If you're just looking for a way to aggregate event logs that highlights events of interest, you can achieve these goals for less than the thousands of dollars you'll typically shell out for EventTracker. One such alternative is the EventLog Translation Service from WinAgents.
At $45 per server and $1,995 for a site license, EventLog Translation Service isn't free, but it's a lot less expensive than EventTracker. In addition, you can try it free for 30 days to make sure it meets your organization's needs.
EventLog Translation Service requires some kind of Syslog server or SNMP-based network monitoring utility because it forwards events to this station after examining the event logs for a particular server. It also provides an instant notification feature that lets you know immediately when events requiring attention occur, and it examines log files for events that could be impacting server performance.
For more information about EventLog Translation Service, check out WinAgents' Web site.
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