Rapid7 InsightOps vs. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rapid7 InsightOps
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Rapid7 InsightOps (formerly Logentries) allows users to collect data from any source, in any format. Search and analyze logs using simple keywords or analytic functions to find answers.N/A
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Solarwinds® Kiwi Syslog® Server is a syslog management tool for network and systems engineers. It receives syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices (routers, switches, firewalls, etc.), and Linux®/Unix® hosts. Users can filter and view these messages based on time, hostname, severity, etc., and set up custom alerts. Kiwi Syslog Server has built-in actions to react appropriately to syslog messages. There are also log archival and clean-up features to help comply with security policies.
$319
Per Instance
Pricing
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$319.00
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Rapid7 InsightOpsSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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9.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Rapid7 InsightOpsSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Rapid7
Rapid7 InsightOps has been able to highlight threats that we have been able to mitigate. It has given us data enriched graphs that can be used by technical staff to assist in strengthening our defenses against cyber threat actors It also has given us data that can be used by nontechnical staff and management for strategic decision making
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SolarWinds
To monitor syslog events Kiwi syslog much helpful and needed .Its saving human efforts and cost.Easy to check on GUI panel flow and status of server ,start and stop services we can do them from GUI panel it self . Recent version also no need C++ libraries to install .We can store the ingested events and archive based on our threshold criteria .We can import and export INI file which contain everything what we have configured
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Pros
Rapid7
  • Log Consilidation
  • Threat Analysis
  • Alerting
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SolarWinds
  • Collection of SNMP traps a reliable and stable collection server for these is crucial to troubleshooting and time to ROS. Kiwi excels at this.
  • Easy to install set up and train users on.
  • The free version is a good free tool and handy to use for personal labs and other smalle use cases.
  • SNMP traps to user readable format is great, sometimes syslog and smnp messages can be hard to interpret and read with out a knowledge of how to do this.
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Cons
Rapid7
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SolarWinds
  • Minimalistic; If you're looking for something with analysis features look elsewhere.
  • Operating System support is Windows only.
  • Some management features cannot be configured via web interface.
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Usability
Rapid7
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SolarWinds
Kiwi Syslog has the best usability of any syslog server. While not being able to offer the most features, the ones it does have are intuitive and easy to work with. Everything that it has is where you think it should be. If you can't find it in the menus, it doesn't exist.
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Support Rating
Rapid7
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SolarWinds
Because the solution is so simple to use and implement, support wasn't very necessary. The one time I did call them to better understand where logs were stored, they were very helpful and friendly. Kiwi has been around for some time and not a lot has changed over the years, so support for it is pretty straightforward and quick.
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Alternatives Considered
Rapid7
Rapid7 InsightOps has much deeper integration and logging capabilities and has made the Rapid7 InsightOpssecurity of our environment an ongoing improvement. We use InsightOps' Search capabilities to discover precise, contextual information about our infrastructure. We have set up automatic notifications when important events happen within our network and domain. Rapid7 InsightOps has allowed us to create Dashboard visualizations based on our data to gain better insight into what is going on.
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SolarWinds
PRTG is a great package and very useful, but the jump from the free 100 sensor price model to the first tier of the paid model is WAY too expensive. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is very inexpensive and provides us with the results we needed for log monitoring.
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Return on Investment
Rapid7
  • Dashboards for easy identification of trends and analysis
  • Freed up staff time for other duties
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SolarWinds
  • 100 ROI overall business prospective
  • Every time we have to monitor disk space ,Because sometime its will not work properly
  • Saves recourses expenses
  • Large and small scale project very helpful
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Screenshots

Screenshot of Manage syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices, including Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems from a single console.Screenshot of Trigger email alerts, run scripts, log to file or ODBC database, forward messages, and more.Screenshot of Schedule automated log archival and cleanup to help you comply with SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.Screenshot of View graphs of syslog statistics over specific time periods.Screenshot of Filter and monitor log messages on an intuitive syslog viewer web console with multiple custom views.Screenshot of Perform advanced message filtering by host name, host IP address, priority, or time of day.