Compare ELK Logstash vs. EventTracker

ELK Logstash is ranked 10th in Log Management with 4 reviews while EventTracker is ranked 6th in Log Management with 6 reviews. ELK Logstash is rated 7.2, while EventTracker is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Helps us with application behavioral analysis and tuning". On the other hand, the top reviewer of EventTracker writes "I no longer have to constantly monitor equipment or logs; I get heads-up notifications immediately". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and Splunk, whereas EventTracker is most compared with Splunk, AT&T AlienVault USM and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. See our ELK Logstash vs. EventTracker report.
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Pros
The visualization is very good.It is the best open-source product for people working in SO, managing and analyzing logs.ELK documentation is very good, so never needed to contact technical support.

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I really appreciate the fact that the dashboard breaks everything down into a pretty easy view for me... It shows what changes are happening to privileged user accounts, access and identity, what's cropping up. It shows application activity and whether we've got system resources that aren't online and being found anymore. It's a pretty simple, easy, quick hit and there are the supporting logs behind it. If I need to drill down further, I can do that quickly. It's very effective.The most valuable feature is that we get the events: the alerts about disk space and the security reports that we get once a day, including user lockouts and the like.The product satisfies our compliance, and thus, all of our auditors. All of the data that we use and store for all security events is required by our auditors to be kept in a central storage location.If we need to do a search for user lockouts, we can go, search, and find locations where they have been locked out, then keep track of those events, historically.The network alert is the most valuable feature. That way, we in the IT department are aware of user lockout and invalid password attempts way before a user ever even calls in.The most important feature is keeping track of when accounts are created and deleted, when permission groups are changed, and memberships are changed in groups; and overall, how many errors are occurring on the various systems that we're monitoring.The SIEMs and managed service are its most valuable features. We get a weekly report from them which provides a culmination of them combing through millions of events which are triggered across our network every day and minute. Their information security experts basically boil that down to a report which I get emailed once a week. It identifies potential threats and the remediation that I should take to be able to quell those threats.

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Cons
There are connectors to gather logs for Windows PCs and Linux PCs, but if we have to get the logs from Syslog then we have to do it manually, and this should be automated.If the documentation were improved and made more clear for beginners, or even professionals, then we would be more attracted to this solution.Email notification should be done the same way as Logentries does it.We set up a cron job to delete old logs so that we wouldn't hit a disk space issue. Such a feature should be available in the UI, where old logs can be deleted automatically. (Don’t know if this feature is already there).They don't provide user authentication and authorisation features (Shield) as a part of their open-source version.Authentication is not a default in Kibana. We need to have another tool to have authentication and authorization. These two should be part of Kibana.We had issues with scalability. Logstash was not scaling and aggregation was getting delayed. We moved to Fluentd making our stack from ELK to EFK.

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Probably the biggest thing is just: Can I search for this and what's the best way to do it? If I'm looking for two events versus a singular event, I just throw it back at them. They're the experts on it.I would like to see the dashboard come up more quickly.The biggest problem is that we have too many domain controllers. So, we have to keep all the clients and main system updated with the latest versions along with making sure all the firewalls are open.There are some issues with searches taking a long period of time, but they assured me that they have implemented a new search function that's available in version 9, but which requires a solid-state hard drive... Depending on how many logs you have it could take a long time to return the results if you're looking back prior to the last 30 days.I'd like to see improvement in the ease of generating reports. It seems fairly cumbersome whenever you decide to start tracking new categories of events. It seems a little kludgy when trying to generate those reports.The deployment of the agents could be a bit easier. We always seem to have a bit of a challenge with that. A lot of times the agents either don't deploy or they quit responding, then we have to go and redeploy them.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We are using the free, open-source version of this solution.We use the open-source version, so there is no charge for this solution.

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I don't know if the pricing is by the seat but we're paying about $20,000 to 25,000 a year. On top of that, we pay for the managed support services. That runs us about another $35,000 or $40,000 a year.The upfront costs have increased, and we have been locked into this contract. The cost of changing over from it is way too high.The solution is fairly expensive, but in my experience, all of the SIEM applications that I've evaluated or looked at cost about the same.Licensing is very easy. Our CIO takes care of the billing, but in terms of price point, he hasn't complained, so it must be good.The pricing and licensing seem very reasonable. The managed service part of it feels like it gives me the equivalent of a full-time engineer for a lot less money. So, I feel it's a good value.

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Also Known As
Elastic Stack, ELK Stack
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Overview

Logstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite “stash.”

EventTracker by Netsurion delivers actionable security intelligence that empowers organizations of any size to effectively detect and respond to advanced threats.

EventTracker Security Center
EventTracker Security Center is one platform for all critical SIEM capabilities necessary for real-time security monitoring, advanced threat detection and response, and audit-ready compliance. With Security Center, you are able to quickly identify security threats, malware, unusual behavior and suspicious network traffic, and respond more effectively.

EventTracker SIEMphonic
EventTracker SIEMphonic is our Co-Managed SIEM service that functions as an extension of your team to strengthen defenses, respond in real-time, control costs, and optimize your team's abilities. EventTracker SIEMphonic is includes our own award-winning platform that has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM for 11 consecutive years. Whether on-premise or in the cloud, our 24/7 ISO/IEC 27001-certified Security Operations Center (SOC) provides expertise so you can focus on the unique requirements of your organization.

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Sample Customers
Sprint, Grab, Autopilot, Just Eat, Verizon Wireless, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Perceivant, QuizletThe Salvation Army, The FRESH Market, Pacific Western Bank, AAOS, Vanderbilt University, Talbots
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider6%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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