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Researched LogRhythm NextGen SIEM but chose Devo: We can build Activeboards that can do queries across multiple different types of data sources with one query
Researched LogRhythm NextGen SIEM but chose McAfee ESM: It is easy to use and deploy, but it lacks proper support
Find out what your peers are saying about LogRhythm NextGen SIEM vs. McAfee ESM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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"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."
"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 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."
"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."
"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."
"The ability to investigate a particular period of time where you can analyze logs is its most valuable feature."
"The feature that makes it usable is the web interface."
"We use this solution to examine disparate log sources and provide a cohesive method to search for anomalous behavior."
"I have found the Advanced Intelligence Engine has provided the most value to us because we can customize alarms based on our requirements and have created hundreds of alarms that notify different people for different scenarios."
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"The most valuable feature is that we can alternate incident automations."
"In terms of security, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is great."
"Automations are very valuable. It provides the ability to automate some of our small use cases. The ability to integrate with other products that use an API is also very useful. LogRhythm has a plugin for it that we can connect and start to move down towards the path of a single pane of glass instead of having multiple or different tools."
"The most valuable feature is the capability to correlate different events from different platforms that we feed into it."
"The most valuable feature is that if the scanning does find something, it quarantines it. Then you can decide what you are going to do with it."
"It is easy to use."
"We are now able to completely monitor our environment so we can review what is there, which is a big win for us."
"This solution integrates easily and very well with other technologies."
"The solution is 100% stable. We really have had a great time working with it. It hasn't let us down."
"Compared to other solutions, the user interface is good."
"It is easy to use and deploy. It comes with user-friendly manuals."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to see more integration with more products that are out there within the same security field."
"It is a product that is very hard to use."
"I would like to see support added for Exchange 2016, and CheckPoint OPSec Lea."
"There used to be the ability to create alarms based on message text that was included in LR Version 6.x that has been removed in LogRhythm 7.x, and on that, I would like to see it added back."
"For our market, the solution is quite expensive. It would be ideal if they could work on and improve their existing pricing plans to help make it more affordable in our country."
"We need to get better training for things like creating code and playlists. The way it's done now takes a long time."
"Scalability-wise, it's not that great."
"Their ticketing system for managing cases can be improved. They can either do that or adopt some of the open-source ticket systems into theirs. The current system works and gets the job done, but it is very bare-bones and basic. There are some things that could be improved there. They should also bring in more threat intelligence into the product and also probably start to look into the integration of more cloud or SAS products for ingesting logs. They're doing the work, but with the explosion of COVID, a lot of businesses have started to move towards more cloud applications or SAS applications. There is a whole diverse suite of SAS products out there, which is a challenge for them and I get it. They seem to be focusing on the big ones, but it'll be nice to be able to, for example, pull in Microsoft logs from Office 365. They are working towards a better way of doing that, and they have a product in the pipeline to pull logs in from other SAS applications. The biggest thing for them is going to be moving away from a Windows Server infrastructure into a straight-up Linux, which is more stable in my eyes. For the backend, they can maybe move into more of an up-to-date Elastic search engine and use less of Microsoft products."
"There are some banking and transactional cases that are local, South America transactions. I would like to see them add features that can be used locally, to make those transactions more reliable."
"The only issue I have with McAfee is the amount of computer resources that it takes... it's definitely impacting some of the other applications that are running on a computer at the same time."
"I would like to see fingerprint recognition included in the next release of this solution."
"I would like to see improvements to the user interface."
"We cannot add new data sources to the most recent version."
"The user interface could be more user-friendly."
"The only drawback is that they don't have any packet capturing or network behavior analysis."
"McAfee is no more providing security updates on this product, and the enhancements to this product seem to have stopped. Moreover, we don't get proper support, and we struggle to get its support. It would be good if they can add some AI engine and out of the box use cases because it is currently limited to the same scenario and the same setup. I have done a POC for Securonix, LogRhythm. These products are much more ahead as compared to McAfee ESM. They have included multiple modules in the same solution. Correlation is very easy. If McAfee ESM can improve, especially in such implementations, then I believe it would be much better."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."
"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."
"We have seen ROI. We have seen cost savings in maintenance, upkeep, and support."
"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."
"Everything is expensive with LogRhythm, and you don't get anything for free."
"In the context of our country, the price of this solution is too high."
"We did a five-year agreement. We pay close to a quarter of a million dollars for our solution."
"It costs a great amount, but its pricing is competitive with some of the other vendors. For licensing and support, we pay about 20,000. There are no additional costs or anything like that."
"We pay for our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"The cost is dependent on the customer's environment and requirements."
"The pricing is good, and they are competitive compared to providers such as RSA and IBM QRadar."
"The cost is all included. The finance department handles the financial part, and we mostly don't get involved in it."
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: Rony, Daniel's answer is right on the money. There are many solutions for each in the market, a lot depends upon your… more »
Top Answer: The solution is 100% stable. We really have had a great time working with it. It hasn't let us down.
Top Answer: It's a fairly low-cost solution, so the pricing is pretty good.
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|Logtrust||LogRhythm, LogRhythm Threat Lifecycle Management, LogRhythm TLM||NitroSecurity, McAfee Enterprise Security Manager|
Devo, the cloud-native logging and security analytics company, empowers security and operations teams to maximize the value of all their data. 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.
LogRhythm is a world leader in NextGen SIEM, empowering thousands of enterprises on six continents to successfully reduce cyber and operational risk by rapidly detecting, responding to and neutralizing damaging cyberthreats. The LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform combines advanced security analytics; user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA); network detection and response (NDR); and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) in a single end- to-end solution.
LogRhythm’s technology serves as the foundation for the world’s most modern enterprise security operations centers (SOCs), helping customers measurably secure their cloud, physical, and virtual infrastructures for both IT and OT environments. Built for security professionals by security professionals, the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform has won countless customer and industry accolades. For more information, visit logrhythm.com.
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager - the foundation of the security information and event management (SIEM) solution family from McAfee delivers the performance, actionable intelligence, and real-time situational awareness at the speed and scale required for security organizations to identify, understand, and respond to stealthy threats, while the embedded compliance framework simplifies compliance.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is ranked 7th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while McAfee ESM is ranked 12th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is rated 7.6, while McAfee ESM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of LogRhythm NextGen SIEM writes "Useful to maintain logs for auditing purposes, but too complicated to use with insufficient support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee ESM writes "Correlates events from various platforms and reduces our response time in case of attack". LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) and Graylog, whereas McAfee ESM is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), Fortinet FortiSIEM and AT&T AlienVault USM. See our LogRhythm NextGen SIEM vs. McAfee ESM report.
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