Performance Tests and Results

Determining the overall performance of a tool is not an easy task. Adiscon sometimes gets asked what the actual performance values for products like WinSyslog and MonitorWare Agent are, especially the processing rate of received syslog messages. This cannot be answered easily, because there are a lot of factors to be considered.

Here are the results:


Messages per Second33.000128.000

The factor that mostly influences the performance of Adiscon’s tools is of course the hardware used. But, other factors like overall system load, network load and the size of the messages can influence how fast the messages are processed.

Thus, we decided to do some tests. The results do not reflect any real world examples though, but will show what is possible in a somehow ideal environment.

As a test environment we used the following hardware:

  • PC with a Intel i7-4790S @ 3.2GHz
  • 32GB RAM
  • SSD Harddrive
  • Windows 10
  • MonitorWare Agent with the most default and basic configuration to receive and store syslog messages
  • Virtual machine with Ubtuntu running tcpflood from the rsyslog testbench to insert syslog messages

The system we tested on is a relatively common PC hardware with the above mentioned specifications. We used a virtual machine to run tcpflood (from the rsyslog testbench) to send bulks of syslog messages to MonitorWare Agent. MWAgent on the other hand was configured to just act as a syslog receiver and to store the messages into a text file on the SSD. No filters, no additional processing. The whole setup was running on the same machine. We tested with UDP and TCP transmission. The tested volumes were 1 million messages.

2012-03-05 MonitorWare Agent 8.1 released

Adiscon is proud to announce the 8.1 release of MonitorWare Agent. This release includes performance enhancements and bugfixes.

With this release, we offer support for the “CEE enhanced Syslog Format, a format that intends to ease event processing. A multi-vendor community including Red Hat, MITRE, Balabit and Adiscon will build a better logging infrastructure and CEE enhanced syslog is a major building block. Adiscon is proud to be the first vendor to offer support for this format inside a tool for Microsoft Windows.

There is also an overall performance boost in the core engine. Also UDP Spoofing for IPv4 is now supported.

For more details read the version history

Version 8.1 is a free download. Customers with existing 11.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key – so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.