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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Sumo Logic

It is ready to collect data and search for it easily and quickly, without much hassle. It gives you the ability to view records and analyze them in real time. One thing we should highlight about the use of Sumo logic is that it completely eliminates the need to exchange ideas with clients or inquiry questions and replace them completely by visualizing the problem, so your team will be able to save time, have liquid work and resolve problems quickly to ensure good service.
Suman Lata | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Nagios Log Server

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

Sumo Logic

  • Searching is powerful and fast and does not require you to pre-filter/pre-parse your data in order to extract fields, filter messages, or run analytics
  • User data can be private or shared with the organization, allowing developers to create searches and share them with Support folks.
  • It's easy to create email alerts when certain conditions are detected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nagios Log Server

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

Sumo Logic

  • Sumo Logic, during the period that I used their product (up until at least November 2015), did not have a User / RBAC API. This made it very difficult to manage users (we had about 100 users). Even though they had SAML integration, allowing us to utilize a single-sign on solution, we would have to do manual reviews of user accounts in Sumo Logic on a regular basis. There was no export feature, so it became a matter of copy/pasting all users from the web portal, and creating a spreadsheet out of the data. This was a big pain, as we were all about automation. I had been told that a User / RBAC REST API would be made available sometime during Q1 - Q1 2016.
  • The user who creates any saved search queries, alerts, reports, or dashboards, is the only user that is able to edit them. In a collaborative environment, or larger enterprise, this brings a level of difficulty. For example, if an alert breaks and is spamming an inbox/pager, it cannot be edited or stopped unless done specifically by the user who created it. The RBAC has not been improved enough to allow groups/teams/organizations to have ownership over them (as of November 2015).
  • If you are to delete a user account in Sumo Logic, as your account is setup to allow a specific amount of user accounts in addition to the storage limits agreed in contract, all of the work they had created for teams -- dashboards, scheduled searches, alerting, reporting, etc. -- all become unpublished and unscheduled. They all become inherited by the user that deletes their account. This may create a mess, as this may now completely stop many useful reports/alerts/dashboards that were being taken care of initially. As a result, deletion of a user who is no longer having access to Sumo Logic (due to leaving the company, or leaving a team the needs access), requires a complete review of everything the user has saved in order to see whether anything needs to be rescheduled for alerting/reporting or republished for dashboard viewing. This is all as of November 2015.
  • Purging log data can be extremely difficult. Sumo Logic stores data in a WORM (Write Once, Read Many) type of database. This is done for security reasons, and the database also stores it's data in an encrypted form. If you wish for any data to be removed for any reason, such as PHI / PII / etc. information, you have to wipe out absolutely all data within a time range that Sumo Logic has ever gathered for you. This does not just include the source of the data you are trying to purge, but would include all log data from all sources that you have (even if separately indexed, or partitioned). I am unsure of whether this is still the fact, or if this has at least narrowed down to partition/index, or source.
  • In the web portal, Sumo Logic has icons for agents that are working -- green/yellow if I remember right. Source hosts would always show a big green checkmark for health, even if certain sources were completely failing. If Sumo Logic agents are logging errors that logs can't be collected (permissions, some agent issue, etc.), there wasn't a way to visibly see there was an issue unless you were looking for it in logs. This resulted in periods of time where we did not receive logs from many sources. This is hard to alert on, as we found we would have to create a scheduled search of Sumo Logic agent logs that looked for as many error/warning messages as we could, that we knew about. This was incredibly difficult, and unmanageable.
Derek Ardolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nagios Log Server

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Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Ideal for data collection and search without many problems in an easy and fast way. It helps you to access and view documents in real time. This helps us to provide service to our customers that enhances customer experience. This is the best way to explore records in groups of computers. Our team also investigates the root sources of the issues.
Suman Lata | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic 9.0
Based on 9 answers
I would give this rating because I attended a free Sumo Logic training at a WeWork in Chicago. I found the training very useful, and I learned a lot of features that I was not aware of before I went to the training. I like the idea that SumoLogic provides free training seminars. I am certified in level1, and I plan on certifying to level2.
M Phillip Yogore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Nagios Log Server

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Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I was satisfied with the implementation, as at the time, it was the best way to implement the product with the available feature sets in Sumo Logic. User creation and management became more of an issue during continued use, instead of it being an issue related to deploying the product in our environment.
Derek Ardolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic works very well out of the gate. For a small business it has given us what we need. I worked at a larger company previously, and we produced so many logs we had to create a custom logging service to handle them all. Cost and availability are big issues when deciding between the different services, whether self maintained and hosted, or provided by another company.
David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Nagios Log Server

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Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic 7.3
Based on 4 answers
It is a fully supported tool and I have real-time access to a team of supporters or engineers who have developed this tool and can assist you with any questions or issues you may have about the tool. The training provided is also excellent and you get to know the full functionality and other advanced features of the tool.
Suman Lata | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Sumo Logic

  • I can't think of any negative side effects other than it being SO slow sometimes, but compared to Splunk everything is slow
  • It's SO much cheaper than Splunk that the time it takes to query information is well worth it
  • In the times that we've had Sumo go down or stop logging information, we've found that we'd be absolutely lost without Sumo
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
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Sumo Logic

General

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

Starting Price

$3 Per GB Logs

Sumo Logic Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$3.001
Enterprise$4.001
Enterprise Security$4.251
Enterprise Suite$4.751
  1. Per GB Logs
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