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Syslog Forwarder

Syslog forwarding

Network devices generate various events that are logged locally, where they can be reviewed and analyzed by an administrator. However, if your network hosts a large number of devices, collecting event logs from each of these devices would be time-consuming and impractical.

Syslog, or System Logging Protocol, is a standard protocol that solves this issue by sending system logs or event messages to a central syslog server. This protocol is enabled on most network devices including routers, switches, and firewalls. Syslog is also available on Unix and Linux-based systems, and web servers like Apache.

EventLog Analyzer acts as a syslog server and collects event messages from devices across your network. It's also capable of forwarding the collected logs to a third-party server or a security information and event management (SIEM) application.

How EventLog Analyzer's syslog forwarder works

EventLog Analyzer’s syslog forwarder is designed to receive syslogs and send the data to the appropriate system. EventLog Analyzer listens in on the designated User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port, which by default is port 513. On receiving the logs, the UDP forwarder in EventLog Analyzer forwards the information to the specified destination server. Logs from syslog devices are forwarded as raw logs, while logs from other event sources are converted to RFC3164 or RFC5424, and forwarded it to the desired destination host.

The biggest advantage of EventLog Analyzer is that it can function as both a syslog server and a forwarder.

The benefits of syslog forwarding


Syslog forwarding offers a way to ensure that critical events are logged and stored in a separate location from the original server. An attacker’s first move after compromising a system is to cover the tracks they left in the log, but these forwarded events will be out of their grasp. Replication of the collected logs in another server can be used as a backup if the original data is lost. The replicated data can also be used to cross-check if the original data has been tampered with.

Other features


EventLog Analyzer offers log management, file integrity monitoring, and real-time event correlation capabilities in a single console that help meeting SIEM needs, combat security attacks, and prevent data breaches.

Windows event log monitoring

Analyze event log data to detect security events such as file/folder changes, registry changes, and more. Study DDoS, Flood, Syn, and Spoof attacks in detail with predefined reports.

Application log analysis

Analyze application log from IIS and Apache web servers, Oracle & MS SQL databases, DHCP Windows and Linux applications and more. Mitigate application security attacks with reports & real-time alerts.

Active Directory log monitoring

Monitor all types of log data from Active Directory infrastructure. Track failure incidents in real-time and build custom reports to monitor specific Active Directory events of your interest.

Privileged user monitoring

Monitor and track privileged user activities to meet PUMA requirements. Get out-of-the-box reports on critical activities such as logon failures, reason for logon failure, and more.

Log forensic analysis

Perform in-depth forensic analysis to backtrack attacks and identify the root cause of incidents. Save search queries as alert profile to mitigate future threats.

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Customer Speaks

  • Credit Union of Denver has been using EventLog Analyzer for more than four years for our internal user activity monitoring. EventLog Analyzer provides great value as a network forensic tool and for regulatory due diligence. This product can rapidly be scaled to meet our dynamic business needs.
    Benjamin Shumaker
    Vice President of IT / ISO
    Credit Union of Denver
  • The best thing, I like about the application, is the well structured GUI and the automated reports. This is a great help for network engineers to monitor all the devices in a single dashboard. The canned reports are a clever piece of work.
    Joseph Graziano, MCSE CCA VCP
    Senior Network Engineer
  • EventLog Analyzer has been a good event log reporting and alerting solution for our information technology needs. It minimizes the amount of time we spent on filtering through event logs and provides almost near real-time notification of administratively defined alerts.
    Joseph E. Veretto
    Operations Review Specialist
    Office of Information System
    Florida Department of Transportation
  • Windows Event logs and device Syslogs are a real time synopsis of what is happening on a computer or network. EventLog Analyzer is an economical, functional and easy-to-utilize tool that allows me to know what is going on in the network by pushing alerts and reports, both in real time and scheduled. It is a premium software Intrusion Detection System application.
    Jim Lloyd
    Information Systems Manager
    First Mountain Bank

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