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Windows Connector

In order to better support the needs of our customer; we need your feedback and opinions for the questions below.

1. Do you monitor Windows Events?

a. Yes

b. No

2. Which connector do you use to Monitor Windows Events

a. Windows Unified Connector

b. Windows Native Connector


3. Which platform do you use to install the Windows Connector

a. Standalone Windows Machine

b. Standalone RHEL Machine

c. ArcMC/Connector Appliance

4. What are your challenges/concerns in using/not-using the Windows Native Connector; please do share.

Looking forward to hear your frank opinions.


Farid Merchant

ArcSight Smart Connector Product Manager

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Re: Windows Connector

1.  Yes

2.  Windows Native Connector

3.  Standalone Windows Machine (WiNC requires the .NET Framework)

4.  The Windows Native Connector has been a game changer for us for a number of reasons:

  • It allows us to filter out high volume events at the device itself, reducing the amount of bandwidth needed.
  • We can host many more Windows devices on a single WiNC vs. the WUC, reducing the number of overall connectors.
  • It seamlessly supports WEC/WEF while simultaneously supporting non-WEC/WEF scenarios on the same connector.
  • The WiNC framework makes it much easier to develop parsers for other products such as Sysmon, AppLocker, etc.
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Re: Windows Connector

1.  Yes

2.  Windows Unified Connector

3.  Standalone RHEL Machine

4.  The Windows Unified Connector has been chosen since we just use a number of significant (or of interest) servers for collecting logs from and this has been easy to set up manually by WUC.

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