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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.""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.""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."

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"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."

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"It gives the ability to investigate into network traffic in the Net and the organization what we couldn't do before.""The most valuable feature is the correlation. It can report in real-time and monitor the management.""Their technical support responds quickly and are knowledgable.""The most valuable features are its ingestion of logs and raising of alerts based on those logs.""The most valuable feature is the ability to write rules and triggers for network communication, and then being able to investigate based on that.""It's fully scalable. There is no limit. Of course, the license limits per day the number of terabytes. In my opinion, it's very flexible.""The most valuable features are the packet decoder, log decoder, and concentrator.""The most valuable feature is that we can create our own connectors for any application, and NetWitness provides the training and tools to do it."

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"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.""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.""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."

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"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."

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"We have encountered issues with unresolved crashes.""The implementation needs assistance.""The initial setup was complex because it takes a lot of time to complete the implementation.""I'd like to see improvement in its ease of use. It's basically unusable. It's overly complex.""The system looks like it is a mix of a bunch of different systems, and nothing looked like it was quite together.""They should implement algorithms to digest that data and produce additional, more advanced reporting, alerting and support of internal security teams.""Log aggregation is an issue with this solution because there are a huge number of alerts in a single instance.""The initial setup is very complex and should be simplified."

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"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.""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.""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."

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"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."

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"It is cheap.""The licenses are good but the cost is very expensive.""This is a pricey solution; it's not cheap.""We have a perpetual license, so the total cost of ownership is not very expensive. It's a good investment.""Many clients are not able to purchase the packet capability because there is a huge amount of data, and the cost depends on the number of EPS (Events per second), as well as the number of gigabytes of data per day.""Our license is for one year."

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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: 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.
Top Answer: The user interface could be more user-friendly. Technical support could be improved.
Top Answer: Performance and reporting are very good.
Top Answer: Many clients are not able to purchase the packet capability because there is a huge amount of data, and the cost depends… more »
Top Answer: The user interface is a little bit difficult for new users and it needs to be improved. It takes a lot of time to… more »
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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.

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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McAfee ESM is ranked 11th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews while RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is ranked 10th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 13 reviews. McAfee ESM is rated 8.0, while RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of McAfee ESM writes "Correlates events from various platforms and reduces our response time in case of attack". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) writes "Good support, powerful decoders and concentrator, but the dashboard is not reflecting events in real-time ". McAfee ESM is most compared with Splunk, ArcSight, IBM QRadar, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and SolarWinds LEM, whereas RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is most compared with IBM QRadar, Splunk, ArcSight, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and Rapid7 InsightIDR. See our McAfee ESM vs. RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) report.
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