27 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.4 out of 100
19 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

The SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server does what it's supposed to do. It's a bare-bones Syslog Server. If your company is just trying to fulfill security requirements or doesn't need all the advanced features of a product such as Splunk, then Kiwi will work well and not break the bank. Using the tool is very straightforward as there aren't a lot of options outside of just viewing logs.
Dennis Chwee | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Papertrail

SolarWinds Papertrail is very well suited for use in a test environment due to how fast and easy it is to set up, and it just works. I always tell colleagues to use this when they're running a scenario, or trying to troubleshoot an issue as it really helps in getting it done quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

  • Stores log file entries from multiple devices.
  • Provides a simple easy to install and use interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Papertrail

  • Free configuration on how Papertrail will alert you
  • Easy to setup with your server/application
  • Very intuitive and easy to use
  • Fair pricing policy/plan
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Papertrail

  • We were not provided any "canned" searches to begin our evaluation with.
  • Other competing products have a set of "canned" searches to get you started quickly.
Scott McGee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Papertrail

SolarWinds Papertrail 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's extremely easy to use. I and new colleagues have never had any issues configuring this tool or setting it up, it works almost out of the box with very simple instructions to follow to configure it to our own environment. I would highly recommend it on that ability alone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server 9.5
Based on 5 answers
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.
Dennis Chwee | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Papertrail

SolarWinds Papertrail 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I honestly have never had the need to use the support team, as we have not run into any issues so far. If we did however, judging from how the tool itself works, I don't doubt that the team would provide excellent support for any issues that we may possibly run into.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

I've not had any other interaction with other Syslog servers. The main reason for that is that Kiwi works outstandingly well at what it does. Simply put, I believe this product is a staple in the IT industry and will remain as such as long as they keep the tool current and improve it in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Papertrail

We have used other services such as Coralogix before but love SolarWinds Papertrail for its ease of use and not-too-bloated features. This also makes our engineers and other staff use it more often.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

  • This will allow us to hopefully pinpoint an intrusion if it should happen.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Papertrail

  • I think it is a good ROI, as it has helped us in fixing issues with our applications in many instances.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

General

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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Editions & Modules

Edition
One Time Price$319.001
  1. Per Instance
Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Papertrail

General

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

SolarWinds Papertrail Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Add comparison