As many of you are probably aware, when Kiwi and SolarWinds joined forces a few months ago there there were some pretty cool applications available from Kiwi besides the ever-popular Kiwi Syslog Server and Cat Tools. Being able to bring those tools to a wider audience is a big part of the reason we were all so excited about being able to work together. Well, I'm proud to announce that these tools are now FREE and available for download at SolarWinds.com. These new free tools include:

Kiwi Secure Tunnel
Securely Transport Syslog Messages Across Any Network
Kiwi Secure Tunnel is a free secure tunnel service for use with Kiwi Syslog Server. It receives, compresses and securely transports syslog messages from distributed network devices to your instance of Kiwi Syslog Server. With Kiwi Secure Tunnel, you can securely transport your syslog data across any insecure network, such as the Internet. Kiwi Secure Tunnel can also monitor files and send new information from these files as syslog messages to Kiwi Syslog Server. (Runs on Windows® 2000/XP/2003)

Kiwi SyslogGen
Test Your Kiwi Syslog Server Installation
Kiwi SyslogGen is a free utility that tests your installation of Kiwi Syslog Server. It generates and sends syslog messages that can be varied in frequency. Source and destination ports can also be varied for UDP and TCP; Kiwi SyslogGen supports TCP syslog messages, enabling you to emulate Cisco® PIX® and Juniper® NetScreen® firewall messages. (Runs on Windows® 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008)

Kiwi Harvester
Convert Serial Port Data into Syslog Messages
Kiwi Harvester is a free Windows® utility that listens for data via your computer’s serial interface and converts received data into standard syslog messages. These messages are then forwarded via UDP to your instance of Kiwi Syslog Server. Kiwi Harvester allows you to integrate non-Ethernet-enabled devices, such as PBX call logging systems, mainframes, remote sensing devices, and router console ports, into your central logging system. (Runs on Windows® 2000/XP/2003)

Kiwi HarvesterGen
Test Your Kiwi Harvester Installation
Kiwi HarvesterGen is a free utility that tests your installation of Kiwi Harvester, or any process that reads messages from a serial comm port. (Runs on Windows® 2000/XP/2003)


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