While log search and analysis tool Splunk is offered in a free version, its enterprise functionality doesn't come cheaply. Organizations that can't come up with the cash may be able to build out a similar approximation of features using Fluentd as a foundational open source log collector and chaining that together with ElasticSearch and Kibana, a pair of open source tools that offer search engine and Web UI functionality and which together with Fluentd can create a comprehensive way to collect data, analyze it and visualize it for free.
Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading. View Full Bio