Kiwi Syslog Server and SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) both collect, archive and process logs. However, many IT departments switch from Kiwi Syslog Server to LEM as the scale of their IT environment and complexity of their reporting needs evolve.
In LEM, SolarWinds also provides a powerful and affordable Security and Information Event Management (SIEM) system.
The following table provides common reasons why IT professionals decide to upgrade from Kiwi Syslog Server to the more sophisticated log monitoring solution provided by LEM.
|Kiwi Syslog Server||Log & Event Manager|
|Use Case||Entry-Level Syslog Monitoring & Management||Enterprise-Class Log Management, Security Automation & Compliance – SIEM Software|
|Log collection from various devices and systems||Yes||Yes
Collects logs and events from across the IT infrastructure: network devices, servers, workstations, ESX® hosts, databases, security devices, etc.
|Filter logs based on custom criteria||Yes||Yes
Create custom filters based on specific event criteria.
|Monitor logs on Web console||Yes||Yes
Completely Web-based SIEM appliance that provides various search tools, interactive charts and graphs to slice and dice log data.
|Trigger alerts based on log messages||Yes||Yes
Set up advanced conditions for event log correlation and alerting. Has 700+ built-in rules to easily set up alerts and actions.
|React to logs with automated response||Yes||Yes
Built-in response actions to contain/prevent security threats, troubleshoot errors, manage users/groups, USB defense, and more.
|Log storage, compression, archival and retention||Yes||Yes
High performance and compression model with a compression ratio of 60:1.
Built-in reporting engine provides 300+ out-of-the-box reports to help with compliance reporting and security auditing. Schedule report delivery via email
|In-memory Event Correlation||No||Yes|
|File integrity monitoring||No||Yes|
|USB Detection and Prevention||No||Yes|
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