Compare ELK Logstash vs. Fortinet FortiAnalyzer

ELK Logstash is ranked 10th in Log Management with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is ranked 7th in Log Management with 11 reviews. ELK Logstash is rated 7.2, while Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Helps us with application behavioral analysis and tuning". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiAnalyzer writes "Offers visibility of critical data in real-time for our clients, but the reports are over-summarized". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and Splunk, whereas Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash and Graylog. See our ELK Logstash vs. Fortinet FortiAnalyzer 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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The most valuable features are customizing reports, and the ability to drill down to display critical information in real-time.The program is stable and it gives me great visibility.It has a simplified and user-friendly interface.It is a simple and solution.The IBS (Intent Based Segmentation) and application web filtering are the most valuable aspects of the solution.The feature I find most useful is the handy dashboard.We use this functionality every day, and obtain reports on things like how many people are using the VPN, which websites are being accessed, and whether hackers are trying to penetrate into our network.It supports SQL for logging and reporting. Log data is inserted into the SQL database for log view and report generation.

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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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The reports are good, but they are over-summarized.The technical support is not very good.When it comes to pushing logs to a SIEM, most of the time we have some issues when it comes to filtering.I'm looking for something more efficient to analyze different foreign things. That's why FortiSIEM could compete with FortiAnalyzer.The solution could use more graphics and be more specific in the dashboard. This way, I'm able to understand everything and effectively understand what's going on, including what's incoming and outgoing. Right now, I have to look up everything. I need a dashboard so that I can see specific items right there in one place.I would like to see an improvement in the technical support. Stronger authentication will also be a plus.When somebody is new to the system they find it difficult to perform certain operations, like backups, and to see where the reports are.It is very important that FAZ can support FortiController as the architecture designed for the network. FortiController should be registered in FAZ at least for event logs.

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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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The pricing of this solution is fair, and it is based on what you can manage.The program is expensive.The price is quite expensive. Fortinet products are very expensive. That is something which they should also look at, because if you compare Fortinet product to, say, Sophos for example, Fortinet is really high and that's the only thing which is a drawback for most users.We have around 12 devices and yearly we spend approximately $14,000.All Fortinet programs come at a good price.We have several products including Fortinet Wireless, FortiGate Firewalls, and FortiAnalyzer, which are bundled together and cost approximately $50,000 USD annually.The cost and pricing should be in accordance with the calculation of log storage capacity for a time period required for historical analysis.​It depends upon the company.​

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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.”

FortiAnalyzer Network Security Logging, Analysis, and Reporting Appliances securely aggregate log data from Fortinet Security Appliances. A comprehensive suite of easily customable reports allows you to quickly analyze and visualize network threats, inefficiencies and usage. FortiAnalyzer is one of several versatile Fortinet Management Products that provide a diversity of deployment types, growth flexibility, advanced customization through APIs and simple licensing.
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Sample Customers
Sprint, Grab, Autopilot, Just Eat, Verizon Wireless, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Perceivant, QuizletGeneral Directorate of Information Technology
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider6%
Media Company6%
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Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government13%
Media Company7%
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