What makes network log analysis so difficult?

Management of logs in a distributed environment

Today, most IT teams support numerous OSs, servers, applications, user devices, and cloud-based infrastructure. Managing disparate logs from all these sources is a difficult task.

Lack of support for real-time analytics

IT teams continuously monitor various logs and detect issues in real time to mitigate threats early. However, traditional network analysis tools can get slow as log volumes increase.

Need to configure and manage multiple tools

Teams often rely on multiple open-source tools for log aggregation, monitoring, and analytics. Configuring these tools is not only a hassle but can also consume several productive hours.

Simplify log management with a cloud-based service

SolarWinds® Loggly® helps you centrally manage all your logs with its cloud-based log aggregation and analytics service. It supports all kinds of text-based logs and allows you to collect logs without installing any type of agent. You can send most of your logs to Loggly using syslog, which is a preferred method for log aggregation.

Loggly also offers sufficient documentation containing several scripts and tips for resolving issues related to log aggregation and network log analysis. As a network log analyzer, Loggly offers improved agility to get started with minimal configuration and monitor your logs using a highly intuitive interface.

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Analyze logs and resolve issues effortlessly

Loggly allows you to stay on top of your environment and troubleshoot issues in real time with several advanced features that expedite log search and analysis. You can search through massive log volumes and correlate events across your environment quickly. It offers automated parsing for a wide range of logs.

You can also define custom parsing rules to extract useful information from logs. Its dynamic field explorer provides a guided search experience with a structured summary of your logs under various fields. You can also inspect a trail of events around a critical occurrence with a single click using the surround search feature. Moreover, you can monitor your logs in near real time with live tail.

Get advanced integrations for seamless troubleshooting

With Loggly, there’s no need to rely on multiple tools as Loggly offers several advanced features for troubleshooting. You can use pre-configured dashboards to monitor important trends and anomalies. It also allows you to create custom dashboards using different types of charts to monitor key performance and usage metrics. You can share your dashboard with your team to keep everyone on the same page and resolve issues faster.

Loggly also integrates with many DevOps tools that streamline 24/7 monitoring, alerts, collaboration, and more. You can receive event alerts and notifications on Slack, HipChat, or on any other webhook-compatible service. With all these features, Loggly can significantly improve your MTTR.

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