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05/17: Improved Experience for the Alert Logic Console | Software Updates

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Overview

Starting in June 2017, customers using the Alert Logic® console will have access to an improved configuration experience for Alert Logic Log Manager™ and Threat Manager™. When you log into the Alert Logic console, you have the option to switch from the classic console to a new console, which will provide you with more intuitive navigation and a cloud-like look and feel.

These changes only affect the Log Manager and Threat Manager sections of the console – all other sections use the navigation and functionality of the classic console.

Note: After switching to the new console, you can revert to the classic console as needed. For more information about switching between the consoles, refer to our Switch Between Classic and New Alert Logic Console | How To article.

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How to Switch to the New Console

When you sign into the Alert Logic console, a new banner displays at the top of the screen.

Simply click Yes to switch to the new console and take advantage of the updated navigation available for Log Manager and Threat Manager. Clicking More Information brings you to this article, where additional details about the new console and links to related articles are available.

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What Has Changed

The main changes for the new console affect navigation and usability.

Main Navigation

When you switch to the new console, the navigation changes from a drop-down menu with a sidebar to a top menu. This format is available when you are in the Threat Manager and Log Manager sections of the console. If you click on any other section, such as Scans or Incidents, the console uses the classic, drop-down menu navigation. When you return to Threat Manager or Log Manager, the console automatically switches back to the new navigation.

Note: After switching to the new console, you can revert to the classic console for all sections if desired. For more information about switching between the consoles, refer to our Switch Between Classic and New Alert Logic Console | How To article. If you revert to the classic console using this method, even the Threat Manager and Log Manager sections use the classic navigation.

In the new console, updated navigation is also available to access accounts and user settings. If you have access to multiple accounts, you can view the accounts and change accounts by clicking the account name at the top of the screen. 

To access settings for your User ID or to log out, click your name at the top of the page. A menu displays, where you can access the account options or choose to log out.

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Navigation Within Threat Manager and Log Manager

Within pages of the console, entities such as protected hosts and assignment policies are edited using a new sidebar on the right side of the screen, which allows you to enter or view additional data for the entity.

For example, suppose you want to edit an existing assignment policy. In the new console, select Threat Manager in the top menu and click Policies in the menu underneath. Then click Assignment on the left side of the screen to display the Assignments page. This page now displays a simplified list of assignment policies, which you can quickly search using the Search icon on the right side of the screen.

To edit a policy, locate the policy and click the Edit icon. If you need to add a new assignment policy, click the Add (plus sign) icon at the top of the page. A new pane displays on the right side of the screen, where you can edit the settings for the assignment policy. To expand this pane for easier navigation and entry, click the Expand icon in the top left corner of the pane.

Once your changes are made in the pane on the right side of the screen, simply click Save to close the pane.

Similar navigation is available throughout the Threat Manager and Log Manager areas of the new console.

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Deployments

“Environments” in the classic console have been renamed “Deployments” in the new console. With this change, settings for hosts, appliances, and so on are now located within the new Deployments page.

To access these entities for a deployment, navigate to the Deployments page for Threat Manager or Log Manager. The deployment types listed on this page can be easily identified by different colored tiles based on deployment type, such as orange tiles for Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments and blue tiles for Microsoft Azure deployments. Click Edit on the deployment tile to view or update that deployment.

Based on the entity, new menu options display on the left side of the screen. For example, if you are editing an AWS deployment for Log Manager, options display for AWS Role, Host and Sources, and Collectors.

Using these options, you can define settings for the deployment - whether you are updating an existing deployment or adding a new deployment. These pages also have the updated look and feel of other pages in the Threat Manager and Log Manager section, simplifying navigation.

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Additional Resources

For more information about switching between the classic console and the new console, refer to our Switch Between Classic and New Alert Logic Console | How To article.

A course about these changes is also available in our eLearning portal. To access this course, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the LEARN portal. If you do no have an account, click Register Here and fill in the required information. 
  2. In the search field, enter Alert Logic User Interface. Select Alert Logic User Interface Update from the results.
  3. Click Request.
  4. On the Transcript page, click Launch

If you need additional assistance, contact our Support team at:

US: 877.484.8383 (Option 2)
UK: +44 (0) 203 011 5533
support@alertlogic.com

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