IBM QRadar vs Splunk

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Ibm
Based on 39 reviews.
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Based on 19 reviews.
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35,662
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Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
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Compared 33% of the time.
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Compared 12% of the time.
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Compared 8% of the time.
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Compared 13% of the time.
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Compared 9% of the time.
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Compared 9% of the time.
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Also Known As
Also Known AsQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud
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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.

Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

Sample Customers
Sample Customers

Clients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.

Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.

Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Splunk Free - This license is for individual use and has a 500MB/day maximum indexing volume.  Free

Splunk Enterprise - This is the license for multiple users with distributed deployments. It supports higher data volumes. Splunk Enterprise includes role-based security, single sign-on, alerting, clustering, scheduled PDF delivery, and premium Splunk applications.  There are two licensing options:
- Perpetual license: Starts at $4,500 for 1GB/day plus yearly support fees.
- Term license: Starts at $1,800 per annum (including yearly support costs).

Splunk Cloud - Splunk Cloud has a maximum indexing volume that starts at 5GB/day to multi-TB/day (depending on the license). It includes most of the features of Splunk Enterprise, including app support, alerting, API, role-based access control, and alerting. This is the cloud-based service.  Subscription plans start at $1,000 per month for data volumes up to 5GB/day.

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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
25%
Transportation Company
21%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company
8%
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Financial Services Firm
20%
Comms Service Provider
15%
Philanthropy
7%
University
5%
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Financial Services Firm
29%
Energy/Utilities Company
18%
Retailer
18%
Comms Service Provider
6%
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Financial Services Firm
17%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Energy/Utilities Company
8%
Marketing Services Firm
6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
9%
Large Enterprise
64%
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Small Business
23%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
58%
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Small Business
11%
Midsize Enterprise
7%
Large Enterprise
81%
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Small Business
13%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
69%
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