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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"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.""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.""It's very, very versatile.""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.""Devo provides a multi-tenant, cloud-native architecture. This is critical for managed service provider environments or multinational organizations who may have subsidiaries globally. It gives organizations a way to consolidate their data in a single accessible location, yet keep the data separate. This allows for global views and/or isolated views restricted by access controls by company or business unit.""The thing that Devo does better than other solutions is to give me the ability to write queries that look at multiple data sources and run fast. Most SIEMs don't do that. And I can do that by creating entity-based queries. Let's say I have a table which has Okta, a table which has G Suite, a table which has endpoint telemetry, and I have a table which has DNS telemetry. I can write a query that says, 'Join all these things together on IP, and where the IP matches in all these tables, return to me that subset of data, within these time windows.' I can break it down that way.""The real-time analytics of security-related data are super. There are a lot of data feeds going into it and it's very quick at pulling up and correlating the data and showing you what's going on in your infrastructure. It's fast. The way that their architecture and technology works, they've really focused on the speed of query results and making sure that we can do what we need to do quickly. Devo is pulling back information in a fast fashion, based on real-time events.""In traditional BI solutions, you need to wait a lot of time to have the ability to create visualizations with the data and to do searches. With this kind of platform, you have that information in real-time."

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"It has very rich functionality.""Most valuable features include the granularity of information.""The feature that I have found most valuable is its artificial intelligence component, Watson. Its contribution is pretty good from a machine-learning artificial intelligence perspective. This compliments the orchestration automation component, as well.""The flexibility is good in terms of pulling log files.""The feature that I have found most valuable is how it monitors the real network. That is its leading security feature.""The product provides a complete platform for ingesting the log, doing the correlations and handling the runtime.""The rule engine is very easy to use — very flexible.""I like that it's easy to use and the performance is good."

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"It's extremely easy to deploy.""Some of the rules are most valuable because you can be notified about various things, such as spyware or things that are going on in the internal network.""It has in-depth monitoring capabilities and an easy way for setting up dashboards. I can expand in various areas, or I can reduce areas. It supports different types of breakdowns, filters, and rules. It is very simple for an out-of-the-box type of product. It doesn't take a lot of time to figure it out, which is unlike some of the solutions that I have looked at. It meets all the aspects.""It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.""The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.""SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues.""This tool is simple to use.""The most valuable feature is the reporting."

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Cons
"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.""Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution.""There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. I would go as far as to say the product is deficient in its ability to parse multiple, different log types, including logs from major vendors that are supported by competitors. Additionally, the time that it takes to turn around a supported parser for customers and common log source types, which are generally accepted standards in the industry, is not acceptable. This has impacted customer onboarding and customer relationships for us on multiple fronts.""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.""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.""Devo has a lot of cloud connectors, but they need to do a little bit of work there. They've got good integrations with the public cloud, but there are a lot of cloud SaaS systems that they still need to work with on integrations, such as Salesforce and other SaaS providers where we need to get access logs.""Technical support could be better.""Some basic reporting mechanisms have room for improvement. Customers can do analysis by building Activeboards, Devo’s name for interactive dashboards. This capability is quite nice, but it is not a reporting engine. Devo does provide mechanisms to allow third-party tools to query data via their API, which is great. However, a lot of folks like or want a reporting engine, per se, and Devo simply doesn't have that. This may or may not be by design."

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"I don't look at only the features and benefits; I also look at the price. It is a bit expensive when compared with other solutions. It is expensive for specific deployment topologies, and the decision-makers go for alternatives like ArcSight. It should also have more AI features or capabilities for better threat intelligence. The more it uses machine learning, the better would be the dashboard, analytics, and other things.""Some of the cloud apps need improvement.""In a future release, the solution could provide malware analysis.""I have noticed the interface has room for improvement.""The implementation of the solution's technology needs to be simplified.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the script which we have to create for custom actions. QRadar needs to improve that feature. Additionally, QRadar has to provide the playbooks designing features.""Right now, if you look at the compatibility, if you need to deploy QRadar in a physical appliance you have only two choices of server, their own or a Lenovo server. In today's world, you cannot keep something tied to such a big brand. Clients want to be able to use whatever type of server they want.""The threat detection needs improvement, they have many false positives."

