Compare McAfee ESM vs. Splunk

McAfee ESM is ranked 10th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 7 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 33 reviews. McAfee ESM is rated 7.8, while Splunk is rated 8.4. 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 Splunk writes "Its AMIs make it easy to spin up a Splunk cluster or add a new node to it". McAfee ESM is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar and ArcSight, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace and IBM QRadar. See our McAfee ESM vs. Splunk report.
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Pros
The solution is 100% stable. We really have had a great time working with it. It hasn't let us down.This solution integrates easily and very well with other technologies.We are now able to completely monitor our environment so we can review what is there, which is a big win for us.It is easy to use.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.The most valuable feature is the capability to correlate different events from different platforms that we feed into it.It has performed well and delivered the results that I have been looking for.It has good technical support, which is available around the clock. You can call up anytime and get whatever you want. My queues are resolved.

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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 SIEMOur 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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Cons
The user interface could be more user-friendly.We cannot add new data sources to the most recent version.I would like to see improvements to the user interface.I would like to see fingerprint recognition included in the next release of this solution.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.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.I have to purchase a new box now. Its existing box is not scalable and I can't use it anymore.

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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
The cost is dependent on the customer's environment and requirements.We pay for our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

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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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NitroSecurity, McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
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Overview

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.

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
San Francisco Police Credit Union, Wªstenrot Gruppe, Volusion, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Government of New Brunswick, State of Colorado, Macquarie Telecom, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Cologne Bonn AirportSplunk 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
Software R&D Company38%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Retailer11%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company7%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise72%
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