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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Meraki Dashboard and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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Pros
"Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five different tools to try to build a timeline out themselves. They can just ingest it all, build a timeline out across all the logging, and all the different information sources in one dashboard. So, it's a huge time saver. It also has the accuracy of being able to look at all those data sources in one view. The log analysis, which would take 40 hours, we can probably get through it in about five to eight hours using Devo.""Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of the user interface. The UI has a graphically interface with the raw data in a table. The table can be as big as you want it, depending on your use case. You can easily get a report combining your data, along with calculations and graphical dashboards. You don't need a lot of training, because the UI is relatively very intuitive.""The real-time analytics of security-related data are super. There are a lot of data feeds going into it and it's very quick at pulling up and correlating the data and showing you what's going on in your infrastructure. It's fast. The way that their architecture and technology works, they've really focused on the speed of query results and making sure that we can do what we need to do quickly. Devo is pulling back information in a fast fashion, based on real-time events.""The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean.""One of the biggest features of the UI is that you see the actual code of what you're doing in the graphical user interface, in a little window on the side. Whatever you're doing, you see the code, what's happening. And you can really quickly switch between using the GUI and using the code. That's really useful.""The thing that Devo does better than other solutions is to give me the ability to write queries that look at multiple data sources and run fast. Most SIEMs don't do that. And I can do that by creating entity-based queries. Let's say I have a table which has Okta, a table which has G Suite, a table which has endpoint telemetry, and I have a table which has DNS telemetry. I can write a query that says, 'Join all these things together on IP, and where the IP matches in all these tables, return to me that subset of data, within these time windows.' I can break it down that way.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""It's very, very versatile."

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"The seamless integration with FortiGate is the solution's most valuable aspect.""To add workers and even collectors is pretty easy.""It's very easy for anyone to work with.""We find the solution to be stable.""The product is quite well-organized. The GUI makes it easy to navigate.""One of the most valuable features is that we can combine SOC and NOC operations in the same tool. We can provide NOC and SOC services in the same tool for two separate teams. There are plenty of third-party solutions that integrate with FortiSIEM. All these solutions already have a ready integration, and we have the possibility to create a custom connector for these solutions. Its reports are also very good.""The stability is very reliable. It offers very good performance.""The CMDB and the device discovery features are most valuable."

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"Meraki dashboard deserves an Oscar.""Great visibility on the dashboard.""The ease-of-use and the analytics are really effective tools.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity in navigating through the dashboard. It's well set out, and the layout is nice and user friendly. A lot of clients enjoy seeing layer 7 visibility. They get a good indication and insight into what is happening in their network and what applications are being used the most. They can then customize and give preference to business-critical applications.""It is very easy to manage. It has good security, and it is working well with our firewall.""The dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate.""Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring."

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Cons
"Their documentation could be better. They are growing quickly and need to have someone focused on tech writing to ensure that all the different updates, how to use them, and all the new features and functionality are properly documented.""There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.""Devo has a lot of cloud connectors, but they need to do a little bit of work there. They've got good integrations with the public cloud, but there are a lot of cloud SaaS systems that they still need to work with on integrations, such as Salesforce and other SaaS providers where we need to get access logs.""The Activeboards feature is not as mature regarding the look and feel. Its functionality is mature, but the look and feel is not there. For example, if you have some data sets and are trying to get some graphics, you cannot change anything. There's just one format for the graphics. You cannot change the size of the font, the font itself, etc.""There's room for improvement within the GUI. There is also some room for improvement within the native parsers they support. But I can say that about pretty much any solution in this space.""Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution.""Technical support could be better.""From our experience, the Devo agent needs some work. They built it on top of OS Query's open-source framework. It seems like it wasn't tuned properly to handle a large volume of Windows event logs. In our experience, there would definitely be some room for improvement. A lot of SIEMs on the market have their own agent infrastructure. I think Devo's working towards that, but I think that it needs some improvement as far as keeping up with high-volume environments."

