IBM QRadar vs LogRhythm

IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 51 reviews vs LogRhythm which is ranked 2nd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 66 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Correlates data across our global enterprise and integrates third-party solutions". The top reviewer of LogRhythm writes "It takes good log sources. Needs more integration between the web console and the thick client". IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, ArcSight and LogRhythm. LogRhythm is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and AlienVault. See our IBM QRadar vs LogRhythm report.
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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.The Event Correlation and vulnerability scans have been the most useful. As a 24/7 SOC, we use the incoming alarms to give an overview of suspicious traffic going through the network. It's easy to look at the correlated events and see the broad picture of traffic for that customer. Vulnerability scans are good for providing patch and remediation guidelines to keep customer systems secure.

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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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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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Cons
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.As this software is in the cloud, you do not have control on updates and general changes which are happening.

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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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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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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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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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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 ManagementQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
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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

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.

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, ZioskClients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.Macy's, NASA, Fujitsu, US Air Force, EY, Abbott, HD Supply, SAB Miller, UCLA, Raytheon, Amtrak, Cargill
Top Industries
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
20%
Healthcare Company
18%
Comms Service Provider
8%
University
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Healthcare Company
14%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Marketing Services Firm
8%
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Financial Services Firm
26%
Transportation Company
19%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company
7%
Security Firm
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
20%
Comms Service Provider
13%
University
6%
Healthcare Company
6%
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Financial Services Firm
32%
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
REVIEWERS
Small Business
41%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
26%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
34%
Large Enterprise
37%
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Small Business
28%
Midsize Enterprise
12%
Large Enterprise
60%
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Small Business
24%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
10%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
25%
Large Enterprise
57%
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