Syslog Watcher 5.0 - Release Notes

Syslog Watcher 5.0

What’s New in Syslog Watcher 5.0

Syslog Forwarding

We added the syslog forwarding feature in Syslog Watcher 5.0. Syslog Watcher can work as a syslog relay and forward incoming syslog messages to other syslog servers. The syslog forwarding supports message filtration and selection of the syslog server depending on message properties.

Revised User Interface

We refreshed the user interface of Syslog Watcher Manager. Visual appearance and structure of the user interface windows were improved for better user experience.

Storage Viewer

Syslog Watcher 5.0 can open a syslog storage folder without the hassle of changing the server settings and restarting the Syslog Watcher Manager a few times. Click the Open button, choose a folder, and start working with syslog messages collected before or backed-up storage files.

Updated Settings

We revised the syslog server settings. We also changed the structure of the configuration files. The color rules for the Grid View as well as the HTML/CSS template for the Message Details view are now stored in the server’s configuration file so that it can be used remotely.


A valid Pro License with the Maintenance until November 2017 or later allows updating to Syslog Watcher 5.0. The Free Personal License was replaced with a 30-day trial Pro License installed by default. 


Updating Syslog Watcher 4.8.x to version 5.0.x requires additional steps. How to Upgrade to Syslog Watcher 5.0


5.0.7 (Jul 19, 2019)

  • FIXED: Source filtration for syslog forwarding
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine 3.28 for improved stability
  • IMPROVED: SMTP handling for Office365 accounts

5.0.6 (Jun 20, 2019)

  • FIXED: Incorrect backup schedule in case it's not scheduled for every week.

5.0.5 (Apr 12, 2019)

  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.27.2
  • FIXED: Charts in syslog reports for non-English languages
  • FIXED: Few minor UI bugs in Settings windows
  • FIXED: Minor UI bug in Info window

5.0.4 (Nov 13, 2018)

  • FIXED: Increased incoming buffer size for Syslog over TCP messages
  • IMPROVED: Added option to choose a separator for syslog messages within TCP streams

5.0.3 (Aug 30, 2018)

  • FIXED: Autoscroll behavior (last messages grid)
  • IMPROVED: Names of Windows Firewall exceptions (to not affect Syslog Watcher 4.x)

5.0.2 (Aug 7, 2018)

  • FIXED: Expired trial Pro License for version 5.0.x affects Syslog Watcher 4.x
  • FIXED: Incorrect sources while importing from Syslog Exchange files (*.syslog)
  • FIXED: "Do not match all the criteria" option for criteria/filter rules
  • FIXED: Case-insensitive option for regular expressions in criteria/filter rules
  • FIXED: Clear Results button does not work as expected
  • IMPROVED: Added current license information to the Status bar
  • IMPROVED: Added cancellation for the messages import process
  • IMPROVED: Reduced size of Syslog Exchange files (*.syslog) and improved the export speed
  • IMPROVED: Updated SQLite engine to 3.24
  • IMPROVED: Increased size of UI controls (for display scale larger than 100%)
  • IMPROVED: Increased default buffer sizes for incoming data and for exporters
  • FIXED: First row loses focus after grid refresh
  • FIXED: Exception if Syslog Watcher Manager 5 is trying to connect to Syslog Watcher Server 4
  • FIXED: Server Status window shows invalid data in case Syslog Watcher server suddenly disconnected while the window was open

5.0.1 (Feb 17, 2018)

  • FIXED: Outgoing queue processing for syslog forwarding (in case of more than one target)
  • FIXED: Default filename for exported settings
  • FIXED: Few typos in the user interface
  • IMPROVED: Recovery after an error while exporting to a database
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.22
  • IMPROVED: Width of UI control and minor UI improvements

5.0.0-beta (Nov 15, 2017)

  • NEW FEATURE: Syslog Forwarder: forwards incoming syslog messages to other syslog servers
  • NEW FEATURE: Startup modes were integrated into Syslog Watcher Manager's window
  • NEW FEATURE: Syslog Watcher Manager can work as a syslog storage viewer
  • IMPROVED: User interface was reviewed and refreshed
  • IMPROVED: Restructured settings to allow multiple Syslog Watcher Manager connections
  • IMPROVED: Grid colorization rules and HTML/CSS template were moved to the server settings 
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.19.3
  • IMPROVED: Help file was replaced with online help links
  • IMPROVED: Added Windows Desktop shortcuts

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