Solved

Watch guard firewall logs

Posted on 2008-06-19
2
1,244 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I m using Watch gaurd firewall X700 and the system manager 7.21-B2696.  I want to find out how the logs for the firewall and VPN works.  Because the log directory has very old log files.  How to setup the logs for this model of firewall.
0
Comment
Question by:elaw
2 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Kamran Arshad
ID: 21829984
Hi,

You may enable syslog in Watchguard and then manage your firewall using adventnet Firewall Analyzer:

http://manageengine.adventnet.com/products/firewall/

To enable logging:

http://www.dshield.org/clients/watchguard_kiwi_setup.html
http://forums.adventnet.com/viewtopic.php?t=166001
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
btf45 earned 350 total points
ID: 21833518
The steps to setup the log server are below. Also, remember to open Policy Manager and set your logging preferences for each rule.


Follow these steps to enable logging. Complete all steps because you will reset the Log Encryption Key in two different places:


1. Open up your Policy Manager
2. Go to Setup=>Logging:
3. In the Logging Setup window, remove any IP address that does not represent a valid log host. Highlight the IP address and click Remove.
4. If the IP address here is valid, then re-enter a Log Encryption Key. Highlight this IP address and click Edit.
When you first install the Firebox, the log encryption key is set to the Firebox's status (read-only) password. However, what you use here does not have to be the Firebox's status or configuration (read-write) password. The important thing is that it matches what you enter in Step 10 and 11 below.
5. If you remove a bad IP address, click the Add button to add the IP address of the management station computer.
6. Enter a Log Encryption Key.
7. Click OK twice to return to the main part of Policy Manager.
8. Save this to your Firebox. From Policy Manager select File=>Save=>To Firebox.
9. Right-click on the WatchGuard Security Event Processor icon in your System Tray. It will look like a computer with a Firebox in front of it.
If you do not see this icon, then go to the Firebox System Manager. Click on the Main menu button - this is the far left button on the toolbar, to the left of the play/pause button. Go to Tools=>Logging=>Event Processor Interface. You should now see the icon in your system tray.
10. Click WSEP Status/Configuration. The WatchGuard Security Event Processor interface appears:
11. In this interface, click File=>Set Log Encryption Key. Make it the same as the one you entered in Step 4 or 5.
12. Click OK twice to exit the WatchGuard Security Event Processor interface and give it a few minutes and reconnect to the Firebox.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

One of the Top 10  common Cisco VPN problems are not-matching shared keys. This is an easy one to fix, but not always easy to notice, see the case below. A simple IPsec tunnel between fast Ethernet interfaces of routers SW1 (f1/1) and R1(f0/0). …
If you use NetMotion Mobility on your PC and plan to upgrade to Windows 10, it may not work unless you take these steps.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now