Loggly's price and ease of deployment compared to many alternatives make it a no-brainer.
September 16, 2020

Loggly's price and ease of deployment compared to many alternatives make it a no-brainer.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Loggly

We use Loggly to satisfy a compliance requirement for centralized logging. Loggly is used on every PC across the whole organization to aggregate logs for auditing, analytic, and alert purposes. We also push logs from firewalls, switches, and wireless access points for network log visibility. Loggly helps identify patterns and anomalies that may otherwise be undetected.
  • Creating alerts for specific events is very easy.
  • Data visualizations are easy to configure; some are baked in.
  • The price of Loggly is well below all other cloud logging tools I reviewed.
  • Extra pre-baked dashboards would be useful.
  • Searching for multiple conditions sometimes fails even when each of the fields can be found individually within a log message.
  • Documentation to configure S3 archives needs to be updated to reflect the current Loggly GUI options.
  • We use this for a compliance requirement so it provides ROI in the sense it allows the customer to accept higher reward contracts.
  • There has been no negative impact.
Price and ease of deployment were huge factors in our decision to use Loggly. Loggly is actually within reach for most companies while also being very easy to setup. Elasticsearch, for instance, had wildly outdated documentation when I was previewing all these tools so I was unable to get it working at all; but the worst part was their support refused to provide any pre-sales setup information. Graylog enterprise pricing was ludicrously expensive. Sumo Logic was ok but still priced much higher. We expected Azure Monitor to be decent but it was just pure garbage for the price; the setup was convoluted and Azure as a whole feels like a perpetual beta.
Loggly is best suited for large organizations where laptops are frequently taken into the field where users may neglect to connect to a VPN back to a facility with onsite centralized logging. The price also makes Loggly attractive as the features match other higher priced solutions. Loggly is very easy to configure, deploy, and tweak when compared to other major hitters like Graylog.