SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Centralized event and log data collection (3)
8.6
Correlation (2)
8.0
Event and log normalization (3)
7.7
Deployment flexibility (2)
10.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools (1)
5
Custom dashboards and views (3)
6.6

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