GaraSign: Log File Protection Use Case

Log files provide useful data for troubleshooting and auditing purposes. However, if this data falls into the wrong hands, it may expose sensitive data and intellectual property, potentially causing compliance challenges and providing insights into vulnerabilities. For these reasons, log files must be kept secure.

GaraSign enables you to transparently encrypt your application log files without modifying the application code, while the decryption keys are secured within the HSM. This approach protects the log files, keeping the data secure from bad actors and promoting compliance with data privacy regulations.

Log files provide useful data to businesses— and to attackers.

Are your log files secure?

Maintaining application log files is essential to analyzing and troubleshooting software. However, the data in those log files detail how your application works and may even contain sensitive data subject to regulatory compliance. Most application log files are not protected, creating security risks and potentially failing to meet data privacy regulations.

Implementing log file encryption can be a difficult process. It may involve making significant changes to the software, which is costly and time-consuming. At the same time, ensuring that authorized end-users are able to quickly and easily view the log files as needed further complicates the encryption implementation.

Data Security Requiements

Applications may accidentally log sensitive data, such as PII or PCI, leading to compliance challenges if not secured.

Application Modifications

Modifying applications in order to implement log file encryption can be costly, time consuming, and error-prone.

Intellectual Property Protection

Log files contain sensitive data about software architecture and therefore must be protected at all times.

Accessibility of Encrypted Log Files

If log files are encrypted, there must be an easy and efficient way for authorized end users to decrypt the logs when needed.

GaraSign transparently protects log files without requiring application modifications.

Strong Data Security

GaraSign protects sensitive data and intellectual property by encrypting the necessary fields within your applications’ log files. 

By using the public key for encryption, GaraSign protects the application log files, regardless of which device they are generated on. By protecting the private key used for decryption in an HSM, GaraSign ensures only authorized users and systems can read the log files.

Accessibility For Authorized Users

Authorized end-users are granted access to use the HSM-protected private keys to decrypt the log files back to their original format. This process can be automated for integration with log aggregation platforms. Additionally, GaraSign supports granular access controls and features, such as multi-factor authentication, device authentication, and more.

Simplified Deployment

GaraSign integrates with major logging frameworks to support transparent encryption of log files, without modifying application code. For applications with custom requirements, GaraSign provides a simple API for developers to integrate with.

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