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"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.""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 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.""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."

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"It's extremely easy to deploy.""It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.""This tool is simple to use.""The most valuable feature is the reporting.""The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the visibility into both attempted and failed logins.""We did previously use a different solution, but SolarWinds is much better. It's easy to interact with SolarWinds. It's easy to operate, easy to configure and is generally easier compared to what we were working with before.""It performs network behavior monitoring, log monitoring, and disaster recovery monitoring."

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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 SIEM""Our 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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"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.""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.""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.""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."

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"It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery.""There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side.""I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.""There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.""The reporting could be more robust. It can be a lot more granular and that will make it a lot more useful in comparison to how it is incorporated at the moment.""I would like to be able to dig deeper into the visibility of events or incidents to determine whether they are malicious, such as by doing behavior analysis.""The solution's technical support is okay, but we don't have an SLA, and sometimes the response times are very slow.""Training for this solution needs to be improved, as new employees are sometimes unfamiliar with the product."

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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
"We have seen ROI. We have seen cost savings in maintenance, upkeep, and support.""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.""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.""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."

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"Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time.""The pricing model would benefit from having package deals with other SolarWinds products.""We do a yearly license renewal. For a year, the solution costs roughly $500,000 USD. There are no costs beyond this yearly fee."

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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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Answers from the Community
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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: It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.
Top Answer: The setup cost is not as expensive as Splunk or many other competitors. Cost is dependent on the size of the company.
Top Answer: Some things on the roadmap could be improved but I understand they're working on those issues. The main area that would… more »
Top Answer: The two things are entirely different. Splunk is primarily a log collection, analysis, and visualization solution. It… more »
Top Answer: First of all, we need to understand what those two softwares are; Splunk is a finished SIEM that is mainly used to… more »
Top Answer: #1 is InfoSec #2 is BI #3 is IoT
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LogtrustSolarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event ManagerSplunk Enterprise Security
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Overview

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.

When TriGeo was acquired by SolarWinds, TriGeo SIM became known as SolarWinds Log & Event Manager. This product is a leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product and log management solution, which provides log collection, analysis, and real-time correlation.

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
United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, Public Library of Science, OpenTextNetSuite, EasyStreet, Legacy Texas Bank, and Energy Federal Credit Union, to name a few.Splunk 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
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Computer Software Company22%
Cloud Provider11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Retailer11%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise20%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about SolarWinds LEM vs. Splunk and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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SolarWinds LEM is ranked 12th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 10 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 30 reviews. SolarWinds LEM is rated 7.2, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SolarWinds LEM writes "Can be used across many platforms and has a user-friendly GUI". 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". SolarWinds LEM is most compared with LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, IBM QRadar, ManageEngine Log360, AT&T AlienVault USM and ArcSight, whereas Splunk is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar, Graylog and Moogsoft. See our SolarWinds LEM vs. Splunk report.
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