Compare IBM QRadar vs. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM)

IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 46 reviews while McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) is ranked 11th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews. IBM QRadar is rated 8.4, while McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Enables us to handle the most critical attacks and integrates well with other solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) writes "Correlates events from various platforms and reduces our response time in case of attack". IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ELK Logstash, whereas 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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Providing real-time visibility for threat detection and prioritization - QRadar SIEM provides contextual and actionable surveillance across the entire IT infrastructure.It is very stable. We have not faced interruptions in the past four and a half years.It has improved comprehensive visibility for what is going on in the perimeters, and on the inside, as well.This solution has allowed us to correlate logs from multiple sources.We get events and make the correlation, or rules. In IBM, we can implement our customer's rules. We can have very clear status threats and severity of antigens.Provided that the report is prebuilt and I can find what I am looking for, the reporting is the most valuable feature in this solution.This solution provides me with various alarms, and I have found security issues with some of my other products.It is a very optimized engine.

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This solution integrates easily and very well with other technologies.We are now able to completely monitor our environment so we can review what is there, which is a big win for us.It is easy to use.The most valuable feature is that if the scanning does find something, it quarantines it. Then you can decide what you are going to do with it.The most valuable feature is the capability to correlate different events from different platforms that we feed into it.It has performed well and delivered the results that I have been looking for.It has good technical support, which is available around the clock. You can call up anytime and get whatever you want. My queues are resolved.It is a good central viewpoint for issues. These can then be investigated in more detail on the subnet server(s)/endpoints.

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AI is superb but need improvements.Technical support is good, but not great.We would like to see better instrumentation for debugging changes in the log flow.The interface is very old. IBM should remake it into a more modern interface.There are reports that I would like to generate that are either not included, or I cannot find.There is a lot of manual configuration required in order for the product to run smoothly, and I think that it could be made more automatic.It is very difficult to activate all of the network equipment, and it would help if it were made easier.The tool is very complicated. One place for improvement would be to have a more user-friendly interface. Having better support in Spanish would be cool.

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We cannot add new data sources to the most recent version.I would like to see improvements to the user interface.I would like to see fingerprint recognition included in the next release of this solution.The only issue I have with McAfee is the amount of computer resources that it takes... it's definitely impacting some of the other applications that are running on a computer at the same time.There are some banking and transactional cases that are local, South America transactions. I would like to see them add features that can be used locally, to make those transactions more reliable.I have to purchase a new box now. Its existing box is not scalable and I can't use it anymore.Product currently requires Flash.Update to user interface from version 9 is cosmetic in some aspects, and after a few clicks you are back on the old interface.

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The pricing needs to be such that they are more competitive with other vendors.There are additional costs, such as the cost associated with the different hardware required for implementation and deployment. Along with the add-on apps, these are all additional costs, and they require licensing as well.In terms of additional costs, it depends on the subscription that you choose. There are plenty of options to choose from.Our licensing costs for this solution is on a yearly basis.It's too expensive. The licensing is also a little bit difficult to understand because you have to license it per event and per number of flows.QRadar is quite expensive. It wouldn't be worth it for a small business...I would like for them to lower the price.The pricing is good.

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The cost is dependent on the customer's environment and requirements.We pay for our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

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Also Known As
QRadar 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
Clients 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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company15%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Media Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm21%
Software R&D Company17%
Manufacturing Company9%
Integrator8%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise55%
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