ELK Logstash vs. IBM QRadar

ELK Logstash is ranked 10th in Log Management with 2 reviews vs IBM QRadar which is ranked 3rd in Log Management with 51 reviews. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Stable, with good documentation, but needs better email notification". The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Correlates data across our global enterprise and integrates third-party solutions". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, ArcSight and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. See our ELK Logstash vs. IBM QRadar report.
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Pros
ELK documentation is very good, so never needed to contact technical support.

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Senses, tracks, and links significant incidents and threats.The tool is already automated in many ways, but there are some additional functions which should be automated, like sending an email, mobile notification, and integration of XFS.On the back-end, Watson helps me figure out an exact problem, sometimes giving me the result.It saves a lot of time. We integrate the customer's firewall with all their networking devices.This console gives you the entire view, which makes life easier and allows you to take precautionary measures.Providing real-time visibility for threat detection and prioritization - QRadar SIEM provides contextual and actionable surveillance across the entire IT infrastructure.It is the core of our entire SOX.Due to the skills shortage, we are able to use it from the standpoint of bringing in a lower level employee or a person who may not have security knowledge.

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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 architecture could be improved. I got stuck for a long time trying to understand the architecture, as it is quite challenging.AI is superb but need improvements.The technical support is poor. Mostly because when I open a PMR for IBM, I am stuck with Level 1 staff. As an engineer, nothing that I am bringing them does not require Level 2 or Level 3 support.The user interface needs improvement.Do your research before implementing it, because it is tough to implement.For the common needs of clients to fulfill requirements, a real integration with Blueworks Live (BPA modeling tool also from IBM) and a more suitable BPM on cloud solution for midsize customers.Needs better visualization options beyond the time series charts and a few other options that they have.QRadar log integration of various applications can be a tough job at times. There may be occasions when you will not find any QRadar guide on adding logs of a particular application. Even if you come across one, adding a log process is not an easy one.

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A good approach would be to begin with an On Cloud subscription, then later on do a more exact sizing.Pricing and licensing are competitive. Their new licensing options allow logs to bypass the correlation engine for a flat rate, which is also appealing for log data that is compliance-driven for a small amount of money.Pricing (based on EPS) will be more accurate.An X-Force feed is free with QRadar.It is expensive. It is not a product that I can provide for SMBs. It is a program that I can only provide for really large enterprises.The maintenance costs are high.Go through a vulnerability assessment review for price breaks. A virtualized solution will also cut down on cost.IBM's Qradar is not for small companie. Unfortunately, it would be 'overkill' to place it plainly. The pricing would be too much.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsElastic Stack, ELK StackQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
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Overview
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
Sample CustomersSprint, 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.
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
26%
Transportation Company
19%
Security Firm
7%
Pharma/Biotech Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
20%
Comms Service Provider
13%
University
6%
Healthcare Company
6%
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Small Business
31%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
57%
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