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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Nagios Log Server is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

Graylog

76%
7 Ratings
8.0

Nagios Log Server

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

4.8

Graylog

48%
5 Ratings
9.0

Nagios Log Server

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Graylog

For small companies, Graylog is the best solution possible. It's easy to configure and "just works." Above everything else, it's free. The only thing I hold against it is the fact that it's Linux-based. [This] makes sense because Elasticsearch is Linux-based. But Linux adds a layer of complexity that we don't need for something basic as a logging server. I'm pretty sure that we would have had a logging server years earlier if I had to convince quite a few decision-making people to go ahead with it anyway.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Log Server

Nagios Log Server facilitates the ability to search all entries of logs in a quick and easy way. Beyond that, it has allowed us to configure alerts for notification when there are potential threats (may they be security threats or only application-side problems), and to filter the data for audits and compliance.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Graylog

  • Graylog does a great job of its core function: log aggregation, retention, and searching.
  • Graylog has a very flexible configuration. The backend for storage is Elasticsearch and MongoDB is used to store the configuration. You have to option to make your configuration as simple as possible by storing everything on one box, or you can scale everything out horizontally by using a cluster of Elasticsearch nodes and MongoDB servers with several Graylog servers pointed to all the necessary nodes.
  • Graylog does a good job of abstracting away a fair portion of Elasticsearch index management (sharding, creation, deletion, rotation, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Log Server

  • Log auditing.
  • Server monitoring.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Graylog

  • Support for more log sources
  • Event alerts/emails - Some cases where unable to separate data from multiple clients, and no easy fix
  • API - Limits results to 10,000 and can cause server to lockup on queries that exceed the limit
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Log Server

  • A bit hard to install and configure.
  • High price.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Graylog

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Graylog Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Nagios Log Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Nagios Log Server Editions & Modules

Edition
1 Instance$3,995
3 Instances$5,995
10 Instances$14,995
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Graylog

Graylog 4.8
Based on 5 answers
Community support does not give simple straightforward answers; simply search up Graylog Issues and look at some of the responses on the forums. The documentation is your only hope if you are on the free version, as you can NOT purchase only support. The few times I have worked with Graylog Enterprise support they were great though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Log Server

Nagios Log Server 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Nagios support is decent. Nothing bad to say about them, but nothing extraordinary too. We mostly asked them questions instead of actively asking them to change or fix things for us. The response time is OK, commonly you can get a response in the same day. You can also call, but they are available only during US office hours.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Graylog

In terms of log aggregation, the free product fully stacks up with the competitors listed. Full control over the data ingests for flexible configuration. Graylog even better on that front than AlienVault USM because you cannot configure the variable mapping. We haven't used the threat exchange stuff or correlation. But with regex searches, we have created function dashboards that show threat theater pictures of our network based on logs from our firewall.
Jeremy Cejka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Log Server

Windows Event Log doesn't have 10% of the capabilities of Nagios Log Server. No real-time alerts, no scheduling, no external plugins or APIs. Nothing. The only advantage is that it is a native Windows application.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Graylog

  • Graylog is just less expensive than some other options which meant it fit into our budget otherwise we might not be able to justify a higher cost.
  • Being able to track issues that we normally couldn't track using other tools is a bonus to help us know of any issues we have and can fix before an outage or failure that could potentially cost money.
  • We have had to spend more time than I would like to understand and customize Graylog which has taken time away from other tasks and projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Log Server

  • We could react in way less time to a lot of potential outages since we started using it.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

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