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Top 5 Reasons to Use Kiwi Syslog Server

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Kiwi Syslog Server is a log management software that collects, displays, alerts, reacts to, and forwards syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, and Windows® servers, and Linux® and Unix® hosts.

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Kiwi Syslog Server

  1. 1. TOP FIVE REASONS TO USE KIWI SYSLOG SERVER EASILY MONITOR, MANAGE, AND STORE NETWORK LOGS
  2. 2. © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. What is Kiwi Syslog Server? SolarWinds® Kiwi Syslog® Server is a log management software that collects, displays, alerts, reacts to, and forwards syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, and Windows® servers, Linux®, and Unix® hosts. Benefits: • With easy-to-use management console and web access for log display, Kiwi Syslog Server provides IT admins the ability to easily monitor, manage, and store logs • Kiwi Syslog Server also includes log archival features that allow you to comply with regulations by securing, compressing, moving, and purging logs, exactly as specified in your log retention policy
  3. 3. 1. Receive and display logs easily 2. Alerting notifications 3. Log retention and archive features 4. Log forwarding 5. Secure transport © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. Why use Kiwi Syslog Server?
  4. 4. © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 1. Receive and display logs easily • Collects these messages and displays them on a centralized web console for easy and secure access • Filters messages by host name, host IP address, priority, message text keyword, or time of day • Generates graphs of syslog statistics over specific time periods Kiwi Syslog Server listens to syslog messages and SNMP traps (over UDP and TCP) from routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and other syslog- and trap-enabled devices. It also:
  5. 5. © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 2. Alerting notifications • Kiwi Syslog Server provides an intelligent alert functionality to help notify you when a syslog with a predefined criteria is met • Includes predefined syslog priority levels that help you understand the severity of the log messages • Based on the type and priority of syslog message received, you can set up actions to: • Trigger an email notification • Run script or external program • Log to file, Windows event log, database • Forward syslog message to another host
  6. 6. © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 3. Log retention and archive features Kiwi Syslog Servers allows you to log syslog messages to disk, files, and ODBC-compliant databases. Integrated scheduler allows you to schedule and run automated archival and clean-up tasks. • Scheduled Archival: • Define the source, destination, and archive frequency • Copy or move logs/compress files • Encrypt and create multi-part archives • Scheduled Clean-Up: • Remove/delete files that match a specified criteria from the source location • Schedule to occur over any interval or at any date and time
  7. 7. © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 4. Log forwarding • Kiwi Syslog Server allows you to forward syslog messages to servers, databases, other syslog servers, and even SIEM systems • Use Log Forwarder for Windows, a free tool from SolarWinds that allows you to forward event logs from Windows servers and workstations as syslog messages to Kiwi Syslog Server
  8. 8. © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 5. Secure transport • With the help of the free, optional Kiwi® Secure Tunnel, you can receive, compress, and securely transport syslog messages from distributed network devices and servers to your instance of Kiwi Syslog Server • Kiwi Secure Tunnel is made up of a client and a server • The Tunnel Client gathers messages from one or more devices on a network and forwards the messages across a secure link to the Tunnel Server • The Tunnel Server then forwards the messages on to your Kiwi Syslog Server instance
  9. 9. Image Place Holder Image Place HolderImage Place Holder © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. Customer reviews “We use Kiwi as a central collection point for syslogs from all devices on the network. Syslog messages matching certain alert criteria are forwarded to the network team via email. SolarWinds Kiwi Server is a simple solution to syslog management.” Sam Kear Network Engineer Tradebot Systems “We would recommend SolarWinds Kiwi Server because it works well, is easy to use, and requires little, if any, regular maintenance. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server just does its job.” Shawn Evans IT Manager SalusCare, Inc. “SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server offers a great price and has a simple interface. I can’t wait for more features to come out.” Gerald Scott IT Mgr./ Security Officer Independent Farmers Bank
  10. 10. Download a free trial today! Try SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server free! www.kiwisyslog.com DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL © 2017 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. The SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Orion, and THWACK trademarks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks or are registered or pending registration. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and are trademarks of (and may be registered trademarks) of their respective companies.

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