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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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"It performs network behavior monitoring, log monitoring, and disaster recovery monitoring.""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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the visibility into both attempted and failed logins.""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 is the reporting.""This tool is simple to use.""It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.""It's extremely easy to deploy."

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"The solution is quite stable.""Sumo Logic is an easy solution to use. You can set it up very quickly, and it includes a lot of training videos."

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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.""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."

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"Training for this solution needs to be improved, as new employees are sometimes unfamiliar with the product.""The solution's technical support is okay, but we don't have an SLA, and sometimes the response times are very slow.""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 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.""There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.""I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.""There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side.""It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery."

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"If you look at some of the other offerings right now that are available in the market, they do offer APM as well as the product they're offering. I believe Sumo Logic is not there yet. So that's something which I would love to see.""Sumo Logic needs to make sure integrating solutions are seamless."

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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.""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 do a yearly license renewal. For a year, the solution costs roughly $500,000 USD. There are no costs beyond this yearly fee.""The pricing model would benefit from having package deals with other SolarWinds products.""Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time.""It is in the appropriate mid-range. It is not as expensive as some of the other solutions. It is also not cheap."

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"The pricing is good. It's not an issue for us."

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Top Answer: The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly… more »
Top Answer: Regarding pricing they were in the ballpark with most of the others we looked at, but one of the things that put them… more »
Top Answer: If all of the connectors for the third-parties were there, it would be a solid 10. Everything else about it is right… more »
Top Answer: It has in-depth monitoring capabilities and an easy way for setting up dashboards. I can expand in various areas, or I… more »
Top Answer: It is in the appropriate mid-range. It is not as expensive as some of the other solutions. It is also not cheap.
Top Answer: Under the new system, it is not upgradable the way they say. When you try to do an upgrade, it doesn't really work… more »
Top Answer: Sumo Logic is an easy solution to use. You can set it up very quickly, and it includes a lot of training videos.
Top Answer: The pricing is good. It's not an issue for us. I just haven't taken a look at the pricing model in detail. I don't know… more »
Top Answer: There isn't anything in particular that stands out that I would say is lacking or needs adjustments. For us, the… more »
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Also Known As
SolarWinds LEM, Solarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event Manager
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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.

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.

Sumo Logic simplifies how you collect and analyze machine data so that you can gain deep visibility across your full application and infrastructure stack. With the Sumo Logic service, you can accelerate modern application delivery, monitor and troubleshoot in real time and improve your security and compliance posture.
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SolarWinds Security Event Manager is ranked 12th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 10 reviews while Sumo Logic is ranked 14th in Log Management with 2 reviews. SolarWinds Security Event Manager is rated 7.4, while Sumo Logic is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SolarWinds Security Event Manager writes "Can be used across many platforms and has a user-friendly GUI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sumo Logic writes "Good log aggregation, reliable technical support and offers lots of features". SolarWinds Security Event Manager is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) and AT&T AlienVault USM, whereas Sumo Logic is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, Amazon CloudWatch and Securonix Security Analytics.

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