What are the differences between Splunk and SNMP on CA PAM?

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Article ID: 104043

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager - Cloakware Password Authority (PA) PAM SAFENET LUNA HSM CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)

Issue/Introduction



What are the differences between Splunk and SNMP on CA PAM?

Environment

Release:
Component: CAPAMX

Resolution

While both do send what could be considered "traps", although "traps" are most commonly referred to by SNMP, the big difference is syslog can get much granular in the logging. SNMP is also used to pull statistics and utilization from interfaces.
Link on how to setup SNMP traps:
https://docops.ca.com/ca-privileged-access-manager/3-2/EN/implementing/configure-your-server/configure-network-settings/enable-snmp-traps
Splunk
Is a third-party software which not supported by CA. A Splunk server works with CA Privileged Access Manager to monitor logs.
Link on how to setup Splunk:
https://docops.ca.com/ca-privileged-access-manager/3-2/EN/implementing/configure-your-server/logging-server-activity/splunk-server-configuration-for-logging