Configuration

Before you begin, you’ll need: Check Point Log Exporter, Filebeat 7 or Filebeat 6, root access

Configure Check Point Log Exporter

Configure your Check Point Log Exporter to send logs to your Filebeat server.

For complete details on configuring Log Exporter, see Log Exporter - Check Point Log Export from Check Point.

Option 1: Export logs for all domains
cp_log_export add name logzio_filebeat_exporter \
target-server <<FILEBEAT-IP-ADDRESS>> \
target-port 514 \
protocol udp \
format syslog \
--apply-now
Option 2: Export logs for a specific domain
cp_log_export add name logzio_filebeat_exporter \
domain-server <<YOUR-DOMAIN>> \
target-server <<FILEBEAT-IP-ADDRESS>> \
target-port 514 \
protocol udp \
format syslog \
--apply-now

If you restart the management server, you’ll need to run cp_log_export again to restart the exporter.

Download the Logz.io certificate to your Filebeat server
sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/logzio/public-certificates/master/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt -P /etc/pki/tls/certs/
Add UDP traffic as an input

In the Filebeat configuration file (/etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml), add UDP to the filebeat.inputs section.

Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.

# ...
filebeat.inputs:
- type: udp
  max_message_size: 10MiB
  host: "0.0.0.0:514"

  fields:
    logzio_codec: plain

    # Your Logz.io account token. You can find your token at
    #  https://app.logz.io/#/dashboard/settings/manage-accounts
    token: <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
    type: checkpoint
  fields_under_root: true
  encoding: utf-8
  ignore_older: 3h

If you’re running Filebeat 7, paste this code block. Otherwise, you can leave it out.

# ... For Filebeat 7 only ...
filebeat.registry.path: /var/lib/filebeat
processors:
- rename:
    fields:
    - from: "agent"
      to: "filebeat_agent"
    ignore_missing: true
- rename:
    fields:
    - from: "log.file.path"
      to: "source"
    ignore_missing: true

If you’re running Filebeat 6, paste this code block.

# ... For Filebeat 6 only ...
registry_file: /var/lib/filebeat/registry
Set Logz.io as the output

If Logz.io is not an output, add it now. Remove all other outputs.

Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.

# ...
output.logstash:
  hosts: ["<<LISTENER-HOST>>:5015"]
  ssl:
    certificate_authorities: ['/etc/pki/tls/certs/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt']
Start Filebeat

Start or restart Filebeat for the changes to take effect.

Check Logz.io for your logs

Give your logs some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Kibana.

If you still don’t see your logs, see log shipping troubleshooting.