Compare IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

IBM QRadar is ranked 2nd in Log Management with 47 reviews while SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is ranked 14th in Log Management with 1 review. IBM QRadar is rated 8.4, while SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is rated 8.0. 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 SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server writes "Easy to configure and provides valuable security alerting". IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ELK Logstash, whereas SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is most compared with Graylog, Splunk and Loggly.
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Pros
The ability to transition from microscopic to macroscopic view, instantly, is very good.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.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerting based on the security logs.

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Cons
I would like to see a better GUI.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.

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I would like to see a more user-friendly and customizable dashboard.

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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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2nd
out of 46 in Log Management
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39,606
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27,975
Reviews
38
Average Words per Review
421
Avg. Rating
8.4
14th
out of 46 in Log Management
Views
135
Comparisons
92
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
379
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
QRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadarKiwi Syslog Server
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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.

A syslog server is a logging server that allows for the centralized collection of syslog messages, known as events, from a variety of networking devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls, in addition to servers running a variety of operating systems.

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Sample Customers
Clients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.Holy Cross Energy, West Texas A&M University, Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company14%
Comms Service Provider6%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company9%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise46%
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