Compare Alert Logic vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR

Alert Logic is ranked 10th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 5 reviews while Rapid7 InsightIDR is ranked 7th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 7 reviews. Alert Logic is rated 7.4, while Rapid7 InsightIDR is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Alert Logic writes "We don't want to be bombarded with unnecessary issues and have the real ones slip through. The product is very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightIDR writes "Dashboards provide critical information at a glance, without hours of coding". Alert Logic is most compared with Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Armor Complete and Darktrace, whereas Rapid7 InsightIDR is most compared with Splunk, Darktrace and AT&T AlienVault USM.
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Pros
The installation and configuration were slick.We receive infrastructure security warnings from it. So, we know what is going on and what needs to be addressed.It has the ability to install agents. It is pretty straightforward. You can automate the process pretty easily.It is a very stable product.The quicker implementation of changes to our infrastructure from Alert Logic tell us if there are any problems.It improves our security. Before, we didn't have anything scanning our containers. We had software scanning all the physical servers, but we had nothing to scan our containers. With Alert Logic, we can do that.

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The web interface is great — very useful and user-friendly.The incident case management is the most valuable feature. Even though there's always something I find I would like to add to that feature, the ability to quickly sort through all the logs, network and endpoint data, etc., and add it to an incident case as part of the investigation, is nice. Having it automatically timeline that additional data into the original incident timeline, and correlate it to other notable events and activities on the network, results in a huge improvement in our overall confidence that we've quickly traced down the right source of an issue.The alerting to drive investigations and remediation has been its most valuable feature.​It improved my organization by building a security alerting program.​​User behavioral analytics allows us to pinpoint abnormal or suspicious behavior among millions of events every day.Log search allows us to dive deep into aggregated logs and query all event types at once.​The log aggregation and storage provided by InsightIDR has shown no issues with scalability; aggregating over one hundred millions events daily.InsightIDR has allowed us to find potential security issues that we did not know existed, and get remediation quickly.

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This product needs to mature more. While it is a good product, there are some areas where it needs work.They have ideas and email you whatever they find, but they don't have a dedicated security team who will work on an attack or a specific security instance.I would like to see it do initial scans and start capturing data, which it will truly analyze, not just be a reporting system saying, "Here is an email. Here is an email. Here is an email."The product needs to mature. We don't want to be bombarded with unnecessary issues and have the real ones slip through.The documentation, especially with the initial setup, needs improvement.I would like more data on the alert payload. It would be good to have the ability to customize the alert payload to add whatever data that we want on there. Right now, it is a bit limited.

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The interface for doing investigation needs to be enhanced with minor improvements that would make it more useful.The reporting is the weakest aspect. There needs to be multi-level grouping for events (for example, group by user and destination). Right now, we can do a group by user and a separate table or group by destination. But I'd be more interested in where a person was logging into instead of who was logging in or where he was logging in.Customised alert recipients need to be added to allow better first-line action and quicker response. Configurable honeypots would be a welcome addition.It would be useful to import threat intelligence in YARA format along with known incorrect email addresses.​I feel it would greatly benefit from more supported log sources.The ability to tune the collector for custom logs would greatly help.I would like the ability to adjust the threshold of certain existing alerts. Currently the only option is to change the notifications or create my own alert.One thing that springs to mind is easier API integration with ITSMs. We are evaluating a new ITSM and I would like to have InsightIDR create a ticket when an attack is identified, and the ticket would be closed in InsightIDR when the ITSM resolution is completed. This would take out the "single point of failure" we currently have, if the email recipient is somehow absent, in recording the risk appetite for the incident and the actions taken to mitigate or not.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Alert Logic has better competitive pricing than some of its competitors.Almost any product that is on the AWS Marketplace is super easy to subscribe to.Our ROI would probably be zero. We don't even use it. It sits in there. We get emails and just delete them. Around the world, we don't even use it.

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Licensing is by endpoint and amount of retention time (at least ours is). Default retention was one year, but we are able to push the retention further if needed. There's also a provide-your-own-S3 option for longer retention if you don't want to pay for the additional retention years in your Rapid7 agreement.The pricing and licensing are competitive.​Accurately predict your licensing counts as this is a subscription based product.​The team is very willing to work with companies. My suggestion is to call the Rapid7 sales department and see how they can help.​Licensing is straightforward. If, for some reason, you don’t meet the minimum licensing requirements, there is a third-party managed service that can help.​I am sure that there are cheaper products out there, but none that meet so many of our needs whilst maintaining stability and usability.​

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Also Known As
Alert Logic Threat Manager, Alert Logic Cloud DefenderInsightIDR
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Overview

Alert Logic Cloud Defender is a fully managed cloud-based suite of security and compliance solutions for cloud, on-premises, and hybrid infrastructures to make
it easy for any organization to purchase, deploy, and reach their security goals, all without being a security expert. With no large capital investment, lengthy
implementation, or heavy training requirement, and a simple subscription model, Alert Logic Cloud Defender is the easiest way for an organization to keep their proprietary data secure.

Parsing hundreds of trivial alerts. Managing a mountain of data. Manually forwarding info from your endpoints. Forget that. InsightIDR instantly arms you with the insight you need to make better decisions across the incident detection and response lifecycle, faster.

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