Kiwi Syslog Server

Centralize and simplify log message management across network devices and servers

Only $295 per install | Perpetual license, no monthly fees


Fully functional for 14 days

Key Features

  • Centralized Management of Syslog Messages & SNMP traps

    Receive and consolidate syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices and Linux and UNIX hosts.

  • Real-Time Syslog Alerting & Notification

    Receive real-time alerts based on collected syslog and SNMP trap data (message text, host name/IP, date/time of message, syslog facility, level, etc.).

  • Automatically Respond to Log Messages

    Execute automated actions upon receiving log messages: send email, forward to another host, run script, log to file/database/Windows®event log, etc.

  • Monitor & Manage Logs from Web Console

    Use the out-of-the-box Web access utility to monitor and manage syslog messages and SNMP traps from any Web browser.

  • Store & Archive Logs for Regulatory Compliance

    Automate log archival and clean-up schedules to comply with your log retention policy and regulatory requirements.

  • Generate Syslog Reports on Specific Devices, Events, & Actions

    Generate HTML and plain text reports and deliver via email or send to disk. View syslog statistics and trends on graphical charts on the management console.

  • Forward Windows events to your syslog server to take further action

    Quickly specify and automatically send events from workstations and servers, export event data from Windows servers and workstations, and specify events to forward by source, type ID, and keywords. Forward events to external systems to alert, store, and audit activity. Send events to multiple servers over UDP or TCP


Does the trial version have all the features of the licensed version?

Yes, the trial version of Kiwi Syslog Server has all the features of the licensed version.

What happens to the software when the maintenance expires?

Kiwi Syslog Server will continue to run long after any maintenance period expires. However, you will not be able to download and apply new updates if you fall out of maintenance.

When would I run Kiwi Syslog Server as a foreground (“standard”) application?

Most people install the software as a Windows service and let it run in the background, using the Kiwi Syslog Server Console to configure it, and either the Console or optional secure Web Access to monitor logs in real-time. However, if you only wanted to use Kiwi Syslog Server to occasionally troubleshoot your network, you may want to run it as a foreground application instead.

How do I configure my device to send Syslog messages to Kiwi Syslog Server?

Check the “Configuring Syslog enabled devices” section of the Kiwi Syslog Server manual

Where can I get even more help?

Try the Kiwi Syslog Library & Support section on thwack, SolarWinds community forum.

How is Kiwi Syslog Server licensed?

The software is licensed on the number of Kiwi Syslog Servers you deploy. There is no limit on the number of machines or devices that may send logs to Kiwi Syslog Server. Servers deployed on virtual machines each count as single instances. (Site licenses are also available for large deployments.)

How much traffic can Kiwi Syslog Server handle?

Our software is built and tested to support more than two million messages an hour without tuning. (That would support more than 500 machines each sending one message a second.)

How do I test if Kiwi Syslog Server is listening?

First use the “File | Send test message to localhost” action to check that the server is alive. Then install Kiwi SyslogGen on a nearby machine, point it to your Kiwi Syslog Server’s IP address, and send a message to check remote connectivity.

How do I get Kiwi Syslog Server to send an email to me?

First, configure your email server settings in the “Email” section of your Kiwi Syslog Server settings. Then create a new Rule with one or more Filters selecting interesting messages, and an Action of “E-mail message.”

Do I need Event Log Forwarder for Windows if I’ve already purchased Kiwi Syslog® Server?

Yes, to be able to receive log events from Windows machines, you need to install the Event Log Forwarder for Windows on each client that will be forwarding log events to your Kiwi Syslog Server as syslog messages. Event Log Forwarder for Windows is a free tool and can be installed on an unlimited amount of clients.

System Requirements


1.2 GHz


256 MB

Hard Drive

350 MB

Operating System

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

Windows 2008 R2

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Windows 8

Windows 7


SQL CE - up to 4GB of disk space.

NET Framework

.Net framework 3.5 SP1

What's New for version 9.6 - (Released on 03/02/2017)

Release notes

Simplified SNMP trap management and support for IPv6

  • We've now added the ability to forward SNMP traps while retaining original trap information, including the source IP address.
  • Truncate old syslogs and traps from your Microsoft® SQL Server using built-in database maintenance.
  • New and improved performance for Syslog (UDP & TCP) and SNMP trap collection.
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