Windows Event Log  |  Optimization  |  Windows

Three easy ways to optimize your Windows logs - Reduce cost, network load, and time

If you are capturing Windows Event Logs on a large scale, you know that the more logs you collect, the more resources you need. Thus, the more expensive your SIEM becomes. The main issue is a large amount of the log data you are sending to your SIEM contains no valuable information. This means you waste a sizable portion of your cost on what the industry calls “log noise”.

scheduled start  |  NXLog agent  |  Our customers asked

Our customers asked - How to start an NXLog module with a delay?

There are several reasons you might want to start a particular NXLog module with a delay. You can think of it like delaying the start of a Windows service. In most cases, you need to do this for performance reasons. But there might be other scenarios where you would want to do this, such as collecting logs during a specific time frame. If you have, for example, a less critical module block, you can prioritize the more important one by delaying the less important one.

EPS  |  EPS tracking  |  NXLog agent  |  Our customers asked

Our customers asked - Input stream EPS tracking with NXLog

This post is the first in a series of answers to questions that our customers asked. Clarifying EPS EPS stands for Events Per Second and is considered a standard for measuring the speed of event processing. More precisely, it tells how many events can flow through a particular system in a second. In our case, the number relates to how many events NXLog receives, handles, and outputs in one second.

splunk  |  universal forwarder  |  comparison

NXLog vs Splunk Universal Forwarder

NXLog supports filtering, enriching, and forwarding logs directly to Splunk Enterprise for further analysis. If you landed on this blog post, you are likely looking for a new log collection solution or seeking to improve an existing Splunk deployment. If so, we hope this article provides you with the necessary information to take the next step toward a better log collection strategy. NXLog and Splunk Universal Forwarder feature comparison Several log collection agents are available on the market, and Splunk Universal Forwarder is one of them.

ibm qradar  |  wincollect  |  siem  |  comparison

NXLog vs IBM QRadar WinCollect - Let's get things straight

How does NXLog Enterprise Edition compare to the IBM QRadar WinCollect event forwarder? IBM QRadar SIEM collects, processes, and aggregates log data to provide real-time monitoring and automated response to network threats. With its powerful correlation engine and specialized modules for risk and vulnerability management, it is no surprise that it is among the highest-rated tools on Gartner Peer Insights. To get the best out of a platform like IBM QRadar, you need to ensure that you send the proper amount of data in a format that it can process efficiently.

nxlog configuration

Putting together your first NXLog configuration

If you are reading this, then it is safe to say that you are now part of the NXLog community. In other words, you are ready to dive into the world of log collection. Excellent. You have made a great choice. However, before you start collecting logs you should know just how your NXLog log collection tool works. The NXLog log collection tool uses loadable modules that are invoked within the input, data modification, and output stages.

snare  |  comparison

NXLog vs Snare

How does NXLog CE and EE compare to the Snare Enterprise Agent? If you are reading this article, you may either be looking for a new log collection agent solution or seeking to replace and improve an existing deployment. This article provides information based on some fairly common questions from those who have migrated from Snare to NXLog. Feature Comparison There are multiple choices of log collection agents available on the market, some are free and have paid versions that come with official support.

agent-based  |  agentless  |  log collection

Agent-based versus agentless log collection - which option is best?

One of the harder decisions revolve around implementing agent-based vs agentless log collection. This post covers the two methods - their advantages and disadvantages - and provides some quick and actionable implementation notes. Why does log collection agent choice matter? When deploying a log collection strategy, administrators usually tend to zone in on already selected solutions that answers fundamental questions, such as "Will this solution collect and ship these types of log sources?