For data shipping with the Beats family, you will need seven different log shippers to collect various types of data and send them to Elasticsearch. On the other hand, a single NXLog agent installation can collect, process, and forward any type of logs to Elasticsearch and Elastic Cloud. Yes, that’s one vs. seven agent installations.
The ultimate Windows log collector
While Winlogbeat only collects logs from Windows Event Log, NXLog collects logs from all Windows event sources including ETW providers. With NXLog’s native Windows modules you can easily collect, filter, and normalize your logs at the source, reducing the noise before ingestion, and ultimately saving you money.
Native Elasticsearch support
NXLog comes with a dedicated module for forwarding logs to Elasticsearch and Elastic Cloud, featuring dynamic indexing and bulk data processing. Sending logs in batches reduces the latency caused by HTTP responses and improves performance, which ultimately increases ingestion speed.