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SonicWall Logs

Updated Nov 10, 2023

Configure a SonicWall firewall with SonicOS 6.5 to send logs to Arctic Wolf

You can configure a SonicWall® firewall with SonicOS 6.5 to send the necessary logs to Arctic Wolf® for security monitoring.

Requirements

Steps

  1. Configure an Address Object for the Arctic Wolf Sensor.
  2. Configure your SonicWall device for security monitoring.
  3. Enable firewall rule change logging.
  4. (Optional) Enable enhanced audit logging support.
  5. Provide your SonicWall Firewall information to Arctic Wolf.

Step 1: Configure an Address Object for the Arctic Wolf sensor

  1. Sign in to your SonicWall device with administrator permissions.

  2. In the menu bar, click MANAGE.

  3. In the navigation menu, in the Policies section, click Objects > Address Objects.

  4. Click the Address Objects tab.

  5. Click + Add.

  6. In the Add Address Object dialog, configure these settings:

    • Name — Enter a name for the Arctic Wolf Sensor.
    • Zone Assignment — Select the correct zone.
    • Type — Select Host.
    • IP Address — Enter the IP address of your Arctic Wolf physical or virtual sensor.
  7. Click Add.

Step 2: Configure your SonicWall device for security monitoring

  1. Sign in to your SonicWall device with administrator permissions.

  2. In the menu bar, click MANAGE.

  3. In the navigation menu, click Log Settings > SYSLOG.

  4. Click ADD.

  5. In the Add Syslog Server dialog, configure these settings:

  6. Click OK.

Step 3: Enable firewall rule change logging

  1. Sign in to your SonicWall device with administrator.

  2. In the menu bar, click MANAGE.

  3. In the navigation menu, click Log > Settings.

  4. In the Firewall section, click Access Rules.

  5. Click the GUI, Alert, Syslog, and Email toggles to the on position for these rules:

    • Rule Deleted
    • Rule Modified
    • Rule Added
  6. Click Apply.

Step 4: Enable enhanced audit logging support

This step is optional.

  1. Sign in to your SonicWall device with administrator permissions.
  2. In the menu bar, click MANAGE.
  3. In the navigation menu, click Appliance > Base Settings.
  4. Select the Enhanced Audit Logging checkbox.

Step 5: Provide your SonicWall Firewall information to Arctic Wolf

  1. Sign in to the Arctic Wolf Unified Portal.

  2. Click the Tickets tab, and then do one of these actions:

    • New customers — In the Ticket Type list, select Onboarding. Then, click the existing [Deploy] Site Config: <ticket_subject> ticket.
    • Existing customers — Click Open a New Ticket.
  3. On the Open a New Ticket page, configure these settings:

    • What is this ticket related to? — Select General request.
    • Subject — Enter Syslog changes.
    • Related ticket (optional) — Keep empty.
    • Message — Enter this information for your Concierge Security® Team (CST):
      • Confirmation that you completed the steps in this configuration guide.
      • The IP address or hostname you used during the configuration.
      • Questions or comments that you have.
  4. Click Send Message.

    Your CST will review the details and make sure that Arctic Wolf is successfully processing the logs.

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