People outside the security industry probably would answer this question: "To fill up disk space". Partly true, logging can be a point of failure in the system if the log files are not properly rotated and managed. On the security side, logs are a crucial part of our world’s IT systems. For example, how would we know who accessed our e-mail account and when? This would be impossible to answer without logging data about these events.
The NXLog Community Edition was first published in 2011 and it started picking up momentum during the years becoming the preferred log collection tool for thousands of users and companies across the globe.
We are happy to announce that a new version of the NXLog Community Edition has been published recently. A lot of users have already noticed that
nxlog-ce_2.10.2102 is available for download. Hopefully this news entry should make that more apparent now :).
As a result of several months' hard work we have released the NXLog Enterprise Edition v4.0 yesterday. Below is a summary of what the new release brings.
The main source of information for users looking to configure NXLog was the NXLog [EE/CE] Reference Manual until recently. The Reference Manual is mostly what it is called: a reference manual. While it does cover what the software is capable of, unfortunately it is hard to use when you are tasked with setting up NXLog for a particular use case.