Get started with SolarWinds Security Event Manager
This guide is for SolarWinds customers who have purchased or want to evaluate SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM).
If you are interested in evaluating SolarWinds SEM, you can download the product, fully-functional for 30 days. After the evaluation period, you can convert your evaluation license to a production license by obtaining and applying a license key.
This guide will help familiarize you with the commonly used features of SEM so you can begin detecting suspicious activity, mitigate security threats, achieve auditable compliance, and maintain continuous security.
If you are evaluating this product and need assistance, contact SolarWinds Sales.
Tasks to help you started with SEM
Complete the following tasks to get started with SEM:
Log in to the console to perform your tasks.
Decide which logs you want to monitor. If you monitor too many logs, working on the SEM Console can be overwhelming.
Only events that you have designated to be sent to SEM are visible on the SEM Console.
Learn how to use the SEM Contego Management Console (CMC) to verify that syslog event data is being sent to SEM.
Learn how to add your first Microsoft Windows computer to SEM.
Learn how to add a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall to SEM.
After SEM is receiving log data, use the SEM Console to search, view, and filter the data.
Next Up: Determine which logs to monitor