ArcSight vs IBM QRadar

ArcSight is ranked 5th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 24 reviews vs IBM QRadar which is ranked 4th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 37 reviews. The top reviewer of ArcSight writes "It enables us to speed our time to resolution". The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Correlates data across our global enterprise and integrates third-party solutions". ArcSight is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and LogRhythm. IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, ArcSight and LogRhythm. See our ArcSight vs IBM QRadar report.
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Pros
It has absolutely improved the efficiency of our security team. We use it internally as well. It is such a powerful tool that our internal security team became a customer of our ArcSight managed service.The tool sends an automated mail to all the operators, which makes it easy to share the information and reporting.​Once the rules are defined, it is capable of detecting minute changes in the systems, which are effectively based on the entries in the log.​​It is a vital tool for live monitoring and helps us to understand the traffic alerts of any major issue on the network, thereby reducing hacking attempts.Once the rules are defined, it becomes easy to detect changes and generate automated logs.The real-time analysis adds value.Customization. ArcSight gives you a platform to on-board out-of-the-box devices with a more accurate way of collecting desired logs/events.SmartConnector: Normalization parses raw logs and converts them into CEF (common event format). This is the core of the product.

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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.Network-Based Anomaly Detection (NBAD): Using NetFlow, JFlow, SFlow, or QFlow (all 7 layers), offenses are detected as a response when a rule is triggered.Improved our organization's TCO.The threat protection network is the most valuable feature, because when you get an offense, you can actually trace it back to where it originated from, how it originated, and why.The threat protection network is the most valuable feature, because when you get an offense, you can actually trace it back to where it originated from, how it originated, and why.The most valuable features are all the implementations, the plug-ins, and the User Behavior Analytics (UBA).The pre-canned rules and reports in this product are a huge plus.Search capabilities are sufficient for most tasks.

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Cons
The initial setup is very complex. We had to architect a deployment which allowed us to incorporate an ever growing number of customers into our hosted instance of ArcSight.Customer service during the transition from HPE to Micro Focus was abysmal where it became disruptive to our service delivery.The analytics feature is not reliable and needs improvement for more detailed analysis.​​In certain cases, this product does have false positives, which the company should work on.They should try to include business logic vulnerabilities in the SIEM tool.HPE ArcSight has a quite steep learning curve.Administration of ArcSight is not an easy job. The admin needs to be well experienced in it to identify the root cause and fix it.They need to develop NetFlow appliances that can be installed in the customer network on span ports, collect NetFlow, and send it to ArcSight without relying on the devices' NetFlow capability and their position in the network.

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AI is superb but need improvements.Some UI enhancements would be nice, such as exporting custom event properties and the ability to export rules.GUI needs to be improved.I would like to see a more user-friendly product.Maybe there should be more custom rules in the exchange. Basically, we are using a lot of threat rules, so maybe they'll develop something like that.QVM is another instance where they need to revise the vulnerability scoring and the proper remediation details.Search capability and indexing still lag behind competitors. We also need to see improved rule based access controls and rule/event tuning.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.​It is best to be an institutional buyer and directly contact the sales team, as they can provide over-the-top discounts for bulk orders.​Aggregation can help a lot in pushing down licensing costs.ArcSight is pretty expensive compared with its competitors. I believe that is fine as it provides value.HPE ArcSight pricing might be more expensive than other SIEM solutions, but in my opinion it has powerful features and great flexibility in developing complex use cases.

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Go through a vulnerability assessment review for price breaks. A virtualized solution will also cut down on cost.IBM's Qradar is not for small companie. Unfortunately, it would be 'overkill' to place it plainly. The pricing would be too much.IBM's Qradar is not for small companie. Unfortunately, it would be 'overkill' to place it plainly. The pricing would be too much.Most of the time, it is easier and cheaper to buy a new product or the QRadar box.found other solutions, with more features at the same cost or less. You don’t have to leave the Gartner Magic Quadrant to beat their price.

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24
Followers
3,350
Avg. Rating
7.8
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37
Followers
2,985
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Splunk logo
Compared 40% of the time.
Ibm
Compared 22% of the time.
Logrhythm
Compared 8% of the time.
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Splunk logo
Compared 50% of the time.
Micro focus logo
Compared 12% of the time.
Logrhythm
Compared 11% of the time.
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Also Known As
Also Known AsMicro 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
Sample CustomersLake 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.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
47%
Comms Service Provider
35%
Government
6%
Retailer
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
23%
Comms Service Provider
14%
Media Company
11%
University
6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
25%
Transportation Company
21%
Pharma/Biotech Company
8%
Comms Service Provider
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
20%
Comms Service Provider
13%
University
6%
Philanthropy
6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
28%
Large Enterprise
55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
21%
Large Enterprise
64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
10%
Large Enterprise
65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
24%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
57%
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