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  1. Smarter Monitoring Checks

    I only use Monitoring Checks (ICMP ping and Disk space). ICMP ping isn't smart enough to alert when a node comes back on line. Disk space generates unnecessary 'RPC server is unavailable' alerts because it doesn't know that a node went down. The older GFI NSM 7.0 sends alerts after a node comes back on line. It also knows not to process additional checks until that node is back on line. Please reinstate those functionalities in EventsManager!

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  2. More Active Directory Sync options

    In active directory we have a separate Organizational Unit for our Servers and client machines. An option I would like to have an option to have events manager automatically update it's collection sources based on these OU's.

    For example:
    I have a WebServers OU under a main OU called Servers under the default domain. All of our web servers are naturally under this OU and are all configured the same.

    In EventsManager I would like to have an event source that can be named something like WebServers and this group is configured to sync from Active Directory from the WebServers…

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  3. date range on auto genterated reports

    Events Manager - Auto Generated Reports. Currently, Auto generated reports are not displaying the date range. The date range shows N/A. It would be nice is the date range printed on the report. For example, if a report is run for the previous month the date range would show March 1st 12:01 AM to March 31st 11:59 PM (or date and time that the report is scheduled to be run through).

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  4. GFI EventsManager - Would like to have Client Agent

    I am using the new EventsManager 2012 and find that I really like it, however we are a PCI compliant company and have several DMZ zones. The auditors do not like having to have NETBIOS /filesharing from the GFI Events manager in order to collect Windows Events and Weblogs. Would be great if we could actually install an Agent on each of the DMZ servers which only used 1 or 2 ports for communication so that we would not have to open the NETBIOS ports. In my opinion, this would greatly enhance the security of the product. It could be…

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  5. Default Event Source Group for SBS

    We run SBS 2008 (and previously 2003). It'd be really nice if there was a default Event Source group with pre-defined filtering rules for SBS servers. Trying to decide if SBS is an infrastructure server, database server, print server, wweb server, or file server is always a tough call, since it's really all of the above, and trying to copy the default settings from each of these groups to make one for SBS is a pain. I left a bit too much enabled the last time I reinstalled and crippled our network because EM was collecting so much data.

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  6. notify if no events being collected

    We don't look at system every day because we don't have a policy (or staff) yet that requires auditing daily. So we usually only look at it when there is a problem or something needs researched.

    In the old version we had this happen a couple times and already had it happen once in 2012 version, where events would just stop being collected and we wouldn't know about it until we needed something and it wasn't there. This is a big problem for devices that don't have local storage for syslogging and only send to GFI. It is also a…

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  7. Sorting log in failures by user

    We want to generate a report that shows the number of log in failures next to a person's username. To minimize the size of the list and help sort the problem area.

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  8. Enable multiple user "Remember my Password"

    In GFI EventsManager, users can check a box to remember their password upon future launches of the Management Console. However, checking this box enables the credentials to be saved system-wide, meaning if another user logged on, they would be presented with the saved credentials as well.

    I propose making the "Remember my Password" check box setting no system-wide, but stored in each user's application settings directory.

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  9. Enable Password Complexity Requirements

    Currently in GFI EventsManager, all passwords created by Users are allowed, including those that are a single character.

    I propose optionally enforcing password complexity rules like those used by most other applications that require a login.

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  10. Rule Folders configurable order of priority (rule precendence)

    Rule Folders in Evetns Manager should have configurable priorities rather than rely on Increaase/decrease priority. A configured priorty for rule folders combined with rule priority within the rule foders would enabel admin to know for sure the order of rule processing, e.g. folder 1 priorty 4 whould run before folder 3 prioryt 1. Right now it relies on the folder sorting which is not precise, just click the various options for this window and the folders jump around.

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  11. ESM:Event Correlation between W3C, SNMP, Syslog and Eventlogs

    This is what the competitors does (for example Arcsight, EMC...). I know that this is very complex but it would be a nice Feature and selling point. An expample: You log in via VPN (Syslog/SNMP), connect via RDP (Windows event) and send an email message (W3C).

    If this is possible you can better track user activities and do a better forensic analysis.

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  12. Rollbased deployment for Eventsmanager (like Mailarchiver)

    This would be a great Feature. Because you can install the EventsManager Data Collection Role on the Remote Server you would monitor, and if an event would be generated, it will be send to the Eventsmanager Management Role. The advantage is, that the network traffic would be quite lower than in the actual version.

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  13. GFI EventsManager J-SOX report

    Pls. add J-SOX report templates in GFI EventsManager as requested by many customers.

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  14. Allow Events Manger to save EVT file in EVT format

    Provide a function for a user to select a monitored windows log and to "save" in EVT format, but have GFI do an event collect just before the log is saved/cleared. Our admins need to save EVT in binary format. This causes a concern about event collection timing and the possibility of missing uncollected events if the log is manually cleared.

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  15. Allow imports into user defined database

    Provide a dialog box to allow the user to specify which database to import events into. This would allow a user to import and review old data in a way that ensures the data set does not get mixed with live data.

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  16. Bulk Actions Application

    provide the ability to apply custom "actions profile" actions to mulitple rules instead of having to change one rule at a time.

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  17. display alert send log

    Currently we cant know which alert send and when/who it sends from GUI. Please add it.

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  18. Database operation schedule or command line tool

    Database operation schedule now can configure only one schedule. Why not each operation job has its own schedule?
    If it is not possible, please consider to provide command line tool and we can use Windows schedule to run it!

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  19. Ability to Export or Import Single Rule or Rule Folder

    Add the ability to export or import a single Event Processing rule or Event Processing Rule folder. This would allow customers to share custom rules with each other such as on the support forum, or allow GFI support to provide rules for special situations.

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  20. Sort Time Field when sort Date field in Events Browser

    When in Events Browser and you click the Date field to sort, add an implied sort to the Time field. Currently, if you click Date to show newest date at the top, the Time field continues to sort ascending, with events at 1am at the top of the list ahead of events at 4pm. But the intent of the user clicking the Date field is to see the newest events at the top (or the oldest events at the top). So please add a connection that when you click the Date field to sort, the Time field is sorted to…

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