Auditing and monitoring logs - made easier by Nagios
February 20, 2020

Auditing and monitoring logs - made easier by Nagios

Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Nagios Log Server

We use Log Server to store our logs for auditing and monitoring purposes:
  • Our auditors thank us for the ease of access to our internal tools' logs, saving a lot of time and effort that would be used to search for all activity in our storage and production servers;
  • We use Log Server to keep track of the health of our intern environments, creating routines that ping us when something goes differently from what we expected (such as CPU usage, or even improper access to our tools).
  • Log auditing.
  • Server monitoring.
  • A bit hard to install and configure.
  • High price.
  • We could react in way less time to a lot of potential outages since we started using it.
Windows Event Log doesn't have 10% of the capabilities of Nagios Log Server. No real-time alerts, no scheduling, no external plugins or APIs. Nothing. The only advantage is that it is a native Windows application.

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Nagios Log Server facilitates the ability to search all entries of logs in a quick and easy way. Beyond that, it has allowed us to configure alerts for notification when there are potential threats (may they be security threats or only application-side problems), and to filter the data for audits and compliance.

Nagios Log Server Support

Nagios support is decent. Nothing bad to say about them, but nothing extraordinary too. We mostly asked them questions instead of actively asking them to change or fix things for us. The response time is OK, commonly you can get a response in the same day. You can also call, but they are available only during US office hours.