NetIQ Sentinel Overview

NetIQ Sentinel is the #27 ranked solution in our list of top Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools. It is most often compared to Splunk: NetIQ Sentinel vs Splunk

What is NetIQ Sentinel?
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.

NetIQ Sentinel is also known as Novell SIEM.

NetIQ Sentinel Buyer's Guide

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NetIQ Sentinel Customers
Faysal Bank, GaVI, Handelsbanken, ISC Mªnster, Lambeth Council, Swisscard, The Municipality of Siena, Tukes, University of Dayton, University of the Sunshine Coast
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about NetIQ Sentinel pricing:
  • "We inquired about getting support from the vendor, Micro Focus, but the cost was very high."

NetIQ Sentinel Reviews

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Global Cyber Security Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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Top 5
Apr 17, 2020
Stable and works well for certain use cases, but it is inflexible and the technical support needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

NetIQ Sentinel is a security information and event management tool that makes up part of our security solution. We are in the process of migrating to a new solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The stability is phenomenal and we never had any issues with downtime or even had to restart."
  • "You need a lot of Unix scripting knowledge in order to manage the tool, which is one of the main issues that we faced."

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, we had a lot of trouble with managing the tool. Once it is running, it runs well, but when it comes to adding new devices to it, we always faced issues. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
System specialist IDM/SIEM at SV Informatik GmbH
Real User
Aug 8, 2019
Provides an important central locking system for audit data, but it needs a new interface

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for logging. Our environment is an on-premises deployment.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of this solution is that it provides a central locking system for many event sources."
  • "There is no integration in the web-side of the tool."

What other advice do I have?

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