From the dawn of computers and networks, log management has been an integral part of managing and monitoring IT processes. Today, managing log messages is instrumental to troubleshooting network issues and detecting security breaches. Log management involves collecting, analyzing, transmitting, storing, archiving, and disposing of log data created in your IT environment. With thousands of log messages created every minute, centralized log management and rapid analysis of problematic logs are some of the critical requirements faced by IT Pros.

 

Kiwi Syslog® Server is an easy-to-install and simple log management software that helps you capture and analyze logs so you know what’s happening inside your router, switch, and network cable. Here are the five most useful log management operations performed by Kiwi Syslog Server:

1. Syslog monitoring

Kiwi Syslog Server collects syslog messages and SNMP traps from servers, firewalls, routers, switches, and syslog-enabled devices, and displays these messages in a centralized web console for secure analysis. It also offers various filtering options to sort and view messages based on priority, host name, IP address, time, etc. You can also generate graphs on syslog messages for auditing purposes when needed.

2. Syslog alerting

Kiwi Syslog Server’s intelligent alerting sends real-time alerts and notifications when syslog messages meet specified criteria based on time, source, type, and so on. Kiwi Syslog Server has some default priority levels, such as emergency, alert, critical, error, warning, etc. to help you understand the severity of any given situation. Based on the alerts condition, you can set up automatic actions, including the following:

  • Trigger an email notification
  • Receive alerts via sound notification
  • Run an external program or script
  • Log to file, Windows® event log, or database
  • Forward specific messages to another host

 

3. Log retention and archival processes

Using the scheduler built into Kiwi Syslog Server, you can automate log archival and clean up processes.

 

You can accomplish the following using the log archival options in Kiwi Syslog Server:

  • Automate log archival operations by defining the source, destination, archival frequency, and notification options
  • Copy or move logs from one location to another
  • Compress files into individual or single archives
  • Encrypt archives and create multi-part archives
  • Create file or archive hashes, run external programs, and much more

 

With the scheduled clean-up option, you can schedule the removal/deletion of log files from a source location if it matches specific criteria. You can schedule the clean-up process at specified application/start-up times, or any time or date you wish.

4. Log forwarding

You can use Kiwi Syslog Server to forward log messages to servers, databases, other syslog servers, and SIEM systems. The Log Forwarder for Windows tool included in the Kiwi Syslog Server download package allows you to forward event logs from Windows servers and workstations as syslog messages to Kiwi Syslog Server.

 

5. Transport syslog messages

Kiwi Secure Tunnel, which is included in the Kiwi Syslog Server download, helps you securely transport syslog messages from any network devices and servers to your syslog server. It collects log messages from all configured network devices and systems, and transports them to the syslog server across a secure link in any network (LAN or WAN).

 

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As you can see, Kiwi Syslog Server helps you step up your log management operations while saving you invaluable time. Try a free trial of Kiwi Syslog Server now »