Compare ELK Logstash vs. IBM QRadar

ELK Logstash is ranked 13th in Log Management with 4 reviews while IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Log Management with 45 reviews. ELK Logstash is rated 7.2, while IBM QRadar is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Easy to update and maintain with a simple query language". 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". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and Splunk, whereas IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ELK Logstash. See our ELK Logstash vs. IBM QRadar report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about ELK Logstash vs. IBM QRadar and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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Pros
The feature that helps us to create a report for the login testing of Logstash is the most valuable aspect of the solution.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 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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Cons
The machine learning is not included in the free version. It is only included in the Platinum or Gold versions. It would be helpful if the machine learning features were available even on the free version of the solution. RSA and IBM are other solutions that also offer machine learning, which is interesting for us, but they cost money.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.

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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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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 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
13th
out of 47 in Log Management
Views
20,597
Comparisons
18,634
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
415
Avg. Rating
7.0
3rd
out of 47 in Log Management
Views
39,552
Comparisons
27,868
Reviews
37
Average Words per Review
422
Avg. Rating
8.4
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Also Known As
Elastic Stack, ELK StackQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
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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.”

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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Sample Customers
Sprint, Grab, Autopilot, Just Eat, Verizon Wireless, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Perceivant, QuizletClients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company42%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company14%
Security Firm6%
Comms Service Provider6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about ELK Logstash vs. IBM QRadar and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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