Sawmill (software)

Sawmill (software)

Sawmill is a software package for the statistical analysis and reporting of log files, with dynamic contextual filtering, 'live' data zooming, user interface customization, and custom calculated reports. Sawmill also incorporates real-time reporting and real-time alerting. Available since 1997, at this time Sawmill provides support for approximately 850 server log file formats, with new formats added on request. Sawmill also includes a page tagging server and JavaScript page tag for the analysis of client side clicks (client requests) providing a total view of visitor traffic and on-site behavioural activity.

Sawmill Analytics is offered in three forms, as a software package for user deployment, as a turnkey on-premise system appliance, and as a SaaS service. Sawmill analyzes any device or software package producing a log file and that includes web servers, firewalls, proxy servers, mail servers, network devices (switches & routers etc.), syslog servers, databases etc.

Sawmill is the OEM reporting engine sold by Blue Coat Systems as a bundled part of their proxy server product. A branded version of it is also sold by Cisco Systems as Sawmill for IronPort. A branded version of it is also sold by Vicomsoft Ltd as InterGate Intelligence. A branded version of it is also sold by SonicWALL as "SonicWALL Aventail Advanced Reporting".

Sawmill was a second runner-up in the 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards.

Sawmill is listed in the Ideal Observer's Web Analytics Tool Overview.

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