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"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 have a more customizable dashboard.""SolarWinds should improve its correlation capabilities. The correlation does not automatically detect and reduce the events fast enough. You have to manually do a correlation report, which means the tool is not scalable in many ways.""It is a very technical program. They can simplify it so that it isn't so hard to deal with.""There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.""Under the new system, it is not upgradable the way they say. When you try to do an upgrade, it doesn't really work unless you dump everything and start from scratch. You lose a lot of your nodes. Whenever you set your nodes up and everything else, they don't want to bring those nodes back in, so you have to really go back and restructure all your nodes. I went from version 6.5 to version 6.6 and then to version 6.7. I then went to version 2019, and now it is version 2020. It would be good if we can upgrade without having to delete everything and start from scratch. They can maybe build more KPIs and other things for the dashboard. Some of the other systems already have built-in KPIs. SolarWinds is starting to catch up, but it is not there yet. They can include some of the business or industry standards for tracking the time, that is, the meantime to detect (MTTD) and the meantime to resolve (MTTR). They can also find a way to build a KPI that measures the number of instances of port scans experienced in a week or a month.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte.""I like the pricing very much. They keep it simple. It is a single price based on data ingested, and they do it on an average. If you get a spike of data that flows in, they will not stick it to you or charge you for that. They are very fair about that.""Devo was very cost-competitive... Devo did come with that 400 days of hot data, and that was not the case with other products.""Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that.""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.""[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more.""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.""Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs."

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"This price is a little high, so it's an expensive product.""The solution is priced fairly, there is a license for the solution, and we pay annually.""There is a license required for this solution and it is an annual payment. I have found all solutions in the category to be expensive, including Splunk.""There is a license required for this solution.""The pricing is always fine.""They can give us some scalability and flexibility on pricing. If its pricing can be reduced, it would help a lot of customers in bringing in a new SIEM environment and grow business in the market. If I start a license today and take around 10,000 EPS, and after a month, there is an increase in the number of clients on my platform, I can increase the number of licenses. I can add 5,000 EPS on a yearly basis.""It's not expensive for the resources that it gives you.""There is a license required for this solution. There are some limitations depending on what license you purchase."

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"It is in the appropriate mid-range. It is not as expensive as some of the other solutions. It is also not cheap.""The pricing model would benefit from having package deals with other SolarWinds products.""Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's very, very versatile.
Top Answer: Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
Top Answer: I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
Top Answer: The product has plenty of features and capabilities.
Top Answer: The usability of interfaces could be improved and the solution could have better correlation services, as well as faster… more »
Top Answer: SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues.
Top Answer: SolarWinds should improve its correlation capabilities. The correlation does not automatically detect and reduce the… more »
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Also Known As
QRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
SolarWinds LEM, Solarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event Manager
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Overview

Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of all your data to empower bold, confident action when it matters most. Only the Devo platform delivers the powerful combination of real-time visibility, high-performance analytics, scalability, multitenancy, and low TCO crucial for monitoring and securing business operations as enterprises accelerate their shift to the cloud.

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, SentinelOne, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText, IGT, OneMain Financial, SurveyMonkey, FanDuel, H&R Block, Ulta Beauty, Manulife, Moneylion, Chime Bank, Magna International, American Express Global Business Travel
Clients 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 Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider12%
Security Firm7%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider28%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company8%
Construction Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise37%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise28%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM QRadar is ranked 2nd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 57 reviews while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is ranked 14th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews. IBM QRadar is rated 8.2, while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Provides a single window into your network, SIEM, network flows, and risk management of your assets". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Security Event Manager 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, Microsoft Sentinel and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), whereas SolarWinds Security Event Manager is most compared with Splunk, ManageEngine Log360, Fortinet FortiSIEM, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM). See our IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager report.

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