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Mark Walters
Real User
Release Engineering Manager
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to write custom alerts is key to information security and compliance. Also, I love the improvements I can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Application event messaging, or logging, until I show an organization the result of seeing the application in real... more»

What needs improvement?

The collectors and using sidecar made my life easier from earlier versions. Unfortunately, I have been pulled away from... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not fully aware of their licensing model. I should take a look at the details, as I am using a community edition.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have always used Graylog2. Initially, I may have looked at Logstash and Loggly, but once it was off and running, I... more»

What other advice do I have?

Start with the defaults. Do not be afraid to start over. Having a test or sandbox to work with to figure out how to... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Systémový inženýr DS senior
Nov 16 2017

What is most valuable?

We are using only a few parts of its functionality. Its most valuable functions for us are: * Log collection * Quick... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use this system as a central log collector with the possibility to search through the archive backward for specific... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest problem is the collector application, as we wanted to avoid using Graylog Collector Sidecar due to its... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I cannot answer this question. Having paid official support is wise for projects.

Which solutions did we use previously?

There were no solution before Graylog. It was built as new project.

What other advice do I have?

Do not give up. Look forward and good luck. The worst phase was the planning one, so I would offer this advice: Don't... more»
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JasonCrow
Real User
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Searching errors * Alerting through Slack and OpsGenie using their plugins. We run a containerized microservices environment. Being able to... more»

What needs improvement?

Elasticsearch recommendations for tuning could be better. Graylog doesn't have direct support for running the system inside of Kubernetes, so it... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We use the free version.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Splunk, Logstash, and Elasticsearch.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure your Elasticsearch cluster is sized right, memory-wise.
John Paul Dienst
Consultant
Technology Consultant
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Real-time UDP/GELF logging and full text-based searching. Since UDP is a stateless, connectionless protocol, it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Logs were previously stored in various database tables. Log consumers were required to write SQL for retrieval, then... more»

What needs improvement?

* Backup and restore functionally for migrating instances. * Dashboard and search analytics (i.e., more complex... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You get a lot out-of-the-box with the non-enterprise version, so give it a try first.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Thoroughly read the Graylog documentation and consider Enterprise support if you have atypical needs or setup... more»
Anonymous User
Consultant
IT Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable part is an open source. The build is stable and requires little maintenance, even compared to some... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is used as a log manager/SIEM. It provides visibility into the infrastructure and security related events.

What needs improvement?

There are places which could be improved: * Stream alerts * Dashboards * Parsing. Some places were already improved in... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you want something that works and do not have the money for Splunk or QRadar, take Graylog.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Splunk: The price was the factor for the switch.

What other advice do I have?

Just go ahead with the product.
Oskars Pakers
Real User
Java Software Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Logging aggregation and querying. We have multiple applications, therefore it is no longer feasible to check logs from our file system per... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has sped up the investigation of incidents.

What needs improvement?

The alerting system could be more flexible. It does not allow for definition of different thresholds and alert types of the same streams. It... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Send all logs to Graylog instead of just your errors. This will make it easier to investigate problems.
AbhishekGarg
Real User
Software Engineer, DevOps at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

The Stream Alert feature is a highlight of this. As for similar products, there are separate integrations, but Graylog... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This had increased productivity for the dev and support teams, because we are directly notifying them. Now, they have... more»

What needs improvement?

There should be some user groups and an auto sign-in feature.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

None, as we are not using an enterprise solution.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No.

What other advice do I have?

I will say that if you are using this, then explore all the features. You will find this like a swiss army knife.

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