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Top 10 Open Source Log Management Software

Open Source Log Management refers to the comprehensive process of consolidation of network-wide generated event logs in a central repository, archiving of current and historical event logs to keep them readily available for future reference, event log filtration for requirement-centric browsing and report generation to ensure comprehensive event log tracking and identify critical events.

Top 10 Open Source Event Log Management Software:


LOGalyze – Open Source Log Management Tool, SIEM, Log Analyzer. From now on you can use LOGalyze for free without any limitation. LOGalyze has become an open source log management tool and it is free for everyone, even commercial purposes. All you have to do is download LOGalyze for free and use it.




Graylog | Open Source Log Management. Perimeter security using firewalls and malware scanners is no longer enough. Key to modern intrusion prevention is observability and monitoring of all activity in your networks.




Nagios – Network, Server and Log Monitoring Software. 

Implementing effective log monitoring and log management with Nagios offers the following benefits:

  • Increased security
  • Increased awareness of network infrastructure problems
  • Increased server, services, and application availability
  • Fast detection of network outages and protocol failures
  • Fast detection of failed processes, services, cron jobs, and batch jobs
  • Audit compliance
  • Regulatory compliance



ManageEngine – IT Operations and Service Management Software. ManageEngine offers enterprise IT management software for your service management, operations management, Active Directory and security needs. Download free trial now.




Event Log Management Tools Built on Open Source Software. Nagios Log Server is a premier event log management tool designed to monitor, analyze and store all of your syslogs, windows event logs, and any text log file.




NXLog – We provide the best log management solutions and tools, accessible to anyone. The NXLog Community Edition is one of our open source log management solutions available at no cost. It is available for various platforms including Windows and GNU/Linux. The NXLog Community Edition is used by thousands worldwide from small startup companies to large security enterprises and boasts over 150,000 downloads to date.




AlienVault Unified Security Management & Threat Intelligence. OSSIM, AlienVault’s Open Source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product, provides you with a feature-rich open source SIEM complete with event collection, normalization and correlation. Launched by security engineers because of the lack of available open source products, OSSIM was created specifically to address the reality many security professionals face: A SIEM, whether it is open source or commercial, is virtually useless without the basic security controls necessary for security visibility.




Privileged Access Management Solutions. Balabit’s Contextual Security Intelligence™ suite protects organizations in real-time from threats posed by the misuse of high risk and privileged accounts.




IT Management Software & Monitoring Tools | SolarWinds. 

Need an easier way to view events from multiple servers? SolarWinds® Event Log Consolidator displays event logs from several Windows systems all in one consolidated view.

Key Features

  • Consolidate logs from up to five Windows servers or workstations
  • Graph events over time to find patterns and troubleshoot issues
  • Send desktop alerts for specific events or export events to CSV



Sagan is an open source (GNU/GPLv2) high performance, real-time log analysis & correlation engine that run under *nix operating systems (Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/etc). It is written in C and uses a multi-threaded architecture to deliver high performance log & event analysis.



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