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Implementing a centralized logging system has a critical role in IT security. Logs from all critical infrastructure elements need to be collected and forwarded securely and reliably to a central log server taking into account the different types of log sources, formats, and platforms.

NXLog Community Edition is a FREE FOREVER log collector tool.
It is the log collector of choice for thousands of users collecting logs on Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux and we are committed to maintaining it for years to come.

Raijin databases can be used to aggregate security logs from diverse sources as well as providing a foundation for developing customized data analytics frameworks. Raijin now can be integrated with NXLog Community Edition 3.0. Learn more and download Raijin here.
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Free Forever
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The NXLog Community Edition comes with ready-to-deploy installation packages for Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux. It is available at no cost under the terms of the NXLog Public License.

Open source
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The source code is available for GNU/Linux users to recompile and modify under the terms of its license.

Reliable and secure
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In addition to the unreliable UDP transport the NXLog CE also supports TCP and TLS based network transport and message buffering.

Simple configuration, light footprint
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Uses a simple configuration file format that is easy to customize and has a light footprint.

Send data to most popular solutions
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Need to ship data to ELK, Graylog, Loggly or some other SIEM?
We got you covered!

Collect data from most common log sources
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Supports the most common data sources such as the Windows Eventlog, flat files and syslog.

Structured logging
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In addition to full syslog compatibility it can also parse and generate CSV, W3C, GELF, JSON, XML and KVP formats and has it's own binary data transport format.

Flexible and powerful
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Log message rewrite, event correlation, enrichment, filtering, pattern matching, conversion and many more features make the NXLog CE already far more powerful than most free and even commercial log collector solutions.

Looking for more features?

The NXLog Community Edition is packed with a lot of functionality and already surpasses many commercial log collector tools in flexibility and features.

However, the NXLog Enterprise Edition can offer you further advantages in three major areas:


Get involved!
We are committed to maintaining the NXLog Community Edition for years to come, though please note that this is a volunteer effort. If you'd like to get involved, you can download the source code, access related _contrib_ projects that extend the functionality and engage in conversations with other users in the Community Forum.

NXLog User Guide.
Though most of the content applies to all versions of NXLog Community Edition and NXLog Enterprise Edition, this guide was written specifically for NXLog Enterprise Edition.


NXLog Community Edition also comes with its own Reference manual to help you set up and successfully run the product.