Open source Syslog collector

Does anyone have a recommendation or preference to a syslog collector similar to Splunk? I have quite a few firewalls and load balancers that I want to collect syslogs from and query the data. Most of the data collected would show allowed and blocked connections and VPN logs.

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How about Elastic? (

I did a little research and i found this article.

You have 10 alternatives and they have free version or community version. Depends or your needs.

Good Luck