Most Windows event logs are stored locally, which means valuable log data is scattered across machines.
Multiple syslog servers can use different formats and write to different log file locations.
With logs spread across your infrastructure, it’s easy to miss early indicators of problems. And when an issue occurs, it can take days to find the necessary log data to troubleshoot.
With all of your Windows logs aggregated and accessible in one place, you can search through the end-to-end history of your servers and devices with a central intuitive interface. Storing all of your events in one place makes it easy to find the information you need when troubleshooting. Many libraries and frameworks exist for sending Windows events and app logs to syslog servers such as Nxlog and Eventlog-to-Syslog. Send logs to Papertrail over UDP or TCP with TLS encryption for improved security. All of your logs are stored in an Amazon S3 bucket, so accessing log messages is quick and easy. Storage capacity can scale to meet your logging requirements and you can archive all of your data for long-term analysis. The Papertrail simple search syntax allows you to cut through the noise and find critical log messages when you need them.Sign up for a free plan
The Papertrail central UI allows you to control global policies in one place. Assign access to log files for users on your teams using the settings in the Members area. Users can be assigned read-only or full access to logs, and they can also be granted the ability to purge logs. You can limit access to specific devices or files so the right team members can see the log data they need. If you have a large number of log files to monitor, things can quickly get out of hand. Log groups provide a way to categorize logs and make management much easier. Papertrail access control settings also let you assign access to log groups instead of individual log files, so you can save time and effort by using a higher-level approach to log access control. Global log retention policies can also be configured with the Papertrail simple interface.Sign up for a free plan
With the searching and filtering capabilities in Papertrail, you can quickly find the Windows log messages you need when troubleshooting. Use text searches to look for error messages or combine individual queries using standard boolean operators. You can apply filters to your logs and discard noise based on time, origin, or custom fields such as session ID. If you need even more control over which log messages you view, Papertrail allows you to use powerful regular expressions in your filters so you can match log data regardless of its format. Further refine your logs by applying filters to different systems, apps, and environments. Contextual searches help you identify related log messages and reduce analysis time. Clickable elements in the event viewer make it navigating around your data seamless. Click on machine names to see only messages from that sender or click on user IDs to see all messages related to a single user.Sign up for a free plan