Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an application–layer protocol defined by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for exchanging management information between network devices. It is a part of Transmission Control Protocol⁄Internet Protocol (TCP⁄IP) protocol suite.
SNMP is one of the widely accepted protocols to manage and monitor network elements. And agents have to be enabled and configured to communicate with the network management system.
Syslog is a widely used standard for message logging. It permits separation of the software that generates messages, the system that stores them, and the software that reports and analyzes them.
SNMP vs Syslog
The difference between Syslog and SNMP is enlisted below :