Project Terrier

Project Terrier

Secure communication solutions.

About

This Sysdogs client wishes to remain anonymous. Some parts of this document, including the name, were appropriately adjusted to honor this request.
The project was an entry-point into the world of SOC/SIEM for the Client. Not intended to create the entire system itself, but to show the Client what he could start with, how to do it right, and in which direction should those systems be further developed towards.

On premise

On-premise was chosen accordingly to the goal of the project, and due to its requirements of further development in-house.

Regions of operation

Timeline

At the beginning, the only thing present was a single virtual machine set up with an old Graylog version deployed. The infrastructure to monitor was diversified - Linux, Windows hosts, Juniper network hardware.
How we started?

We have started with an analysis of the Client's needs, both from the budget and team experience standpoint. System had to be easy to scale, simple to keep up-to-date, standardized, and open-source - to allow further development by the Client's team. Therefore, Elastic-stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Elastic Beats) was elected.

Acceptance of architecture design proposed by Sysdogs.

Applying the design on the infrastructure, converting the design into infrastructure code.

Deployment of additional components designed with the newly created infrastructure solutions in mind.

Permanently decommissioning the old Graylog system.

Problems we encountered

Some network devices in use didn't have proper SaltStack integrations available. Those integrations had to be substituted by manually created code, that would allow change applying automation. Some devices could not save the logs in their own storage, and had to instantly ship them to the log center instead.

Success! What's happening now?

The Collaboration has been completed. We have finished the tasks and handed over all activities to the client.

Special Focus

Due to the nature of analyzed data, Security was an important factor. This data was audited in order to find potential fraud attempts - therefore, precise and dependable results combined with high availability were crucial.

Recommendations

"Thanks to Sysdogs engagement, the production environment can expect to process four petabytes of data growing by 200-500 GB a day with consistency and productivity. The team has established multiple communication tools to provide progress updates. Their optimal solutions are impressive."

- Maciej Lach

Chief Technology Officer, big xyt

"Professionalism, partnership and high-quality. We can surely say, Sysdogs is one of the most experienced companies in Poland, when speaking about security, contenerization and Kubernetes. They are deeply integrated in development process, understand the business needs and really automate all the things. Anything in DevOps and DevSecOps areas - only sysdogs!"

- Maciej Gastol

Chief Executive Officer, Going. Sp. z o.o.

"At every moment of our cooperation, our wishes and expectations were met and exceeded by the Sysdogs team. Thanks to their knowledge in the creation of our new cloud infrastructure, we have created a foundation for scalable and secure network applications. A pro-customer approach at every stage of implementation makes cooperation with Sysdogs a real pleasure."

- Tymoteusz Wisniowski

Manager, ROLV Group Sp. z o.o.

"Sysdogs has reduced the delivery time of the applications and has delivered high-quality infrastructures. The team creates solutions that are tailored for the business needs and requirements. Overall, their vast experience in DevOps ensures a successful ongoing partnership."

- Maciej Kurek

Chief Technology Officer, Library X

"sysdogs is not just an another software company which claims to do DevOps. They are a team of enthusiasts with many years of experience in the field of System Administration, Infrastructure, Network and Security that loves what they do. They are real professionals, act as a real partner who is ready to advise and is not afraid of pointing your mistakes. If you have any needs in DevOps area - they should be your first choice!"

- Karol Wiszowaty

Chief Operating Officer, Inspeerity

Why Sydogs was a perfect fit?

With our extensive expertise regarding Infrastructure as Code, the understanding of the business risks and the operation methods of the Client we present, we were able to adapt and fulfill the requirements posed. Additionally, around ten years of experience in the field of SOC/SIEM systems had prepared us to handle this case swiftly and efficiently.

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