Compare ArcSight vs. RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM)

ArcSight is ranked 8th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is ranked 14th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews. ArcSight is rated 8.0, while RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of ArcSight writes "Absolutely improved the efficiency of our security team". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) writes "Good support, powerful decoders and concentrator, but the dashboard is not reflecting events in real-time ". ArcSight is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM), whereas RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and ArcSight. See our ArcSight vs. RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) report.
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Pros
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 most valuable feature is that we can create our own connectors for any application, and NetWitness provides the training and tools to do it.The most valuable features are the integration and ease of use.The most valuable features are the packet decoder, log decoder, and concentrator.It's fully scalable. There is no limit. Of course, the license limits per day the number of terabytes. In my opinion, it's very flexible.The most valuable feature is the ability to write rules and triggers for network communication, and then being able to investigate based on that.The most valuable features are its ingestion of logs and raising of alerts based on those logs.Their technical support responds quickly and are knowledgable.The most valuable feature is the correlation. It can report in real-time and monitor the management.

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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 initial setup is very complex and should be simplified.The documentation is not as structured as I would like, personally, and I think that it can be improved and made much more user-friendly.Log aggregation is an issue with this solution because there are a huge number of alerts in a single instance.They should implement algorithms to digest that data and produce additional, more advanced reporting, alerting and support of internal security teams.The system looks like it is a mix of a bunch of different systems, and nothing looked like it was quite together.I'd like to see improvement in its ease of use. It's basically unusable. It's overly complex.The initial setup was complex because it takes a lot of time to complete the implementation.The implementation needs assistance.

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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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Many clients are not able to purchase the packet capability because there is a huge amount of data, and the cost depends on the number of EPS (Events per second), as well as the number of gigabytes of data per day.We have a perpetual license, so the total cost of ownership is not very expensive. It's a good investment.This is a pricey solution; it's not cheap.The licenses are good but the cost is very expensive.It is cheap.

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Also Known As
Micro Focus ArcSight, HPE ArcSightRSA Security Analytics
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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.

If you’re relying on log data to detect and prevent cyber threats, you’re in trouble. Attackers increasingly evade detection of log-centric security and network monitoring tools. But logs combined with full packet, endpoint NetFlow data are proven to provide the essential details for early threat detection. Here’s a closer look at our solution.

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Sample Customers
Lake Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bank AlJazira, Banca Intesa, and Obrela. Los Angeles World Airports, Reply
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm40%
Comms Service Provider25%
Insurance Company10%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm24%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise41%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise64%
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