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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • SolarWinds Papertrail is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

80%
6 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Papertrail

91%
7 Ratings

Usability

10.0

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

100%
1 Rating
9.1

SolarWinds Papertrail

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.8

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

98%
5 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Papertrail

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds

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.
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SolarWinds

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.
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Pros

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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SolarWinds

  • 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
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Cons

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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SolarWinds

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

Starting Price

$319 Per Instance

Editions & Modules

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
One Time Price$319.001

Footnotes

  1. Per Instance

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

SolarWinds Papertrail

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SolarWinds Papertrail editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    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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    SolarWinds

    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.
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    Support Rating

    SolarWinds

    SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is inexpensive and it works. It's easy to install and setup and is also very easy to learn how to administer. I recommend it to anyone needing log monitoring and reporting, especially if the price is a concern as it is with almost all businesses now.
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    SolarWinds

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    SolarWinds

    The price for Kiwi was acceptable and it checked off all the boxes of a product that we needed. I also considered Graylog but Kiwi was much easier to configure.
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    SolarWinds

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    SolarWinds

    • Centralized logging allows us to go to one place to see logs instead of each individual server.
    • Very easy setup compared to other solutions
    • No redundancy built-in
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    SolarWinds

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