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Corner Bowl Log Manager

Event & Security Log Management Software

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Compliance and Security software
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Quickly configure your production servers to centrally consolidate Security Event Logs and Syslogs to SQL Server while simualtaneously gaining critical insight into your user activity.

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    I love this software. It works great. I looked at a lot of competing product including the various free options (looked at over 10 alternatives). They all had a high price tag and/or didn't include all the features we needed. Server Manager has the features for a good price. What I loved about Server Manager was that it did it ALL in one easy to understand place

    Aaron S
    It Administrator
    Colorado Springs, CO

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    I have completed the transfer of Cornerbowl Log Manager from my 32-Bit 2003 Server to my 64-Bit 2003 Server and from SQL 2000 to SQL 2008 today. I just wanted to let you know it went very well. Your backup and restore of configuration was exceptional. I use this tool on a daily basis and transferring my over 100 GB database of over 400 days of log files was a bit nervous. Things just never go this easy. Even the transfer of the license went without a hitch and not one support call was needed. That impressed me a lot. Thank you once again for such great software!

    Randy L. Hall - President - LANtology Network Solutions

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    This version works perfectly. Thank you so much for adding it and the amazing fast response! Seriously, I wish more of the software companies I deal with worked like you guys!

    Kelly Corbin
    Network Administrator
    Answer Kansas City

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    I submitted this request have expecting to get a generic response and never hear another word about it again. WOW was I wrong. Thank you for your quick fix for this issue! I would have never guessed that, not only would the issue be fixed, but released over a holiday weekend!! Thanks again! You rock!

    Chris Thomas
    System Administrato
    HomeNet Automotive

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    I wanted to let you know I very much like the changes you made to the system...Great Upgrade! Great Job!

    Randy L. Hall
    World Headquarters Citrix Support Team
    LANtology Network Solutions

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    You Rock! Thanks for the update! I Love speed reading my event logs!

    Mike Nostrom
    Assistant Director Alumni and Development Information Services
    Binghamton University Foundation

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    Wow thanks for the custom code. I sincerely have never seen support as good as yours. Great work...

    Jonathan Maisonneuve
    Technical Analyst
    Bell Canada

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    ...we completed our Sarbanes Oxley audit last December with ZERO defects for the IT department and in my opinion it was largely because of your great software helping me identify AD accounts!!!

    George Hemmerle
    Desktop Manager/SOX Governance Manager

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    Thanks for the patience, your support team is probably the best I have dealt with so far.

    Maico Duane Villanueva
    Web Services Engineer
    American Institute for Research

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    I am no longer surprised by your customer support. A+. Not many software companies are as responsive as you.

    Philip Newman - Engineer
    General Dynamics
    Electric Boat

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    You guys really listen to customers!

    Frans Rampen
    Solution Architect
    Yoda ICT

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    Great software, great price, great support.

    Craig Chubbuck
    Network Systems Administrator
    Burrell Colour Imaging, LLC.

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    I wish all the other software applications we buy were as good as and supported as well as your products!!! Disk Monitor has saved me a huge amount of time on my Sarbanes Oxley audits.

    George Hemmerle
    Desktop Manager
    Power Integrations, Inc

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    I must thank you for your continued prompt replies and responsiveness to user feedback. This makes for a top notch user/support experience.

    Jeff Loftus
    Manager MIS
    BDMetrics, Inc.

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    It's a great product because of how fast you can set up alerts, select servers, we have over 250 disks been monitored at the moment.

    Niall McEvoy
    Group Network Services
    Anglo Irish Bank

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    NICE GUI!! Runs smooth! Like the Download Log Status Window! Great Upgrade!

    Michael E. Nostrom
    Network Administrator
    Binghamton University Foundation

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    I upgraded and ran a scan to pick up some newly built servers and the credentials were transfered down as expected! Love the product and support here, couldn't ask for anything more!

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    You have a great application!

    Tom Perry
    Director of IT
    AmeriVault Corp


Features at a Glance

  • Consolidate Event Logs, syslogs as well as non-standard application log files
  • Monitor logs in real-time or per user defined schedule
  • Backup, compress, encrypt and password protect Event Logs
  • Create and assign simple or complex regular expression filters
  • Fire multiple types of alerts, notification and actions including SNMP traps
  • Automatically truncate and archive consolidated logs
  • Schedule detailed reports
  • Merge multiple log files into a single view
  • View Windows Event Log files (EVT and EVTX)
  • View large log files quickly with minimal system resources
  • Monitor Active Directory and automatically configure new computers
  • Single installation monitors entire network
  • No installation required on managed computers

Event Log Management

The Windows operating system and many 3rd party Windows Services and applications use the Windows Event Log system to log informational, warning and error information used by System Administrators to help identify application errors. Corner Bowl Log Manager monitors (real-time or scheduled), consolidates and archives Event Logs to SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle or the file system.

Syslog Management

Corner Bowl Log Manager includes a self-contained syslog server that can be used to collect, monitor and consolidate syslog messages from both computers and devices such as network routers and firewalls.

Text Log Management

Corner Bowl Log Manager supports both delimited and non-delimited text log files. Delimited files follow a specific format enabling programmatic parsing over multiple lines. Many applications create log files using a date driven naming mechanism. Corner Bowl Log Manager enables you to monitor files within a directory that match user defined file name masks such as .txt and *.log. When a new file is detected, the service automatically starts monitoring the file contents.

Advanced Filtering

Powerful filtering searches through consolidated logs allowing you to pinpoint log entries of interest or remove noise. Both simple and complex regular expression filters are offered. Selectively flag and add notes to log entries of interest.


Many regulatory agencies require organizations to archive critical logs for future reference. Corner Bowl Log Manager will archive your logs in their entirety or as a sub-set to a central SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle database as well as to CSV, EVT, HTML, TXT, and XML files.

Alerts, Notifications and Actions

Corner Bowl Log Manager supports several different alerts and actions when key log entries are detected. Trigger actions such as sending a fully customizable email, exporting to a file, displaying a message box, playing a sound, writing key log entries to a user defined database table, forwarding key log entries to log consolidation hardware via syslog, displaying a system tray popup message or sending a SMS notification through an email-to-SMS gateway or service.

Report Generation

Generate reports that contain filtered log entries of from a set of computers. For example, receive a daily report that contains a list of all failed login attempts to your domain controllers for the last 24 hours. Report content is fully customizable through our HTML email templates. Run reports on-demand or schedule.


Corner Bowl Log Manager consists of three major components:

The User Interface is used to configure log management, generate reports, review consolidated logs and watch logs in real-time.

The Windows Service monitors and parses log entries, fires actions, generates scheduled reports, and automatically starts to monitor newly discovered computers.

The Tray Icon fires user interface alerts such as message box, sound, and system tray popups.

How to configure Microsoft SQL Server - Part 1

How to Consolidate Windows Event Logs - Part 2

How to Consolidate Syslog Messages

How to Forward or Relay Syslog Messages