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Features in the free and licensed editions of Kiwi Syslog Server

When you initially install Kiwi Syslog Server, all features are available during a 14-day trial period. When the trial period ends, you can continue to use the free edition without purchasing a license. Or you can enter a license key to access features in the licensed edition.

Overview of licensed features

With the licensed edition of Kiwi Syslog Server, you can:

  • Receive messages from an unlimited number of devices.
  • To improve log organization, automatically split logs by device, functional role, or message contents.
  • Implement your log retention policy with automatic archival and clean-up rules.
  • View messages from anywhere using Kiwi Syslog Web Access, a secure Web viewer.
  • Apply message highlighting rules and DNS resolution of obscure IP addresses to help you quickly find the information you need.
  • Forward messages to other syslog servers, databases (such as SQL Server), the Windows Event Log, SNMP, or other email addresses. You can configure Kiwi Syslog Server to act as a "syslog proxy" (spoof) and forward messages with original source information in the forwarded messages.
  • Set up filters to react to specified message content, types of messages, messages sent at specified times, or a number of similar messages (such as five alerts in a row).
  • Configure additional actions, including sending email notifications, playing sounds, running scripts, and running executables. Scripts and executables can be used to implement advanced filters and actions.

Detailed comparison of free and licensed features

  Free edition Licensed edition
Collecting messages
Maximum devices 5 Unlimited
Syslog (UDP and TCP) File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
SNMP File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Message buffer 500 500,000
Logging to disk
Write logs to disk File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Split by priority File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Split by time of day File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Split by IP or host name   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Split by network   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Split on message content   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Split by input source (UPD, TCP, or SNMP)   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Log file retention
Unique log per day File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Rotate on number of files   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Rotate on file size   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Rotate on file age   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Viewing messages
Display windows 10 25
Statistics graphs File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Custom font and color File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Web-based displays   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Highlighting rules   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
DNS resolution of IPs   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Forwarding messages
To syslog (UDP or TCP) File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
To database   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
To Windows Event Log   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
To SNMP   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
To email   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
As proxy (spoofed source)   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Filtering messages
By time received File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
By priority    
By message attributes   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
By count of similar messages   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Reacting to messages
High traffic alert File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Send email   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Play sound   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Run script   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Run executable   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Configuring server and rules
Tray icon status File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
GUI management application File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
Secure Web access   File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/Kiwi_Syslog_Server_Admin_Guide/0020-Features_in_the_free_and_licensed_editions_of_Kiwi_Syslog_Server/icon_check.png
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