IBM QRadar Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Jordan French
Consultant
Business Development Manager- Threat Management Services at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Smart Connectors and Flex Wizard * Multi-tenant access * Customization for dashboards and reporting * Improvements made to the ADP platform

How has it helped my organization?

Without it, we would not have a managed SIEM offering to speak of. We spent over a year evaluating leading competitors and ArcSight was the clear winner. It opened up a… more»

What needs improvement?

The marketplace is a bit of a joke; steps should be taken to improve participation. Micro Focus desperately needs to improve their core offering rather than adding more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Customers without a ton of resources to dedicate to deployment may be better served by a managed ArcSight service. A lot of the complex setup and administration duties are… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have not use a previous solution past its initial evaluation period.

What other advice do I have?

It has its quirks, but ultimately, it delivers capabilities that no other SIEM could provide.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Splunk, QRadar, and LogRhythm.
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Consultant
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
Oct 21 2018

What is most valuable?

The dashboard centralizes the daily routine. We used to do this by hand. Now, we go through daily checklists, using the dashboard and setting up the alarms. It helps us to cut down the time on this routine. I am a cybersecurity director. I manage five different business lines. Every morning, we used… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Manually, it used to take us a whole day to do strong monitoring. Now, it takes a maximum of two hours because of this product. It creates a single pane of glass. Plus, it gives us the liberty to do more in terms of use cases, especially since HIPAA wants use cases. We must monitor them. Therefore… more»

What needs improvement?

The Web Application Firewall will send you too much information because it's more dedicated to security than a normal firewall.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using QRadar as a POC. We were using for real at our cloud but also it was a POC for us because we were watching the product. But, QRadar needs a lot of fine tuning.
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