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"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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"With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM""Our clients are easily able to modify and evolve their implementations.""The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations.""It helps us uncover bottlenecks in the network.""it can explain to management about what kind of traffic is visiting the network. It can also explain other traffic coming in and out, along with protecting against malware.""The most valuable feature of Splunk is the log monitoring.""It can log more logs than other solutions. It's a good way to troubleshoot problems.""We can present to our management in real time the security of the batch management for the PCs, security regarding the network equipment. We're currently working in the Azure Cloud project, so we can send any logs from the cloud to Splunk. We can monitor them and we can present to the managers and customers. It's a very good solution for reporting. We use Splunk for reporting and monitoring of any solution in the company."

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"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 needs a better way to export dynamic views without requiring a ton of code and user/pw.""It needs integration with a configuration management solution.""It needs integration with a configuration management solution.""They should make data onboarding easier.""The product was difficult to back up the first time.""Splunk needs local technical support.""If possible, we would like to have not only a log monitoring system but a network monitoring feature in this solution as well.""Cybersecurity and infrastructure monitoring have room for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Splunk is really expensive.""Splunk should be able to integrate with other product using the free version.""The pricing and licensing of the product are quite high.""Splunk's cost is very high. They need to review the pricing. They have to go back and totally readdress the market.""It's a little bit expensive for a small to medium enterprise.""I think the price could be improved.""I am not personally involved with the pricing of the solution.""Some of the insights that we have obtained as a part of using Splunk have greatly helped us in increasing our revenue in terms of selling our products."

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Questions from the Community
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: The two things are entirely different. Splunk is primarily a log collection, analysis, and visualization solution. It… more »
Top Answer: First of all, we need to understand what those two softwares are; Splunk is a finished SIEM that is mainly used to… more »
Top Answer: #1 is InfoSec #2 is BI #3 is IoT
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LogtrustQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadarSplunk Enterprise Security
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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.

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.

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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.Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company8%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Transportation Company14%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company10%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Retailer11%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM QRadar vs. Splunk and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,360 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM QRadar is ranked 3rd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 31 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 30 reviews. IBM QRadar is rated 8.2, while Splunk is rated 8.2. 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 Splunk writes "Its AMIs make it easy to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it". IBM QRadar is most compared with ELK Logstash, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, ArcSight, RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) and McAfee ESM, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Graylog, ELK Kibana and Moogsoft. See our IBM QRadar vs. Splunk report.

See our list of best Log Management vendors and best Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) vendors.

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