Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Administration Guide

Sending Log Files to a Syslog Server

The SMA appliance can send system logs to a syslog server. Regardless of whether you configure syslog, all system events are logged locally. To avoid flooding the network with log information, the appliance forwards log messages for only the three highest severity levels (fatal, error, and warning).

For information on the syslog protocol, see RFC 3164 (

To send log files to a syslog server

  1. In the AMC, navigate to Monitoring > Logging.

    The View Logs page displays.

  2. Click the Configure Logging tab.

  3. Under Syslog configuration, type the IP address and port numbers for one or more syslog servers. The default for the syslog-ng port is 514, but you can use another port as needed to match your server configuration. Use the Protocol list to specify whether the appliance will communicate with syslog using the TCP or UDP protocol.

  4. Click Cancel to discard any changes you’ve made, or click Save.

Because syslog data is not encrypted, sending log messages to an external server is a potential security issue.

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