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Log Analyzer for Cisco PIX/ASA?

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Hi.  I would like know what are the log analyzers out there for collecting and analyzing logs from Cisco PIX/ASA, or Cisco Routers?  ANy suggestions?
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For free, I'll add this;

Kiwi syslog (google it and you'll get it)

Cheers,
Rajesh
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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6241/products_data_sheet0900aecd80272e64.html

Not cheap but nice tool. If you want to use it depends on the size of your environment I think.
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by:Tim Holman
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Sawmill is quite good too:

http://www.thesawmill.co.uk

Or Kiwi -

http://www.kiwisyslog.com

How many Cisco devices do you have?  If you have a lot, then something more enterprise oriented (www.eiqnetworks.com) would be more suitable.
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I intend to collect logs from 5 Cisco ASA and 1 Cisco router.  I need something that can offer detailed analysis of logs and report generation e.g. all incoming and outgoing traffic, all blocked traffic, attempted access blocked by the device, etc.  Therefore, I do not think kiwi syslog is a good option.
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and not to be left out, alerts and notification of any failed events.....
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So I think my suggestion would fit into your environment.
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Have you looked at AdventNet stuff which works on SNMP and also is free for 5 devices.

http://www.adventnet.com/products/webnms/index.html

Cheers,
Rajesh
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Do you have a budget, or are you after freeware?
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Have tried out a few of them, and found out in the end that EIQ's Network Security Analyzer seems the most appropriate solution to my environment.  By the way, I have also found out that Sawmill doest not offer a syslog server to capture the syslogs from my Cisco devices.
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