Log Manager
Event Log Management Software Tools

Log Manager is a network-wide log monitoring, consolidation, auditing and reporting tool enabling System Administrators to proactively monitor their networks while satisfying regulatory agency auditing requirements (aka Event Log Manager).

Please select the version of Log Manager you wish to evaluate:

Log Manager 32-bit Windows Log Manager 64-bit Windows ×

Features at a Glance

  • Consolidate Event Logs, syslogs as well as non-standard application log files
  • Monitor logs in real-time or per user defined schedule
  • Backup, compress, encrypt and password protect Event Logs
  • Create and assign simple or complex regular expression filters
  • Fire multiple types of alerts, notification and actions including SNMP traps
  • Automatically truncate and archive consolidated logs
  • Schedule detailed reports
  • Merge multiple log files into a single view
  • View Windows Event Log files (EVT and EVTX)
  • View large log files quickly with minimal system resources
  • Monitor Active Directory and automatically configure new computers
  • Single installation monitors entire network
  • No installation required on managed computers

Event Log Management

The Windows operating system and many 3rd party Windows Services and applications use the Windows Event Log system to log informational, warning and error information used by System Administrators to help identify application errors. Log Manager monitors (real-time or scheduled), consolidates and archives Event Logs to SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle or the file system.

Windows Syslog Server/Daemon

Log Manager includes a self-contained Syslog Server or Daemon that can be used to collect, monitor and consolidate syslog messages from both Windows computers Unix servers, and devices such as network routers and firewalls.

Text Log Management

Log Manager supports both delimited and non-delimited text log files. Delimited files follow a specific format enabling programmatic parsing over multiple lines. Many applications create log files using a date driven naming mechanism. Log Manager enables you to monitor files within a directory that match user defined file name masks such as <yyMMdd>.txt and *.log. When a new file is detected, the service automatically starts monitoring the file contents.

Advanced Filtering

Powerful filtering searches through consolidated logs allowing you to pinpoint log entries of interest or remove noise. Both simple and complex regular expression filters are offered. Selectively flag and add notes to log entries of interest.

PCI and HIPAA Compliance

Many regulatory agencies require organizations to archive critical logs for future reference. Log Manager will archive your logs in their entirety or as a sub-set to a central SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle database as well as to CSV, EVT, HTML, TXT, and XML files.

Alerts, Notifications and Actions

Log Manager supports several different alerts and actions when key log entries are detected. Trigger actions such as sending a fully customizable email, exporting to a file, displaying a message box, playing a sound, writing key log entries to a user defined database table, forwarding key log entries to log consolidation hardware via syslog, displaying a system tray popup message or sending a SMS notification through an email-to-SMS gateway or service.

Report Generation

Generate reports that contain filtered log entries of from a set of computers. For example, receive a daily report that contains a list of all failed login attempts to your domain controllers for the last 24 hours. Report content is fully customizable through our HTML email templates. Run reports on-demand or schedule.

Current Customer?

Log Manager consolidates and expands on the functionality found in Network Event Viewer and Text Log Monitor and now replaces both products. Customers with current maintenance can register Corner Bowl Log Manager using their previously purchased Network Event Viewer and Text Log Monitor licenses.

Architecture

Log Manager consists of three major components:

The User Interface is used to configure log management, generate reports, review consolidated logs and watch logs in real-time.

The Windows Service monitors and parses log entries, fires actions, generates scheduled reports, and automatically starts to monitor newly discovered computers.

The Tray Icon fires user interface alerts such as message box, sound, and system tray popups.