May 26, 2018

Packet filter and firewall log analyzer

fwlogwatch is a packet filter and firewall log analyzer

General features

  • Can detect and process log entries in the following formats
  • Linux ipchains, Linux netfilter/iptables, Solaris/BSD/Irix/HP-UX ipfilter, BSD ipfw, Cisco IOS, Cisco PIX / FWSM, NetScreen, Windows XP firewall, Elsa Lancom router, Snort IDS
  • Entries can be parsed from single, multiple and combined log files, the parsers to be used can be selected.
  • Gzip-compressed logs are supported transparently.
  • Can separate recent from old entries and detects timewarps in log files.
  • Can recognize ‘last message repeated’ entries concerning the firewall.
  • Integrated resolver for protocols, services and host names.
  • Can do lookups in the whois database.
  • Own DNS and whois information cache for faster lookups.
  • Hosts, networks, ports, chains and branches targets can be selected or excluded as needed.
  • Support for internationalization available in english, german, portuguese, simplified and traditional chinese, swedish and japanese.

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