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"The ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events.""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.""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.""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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"It's extremely easy to deploy.""It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.""This tool is simple to use.""The most valuable feature is the reporting.""The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the visibility into both attempted and failed logins.""We did previously use a different solution, but SolarWinds is much better. It's easy to interact with SolarWinds. It's easy to operate, easy to configure and is generally easier compared to what we were working with before.""It performs network behavior monitoring, log monitoring, and disaster recovery monitoring."

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"There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. The breadth of overall log parsers that exists right now is an area that they could improve. Natively, there's more that could be done by Devo then what it can and can't understand from a parsing perspective.""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.""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.""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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"It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery.""There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side.""I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.""There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.""The reporting could be more robust. It can be a lot more granular and that will make it a lot more useful in comparison to how it is incorporated at the moment.""I would like to be able to dig deeper into the visibility of events or incidents to determine whether they are malicious, such as by doing behavior analysis.""The solution's technical support is okay, but we don't have an SLA, and sometimes the response times are very slow.""Training for this solution needs to be improved, as new employees are sometimes unfamiliar with the product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have seen ROI. We have seen cost savings in maintenance, upkeep, and support.""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.""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.""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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"Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time.""The pricing model would benefit from having package deals with other SolarWinds products.""We do a yearly license renewal. For a year, the solution costs roughly $500,000 USD. There are no costs beyond this yearly fee."

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Top Answer: Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of… more »
Top Answer: We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the… more »
Top Answer: There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the… more »
Top Answer: It mostly depends on your use-cases and environment. Exabeam and Securonix have a stronger UEBA feature set, friendlier… more »
Top Answer: The ability to transition from microscopic to macroscopic view, instantly, is very good.
Top Answer: This is not a trivial undertaking. You will need at least one experienced user and considerable infrastructure to… more »
Top Answer: It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.
Top Answer: The setup cost is not as expensive as Splunk or many other competitors. Cost is dependent on the size of the company.
Top Answer: Some things on the roadmap could be improved but I understand they're working on those issues. The main area that would… more »
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Also Known As
LogtrustQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadarSolarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event Manager
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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.

When TriGeo was acquired by SolarWinds, TriGeo SIM became known as SolarWinds Log & Event Manager. This product is a leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product and log management solution, which provides log collection, analysis, and real-time correlation.

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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, 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.NetSuite, EasyStreet, Legacy Texas Bank, and Energy Federal Credit Union, to name a few.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company14%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company10%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Computer Software Company22%
Cloud Provider11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds LEM and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 31 reviews while SolarWinds LEM is ranked 12th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 10 reviews. IBM QRadar is rated 8.2, while SolarWinds LEM is rated 7.2. 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 LEM writes "Can be used across many platforms and has a user-friendly GUI". IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, ArcSight and RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM), whereas SolarWinds LEM is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, ManageEngine Log360, AT&T AlienVault USM and ArcSight. See our IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds LEM report.
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