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"When compared with some competitors, in terms of performance, the CPU and RAM requirements and the capability of coordination with development all need some improvement.""The dashboard needs to improve.""We need to see incident reports about the event log, without events from the administrator or through human interaction.""The solution needs to do a better job with third party integration. Right now, that's lacking on the solution. I specifically am talking about the AWS environment. Most of the AWS environment products do not have that capability to integrate.""It would be good if the solution offered even more configuration options, especially in relation to the VPN so that it continues to be a very flexible option.""Its training can be improved. Its price also needs to be improved.""The policy editing should be easier. Right now, it's too hard.""I would like to see easier implementation in the future."

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"We would like to be able to test the health of WAN connections.""Price could be reduced.""The product is missing a VPN and it is a major issue when it comes to deployment.""The initial setup is complex and can be made more straightforward.""They can improve the landing page in Meraki Dashboard. When I go into an organization, they can include a lot more infographics. They can also simplify it a bit and consolidate it. For example, if I've got five branches and I go into customer A's profile or organization, I'd like to see an infographic on the landing page providing a snippet of the entire network layout, that is, all branches in one snapshot. From there, I would like to go into the network that I want to work on or view.""There is a bit of a problem when you try to log in and you don't have a fixed IP address. If you're granting access, you need to log in by using the IP address. If your administrator's IP address is not a fixed IP address and it has changed, you might need to update the changed IP address in the interface. For this, you need to log in to the interface to update the IP address. This issue might not have so much to do with Meraki interface.""If I am a user and I have a seat on the fourth floor, if I move across the building, the system should be able to track me and should be able to figure out my whereabouts or my position within the building if I'm connected to the wireless. That would make the administrator's life easier in terms of reachability.""There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had for cloud providers, it's significantly less.""We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom.""I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money.""Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs.""[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more.""Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that."

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"Pricing is acceptable for more than 90% of our customers, as they normally get discounts.""Its price can be better. We are Fortinet partners, so we can get discounts, but its price can be an issue at the beginning for others. There is a licensing scheme for every case. There are three licensing schemes that we can choose from."

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"The pricing for a small setup is only a few hundred dollars a year. The fee is subscription-based.""Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's very, very versatile.
Top Answer: Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
Top Answer: I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
Top Answer: I like the various options, including the option for CMDB and the easier access to create rules, playbooks, or use… more »
Top Answer: The licensing is on an annual basis and calculated on the set up number. Of course, the licensing cost could be less but… more »
Top Answer: With FortiSIEM, the issue has to do with the ways we can generate a report. It's not as flexible compared to that with… more »
Top Answer: Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.
Top Answer: There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution. I would… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution to connect any devices to the network and for monitoring.
Comparisons
Also Known As
FortiSIEM, AccelOps
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Overview

Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of all your data to empower bold, confident action when it matters most. Only the Devo platform delivers the powerful combination of real-time visibility, high-performance analytics, scalability, multitenancy, and low TCO crucial for monitoring and securing business operations as enterprises accelerate their shift to the cloud.

FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

Companies around the world use FortiSIEM for the following use cases:

  • Threat management and intelligence that provide situational awareness and anomaly detection
  • Alleviating compliance mandate concerns for PCI, HIPAA and SOX
  • Managing “alert overload”
  • Handling the “too many tools” reporting issue
  • Addressing the MSPs/MSSPs pain of meeting service level agreements

The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText
FortiSIEM has hundreds of customers worldwide in markets including managed services, technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. Customers include Aruba Networks, Compushare, Port of San Diego, Cleveland Indians, Infoblox, Healthways, and Referentia.
Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider15%
Retailer10%
Computer Software Company10%
Healthcare Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company25%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider22%
Retailer22%
Government11%
Consumer Goods Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company23%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise73%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise35%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Meraki Dashboard and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
540,884 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Fortinet FortiSIEM is ranked 11th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 11 reviews while Meraki Dashboard is ranked 14th in Network Monitoring Software with 9 reviews. Fortinet FortiSIEM is rated 7.6, while Meraki Dashboard is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSIEM writes "Very easy alert setup; a good tool for analysis and for SOC". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Centralized dashboard management for all devices on your network that is easy-to-use". Fortinet FortiSIEM is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, Azure Sentinel, Elastic SIEM and Zabbix, whereas Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM and LogRhythm NetMon. See our Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Meraki Dashboard report.

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