Azure Log Analytics: The Best ‘Syslog’ Destination


A common business requirement of many enterprises is the forwarding, collection, and analysis of syslog messages. In practical terms, this means central event log storage and processing for most all network gear except Microsoft Windows Server and applications which have the Event Log service. Using a syslog server as a collection point for logging activities allows all network logs to be stored in one place so they can be searched easily. A syslog collection facility is a must for network security because without a syslog server, logs remain on scattered devices and can never be reviewed or archived. All Linux and UNIX servers have syslog capability and most networking gear such as Cisco routers, Check Point [...]