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Name Octopussy
Short description Open Source Log Management Solution
Full description Octopussy is a log management solution for small and medium organizations that want to monitor their systems security, reliability and integrity by analyzing syslog messages. Syslog is the proven way to create, transport and receive log data in the world of unixoid operating systems like GNU/Linux. Therefore Octopussy fits in perfectly into most IT infrastructures which make use of syslog. Even Windows EventLog can be processed after transformation with client-side tools like Snare. Octopussy has a lot to offer while still keeping maintenance low after an initial setup phase. The software performs log processing, handling and analysis, uses stateless correlation and provides an integrated alert mechanism. The latter is especially important since it allows administrators to forward messages from any given device under surveillance via e-mail, NSCA (Nagios) or Zabbix. Administrators of an Octopussy installation have the freedom to create new Services new, incoming syslog messages should match against. Alerts can be created depending on various constraints. Devices can be tagged individually, configured and grouped also. Finally the graph on the front page as well as an availability checker assist in monitoring the system. A reporting tool to generate daily, weekly or monthly reports on availability, warnings and errors of devices services is also included. Octopussy was written in Perl is FLOSS and licensed under the GPLv2. People who already use software like Cacti or Nagios will regard Octopussy as a great addition for monitoring systems and system infrastructures.
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Version identifier 1.0.6
Version date 2012-09-06
Version status stable
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