NetIQ Sentinel Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
System specialist IDM/SIEM at SV Informatik GmbH
Aug 08 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is that it provides a central locking system for many event sources.

How has it helped my organization?

We have a regular database to audit and this solution is able to lock the audit data.

What needs improvement?

The web interface needs to be improved, as it has a java-based way to call its controls. There is no integration in the web-side of the tool. It is an important requirement to be able to develop… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

We are planning on changing tools. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated three other tools in addition to this one. They were Splunk, ArcSight, and Elasticsearch.
Real User
Global Cyber Security Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The use cases that it was made for, such as server monitoring, worked very well.

What needs improvement?

Frankly speaking, we did not find this product to be valuable, at all. You need a lot of Unix scripting knowledge in order to manage the tool, which is one of the main issues that we faced. When we integrated with other log management… more »

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

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

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are currently in the process of migrating from NetIQ Sentinel to IBM QRadar.

What other advice do I have?

Whether I would recommend this solution to anyone would depend on their environment. Maybe if they have a hybrid cloud environment then they would not have faced the challenges that we did. As it was on-premises and completely owned by us… more »
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