IBM QRadar vs McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM)

IBM QRadar is ranked 4th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 37 reviews vs McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) which is ranked 6th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Correlates data across our global enterprise and integrates third-party solutions". The top reviewer of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) writes "The most valuable feature for us is that it comes with many correlations, reports, and dashboards already available". IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, ArcSight and LogRhythm. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and ArcSight. See our IBM QRadar vs McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) report.
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Pros
Providing real-time visibility for threat detection and prioritization - QRadar SIEM provides contextual and actionable surveillance across the entire IT infrastructure.Network-Based Anomaly Detection (NBAD): Using NetFlow, JFlow, SFlow, or QFlow (all 7 layers), offenses are detected as a response when a rule is triggered.Improved our organization's TCO.The threat protection network is the most valuable feature, because when you get an offense, you can actually trace it back to where it originated from, how it originated, and why.The threat protection network is the most valuable feature, because when you get an offense, you can actually trace it back to where it originated from, how it originated, and why.The most valuable features are all the implementations, the plug-ins, and the User Behavior Analytics (UBA).The pre-canned rules and reports in this product are a huge plus.Search capabilities are sufficient for most tasks.

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It blocks the things which are not to be allowed. It has an adaptive mode where it learns for itself.The most valuable feature for us is that it comes with many correlations, reports, and dashboards already available. It's also very easy to use.

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Cons
AI is superb but need improvements.Some UI enhancements would be nice, such as exporting custom event properties and the ability to export rules.GUI needs to be improved.I would like to see a more user-friendly product.Maybe there should be more custom rules in the exchange. Basically, we are using a lot of threat rules, so maybe they'll develop something like that.QVM is another instance where they need to revise the vulnerability scoring and the proper remediation details.Search capability and indexing still lag behind competitors. We also need to see improved rule based access controls and rule/event tuning.

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There are always multiple bugs in the product. For example, the console page was hanging multiple times. Afterwards, they released multiple upgrades for the same, multiple patches from McAfee.It seems McAfee does test its product before releasing. When we - not only us, other companies also - deploy McAfee, we face multiple issues from the customer side, after which, McAfee reacts and fixes the bugs.There's no software support from McAfee.The disk space needed for events is not clear. In all clients, we had at least more than 100GB free that we could not use.

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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.IBM's Qradar is not for small companie. Unfortunately, it would be 'overkill' to place it plainly. The pricing would be too much.Most of the time, it is easier and cheaper to buy a new product or the QRadar box.found other solutions, with more features at the same cost or less. You don’t have to leave the Gartner Magic Quadrant to beat their price.

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You should buy the distributed option instead of the all-in-one for environments with more than 1000 end points.

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37
Followers
2,985
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6
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390
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7.8
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Splunk logo
Compared 50% of the time.
Micro focus logo
Compared 12% of the time.
Logrhythm
Compared 11% of the time.
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Also Known AsQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadarNitroSecurity
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Overview

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.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager - the foundation of the security information and event management (SIEM) solution family from McAfee delivers the performance, actionable intelligence, and real-time situational awareness at the speed and scale required for security organizations to identify, understand, and respond to stealthy threats, while the embedded compliance framework simplifies compliance.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersClients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.San Francisco Police Credit Union, Wªstenrot Gruppe, Volusion, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Government of New Brunswick, State of Colorado, Macquarie Telecom, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Cologne Bonn Airport
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Financial Services Firm
25%
Transportation Company
21%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company
8%
Pharma/Biotech Company
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
20%
Comms Service Provider
13%
University
6%
Philanthropy
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Logistics Company
10%
University
9%
Energy/Utilities Company
8%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
10%
Large Enterprise
65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
24%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
57%
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Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
36%
Large Enterprise
45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
30%
Large Enterprise
53%
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