Insider 2017-03: Docker; Central Log Management; Hadoop & Kafka performance; SCALE 2017

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 56th issue of the syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news.


Docker: 500K+ pulls

There are over 500K pulls for the syslog-ng image from the Docker hub at You can use one of the -dev images if you want to compile syslog-ng yourself. If you use any of these images, share your use case and experiences with us.

Gartner & RSA: Central Log Management

With the increased reliance on analytics to drive security operations, IT security professionals are paying particular attention to one of the oldest tools in their toolbox, log management. A recently released report by Gartner focuses on the role of Central Log Management (CLM) in improving threat monitoring and detection.

The key takaway from the RSA conference was also CLM:

Upcoming webinar about CLM:

Hadoop and Kafka performance

The syslog-ng application has been supporting Hadoop and Kafka destinations for some time now, as it is an integral part of a versatile central log management solution. Seamless integration is great, but what about performance? Read our blogs to learn more:

SCALE 2017

It is the third year that syslog-ng has participated at Southern California Linux Expo or, as better known to many, SCALE ‒ the largest Linux event in the USA. Balabit had a booth in the expo area and on Sunday I gave a presentation on how to deal with security logs using syslog-ng. Read more at

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