SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

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SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server


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9 out of 10
October 19, 2018
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What is SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server?

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.

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Features

  • Supported: Centrally manages syslog messages
  • Supported: Receives real-time alerts based on syslog messages
  • Supported: Automatically responds to syslog messages
  • Supported: Stores and archives logs for regulatory compliance
  • Supported: Schedules the generation of syslog reports via email
  • Supported: Allows to view syslog data anywhere with secure web access

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.Screenshot of During heavy loads, receive messages with a buffer of up to 10 million syslog messages and 1,000 email messages.

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SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows Server® 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Ahmed Mujeeb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server to store all the Syslog messages from our network devices which includes Switches, Router, Firewall, Servers, UPS and storage. It is very helpful and easy to use tool in case any incident happens on the device. We can simply filter the logs based on it's IP and incident time and get the last message sent by the affected device.
  • storing syslog messages
  • convert syslog messages into readable form
  • marking of critical and other events with different colors also helps
  • sometimes web services fails and due to which whole server needs to restart
  • there should be grouping for different types of devices
As managing the area of a mill on large area It is hard to keep an eye on each and every device. Here SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server really helps me in the cases where some incident happens and the device gets faulty.
Score 8 out of 10
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A small company I was working with needed a centralized logging solution to fulfill some security requirements of a client. They didn't need anything robust and powerful (e.g. Splunk or SolarWinds' other logging solution) and they didn't want to spend too much money on the solution. Based on those requirements, SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog worked perfectly. The solution did everything we needed it to do and was very user-friendly.
  • User-friendly
  • Inexpensive central logging solution
  • Fast and simple implementation
  • Better search functionality
  • Improve organization of nodes
  • Support other backend OSs
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.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server to accumulate and store all of the log entries from our network devices, firewalls, servers, and printers. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server was very easy to set up and we have had no issues with it since it was installed. I recommend it to any system administrator that needs to store and report on log files entries across multiple devices. Excellent!
  • Stores log file entries from multiple devices.
  • Provides a simple easy to install and use interface.
  • The setup menu is a little cumbersome and could be improved and simplified.
  • Easier on-demand reporting would be useful.
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is an excellent log file storage and reporting program and is also very inexpensive for unlimited nodes. That is unusual in today's systems and network administration market. Most software in those categories is way overpriced for small to medium-sized businesses. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is affordable and works well.
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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Kiwi Syslog is used only internally by our network engineering team. We consider it to be highly useful; as it's easy to set up and has minimal need for any additional configuration. We use it regularly as a replacement for the SolarWinds Orion Syslog that is part of their NPM package; as we find that the NPM syslog can't always keep up with logs.
  • Fast! Logging is close to real-time.
  • Simple set up
  • Cheap. The whole product is usually less than $300 USD.
  • 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.
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server really thrives in environments where the network is small enough that high scalability or log analysis are not required. I would avoid using this in a network where automated log analysis is required, and would look more at a SIEM or something in that same vein. It should also be noted (and hopefully managers or product purchasers are reading) that this isn't the same as a SIEM, and therefore isn't a suitable alternative to one -- though it is great for what it is.
SolarWinds support is pretty decent, but I wouldn't rate them much higher than that. They do a good job in most cases, but sometimes they just tell you that "that's how it is," and provide no solution. Other than that, they are pretty helpful. Also worth mentioning is their "Thwack" forums, which has an excellent user community.
Score 10 out of 10
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We're currently using it to monitor our data center servers and network devices. It's helping us a great deal in identifying all sorts of issues across our infrastructure and server hardware. The easy to read and view log viewer as well as the easy to set to setup logging capabilities are outstanding.
  • 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.
  • I think they could enhance their UI and update it a little.
  • More filter options would be a great quality of life improvement
I honestly don't think there is another Syslog server on the market that is as easy to use, manage, and set up as Kiwi Syslog. SolarWinds has created a great product. I think Kiwi Syslog is an excellent solution for really anyone in the market for a mid to large SNMP and Syslog collection agent. Kiwi has been a staple for almost as long as I've been in the IT industry. It's reliable, stable, and has years of excellent development behind it. Kiwi Syslog is one tool that, whether you use the free or the paid version, I believe a data center or any IT department truly needs.
Score 9 out of 10
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This software is used by the IT team to retain our logs of all our critical network devices. It was purchased for ease of installation and for the support provided by SolarWinds. I have been pleased on both counts. This software was extremely easy to configure and get going in a matter of hours. I would certainly buy this again in the future.
  • Easy to install.
  • Easy to configure.
  • Support was top notch.
  • There are free options available so price is a concern.
If you have syslogs that you need to collect in an easy way this software would certainly do the job for you. It was easy to implement and has been a breeze to maintain. If you need to consider something opensource Graylog is a great alternative. If you are OK with the cost Kiwi is great.