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I have a Sonicwall Email Security appliance from which I would like to extract the audit logs on a daily basis. Currently, I can only see how to get them manually by going to the web interface.

Is there a way that I can automate the process, preferably from a Linux box?

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I'm not sure if it works for the Email appliance, but all of my Network Security Appliances dump their logs to our SonicWall Viewpoint server. Viewpoint essentially takes all the log data from our appliances, organizes it, analyzes it, builds reports, etc.. Check to see if ViewPoint and your appliance are compatible.

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We don't own Viewpoint. I'm looking for alternate ways. –  Larry G. Wapnitsky Apr 30 '12 at 17:42
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Not sure if the 'audit logs' are different than the regular logs, but you can log to a syslog server. On the Network Security Appliances, it's under Log->Syslog

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- not the same amount of information. I've already perused them. –  Larry G. Wapnitsky May 2 '12 at 12:08
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