Compare Elastic Beats vs. IBM QRadar

Elastic Beats is ranked 14th in Log Management with 1 review while IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Log Management with 46 reviews. Elastic Beats is rated 8.0, while IBM QRadar is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Elastic Beats writes "A robust solution with a whole spectrum of features that's extremely scalable". 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". Elastic Beats is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash and IBM QRadar, whereas IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ELK Logstash.
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Pros
There's a whole spectrum of features on the solution that users can take advantage of. It's a very robust product.

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The ability to transition from microscopic to macroscopic view, instantly, is very good.Providing real-time visibility for threat detection and prioritization - QRadar SIEM provides contextual and actionable surveillance across the entire IT infrastructure.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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The dashboard is not user-friendly. The solution, in general, isn't great from a user's perspective.

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I would like to see a better GUI.AI is superb but need improvements.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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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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Ranking
14th
out of 46 in Log Management
Views
1,708
Comparisons
1,550
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
408
Avg. Rating
8.0
3rd
out of 46 in Log Management
Views
39,565
Comparisons
27,944
Reviews
39
Average Words per Review
419
Avg. Rating
8.5
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
QRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
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Overview

Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They install as lightweight agents and send data from hundreds or thousands of machines to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

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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SprintClients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company14%
Security Firm6%
Comms Service Provider6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise57%
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