Nov 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

WATCH WEBINAR: NXLog Community Edition vs. NXLog Enterprise Edition

Were you able to attend our latest webinar on Why, When, and How - Migrating from NXLog Community Edition to NXLog Enterprise Edition?

If not, you can watch the replay now on our YouTube channel.

In the webinar, Jesse Husley, Product Manager addresses these exclusive features and more:

  • Batch compress: reducing the operative and deployment cost of your SIEM
  • Centralized management and monitoring of your agents
  • Languages modules
  • Outstanding Windows log collection capabilities
  • Passive network monitoring on Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Support for SCADA and ICS log collection to increase network security


We are also pleased to offer you the comprehensive NXLog Community Edition vs Enterprise Edition Comparison Matrix 

Click here to see a side by side comparison of the main features, and benefits to be able to decide from the start whether the feature(s) and solution(s) you are looking for are available in the Community Edition or only in the Enterprise Edition.

Subscribe today to our YouTube channel to keep track of our activities and new how-tos and announcement 

Video Tutorials part 2: Log Compression and Data at Rest Protection 

Don't miss the second installment in our video tutorials series meant to give you a hands-on experience with the new features of NXLog Enterprise Edition 5.0. In this video, we are demonstrating file-based log compression and data at rest encryption with NXLog Enterprise Edition.

Often when processing logs in an organization there may be a need to keep large amounts of logging data for extended periods of time on-premises. This may lead some administrators to send only select logs to their 3rd party SIEM while still needing to store all event logs elsewhere for archival, legal compliance, or other business needs for processing or review in the future. NXLog Enterprise Edition includes extension modules for both compression, and encryption to aid in both decreasing log storage burdens, and ensure that stored data is stored more safely, commonly known as data at rest protection.

Watch now the video about Stored Log Compression and Data at Rest Protection.

Collecting logs from Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

Industrial Control Systems (ICS / SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) are different types of control systems and associated instrumentation which include the devices, systems, networks, and controls used to operate and/or automate industrial processes. Common places where ICS is used are transportation, manufacturing, energy, and water treatment industries. Each ICS system may function differently, however, they are all built to electronically manage tasks in the most efficient way possible.

The protocols and the devices used in these systems are probably used in almost every industrial sector and critically important infrastructure where companies need to respond to security threats, investigate operational problems, and analyze event data.

With NXLog it is possible to collect events from many ICS solutions, including Schneider Electric Citect SCADA and Siemens SIMATIC PCS 7.

To see more on how to configure NXLog to collect ICS events read here.

Browser History Logs Collection

Most popular browsers keep a log of the browsing history in an SQLite database. Information in this database includes the URL that was accessed, the title of the page, the time when the page was visited, and the number of times it was accessed. This data can be collected and processed with NXLog using the im_odbc module.

Read more on how to collect browser history logs using NXLog.

Enterprise Edition v4.9 Released

We are proud to announce the next minor release in the old stable version of NXLog Enterprise Edition: 4.9. The release fixes a number of bugs and issues, including signed Debian packages, improvement in im_regmon performance, and more. Most of our current feature development is going into the 5.x releases, but we are still providing full support for the 4.x line. 

Download a fully functional trial version here.


If your organization is preparing its financial plans for 2021 and you need assistance in budgeting NXLog, please reach out to us directly and we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

Top Social Media Chatter November

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