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A multi-platform universal log collector and forwarder

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nxlog is a modular, multi-threaded, high-performance log management solution with multi-platform support. In concept it is similar to syslog-ng or rsyslog but is not limited to unix/syslog only. It can collect logs from files in various formats, receive logs from the network remotely over UDP, TCP or TLS/SSL . It supports platform specific sources such as the Windows Eventlog, Linux kernel logs, Android logs, local syslog etc. Writing and reading logs to/from databases is also supported. The collected logs can be stored into files, databases or forwarded to a remote log server using various protocols. The old BSD Syslog and the newer IETF syslog standard is fully supported by nxlog in addition to XML, JSON, GELF, CSV and custom formats. A key concept in nxlog is to be able to handle and preserve structured logs. No need to convert everything to syslog and parse these logs again at the other side. It has powerful message filtering, log rewrite and conversion capabilities.

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  • Modular architecture through dynamically loadable plugins
  • Multi-threaded, scalable, high-performance I/O - collect messages at blazing speeds (can achieve above 500k EPS)
  • Multi-platform - support for Unix/Linux, Windows, Android
  • Scheduled tasks and built-in log rotation
  • Support for different formats such as syslog, csv, windows eventlog or even custom formats
  • Offline processing mode for post processing, conversion or transfer
  • Event classification and pattern matching
  • Log message rewrite, conversion between different formats
  • Secure network transport over SSL
  • Internationalization for supporting different character sets and on the fly auto-detection of encodings


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User Reviews

  • mitru
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Wasted hours trying to get this POS to work on Windows. It doesn't. Hit the forums, not a single error same as mine. Tried to use their sample inputs AND outputs based on the online docs, those didn't work, even hit the IRC Chat room. Nothing in there but crickets. Huge waste of time. I'll just use Kiwi. Thanks for absolutely nothing. Your software is garbage.

    Posted 06/02/2014
  • sergey--vt
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very fast, perfomance, has good parsing events, reliable transfer. But it's has't http bulk inserting...

    Posted 05/28/2014
  • i5513
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    good work !

    Posted 03/04/2014
  • jimmyru
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    runs very nice and does it's job well. Although, it seems to hang from time to time while writing to SQL Server. Where could one buy / purchase the enterprise edition? (Lots of information on the website, but no link to purchase.

    Posted 12/16/2013
  • nukwaste
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is a very good package. I am especially interested in the Enterprise Edition on Windows. It fills a gap missing for Windows Shops. The Enterprise Site is missing the purchase links! How do we purchase?

    Posted 05/30/2013
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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Financial and Insurance Industry, Security Professionals, System Administrators

User Interface

Non-interactive (Daemon)

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