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Real User
Head of Infrastructure
Aug 27 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like most about this solution, is that it caches the log. I also like it's filtration because we have various layers of data that needs to be captured - from flat filing to Windows servers, Linux-based servers and the like. I like… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Graylog captures our financial logs and preserves them, mainly for any audit that may come up. The compliance is very good.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a date and time in the Graylog Grok patterns so that I can save time when searching for a log. I like how the streams and the search query work, but adding a date and time will allow me to pull out a log in a… more»

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

I use the free version of Graylog.

What other advice do I have?

In the next version I would perhaps like to see less overlapping in in the interface. Some users feel that it is still very rigid and boxy. Pretty old school. So a more user-friendly interface with less overlapping in the structures would… more»
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 set up streams and search for errors and anomalies across… 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 can be challenging to fill in the gaps and set up… more»

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

We use the free version.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Splunk, Logstash, and Elasticsearch.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure your Elasticsearch cluster is sized right, memory-wise.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Splunk, Logstash, and Elasticsearch.
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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 simplifies error handling for the log sender/producer in… 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 correlate/join disparate sources by hand. Since most… more»

What needs improvement?

* Backup and restore functionally for migrating instances. * Dashboard and search analytics (i.e., more complex visualizations and the ability to execute custom… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 requirements.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

All the other solutions were in-house proposals.
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 extremely expensive products.

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 2.4 with the threat intelligence add-on.

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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Splunk: The price was the factor for the switch.

What other advice do I have?

Just go ahead with the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

ELK was another option. However, Graylog appeared to be more robust and had less limitations at the time.

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What is Graylog?

Graylog is purpose-built to deliver the best log collection, storage, enrichment, and analysis. Graylog is:

  • Considerably faster analysis speeds.
  • More robust and easier-to-use analysis platform.
  • Simpler administration and infrastructure management.
  • Lower cost than alternatives.
  • Full-scale customer service.
  • No expensive training or tool experts required.
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Graylog customers

Blue Cross Blue Shield, eBay, Cisco, LinkedIn, SAP, King.com, Twilio, Deutsche Presse-Agentur

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