it.   

Imagine this

  • Imagine being able to have a visualized map where you can simply see how much of your network environment is running 802.1x authentication and how much of it is not....Doing so can help you visualize the security state of your network, how far you are in progress when it comes to for example wide company initiative of security your network using 802.1x

  • Imagine being able to have a map of all the users who are logging into your environment and their role/realm or both, either using AnyConnect SSL Cisco VPN client, or Fortigate VPN client or, Zscaler or through AWS WorkSpaces or through Pulse Secure or any other way... 

  • Imagine being able to filter upon your entire environment based on IP, MAC, or any other useful filters that can help you see where the device is authenticating using 802.1x for example, what switch, which location, etc. etc.. etc..

  • Imagine being able to send out alerts when standard deviation for a particular logged data source output exceed the trend based dynamic threshold, wouldn't that be a lot better to rely upon vs just relying on static alerting?

  • Imagine being able to see all sorts of pie charts, bars, and graphs that literally show you the reason why you should be focusing on something for example imagine being able to view vulnerabilities from multiple security systems, or being able to see DMVPN authentication failures, or IP SLA executing for fail over situations.

  • Imagine being able to visualize Kubernetes containers and be able to see where your containers are cloud wise, are they on AWS, or they in Google Cloud or in Azure, and what happened to them after they were turned on, did anything change?  

  • Imagine being able to keep track of your Sumo Logic volume usage in a way that actually helps you reduce costs while also helping you better understand who does what within your organization?

  • Imagine being able to see relationships on the data from multiple data sources aggregated together in a way that actually makes sense for your team or any other team in your company.  Wouldn't that be something you would want to consider implementing?

If that's a yes Contact DBA Binary Fusion today to get a quote and help you with your Sumo Logic Assessment.

We offer Sumo Logic Assessment not only locally but anywhere nationally or internationally.

Hence if your office happen to be in Austin Texas,  Chicago, Delaware, Washington, PA,CT,RI, Miami Florida, Boston, Rhode Island, Jersey City or any other locations we can help.  Simply fill out the Sumo Logic Assessment quote below and let us know what type of help you need and we will gladly explore your use case and help you with your assessment needs.

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We also provide AI Machine Learning and NLP consulting services, helping customers aggregate their key performance indicators from tools such as Sumo Logic, New Relic, Solar Winds, Datadog into one place.  View our Natural language processing, AI Machine Learning services offerings here.

 

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