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Centralized Windows log collection - NXLog Enterprise Edition vs. WEF

One of the challenges that security-conscious Windows administrators face is collecting and centralizing Windows event logs. One of the obvious solutions that come to mind is the native Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) feature available on all modern Windows operating systems. WEF offers the convenience of forwarding Windows events to a central event collector without installing and managing agents. To objectively portray the role this valuable technology plays in the larger scope of enterprise log collection, we have written several articles that discuss it:

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Three important features you can have with the Enterprise Edition over the Community Edition

Features of NXLog Enterprise Edition you must have So, it turns out that your organization needs a reliable solution that can collect, parse, forward, and aggregate your log data. This need might be based on any number of reasons. Perhaps it is due to regulatory compliance mandates. Maybe your security analysts have realized that collecting security logs is the best way to detect potential cyber attacks. These are all valid reasons.