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What are Log Management Tools?
Log management tools help to manage the very large volume of log messages or computer-generated audit trails and event logs generated by servers and other network devices. Log management tools help define what needs to be logged, how it should be logged, and how long the log data should be kept.
Log management is a cousin of business intelligence (BI) but exclusively focuses on the IT domain. Like BI software, log management software provides a comprehensive view of transactional data across the organization rather than multiple data silos.
There are two basic varieties of log management systems. The first is centralized logging servers that collect and consolidate logs for later consumption but do not actually analyze data. The second is security information and even monitoring (SIEM) software that provides event logging, but also aggregation, correlation, alerting, and reporting services. These are more sophisticated tools more likely to be used by larger enterprises with complex IT topographies.
Log Management Features & Capabilities
Data collection and indexing
Alerts and notifications
Frequently Asked Questions
While most log management software is paid for via a monthly subscription there are some open source log management tools available. These tools often focus on one aspect of log management, whether that be the logging itself, or the analysis of IT events. All open source tools can be developed by a skilled IT team that can integrate the tools with their business applications.