About Graylog

Graylog is a log management solution designed to help businesses capture, store, and enable real-time analysis of terabytes of machine data. The platform makes analysis quick and efficient using a cost-effective and flexible architecture.

Graylog is purpose-built for modern log analytics and removes complexity from compliance audits, data exploration and threat hunting to help users quickly find meaning in data and act faster.

Graylog's built-in fault tolerance allows distributed and load-balanced operations to prevent data loss and the comprehensive procession algorithm helps businesses parse logs and search through unlimited data.

Graylog enables organizations to analyze data without knowing exactly what they are looking for before querying. It e...


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11 Reviews of Graylog

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.61 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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September 2021

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Chamroeunrith from PSE NGO

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Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2021

Graylog Enterprise Log for Business

prevously we using syslog server to centralize log, and when we have more server and network we can not put all those log into syslog server that store data in mysql, it perform slow search and not report correctly, i have try spend sometime to search and i found graylog, i try to setup a few day until success because its new related to elastic search, but finally i find out and keep using until now, its around 3 years already since i use graylog server to monitor all the network activity, monitoring server with nxlog agent, monitor cisco switch with syslog, linux with syslog, and can monitor the radius authentication log, each time users plug the network or connect wifi log generated and sent to graylog-server, and graylog server create alert message send by telegram to system admin.

Pros

- Graylog is very powerful log, i have search around 50million of record in 3second only, very powerful log because it integrated with elastic search that perform log search very fast. - Telegram alert notification is what i like, i create the rule to let it send notification to telegram so i know what is going on on the network/server log. - enterprise license are free for one year, and make sure your traffic log not hit to 5GB/day. - support various log protocol, nxlog from windows, syslog from linux, and other such as aws. but i use only nxlog and syslog only.

Cons

its perfect already but the dashboard not so nice, not so flexible on the reporting yet.

Reasons for Choosing Graylog

normal log search server support only syslog protocol, its not enough and not detail information. well, graylog is enterprise class, license cost is cheaper than other, fast search, support multi protocol of log, from windows server, linux, aws, and more protocol, but based on my experience and real work with graylog is we use graylog to store windows log, linux, cisco, mikrotik, fortigate, unifi router, dell server, dell SAN storage, and dell core swithc only. currently we have around 300 devices that sent log to graylog server, and log traffic around 3GB/day, but graylog can perform search the log information well even the database of graylog is 500GB for 6months, as we always archive the database when it increase to 500GB of log.

Reasons for Switching to Graylog

syslog server when we have data store alot in mysql server it slow on search report, and not generate graph well.

November 2020

Tim from Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Great value to cost ratio for a solid log management solution

Graylog has been great to work with. Their sidecar implementations make client configuration and management very easy, and even with the free version, they provide reliable, albeit limited support (I’ve gotten good, live email replies to a couple of questions, versus only allowing you to access forums, etc).

Pros

Very low cost of ownership, particularly if you can get the Community (Free, Open-Source) version to meet your needs. I’ve implemented Graylog at multiple organizations for only the cost of hardware / storage.

Cons

Would love to have more plugins / content packs available in the Graylog Marketplace. With limited hands on a team for a smaller company, there’s often not enough time to write extractors and content packs.

Reasons for Choosing Graylog

Again, of note, we didn’t purchase. While there’d be added value to enterprise plugins and support, we are meeting our needs with the Community (F.O.S.S.) version.

Reasons for Switching to Graylog

Cost associated with using the tool, based on data ingestion, was going to substantially increase our expenses to even maintain the solution as it stood. This was the case at multiple organizations, as well.

Response from Graylog

Replied November 2020

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for taking time out to write us a review. Glad you are happy with Graylog & the cost savings you are seeing. We have recently launched "Illuminate" which has a lot of ready to use content packs. You can check it out here - https://www.graylog.org/illuminate/illuminate-authentication. You can sign up for our newsletter too to get updated when we launch new content packs - https://www.graylog.org/newsletter . Thanks again, Team Graylog

December 2020

Rahul from BT

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2020

Graylog support

Pros

Its easy to use and deploy. We have installed it over centos and its easy to deploy and start working on.

Cons

The customer support structure needs to improve, we have been facing unknown issues for which rca was needed however there have been issues. The streams were showing running but they were struck. Also option should be there to easily search logs

Reasons for Choosing Graylog

Cost

July 2020

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Adam "Abe" from Municipal Information Systems Association of Ontario

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

You can’t do better for building a Log Management Ecosystem

I’ve recommended it as a solution to many local governments during my conference presentations and they’ve listened.

Pros

Graylog is built on ElasticSearch and extends its functionality out into a great product with the System Administrator in mind. You stand up the platform, point logs at it and the rest is up to your internal processes. I also enjoy that the vast majority of intelligence and augmented data is built directly into the platform rather than an outside product. The community support forums are chock full of helpful folks.

Cons

For a long time the visualizations were quite lacking and we required additional tools to properly tell our data stories but this is improving drastically with each new release.

Reasons for Choosing Graylog

Cost and simplicity. Also, you can leverage any aspect of ElasticSearch that you desire as well making it a very versatile choice.

June 2020

Remi from RAPIDRTC

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2020

Very strong on open source on-premise solution

Experience has been great, we started by using the free version, it has provided benefits early on to the dev teams to search through web logs without the need for downloading them and using a log parser application, or committing early to expensive paid tools. Since then we keep adding new sources and are looking at more enterprise features as usage grows.

Pros

Graylog has alot of flexibility and a mature feature set. We use it across all of our Windows as well as Linux servers. It has a strong community and alot of flexibility, does not impose restrictions on our applications, good documentation and generally receives regular updates and features.

Cons

I find some of the latest changes to the GUI (changes happen all the time with Graylog) are less user friendly - functionality to get count tables are still there but it is less dummy proof whereas before a novice user could click around in the side navigation and discover certain features. There are also less cloud offerings for Graylog so it fits more the on-premise model where you manage the graylog server/infrastructure.

Reasons for Choosing Graylog

We had a senior team member that had experience with Graylog.