EventSentry Light

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EventSentry Light

EventSentry Light is the freeware version of  EventSentryand the successor to EventwatchNT that allows you to evaluate EventSentry for unlimited time. EventSentry Light offers only a few of EventSentry's features. We cannot offer support services for EventSentry Light; please purchase EventSentry for first-class support.

 

In a nutshell, EventSentry Light has the following limitations:

 

No database and web reporting support is included

No compliance tracking features (Process, Logon, Account Management, ...) are available

Support only available through our forums (http://forums.netikus.net)

 

Please see below for a detailed feature comparison between EventSentry and EventSentry Light:

 

Feature Description

included in EventSentry Light


 

Actions

 

SMTP Notification

yes

Syslog Notification

yes

SNMP Notification

yes

SNPP Notification

yes

Text File Notification (Plain Text, (X)HTML, CSV)

yes

Database Consolidation

no

Parallel Printer Notification

yes

Network Notification (aka "net send")

yes

Process Notification

yes

Sound Notification, Desktop Notification

yes

Jabber Notification

yes

Shutdown Notification, Service Control Notification

yes

HTTP Notification

yes


 

Filter (Event Log Monitoring) Options

 

Event Log Packages

yes

Event Log Filters

yes

Filter Thresholds

yes

Filter Timers

yes

Monitor custom event logs

yes

Filtering based on Event log, severity, ID, source, category and text

yes

Filtering based on weekday and time of day

yes

Recurring Events

yes

Configure summary notifications

yes


 

Network Services

 

Syslog Daemon

yes, no database logging

SNMP Trap Daemon

yes, no database logging

ARP Daemon

yes, no database logging


 

Log File Monitoring

 

Monitor non-delimited text files

yes

Monitor delimited text files

no

Consolidate text files to database

no


 

System Health Features

 

System Health Packages

yes

Service and Driver Monitoring

yes

Application Scheduler

yes

Event Log Backup / Clear

yes

Full event log detection

yes

Process Memory Monitoring

yes

Disk Space Monitoring

yes

Directory Size Monitoring

yes

Software/Hardware Inventory

yes, but no hardware inventory or uptime collection

Performance Monitoring

yes, but no history reports

File Change Monitoring

yes

NTP Monitoring

yes


 

Included Utilities

 

Remote Update Utility

no

EventSentry Database Import Utility

no


 

Compliance Tracking Features

 

Process Tracking

no

Logon Tracking

no

Print Tracking

no

File Access Tracking

no

Account Management Tracking

no

Policy Change Tracking

no


 

General Features

 

Groups

yes, max. 2

Process messages that occur during a server/workstation boot (Boot Scan)

yes

Resend messages if SMTP/ODBC/Syslog server is unavailable

yes, only SMTP

Remote service administration

no

Remote Update ((Un)Install,update,configure,control remote installations)

yes, up to two computers

Import & Link to Active Directory feature for remote update

no

Receive Syslog messages from remote Unix/Linux computers

yes, no database logging

Receive SNMP traps

yes, no database logging

View remote event logs in management application

yes

Import / Export configuration feature

yes

Custom Variable Support

yes


 

Heartbeat Monitoring

yes, without database logging

Environment Monitoring

yes, without database logging

Nessus Reporting

no


 

Eligible for email and telephone support

no

 

Eligible for support at http://forums.netikus.net

yes

 

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All configuration settings are retained when upgrading from EventSentry Light to EventSentry.