IIS log parser
Businesses rely heavily on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) servers to host their webpages and web applications, and also to store their files. It's important that your IIS servers, both web and FTP, are properly protected. One way to constantly monitor your servers' well-being is by deploying a log management tool that can parse, index, and make full use of IIS' W3C Extended format logs.
EventLog Analyzer, our log management tool, can extract everything out of all the logs in your IT environment. EventLog Analyzer supports many log formats out-of-the-box, including the W3C Extended format. This means you won't need to perform any extra configuration steps before EventLog Analyzer starts collecting, parsing, indexing, and analyzing logs from your IIS servers.
Some of the most useful fields EventLog Analyzer parses by default are: date and time of the event; IP addresses of client and server; server port number; server computer name; and client-server URI query and stem.
After breaking down the IIS server logs, EventLog Analyzer creates reports to provide you with actionable data. When you're looking to pick out one particular report among the thousands available, the clearly-classified report groups make sure you know exactly where to look.
There are a lot of other log formats besides the ones supported out-of-the-box by EventLog Analyzer. To make sure that you aren't restricted to a limited number of log formats, EventLog Analyzer has a custom log parser. It recognizes and extracts the necessary fields from any raw log, irrespective of format.
If you want to pull a new field from a log, you can train the parser to spot and extract that field. Just enter the standard pattern that field follows and the parser will start extracting the information you need.
The custom log parser's ability to extract critical data from any log format makes EventLog Analyzer a complete log management tool.