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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.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.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.

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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.The ability to transition from microscopic to macroscopic view, instantly, is very good.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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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 always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.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.

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AI is superb but need improvements.I would like to see a better GUI.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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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.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.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.

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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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LogtrustQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadarKiwi Syslog Server
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Overview

Devo unlocks the full value of machine data for the world’s most instrumented enterprises by putting more data to work now. With Devo, IT executives finally realize the transformational promise of machine data to drive breakthrough projects that move the entire business forward.

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
NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, Public Library of Science, OpenTextClients 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
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company14%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company10%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider19%
Legal Firm10%
Government7%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise66%
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IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Log Management with 31 reviews while SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is ranked 22nd in Log Management with 1 review. IBM QRadar is rated 8.2, 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, ELK Logstash, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, ArcSight and RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM), whereas SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is most compared with Graylog, Splunk, ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer, Loggly and Nagios Log Server.

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