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Implementing a centralized logging system has a critical role in IT security. Logs from all critical infrastructure elements need to be collected and forwarded securely and reliably to a central log server while taking into account the different types of log sources, formats and platforms.

NXLog Community Edition is a FREE FOREVER log collector tool.
It is the log collector of choice for thousands of users collecting logs on Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux and we are committed to maintaining it for years to come.


Key features
Free Forever

The NXLog Community Edition comes with ready-to-deploy installation packages for Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux. It is available at no cost under the terms of the NXLog Public License.

Open source

The source code is available for GNU/Linux users to recompile and modify under the terms of its license.

Reliable and secure

In addition to the unreliable UDP transport the NXLog CE also supports TCP and TLS based network transport and message buffering.

Simple configuration, light footprint

Uses a simple configuration file format that is easy to customize and has a light footprint.

Send data to most popular solutions

Need to ship data to ELK, Graylog, Loggly or some other SIEM?
We got you covered!

Collect data from most common log sources

Supports the most common data sources such as the Windows Eventlog, flat files and syslog.

Structured logging

In addition to full syslog compatibility it can also parse and generate CSV, W3C, GELF, JSON, XML and KVP formats and has it's own binary data transport format.

Flexible and powerful

Log message rewrite, event correlation, enrichment, filtering, pattern matching, conversion and many more features make the NXLog CE already far more powerful than most free and even commercial log collector solutions.

Looking for more features?

The NXLog Community Edition is packed with a lot of functionality and already surpasses many commercial log collector tools in flexibility and features.

IIf you are looking for more, take a look at what the NXLog Enterprise Edition offers and see the list of additional features.

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Get involved!
We are committed to maintaining the NXLog CE for years to come, though please note that this is a volunteer effort. If you'd like to get involved you can download the source code, access related _contrib_ projects that extend the functionality, and engage in conversations with other users in the Community Forum.
Documentation

NXLog User Guide.
Though most of the content applies to all versions of NXLog Community Edition and NXLog Enterprise Edition, this guide was written specifically for NXLog Enterprise Edition.

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NXLog CE also comes with it's own Reference manual to help you set up and successfully run the product.

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