SSL Encrypting Syslog with Stunnel

    Date06 Nov 2007
    CategoryCryptography
    6790
    Posted ByBill Keys
    Syslog is a clear-text protocol. That means anyone with a sniffer can have a peek at your data. In some environments, this is no problem at all. In others, it is a huge setback, probably even preventing deployment of syslog solutions. Thankfully, there is an easy way to encrypt syslog communication. I will describe one approach in this paper. Do you use Syslog? Have you thought about encrypting the logs which are being forwarded over the network? Protecting your logs is an important security practice.
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