Log Management Tools
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LogicMonitor provides an agentless SaaS-based monitoring platform. LogicMonitor provides prebuilt integrations and an open API, and is designed to provide monitoring across networks, servers, applications, websites, and containers, including insights and reporting capabilities.
New Relic is a SaaS-based web and mobile application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. They provide code-level diagnostics for dedicated infrastructures, the cloud, or hybrid environments and real time monitoring.
Splunk is software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface. It captures, indexes and correlates real-time data in a searchable repository from which it can generate graphs, reports, alerts, dashboards and visualizations.
The LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform, from LogRhythm in Boulder, Colorado, is security information and event management (SIEM) software which includes SOAR functionality via SmartResponse Automation Plugins (a RespondX feature), the DetectX security analytics module, and AnalytiX…
A data platform service thats help users search, analyze, visualize and act on data. The service can go live in as little as two days, and with an IT backend managed by Splunk experts, users can focus on acting on data. Search any kind of data in real-time to detect and prevent issues…
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,…
Alert Logic Log Manager was a SaaS log management solution for any combination of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and On-Premise data centers, as well as a security platform used to detect and research intrusions and security breaches. Log Management is now available as part…
NetWitness Logs provides visibility into log data spread across the IT environment to simplify threat detection, reduce dwell time and support compliance. It enables centralized log management, log monitoring for logs generated by public clouds and SaaS applications, and identification…
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 event 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
- Search capability
- Event correlation
- Custom dashboards
- Alerts and notifications
Log Management Comparison
When choosing a log management tool for your business, there are a few factors to consider to make sure you get the right solution for your needs.
Search Functionality: All log management tools include some search features, but some make it a focus, including advanced filters and sorting. If you are logging a lot of disparate data that needs to be filtered, these search features are essential.
Dashboards: Many log management solutions include dashboards for displaying log data. For businesses that aren’t exporting the logs to other analytics tools, this is an essential feature.
Integration: Log management tools often integrate with other data visualization tools or business intelligence tools. If you want to export your log data into other tools, make sure the solution you choose integrates with your existing tools.
Pricing for Log Management software depends on what additional features are included beyond essential log management features. Despite this, businesses looking for log management tools can expect to pay at least $900 per year, billed monthly.
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.