Syslog Watcher


Powerful Syslog Server for Windows OS

Syslog Watcher can collect, parse, store and analyze syslogs from:

firewalls / switches / routers / modems of any vendor

network hosts and servers (Windows, Unix, Linux, etc.)

syslog forwarders (to forward Windows Event Log use Eventlog Inspector)

any syslog enabled devices or appliances

any software that can send logs via syslog protocol


Syslog Watcher is a Windows-based syslog server for corporate networks. The syslog server collects, stores, parses, displays and explains syslog information to both new and professional network administrators, helping to improve the stability and reliability of the network.

Syslog Watcher installs a dedicated syslog server, integrating log data from multiple network appliances into a single, easily manageable and accessible place. Collecting and analyzing syslogs is essential for maintaining network stability and auditing network security.

Syslog Watcher notifies system administrators about important syslog messages, allowing you to fix network problems sooner and improving network reliability. The syslog server parses both standard-compliant and non-standard messages, easily processing corrupted and non-standard system logs without error. Syslog Watcher is designed to work under heavy load, and is able to process millions of syslog records without a problem.

Syslog Watcher VendorPack

VendorPack is a complete syslog reference that explains the meaning of more than 14,000 syslog messages to new and professional system administrators, allowing them to make a more informed decision about the network situation.


Personal License

Standard License

Pro License




Non-commercial personal use only

personal or commercial use

personal or commercial use

up to 5 syslog sources

up to 10 syslog sources

unlimited syslog sources



Windows XP – Windows 10 compatible

Works as Windows service (no user login necessary)

Multithreaded high-performance architecture

Handles 5000+ syslog messages per second


Supports IPv4 and pure IPv6 networks

Resolves source names via DNS (full or relative)

Syslog Protocol

Collects syslogs over UDP as described in RFC3164

Collects syslogs over TCP (Cisco PIX/ASA, Netscreen, etc.)

Supports RFC3264 syslog format as well as vendor-specific formats

Smart syslog parser and VendorPack knowledge-base

Email Alerts

Generates email alerts for configured list of conditions


Performance optimized file-based syslog storage

Max keep time depends on syslog message’s severity

Allows to keep more important messages longer

Up to 1TB of collected data per syslog severity level


Shows last collected messages virtually in real-time

Full storage search according to extensive rule set

Sorting, QuickFind and QuickFilter feature for loaded grid

Custom text/background color for messages based on filters


Exports collected syslog to text files

Supports CSV, XML, TXT or any custom formats

Fully customizable subfolder/filename schema

Exports collected syslogs to a database (ODBC)

Filtration rules, manual and auto exporting

Syslog Protocol

Syslog protocol is a network logging standard supported by a wide range of network devices. Supported by a variety of network appliances, syslog protocol contains information on network events and errors. Syslog is invaluable for maintaining the network. It is used by system administrators for network management and security auditing. Syslog is supported by a variety of stand-alone and PC-based network devices and appliances. With a dedicated syslog server, the syslog protocol allows consolidating logs from all over the network into a single central repository.

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