Introduction

The LogForwarder Tool (LogForwarder.exe) is the next generation of the DataExportTool and sends several types of product logs from the Control Manager database to the syslog server in the following formats:

  • Common Event Format (CEF)

  • Control Manager log format

Important:
  • Trend Micro Control Manager 7.0 discontinues support for the DataExport Tool.

    Administrators should use the new LogForwarder Tool (LogForwarder.exe).

  • The LogForwarder Tool only supports UDP protocol.

The LogForwarder Tool supports new log types including Network Content Inspection logs, Suspicious File logs, and C&C Callback logs. Administrators can also configure this tool to run in the background processes of the Control Manager server.

Table 1. Supported Log Type Formats

Log Types

CEF Log Format Support

Control Manager Log Format Support

Behavior Monitoring

Yes

Yes

C&C Callback

Yes

No

Data Loss Prevention

Yes

Yes

Device Access Control

Yes

Yes

Engine Update Status

Yes

Yes

Suspicious File

Yes

No

Network Content Inspection

Yes

No

Virus/Malware

Yes

No

Pattern Update Status

Yes

Yes

Content Security

Yes

No

Spyware/Grayware

Yes

No

Web Security

Yes

No

Predictive Machine Learning

Yes

No