ELK Logstash vs. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM

ELK Logstash is ranked 10th in Log Management with 2 reviews vs LogRhythm NextGen SIEM which is ranked 2nd in Log Management with 67 reviews. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Stable, with good documentation, but needs better email notification". The top reviewer of LogRhythm NextGen SIEM writes "It takes good log sources. Needs more integration between the web console and the thick client". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and AlienVault. See our ELK Logstash vs. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM report.
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AlientVault has helped us in improving our visualization and incident response during cybersecurity situations.Log-monitoring and alerting enable us to know when things happen that we need to know about.The dashboards are very descriptive and contain just the right amount of information. The activity alarms and events contain a plethora of data that is very descriptive and useful.AlienVault provides a checklist answer when using SIEM.I can easily check (in one place) all the logs and data in relation to attacks. It also gives me an overview if a server is not configured properly.Its powerful correlation engine helps reduce time in manually correlating events.The main menu: You can see everything there, what is happening on the servers, and in the logs, you can view more details of each event.It has allowed us to see what is happening on our servers.

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ELK documentation is very good, so never needed to contact technical support.

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The daily alerts allow me to quickly find security and operations issues which need to be addressed.LogRhythm has shown to us, to this point in time, that it has the capabilities of being able to deliver actionable intelligence to the security engineers and analysts.The most valuable feature of LogRhythm for me is the ability to correlate logs throughout many different log sources.The ability for me to go into the Web UI, and just learn what's going on in my environment.It gives us insight into our entire installation, where we are multiple sites, going as far as the East Coast to the Central West Coast.Provides visibility into the network.It supports most standard log sources.As a healthcare company, what we use it for is compliance, then to protect our data from exaltation.

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Different functions to customize reports should be added.they seem to have bugs from time to time that go unfixed for a while and that is frustrating. I'm not saying the product needs to be bug-free, but they need to be responsive to bugs.The only room for improvement I can mention is the initial installation procedures. I found that the online installation instructions for the product were missing important details, they lacked necessary steps.We develop additional rules and scripts to make it more usable.Plugins could be better utilized, as some of them do not recognize all logs.It was easy on PoC, but when we got to the product it was different story. We had to learn the product again and got feeling that the PoC was a different product.The only complex area of the setup was writing the custom scripts.It should be able to communicate with other security solutions to stop threats.

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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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More detail in the alerts given to avoid additional searches, as often the source or destination associated with the alert is not evidenced.Right now there is the concern about being able to gather all of the data into the system.I think they probably need to, because a lot of companies are having this cloud-first strategy, where anything that's new has to go into the cloud for some reason.I have probably submitted half a dozen log parser requests, and I keep finding more stuff that we need to keep an eye on that doesn't have a definition in LogRhythm.I would really love to be able to take some of the data and not have to export it to a CSV file, so I can pull it into Excel to turn it into some other kind of graph.I would probably look for more things to go into the web console that is currently on the fat client.It will definitely help if the parsing side would be much easier, meaning it would be better if we could easily make adjustments on the parser, both on standard and non-standard log sources.In the next release, I would certainly like to see more HIPAA compliance. I would also like to see more integration with Palo Alto Networks, particularly their Traps, which is their endpoint solution.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I don't think the product's pricing is a good value because they try to raise the price 50 percent every year... AlienVault needs to understand that not all customers are huge enterprises... Their sales team is way too aggressive. The price they advertise is not always the price you get.So far, I feel the product's pricing is a good value. The technology is decent. You get what you pay for. I think it's fair.​The vulnerability management solution is worse than buying a Nessus Professional license.​The ROI is quite good.Use an MSSP instead. It is much cheaper.We ran a few PoCs. The price and feature set were the best with AlienVault.Negotiate the best package for your environment.It has good pricing.

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I would recommend talking to the rep. That's the biggest thing because they will know what questions to ask.Look for whatever will give you the most value. That's the main point. It is not one size fits all.If you don't have your staff, absolutely look into the co-pilot and factor that into your cost evaluation.I would recommend that whatever sales quotes to them upfront, they will probably go up. Because they are probably going to outgrow that very quickly or once they start getting everything into it, they are going to have to move up anyway.Look closely at the cost of licensing of other products. This should include setups and the need for support services. I did a RFQ to 2 other vendors before choosing this product.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsAlienVault Unified Security ManagementElastic Stack, ELK StackLogRhythm, LogRhythm Threat Lifecycle Management, LogRhythm TLM
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Overview
Overview

Unified Security Management (USM) is AlienVault’s comprehensive approach to security monitoring, delivered in a unified platform. The USM platform includes five core security capabilities that provide resource-constrained organizations with all the security essentials needed for effective threat detection, incident response, and compliance, in a single pane of glass. Designed to monitor cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premises environments, AlienVault USM significantly reduces complexity and reduces deployment time so that users can go from installation to first insight in minutes for the fastest threat detection.

The vendor says unlike traditional security point technologies, AlienVault Unified Security Management does the following:

o   Unifies essential security controls into a single all-in-one security monitoring solution

o   Monitors your cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises infrastructure

o   Delivers continuous threat intelligence to keep you aware of threats as they emerge and change

o   Provides comprehensive threat detection and actionable incident response directives

o   Deploys quickly, easily, and with minimal effort

o   Reduces TCO over traditional security solutions

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.”

LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations with it's Threat Lifecycle Management Platform, which provides a complete, end-to-end workflow for detecting, investigating and responding to cyber threats. The company’s award-winning platform unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network/endpoint forensics, and advanced security analytics.

In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyber threats, LogRhythm provides innovative compliance automation and assurance, and enhanced IT intelligence.


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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAbel & Cole, Bank of Ireland, Bluegrass Cellular, CareerBuilder, Claire's, Domino's, GameStop, Hays Medical Center, Hope International, McCurrach, McKinsey & Company, Party Delights, Pepco Holdings, Richland School District, Ricoh, SaveMart, Shake Shack, Steelcase, Subaru, TaxAct, US Air Force, Vonage, ZioskSprint, Grab, Autopilot, Just Eat, Verizon Wireless, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Perceivant, QuizletMacy's, NASA, Fujitsu, US Air Force, EY, Abbott, HD Supply, SAB Miller, UCLA, Raytheon, Amtrak, Cargill
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
20%
Healthcare Company
17%
Comms Service Provider
10%
Retailer
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Healthcare Company
14%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Marketing Services Firm
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Financial Services Firm
33%
Energy/Utilities Company
10%
Healthcare Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
21%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Healthcare Company
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
42%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
26%
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
9%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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