Just configured Apache to send its logs to the remote syslog server so they can be parsed with SEC for various types of activities such as those of downloading/retrieval of files, failed logins, etc… and to send emails automatically. The setup was is pretty simple. The Oreilly article: Sending Apache httpd Logs to Syslog, by Rich Bowen was very informative. In short, Apache has a built-in one liner directive that can be used for sending error logs to a syslog server. At the time of this writing, only error logs can be sent to syslog. But, Bowen has concacted a simple little perl script that will allow the sending of both error and access logs to the remote syslog server.
If you would just like to send error logs to a syslog server, simply using the below directive will accomplish the task by modifying httpd.conf: