Log Management

Log Management

Simple, Integrated Log Collection & Alerting with WhatsUp Gold

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WhatsUp Gold Log Management provides easy visibility and management of device log data – all integrated into an industry-leading interface. You can monitor, filter, search and alert on logs for every device in your network while also watching for meta trends like log volume changes. The result is world-class network monitoring and powerful log management all in one easy-to-use solution.

How the Log Management Add-on Works

How the Log Management Add-on Works

Visualize and control your logs from WhatsUp Gold

Immediately manage logs via the same easy-to-use WhatsUp Gold interface including mapping, customizable dashboards, alerting and reporting. Save time by diagnosing issues within the same interface as the rest of your network monitoring solution.

Visualize and control your logs from WhatsUp Gold

Trigger alerts on customizable conditions

Leverage WhatsUp Gold’s powerful and comprehensive alerting capabilities to get notified of specific log events or issues. Customize what events, conditions or trends generate alerts. Watch for meta trends like log volume changes and get notified at specified thresholds. Manage syslog and Windows log events and alerts the same way you monitor the rest of the network - and with the same customizable dashboards and reporting.

Trigger alerts on customizable conditions

Ingest and filter Windows Event Logs & Syslogs

Gather logs from every device in your network and use both pre-built and custom filters to narrow those results into the ones that matter. Reduce the firehose of log information to focus on the specific logs of interest or requiring tracking for compliance purposes.

Configure log searches and export search results

Develop custom searches for specific parameters like machine name, log type, dates, log field values and more. Save those searches and export the results automatically or on-demand. 

View log status and events on customizable dashboards

Show problematic events, log volumes, disk space used and other results in familiar WhatsUp Gold dashboard. Customize those dashboards to display essential log details either on their own or beside other network monitoring results for fast diagnoses.

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What are logs?

A log entry is like a "journal-of-record" for every event or transaction that takes place on a server, computer, or piece of hardware. Every system in your network generates some type of log file. Microsoft systems generate Windows Event Log files. UNIX-based servers and devices use the System Log (or Syslog) standard. Apache and IIS generate W3C/IIS log files.

What is log management? Why is it important?

Centralized log management is a key component of ensuring regulatory compliance. With it you can monitor, audit, and report on file access, unauthorized activity by users, policy changes, and other critical activities performed against files or folders containing proprietary or regulated personal data such as employee, patient or financial records. By leveraging log management functionality within WhatsUp Gold you can save time by troubleshooting log events or reviewing relevant logs within the same interface used for network monitoring, thus saving considerable time and effort.