Compare Arcsight Logger vs. Graylog

Arcsight Logger is ranked 11th in Log Management with 4 reviews while Graylog is ranked 6th in Log Management with 8 reviews. Arcsight Logger is rated 9.0, while Graylog is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Arcsight Logger writes "Can handle a huge amount of logs and we are able to create use cases to fit our needs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Graylog writes "Provides the ability to write custom alerts, which are key to information security and compliance". Arcsight Logger is most compared with ELK Logstash, Splunk and IBM QRadar, whereas Graylog is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. See our Arcsight Logger vs. Graylog report.
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The ability to customize the solution in great detail is its most valuable features. We can customize the use cases and also have the ability to do scripting. We can personalize our dashboard as well. The scalability the solution offers is quite impressive.The most valuable feature is the level of detail that you can see about certain events, even when they do not come up in the console.In our country we are a little bit private in terms of solutions, so we are just starting to use the basic data capture. Now some users can start to use additional features that come with Micro Focus ArcSight like user behavior analytics for investigating.The ESM use cases are the most valuable. It enables us to use the big data collection inside our company. We are able to create use cases for whatever it suits and I find that the most interesting part of any SIEM solution.

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I am very proud of how very stable the solution is.Real-time UDP/GELF logging and full text-based searching.UDP is a fast and lightweight protocol, perfect for sending large volumes of logs with minimal overhead.Storing logs in Elasticsearch means log retrieval is extremely fast, and full text search is available by default.We run a containerized microservices environment. Being able to set up streams and search for errors and anomalies across hundreds of containers is why a log aggregation platform like Graylog is valuable to us.Allowing us to set up alerts and integrate with platforms we already use, such as Slack and OpsGenie to alert users of these errors proactively, is also a very useful feature.It is used as a log manager/SIEM. It provides visibility into the infrastructure and security related events.The build is stable and requires little maintenance, even compared to some extremely expensive products.

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The solution should make it possible to integrate network analysis features.I would like to see better scheduling in the next release of this solution.I think the ArcSight team should try to simplify legacy products for the customers, because that product is not easy to use or to work with. It needs more more competency or appeal to use. We hope Micro Focus is trying to resolve this.The speed of Logger indexing and searching for certain bugs for some queries that we provide could be improved. It can handle a huge number of logs but it can be improved.

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I would like to see a date and time in the Graylog Grok patterns so that I can save time when searching for a log. I like how the streams and the search query work, but adding a date and time will allow me to pull out a log in a milli-second.More complex visualizations and the ability to execute custom Elasticsearch queries would be great.With technical support, you are on your own without an enterprise license.Elasticsearch recommendations for tuning could be better. Graylog doesn't have direct support for running the system inside of Kubernetes, so it can be challenging to fill in the gaps and set up containers in a way that is both performant and stable.We ran into problems with Elasticsearch throwing a circuit-breaking exception due to field data size being too large. It turned out that the heap size directly impacted this size in a high-throughput environment, causing unexplained instability in Graylog. We were able to troubleshoot on the Elasticsearch size, but we should have been able to reference some minimum requirements for Graylog to know that our settings weren't sufficient.Since container orchestration systems are popular and Graylog fits the niche well, perhaps they could officially support running in docker containers on Kubernetes as a StatefulSet as a use case. That way, the declarative nature of Kubernetes config files would document their best case deployment scenario-Dashboards, stream alerts and parsing could be improved.Over six months, I had two similar issues where searches were performed on field "messages". It exhausted all the memory of the ES node causing an ES crash and a Graylog halt.

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ArcSight Logger is very expensive compared to their competitors, but when we talk to the customer and explain what the features are and how we can scale, they understand. Still, ArcSight is more expensive than the competition.

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I use the free version of Graylog.​You get a lot out-of-the-box with the non-enterprise version, so give it a try first.Consider Enterprise support if you have atypical needs or setup requirements.​If you want something that works and do not have the money for Splunk or QRadar, take Graylog.​​I am using a community edition. I have not looked at the enterprise offering from Graylog.Having paid official support is wise for projects.

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427
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8.5
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Also Known As
Micro Focus Arcsight Logger, HPE Arcsight LoggerGraylog2
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Overview
HPE ArcSight Data Platform (ADP) offers a future-ready data solution that enriches data in real time and supports open standards for better threat detection. Using security data connectors, ADP collects data and enriches it in real-time to give analysts organized information that can be acted upon instantly.

Graylog is purpose-built to deliver the best log collection, storage, enrichment, and analysis. Graylog is:

  • Considerably faster analysis speeds.
  • More robust and easier-to-use analysis platform.
  • Simpler administration and infrastructure management.
  • Lower cost than alternatives.
  • Full-scale customer service.
  • No expensive training or tool experts required.
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Sample Customers
China Merchants Bank, Bank AlJazira, Banca IntesaBlue Cross Blue Shield, eBay, Cisco, LinkedIn, SAP, King.com, Twilio, Deutsche Presse-Agentur
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Software R&D Company28%
Financial Services Firm16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Construction Company6%
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