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    4.4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3.6/5
  • Customer Service
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About Graylog

Graylog is a leading centralized log management solution for capturing, storing and enabling analysis of pentabytes of machine data.

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Data Analyst
Research, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 07/10/2019

"Incredibly flexible open source log management tool"

Comments: I am a data analyst so I often deal with large amounts of data that are really complicated to parse and sort through. I used Graylog to aggregate and parse logs which I later analyzed for relevant information.

Pros: Graylog is a fantastic tool to summarize and aggregate data into simple and highly accessible visual depictions and dashboards. Although it is an open source log management solution, it is really flexible and agile, and helps me parse data rapidly and intuitively. I think it's one of the best alternatives to Splunk - and probably is a much better tool even for enterprises.

Cons: Learning curve is a little bit steep. You need a somewhat technical background to learn it, but once you grasp the basics, it is way less cumbersome than others such as Alienvault or Loggly.

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  • Reviewed on 07/10/2019
Lawrence S.
Software Developer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019

"Logging and alerting all in one place"

Pros: The most that I like about this software is that it keeps all of our application error logging all in one place and we use it to set up alerting policies whenever we get more than 5 errors in a minute or so. This allows us to get our engineers on the problem and fix it as soon as possible instead of waiting until a end-user reports an error which is not proactive.

Cons: The least thing that I liked about the software was the way that it collects the logs, you need to send your logs in a specific format for Graylog to consume so that may take writing a small application or script in the middle to parse and format your logs over to Graylog in the correct format.

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  • Reviewed on 23/07/2019
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DevOps Analyst
Computer Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
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  • Reviewed on 28/05/2019

"Good tool for centralizing logs, but difficult to configure"

Pros: The possibility of centralizing logs, besides being able to create deshboards

Cons: Difficult to configure and manage, confusing

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  • Reviewed on 28/05/2019
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Systems Engineer III
Logistics & Supply Chain, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
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  • Reviewed on 22/10/2019

"Great product but could use some additional documentation and examples"

Comments: Overall the product is great and you can get away with a lot without having to purchase a license.

Pros: Open source, scalable, efficient, many powerful features, accepts all sorts of inputs for logs, open marketplace for users to share their content packs

Cons: Large scale deployment documentation is missing (sure they give you ideas but it could really use a how to article or video). Could use some of the features from kibana.

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  • Reviewed on 22/10/2019
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Admin
Computer Software, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 02/04/2020

"Main features of Grylog"

Comments: test traffic and log DB (eg. MySQL ...)
test all OS Unix/Linux system log and traffic
test log and traffic Firewall fortigate and FortiWeb device
F5 loadbalancer
Docker machine
LXC container
.........

Pros: 1- Understand how different equipment, operating systems, databases, services and processes and different teams work in the organization.
2- Detecting security threats (in-depth analysis to find the source of the threat)
3. Dealing with cybercrime, using logs and traces of intrusion
4. Improve the process of managing applications, servers and services in real-time
5. In-depth and accurate checking of incoming and outgoing traffic at the packet level
6. Identify the relationship and correlation between logs and events
7. Identify any anomalies in different layers of IT the organization
8. Automate the process of detecting and reporting errors and anomalies to relevant teams in the organization
9. Perform normalization and immediate correlations of events and traffic
10. Provide real-time field of view and capture Network Flow data events In close proximity to advanced analytics, the service status is revealed
11.Prioritize alerts
12. Excellent speed and quality
13. Ability to write proprietary Content Pack
14. And hundreds more wonderful possibilities
15............

Cons: 1-Speed and quality
2-Access to Content Pack
3-Being a user of Friendly
4-Support most softwares and devices
5-Good doc on the main site and internet

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  • Reviewed on 02/04/2020