Compare ArcSight vs. IBM QRadar

ArcSight is ranked 8th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 45 reviews. ArcSight is rated 7.8, while IBM QRadar is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ArcSight writes "Absolutely improved the efficiency of our security team". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Enables us to handle the most critical attacks and integrates well with other solutions". ArcSight is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and McAfee ESM, whereas IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ELK Logstash. See our ArcSight vs. IBM QRadar report.
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Pros
ArcSight gives us better visibility into threats that were unknown earlier.For the typical malware or intrusion, this solution assists us by identifying the symptoms based on network traffic from the application servers.I think that the overall experience with this solution is good, but in particular, I think that the dashboards are quite interactive.This process has helped to improve our organization because we have centralized the intra-group security equipment logs.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.We do consulting and I get feedback from our clients that the product really helped them with compliance, especially with GDPR.The webpage algorithm is the most valuable feature because it was the fastest feature for searching the logs, events, and correlation.It prevented my users from getting infected by ransomware. It can also pinpoint the story behind every virus or network attack to our environment.

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Providing real-time visibility for threat detection and prioritization - QRadar SIEM provides contextual and actionable surveillance across the entire IT infrastructure.The ability to transition from microscopic to macroscopic view, instantly, is very good.It is very stable. We have not faced interruptions in the past four and a half years.It has improved comprehensive visibility for what is going on in the perimeters, and on the inside, as well.This solution has allowed us to correlate logs from multiple sources.We get events and make the correlation, or rules. In IBM, we can implement our customer's rules. We can have very clear status threats and severity of antigens.Provided that the report is prebuilt and I can find what I am looking for, the reporting is the most valuable feature in this solution.This solution provides me with various alarms, and I have found security issues with some of my other products.

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Cons
We would like the ability to easily identify either unused resources or those that are being used sub-optimally.The weakness in this system comes about because, with so many different logs, it is possible that the security analyst will lose information.It would be nice if the interface were more user-friendly, with, for example, a minimal number of tabs to navigate.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.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.I would like for them to integrate mobile devices. Integration or any kind of functionality which will act as a substitute for IBM so that we can really track our mobile devices as well as look at SIEM.The security area has room for improvement.The product should include a lot more predefined scenarios so the adopted company will have knowledge and a broader skill set in security and network.

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AI is superb but need improvements.I would like to see a better GUI.Technical support is good, but not great.We would like to see better instrumentation for debugging changes in the log flow.The interface is very old. IBM should remake it into a more modern interface.There are reports that I would like to generate that are either not included, or I cannot find.There is a lot of manual configuration required in order for the product to run smoothly, and I think that it could be made more automatic.It is very difficult to activate all of the network equipment, and it would help if it were made easier.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of the solution is not very high, although hiring a qualified analyst to work with the product is expensive.The pricing is great compared to others.Thanks to Micro Focus's licensing model, as an MSSP, we are able to see a complete return on our investment almost immediately.Customers without a ton of resources to dedicate to deployment may be better served by a managed ArcSight service.

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The pricing needs to be such that they are more competitive with other vendors.There are additional costs, such as the cost associated with the different hardware required for implementation and deployment. Along with the add-on apps, these are all additional costs, and they require licensing as well.In terms of additional costs, it depends on the subscription that you choose. There are plenty of options to choose from.Our licensing costs for this solution is on a yearly basis.It's too expensive. The licensing is also a little bit difficult to understand because you have to license it per event and per number of flows.QRadar is quite expensive. It wouldn't be worth it for a small business...I would like for them to lower the price.The pricing is good.

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Also Known As
Micro Focus ArcSight, HPE ArcSightQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
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Overview

ArcSight is Micro Focus' leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. ArcSight helps businesses protect their data through compliance solutions and security analytics.

There are a number of different products and solutions in the ArcSight family so you are able to pick and choose those that are best suited to your business requirements.

With ArcSight, IT can:

  • Monitor IT infrastructure.
  • Manage insider security with secure identity and access control.
  • Automate compliance.
  • Monitor applications.
  • Manage security risks.
  • Identify APTs.

The IBM QRadar security and analytics platform is a lead offering in IBM Security's portfolio. This family of products provides consolidated flexible architecture for security teams to quickly adopt log management, SIEM, user behavior analytics, incident forensics, and threat intelligence and more. As an integrated analytics platform, QRadar streamlines critical capabilities into a common workflow, with tools such as the IBM Security App Exchange ecosystem and Watson for Cyber Security cognitive capability.

With QRadar, you can decrease your overall cost of ownership with an improved detection of threats and enjoy the flexibility of on-premise or cloud deployment, and optional managed security monitoring services.

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Sample Customers
Lake Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bank AlJazira, Banca Intesa, and Obrela. Clients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Comms Service Provider24%
Insurance Company10%
Marketing Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government8%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise64%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise59%
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