Logentries Shares Top Tagging and Real-time Alerting Insights from Global Log Management Community

Analysis reveals best practices and trends from over 25,000 users

May 8, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts (May 8, 2014) – Logentries, a leading SaaS service for log management and log analytics, today announced community-based insights identifying the top fifteen most common tags and real-time alerts used across its worldwide user community. By looking across the shared activities and most common behaviors of more than 25,000 users, Logentries has gathered valuable information about the top fifteen web-server based issues that users are tagging, monitoring, and analyzing. In sharing this anonymized information with its global community, Logentries is enabling users to not only be proactive in their log management strategy, but also benefit from participating in a network of users that are analyzing and tagging critical log events in real-time.

“We use Logentries as an easy way to collect and manage all of our logs from our front-end servers so that we have a centralized location to turn to when something goes wrong,” said Geoffrey Elliot, Software Architect, Code.org. “The real-time tail uses our custom tags and alerts to let us know when performance issues occur in production, and help us understand where they are occurring.”

Logentries’ identification of the top fifteen web server tags and alerts used by customers fall into three categories: common exceptions that apply across an organization’s web servers, such as general web browser and server communication errors; security-related tags that track attempts of SQL injection; and more specific application-level server exceptions for web-based integrated applications servers such as Tomcat and Microsoft’s IIS web server. These popular tagging and alerting categories support the most common use cases for Logentries users including: troubleshooting in development, real-time performance monitoring and alerting of production systems, user behavior analytics, and assuring security compliance.

“Our online community of over 25,000 users is a great source of insights about the best ways to manage and monitor applications and IT systems,” said Andrew Burton, CEO and President, Logentries. “By identifying the most common custom tags and real-time alerts within our community, we are helping our users not only learn from each other, but also obtain better insights into potential errors and events they should be looking for.”

Logentries provides the easiest-to-use, cloud-delivered log management and analytics service to developers, operations, and business analytics teams. Logentries offers real-time dashboards into system and application performance; with easy drill-down to the log data to know exactly what is happening across servers, applications, and users.

The free Logentries service includes:

  • Visualized search
  • Real-time alerting
  • Custom event tagging
  • LiveTail
  • Unlimited Users
  • And, up to 5GB free with the new referral program.

The top fifteen custom tags and real-time alerts for web servers are available to users today on the Logentries documentation pages. To learn more, or to sign up for the free Logentries service today visit https://logentries.com/insights/community/.

The Logentries Community and Data Privacy
The Logentries community is supported directly by the applied research and advanced engineering efforts of the Logentries team, including contributions from Trevor Parsons Ph.D., Viliam Holub Ph.D. and Benoit Gaudin Ph.D., as well as the more than 35,000 global users of the Logentries service. Information collected through our service is anonymous and aggregated at a statistical level for the use of improved service delivery; the creation and publication of benchmarks or comparative performance metrics; and value-added services for the Logentries community. Logentries maintains all customer and application data in a secure facility protected by industry standard security, encryption and data protection controls at the application, data, and infrastructure level. More information on Logentries’ security practices can be found at https://logentries.com/doc/security/.

About Logentries
Logentries is a leading SaaS-delivered log management and log analytics service, making business insights from machine-generated log data simply accessible to development, IT and business operations teams of all sizes. While traditional log management and analytics solutions require advanced technical skills to use, and are costly to set-up, Logentries provides an simply accessible alternative for managing huge amounts of data, visualizing insights that matter, and sharing that information across its global user community. With more than 35,000 users in over 100 countries, Logentries is processing billions of events every day. To sign up for the free Logentries service, visit www.logentries.com.

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