JayGrantManager of Security Services at OpenText
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"When WannaCry attacks I can minimize the damage. My company had no protection at the time. We get alerts in ArcSight and then whenever a user got a copy of WannaCry and the WannaCry malware wants to connect to the mother ship, it alerts me in the ArcSight dashboard, and that helps us a lot. We then just go to the user and erase the malware."
"This process has helped to improve our organization because we have centralized the intra-group security equipment logs."
"I think that the overall experience with this solution is good, but in particular, I think that the dashboards are quite interactive."
"For the typical malware or intrusion, this solution assists us by identifying the symptoms based on network traffic from the application servers."
"ArcSight gives us better visibility into threats that were unknown earlier."
"The product is quite mature. It's been around for a long time."
"The user interfaces are quite good and speedy."
"The correlation feature is good."
"Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five different tools to try to build a timeline out themselves. They can just ingest it all, build a timeline out across all the logging, and all the different information sources in one dashboard. So, it's a huge time saver. It also has the accuracy of being able to look at all those data sources in one view. The log analysis, which would take 40 hours, we can probably get through it in about five to eight hours using Devo."
"Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of the user interface. The UI has a graphically interface with the raw data in a table. The table can be as big as you want it, depending on your use case. You can easily get a report combining your data, along with calculations and graphical dashboards. You don't need a lot of training, because the UI is relatively very intuitive."
"The ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events."
"The real-time analytics of security-related data are super. There are a lot of data feeds going into it and it's very quick at pulling up and correlating the data and showing you what's going on in your infrastructure. It's fast. The way that their architecture and technology works, they've really focused on the speed of query results and making sure that we can do what we need to do quickly. Devo is pulling back information in a fast fashion, based on real-time events."
"The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean."
"One of the biggest features of the UI is that you see the actual code of what you're doing in the graphical user interface, in a little window on the side. Whatever you're doing, you see the code, what's happening. And you can really quickly switch between using the GUI and using the code. That's really useful."
"In other products, I have found that they use some kind of GUI that is drag and drop. While in ArcSight they use still scripting. They should keep scripting because some people prefer scripting but they should have the option for those who prefer using drag and drop."
"There are several improvements that we would like to see, including: Building a system based on a log collection (SOC), a scenario for external encroachment, and Operator training."
"It would be nice if the interface were more user-friendly, with, for example, a minimal number of tabs to navigate."
"The weakness in this system comes about because, with so many different logs, it is possible that the security analyst will lose information."
"We would like the ability to easily identify either unused resources or those that are being used sub-optimally."
"The biggest requirement is that there is no cloud solution for this product yet. They need to create a cloud version. It's the biggest thing they can do to make the solution better."
"Deployment typology could be improved. Difficult to scale across all the different lines of businesses."
"The roadmap is not clear."
"Their documentation could be better. They are growing quickly and need to have someone focused on tech writing to ensure that all the different updates, how to use them, and all the new features and functionality are properly documented."
"There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler."
"There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. The breadth of overall log parsers that exists right now is an area that they could improve. Natively, there's more that could be done by Devo then what it can and can't understand from a parsing perspective."
"Devo has a lot of cloud connectors, but they need to do a little bit of work there. They've got good integrations with the public cloud, but there are a lot of cloud SaaS systems that they still need to work with on integrations, such as Salesforce and other SaaS providers where we need to get access logs."
"The Activeboards feature is not as mature regarding the look and feel. Its functionality is mature, but the look and feel is not there. For example, if you have some data sets and are trying to get some graphics, you cannot change anything. There's just one format for the graphics. You cannot change the size of the font, the font itself, etc."
"The pricing is great compared to others."
"The cost of the solution is not very high, although hiring a qualified analyst to work with the product is expensive."
"It's a good price, it's one of the cheaper solutions."
"ArcSight can be a little bit expensive because of the area that we work in and the cost. Licensing is mostly on a yearly basis, not monthly."
"It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had for cloud providers, it's significantly less."
"We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom."
"We have seen ROI. We have seen cost savings in maintenance, upkeep, and support."
"I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money."
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ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is ranked 8th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 16 reviews while Devo is ranked 6th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 5 reviews. ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is rated 7.2, while Devo is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) writes "A mature and simple to use product, but needs a cloud deployment option". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Devo writes "Enables us to bring all our data sources into a central hub for quick analysis, helping us focus on priorities in our threat landscape". ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, McAfee ESM and NetIQ Sentinel, whereas Devo is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, ELK Logstash, IBM QRadar and Hitachi Ops Center Analyzer. See our ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) vs. Devo report.
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