The de-facto industry standard log management solution for Linux/UNIXplatforms, syslog-ng, now fully supports Microsoft Windows environments

NewYork,November 14,2013Balabit IT Security – also known as the “logging company” – announced a new version of its syslog-ng log message collection and management application. Using syslog-ng Premium Edition, organizations can centralize and simplify their log management infrastructure to improve operations, gain visibility of security threats, and meet compliance requirements. The syslog-ng 5 LTS brings advanced functionality previously only available for Linux/UNIX servers to Windows environments.

The new version also facilitates centralized log management in geographically dispersed IT systems. With on-the-wire compression, log messages can be compressed to 15% of their original size. Compressing log data during transfer is particularly useful in remote locations where bandwidth is limited, such as branch offices.

“By fully supporting advanced syslog-ng features in Microsoft Windows environments such as encrypted, time-stamped, digitally-signed log storage, we can build on the success we have achieved in Linux/UNIX environments by better serving the log management needs of the large Windows server market” said Zoltán Györkő, CEO of Balabit IT Security.

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Balabit has been developing the opensourcesyslog-ng trusted logging tool for more than 15 years. During this time, it became the de facto industry standard for logging and is used by 1 000 000 users world-wide. The syslog-ng project is a continuous community effort to create the best log collection and management tool. The project is an advocate and early adopter of open standards.

The syslog-ngPremiumEdition application builds on the core of the popular open source version, offering advanced features like encrypted and time stamped log files, disk-based buffering, direct database access, and an agent for the IBM System i server platform. It allows system administrators and security experts to build a trusted, centralized logging infrastructure for reviewing and auditing log messages from a wide variety of sources. Balabit provides installation packages for more than 50 server platforms, including full support for Microsoft Windows server platforms.


Balabit IT Security is an innovative information security company, a global leader in the development of privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies to help protect customers against internal and external threats and meet security and compliance regulations. As an active member of the open source community, we provide solutions to a uniquely wide range of both open source and proprietary platforms, even for the most complex and heterogeneous IT systems across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Balabit is also known as the “logging company”, based on the company’s flagship product, syslog-ng,  the open source log server application, which is used by more than 1 million companies worldwide and became the globally acknowledged de-facto industry standard.
Balabit, the fastest-growing IT Security software developer company in the Central European region according to the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, has local offices in France, Germany, Russia, and in the USA, and cooperates with partners worldwide. Our R&D and global support centers are located in Hungary, Europe. For more information, visit


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