Syslog Watcher

Powerful Syslog Server for Windows

Download Syslog Watcher 5.1.0 for Windows x86/x64 (21MB)

Syslog Protocol

The syslog protocol is a network logging standard supported by a wide range of network devices, appliances, and servers. Syslog messages deliver information on network events and errors. System administrators use Syslog for network management and security auditing.

With a dedicated syslog server, the syslog protocol consolidates event records from all over the network into a single central repository. It is invaluable for maintaining the network.

Syslog Server

A syslog server collects, parses, stores, analyzes, and explains syslog messages to professional network administrators, helping to improve the stability and reliability of the network.

Syslog Watcher installs a dedicated syslog server, integrating log data from multiple network devices into a single, easily manageable and accessible place. Collecting and analyzing syslogs is essential for maintaining network stability and auditing network security.

Support for Syslog over TLS (RFC5425)

We have developed an improved network subsystem (syslog receiver) for the upcoming Syslog Watcher’s upgrade. We decided to release the receiver as a standalone command-line application. This free utulity allows us to test the subsystem “in-the-wild” and our customers to check the equipment compatibility with the new “Syslog over TLS” feature. We would appreciate any feedback.

Syslog Watcher Features

High Performance

Syslog Watcher has a high efficient multi-threaded architecture optimized for better performance.

Fast Syslog Storage

Syslog storage is designed to work under heavy load and can process thousands of syslog messages per second.

Advanced Networking

Syslog Watcher supports IPv4/IPv6 interfaces, Syslog over UDP as well as Syslog over TCP for reliability.

Email Alerts

Syslog Watcher generates emails in response to incoming syslogs to alert an administrator about important events.

Export to Database

Syslog Watcher can export collected data to any (SQL, NoSQL, file-based) database via ODBC connectors.

Export to Files

Syslog Watcher supports exporting collected syslog messages to any text file types, e.g., CSV, XML, JSON, etc.

Vendor Pack

Syslog reference that contains the meaning and recommended actions for more than 14,000 syslog messages.

Comprehensive Filtering

Syslog Watcher uses unified filtering rules for all operations. It includes processing of the message body using RegExps.

Smart Parser

The intellectual syslog parser determines the source type and correctly handles deviations from the standard.

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