[<< wikipedia] 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-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.  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.


== See also ==
Log analysis
List of web analytics software
Sawzall (programming language)


== References ==


== External links ==
http://www.sawmill.net, for universal web log analysis and reporting.
http://www.sawmill.co.uk, Distribution, training, sales and support for the EMEA region.
comparison of analytics software from AWStats documentation
PC Magazine review of Sawmill 6 from 2001, retrieved 2009-11-27
Tiscali review of Sawmill 7 from Information Management Magazine, September 1, 2008.  Retrieved 2009-12-03.