Sawmill (software)

This article is about the log analysis software. For the window manager, see Sawfish (window manager).
Developer(s) Flowerfire Inc.
Initial release 1998 (1998)
Stable release
8.7.6 / May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18)
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Web analytics, Log analysis

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-premises system appliance, and as a SaaS. 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.[1] A branded version of it is also sold by Vicomsoft Ltd as InterGate Intelligence.[2] A branded version of it is also sold by SonicWALL as "SonicWALL Aventail Advanced Reporting".[3]

Sawmill was a second runner-up in the 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards.[4]

Sawmill is listed in the Ideal Observer's Web Analytics Tool Overview.[5]

See also


  1. Cisco IronPort Web Security Appliance Management contains description of Sawmill for IronPort.
  2. Intergate Intelligence contains a description of InterGate Intelligence, a rebranded version of Sawmill.
  3. SonicWALL Aventail Advanced Reporting contains a description of SonicWALL Aventail Advanced Reporting, a rebranded version of Sawmill.
  4. Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards, downloaded 2009-11-23.
  5. Ideal Observer's Web Analytics Tool Overview reviews Sawmill.
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