Compare ArcSight vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR

ArcSight is ranked 8th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while Rapid7 InsightIDR is ranked 7th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 7 reviews. ArcSight is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 InsightIDR is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of ArcSight writes "Absolutely improved the efficiency of our security team". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightIDR writes "Dashboards provide critical information at a glance, without hours of coding". ArcSight is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and McAfee ESM, whereas Rapid7 InsightIDR is most compared with Splunk, Darktrace and AT&T AlienVault USM. See our ArcSight vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR report.
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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.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.

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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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Cons
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.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.

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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
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.​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.​

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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
Micro Focus ArcSight, HPE ArcSightInsightIDR
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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.

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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Sample Customers
Lake Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bank AlJazira, Banca Intesa, and Obrela. Liberty Wines, Pioneer Telephone, Visier
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm40%
Comms Service Provider25%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise57%
Large Enterprise29%
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