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ArcSight TMG SQL setup guide

My organization wanted to continue using logging data from Forefront TMG 2010 to our local SQL Server Express 2008 while also importing the data into ArcSight. We created a time-based DB FlexConnector to crawl the TMG SQL database and extract the events from there.

I was frustrated with the existing documentation to accomplish this goal, so I put this guide together out of my research from Protect724 posts and the ArcSight documentation. My hope is that this guide proves useful for anyone who has to deploy a similar connector or develop a SQL- or time-based FlexConnector.

EDIT 7/29/13: I discovered that the SQL databases fill up and rotate mid-day on one of my heavily used TMG arrays, so I modified the ArcSight Date Updater to include an optional mode to check for this behavior and update the TMG.sdktbdatabase.properties file accordingly.

EDIT 10/3/13: I updated my Bitbucket profile and changed the link in the setup guide accordingly.

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Wow, that was quite a project.

Awesome! Will have to try it.

Simon

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Haha, yeah. Let me know what you think.

Jordan

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Cadet 1st Class

Great Work !!

I'd like to know - the flex properties is made for only malware inspection or for all logs under proxy !! ????

regards,

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As I mentioned on my other thread, I don't have access to TMG anymore - but our primary purpose (and my parsing) was written for collecting web logs.

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Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
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Just added this :

https://protect724.hp.com/message/60389#60389

It deals with the Rotating logs.

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