In case your job entails monitoring a network for suspicious activity and potential errors, then there is a good chance that you also want to receive pre-notifications regarding critical events and particularly on the ones that can affect the firewall.

Syslog Center is a light piece of software that enables you to manage, analyze and correlate real-time events from multiple sources into a single location.

Upon launch, you come face to face with the Home section, a window that displays all the events that the app collected from various sources. In other words, the tool provides with a summary regarding the errors, alerts, debugs,  notice and unknown events that occurred since the last session.

The Home section also exhibits the current status option for the application, so you can know whether the utility is running as well as if the action and export functions are enabled. In case you want to tweak or change the events that app monitors that you can that from the Scan section as well as Options window. On a side note, you should keep in mind that you can define the priorities and types of events that should be displayed so that you do not waste time browsing through alerts you do not need to view.

It is worth mentioning that the program can provide you with details reports regarding the critical events, a feature that can save you a lot of time and energy in the long run. The application enables you to retrieve four types of reports, namely message, host, priority and date&time.

As the name suggests, the Host report contains data about the sender of the messages, whereas the Message reports include information about the textual content of the Syslog events. The Priority report allows you to examine the priority level of the messages and events.

Irrespective of the fact that you are an administrator or you just want to have to keep a close eye on suspicious activities that occur on your network, Syslog Center can provide you with real-time alerts and details reports.