Compare Kiwi Syslog to SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

How Kiwi Syslog Server compares to SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

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.
Reporting Yes Yes
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
Download & Installation
  • Windows application.
  • Can also be installed as a Windows service.
  • Available for download as a virtual appliance.
  • Deployed to VMware® or Hyper-V® platforms


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