Network Appliance Syslog Collection & Reporting
Posted on 2006-05-30
I'm looking for a free or cheap utility that will collect syslogs from a few appliances scattered about our network. The software in question has to collect the logs, and then be able to either display them in categories (eg., top ten falied authentication), email them when certain threholds are met, or if nothing else, be able to generate nice reports that I could e-mail to important people.
Though my lack of expertise would limit the platform to Windows, there are others here who could help to implement a good package on a *nix box if necessary. However, Windows is preferred. The only way I'd go for a Unix/Linux variant is if it were REALLY good.
I've looked at Kiwi and Snare. Though they both collect syslogs, they don't have much in the way of reporting. The bit about e-mailing daily reports of top ten whatevers is highly desirable. Something with a web-based management/reporting console would be perfect.
Again, free is best, but I think we could spend about $200 tops on something like this. These are enterprise class proxy appliances so the software can't be joe blow software company's latest turd. It's gotta be reliable.