Micro Focus SiteScope vs Splunk

Micro Focus SiteScope is ranked 13th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews vs Splunk which is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 19 reviews. The top reviewer of Micro Focus SiteScope writes "It has a lot of common API's out of the box, and this saves coding and maintaining these interfaces". The top reviewer of Splunk writes "Monitors all machine logins and actions taken on those machines under each user". Micro Focus SiteScope is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics APM and SCOM. Splunk is most compared with IBM QRadar, LogRhythm and Micro Focus ArcSight.
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Pros
SiteScope has built-in flat file DB, hence it removes the dependency of an external DB for higher stability.Has a simple setup. It can be up and running within hours.It can monitor over a 100 technologies with built-in solution templates.The Monitor Templates functionality allowed us to spin up monitoring with .csv files pretty easily.Simplest tool for monitoring servers, web content, databases and other hardware. Its dashboard is really good.Simple deployment: The deployment uses protocols such as NetBios, SSH, WMI, SNMP, which means that any device with any of these protocols will be monitored.It's easy to template standard monitoring configurations, and automate monitoring configuration.It's a very flexible product so you can run a script out of it, even straight out of the box.

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The ability to view all of these different logs, then drilling down into specific times or into specific data sources, has proved to be the greatest aspect in decreasing our troubleshooting overhead time.We did not encounter any issues with scalability. It is almost seamless to add new index (storage) or search (used to analyze the data) nodes to the cluster.Deployment server for deploying changes in one go.Ease of correlation, creating correlation searches are easy and you can combine multiple sources with little effortSplunk gives my clients the ability to bring multiple, disparate types of data together, then correlate and report on them.To get visibility from your network devices, servers, and security devices is a great feature.It allows the centralization of data and makes possible new sorts of correlations that were previously impossible using traditional SIEMs such as ArcSight or QRadar.The breadth of the data sources that Splunk can ingest data from is broad and deep and it does an exemplary job at handling structured data.

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Cons
Direct integration with an SMS gateway for sending critical alerts to the support SME. This will help customer investing in third party middleware solutions for SMS.They have not kept up with browser security requirements or advances in GUIs, they switched to a corruptible database architecture instead of text config files.They should provide more templates for new vendor devices.It could be more reliable using a database repository instead of a log repository.Full application functionality available via the API. There are some functions you can perform managing monitors, that are only available through the UI.More out of the box Cloud integration and capabilities.

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I feel as though a major focus of upcoming releases should be set on Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, and I would enjoy to see more security focused add-ons and apps developed by the vendor.Professional support is great, but too expensive.The GUI can be improved to include some of the capabilities that other BI solutions have.The GUI can be improved. Splunk has always suffered from having a kind of goofy UI, it needs some updating.Better directions on search head clusters.Adding custom visualization in Splunk has been improved over the years but can still be made better by integrating more and more JavaScript visualization sources.It requires a significant amount of relatively complex architecture once you push past the single server instance.It is a challenge to manage the environment in such a way, that one’s log, even with the bandwidth license, isn’t exceeded.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
SiteScope licensing can be node based-or monitor-based. I would recommend for node-based licensing.You have to pay for their "solution templates". Other tools do not charge you for knowledge-based monitoring bundles.Depending on your requirements, there are two licensing models available. A simple point model, or an endpoint model.Licensing is a little steep.

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Setup cost is cheap: It is free, it is user-friendly, and it is fast.I would highly recommend anyone evaluating this option to download the free trial which allows for the ingestion of 500MB of data per day in order to get a feel for what Splunk does at its core. It will get pricey once your ingestion rates start to sky rocket, but I would consider it expensive given the amount of information that it allows you to analyze and react on straight out-of-the-box.ROI is estimated at saving my team roughly 10 to 12 man hours per week in troubleshooting for our company as well as what our profits had been from our services of installing, configuring, and supporting other clients with the product.While licensing can be a concern, there are ways to reduce the licensing costs including filtering some events.Pricing is pretty fair.Splunk licensing model might seem expensive but with all the gain in functionalities you will have compared to traditional SIEM solutions I think it’s worth the price.You will eat up whatever you purchase quickly. The level of insights that Splunk empowers is addictive.Splunk Enterprise becomes extremely expensive after the 20GB/month license.

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Also Known AsSiteScope, HPE SiteScope
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OverviewQuestionmark icon
OverviewSiteScope is an agentless application monitoring software that provides heterogeneous and hybrid support, quick time to value, and ease of installation, configuration, and use.

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 CustomersVodafone Ireland, Kuveyt Turk Participation BankSplunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
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Comms Service Provider
33%
Financial Services Firm
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Manufacturing Company
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Transportation Company
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Financial Services Firm
29%
Retailer
18%
Energy/Utilities Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Energy/Utilities Company
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36%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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