IT teams monitor numerous endpoints, servers, and applications that produce logs in different formats. Managing the logs in this ever-expanding ecosystem can be a big challenge.
Teams need advanced tools to detect and mitigate issues in real time. However, traditional tools can take a great deal of time to analyze logs and correlate events, which can lead to an increase in MTTR.
Monitoring an endless stream of text-logs over a console can lead to manual oversights. Teams lack tools that can help them capture anomalies and patterns with the visualization of text-data.
SolarWinds® Loggly® is a cloud-based log aggregation and analytics service that helps you reliably manage your network and firewall logs for unified monitoring and analysis. You can send all types of text-based logs to Loggly over syslog from network devices such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, routers, switches, and more.
The method is preferred by most IT teams, as it allows them to send logs outside the corporate network without opening any device ports. Loggly can handle a vast number of logs and provides a viable alternative to any other logging approach in terms of the retention period, costs, safety, simplicity, and scalability.
You can use Loggly to analyze firewall logs. It can automatically parse your logs into various fields. This streamlines advanced statistical analytics and allows you to hone into specific information from the logs. Loggly also offers advanced search and filtering capabilities, helping you search through massive log volumes.
You can use the dynamic field explorer to reduce your efforts in troubleshooting. This explorer provides a structured summary of the logs under various fields and helps you analyze your logs without typing multiple commands. To track your logs in near real-time, you can also use the live tail feature.
As an advanced firewall log analyzer, Loggly includes multiple integrations and features for easy collaboration, alerting, and visualization of logs. You can use various types of charts to visualize your search results. These charts help you spot any deviations from the normal.
As you identify an anomaly, you can drill down to resolve issues. You can create a dashboard using multiple charts to get a quick overview of your environment. You can also share the dashboard with your team and collaborate to diagnose and troubleshoot errors. Further, you can integrate Loggly with tools like Jira, GitHub, Slack, Hipchat, and more to improve collaboration and operational efficiency.