Event log data is a unique source of information for security, audit, compliance and troubleshooting. Native event logging mechanisms provided by Windows and Unix systems and network devices (such as Cisco and Checkpoint) don't have built-in consolidation, archiving, alerting and reporting features, required to effectively utilize event data and comply with external regulations like SOX, HIPAA, PCI, and others. Numerous event logs and syslog events in uncompressed format spread all over the network, with tons of events lost every day because of overwrites, represent a big security and compliance issue (download Summary: Limitations of Native Tools).
Netwrix Event Log Manager is an event log consolidation, alerting and archiving tool that allows you to collect event logs and syslog events from multiple computers across the network, alerting and reporting on most critical events and centrally archiving all events in a compressed format that enables convenient analysis of archived event log data.
The Freeware edition supports up to 10 servers. The product also has an Enterprise edition that supports unlimited number of servers, features long-term archiving storage and distributed data collection for highest performance. The long-term archiving of event logs is required by compliance regulations, e.g. SOX and HIPAA require 7 years of data, PCI requires 1 year, etc.
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