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Find out what your peers are saying about NetIQ Sentinel vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR and other solutions. Updated: September 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 thing that Devo does better than other solutions is to give me the ability to write queries that look at multiple data sources and run fast. Most SIEMs don't do that. And I can do that by creating entity-based queries. Let's say I have a table which has Okta, a table which has G Suite, a table which has endpoint telemetry, and I have a table which has DNS telemetry. I can write a query that says, 'Join all these things together on IP, and where the IP matches in all these tables, return to me that subset of data, within these time windows.' I can break it down that way.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable."

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"The stability is phenomenal and we never had any issues with downtime or even had to restart.""The most valuable feature is the flexible log for identifying security threats inside an application. Sentinel is very good at this."

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"The web interface is great — very useful and user-friendly.""If you were on other solutions, you would notice that they use agents from third-party, from open-source, from a native OS, or from other tools. Here, however, it is an agent from Rapid7 itself. This adds to the solution's overall capabilities.""It is a very stable solution.""Very intuitive and easy to set up.""Simple configuration and automatically syncs to the cloud platform."

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Cons
"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.""There's room for improvement within the GUI. There is also some room for improvement within the native parsers they support. But I can say that about pretty much any solution in this space.""Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution.""Technical support could be better."

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"You need a lot of Unix scripting knowledge in order to manage the tool, which is one of the main issues that we faced.""The dashboard and customer view should be improved"

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"The interface for doing investigation needs to be enhanced with minor improvements that would make it more useful.""Cloud risk assessment is one area where I think they need a lot of improvement.""The dashboard is an area that could be simplified.""Lacks a mobile application.""Inability to get access to compliance reports within the solution."

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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.""Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs.""[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more."

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"We inquired about getting support from the vendor, Micro Focus, but the cost was very high."

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"It is a reasonably priced solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's very, very versatile.
Top Answer: Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
Top Answer: I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the flexible log for identifying security threats inside an application. Sentinel is very… more »
Top Answer: The dashboard and customer view should be improved In the next release, I would like for there to be monitoring inside… more »
Top Answer: Very intuitive and easy to set up.
Top Answer: You can scale the license as needed. It's really easy to update and upgrade.
Top Answer: I'd like to see a mobile application included and some feature related to the generality of segregation for internal… more »
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Overview

Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of all your data to empower bold, confident action when it matters most. 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.

NetIQ Sentinel is a full-featured Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution that simplifies the deployment, management and day-to-day use of SIEM, readily adapts to dynamic enterprise environments and delivers the true "actionable intelligence" security professionals need to quickly understand their threat posture and prioritize response.

Parsing hundreds of trivial alerts. Managing a mountain of data. Manually forwarding info from your endpoints. Forget that. InsightIDR instantly arms you with the insight you need to make better decisions across the incident detection and response lifecycle, faster.

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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText
Faysal Bank, GaVI, Handelsbanken, ISC Mªnster, Lambeth Council, Swisscard, The Municipality of Siena, Tukes, University of Dayton, University of the Sunshine Coast
Liberty Wines, Pioneer Telephone, Visier
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government8%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider29%
Security Firm14%
Non Tech Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise35%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about NetIQ Sentinel vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
533,285 professionals have used our research since 2012.

NetIQ Sentinel is ranked 32nd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 2 reviews while Rapid7 InsightIDR is ranked 21st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 5 reviews. NetIQ Sentinel is rated 6.0, while Rapid7 InsightIDR is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of NetIQ Sentinel writes "Stable and works well for certain use cases, but it is inflexible and the technical support needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightIDR writes "Easy to use with a simple setup and good scalability". NetIQ Sentinel is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), Azure Sentinel and Exabeam Fusion SIEM, whereas Rapid7 InsightIDR is most compared with Splunk, Darktrace, Azure Sentinel, IBM QRadar and AT&T AlienVault USM. See our NetIQ Sentinel vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR report.

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