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Appendix A. Glossary of Terms



Active Directory

Microsoft directory services for Windows networks.

Advanced Analytics

Exabeam's Advanced Analytics provides user and entity behavior intelligence on top of existing SIEM and log management data repositories to detect threats by analyzing activities in the attack chain.

Cloud Connector

An ingestion mechanism that collects and uploads logs to Exabeam services from over cloud services such as AWS, Salesforce, and other cloud security, identity and access management, infrastructure and business applications.

Data Lake

An Exabeam log management system that orchestrates data collection, indexing, and visualization.

Exabeam Cloud Platform

A multi-tenant platform-as-a-service (PaaS) product that extends Exabeam’s security information and event management (SIEM) solution with capabilities unique to Exabeam along with cloud storage, data graphing and integrations

Kafka Log Collector

The ingestion point for syslogs where data is compressed for optimal transmission to site collectors.


A collection engine that can data gather and normalize data from disparate sources for uniformed processing.


An open-source virtual private network system that creates secure point-to-point or site-to-site network connections.

Primary Site Collector

Where there is a series of site collectors in a deployment, the Primary Site Collector is the master site collector with OpenVPN authentication to the log destination.


A monitoring daemon that ensures all critical services are operating.