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NetIQ Sentinel is the #32 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.

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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
Real User
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.
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Makes it easier to create queries

How has it helped my organization?

Sentinel has improved the user experience inside. It is easier to create queries. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the flexible log for identifying security threats inside an application. Sentinel is very good at this. 

What needs improvement?

The dashboard and customer view should be improved In the next release, I would like for there to be monitoring inside the sentinel.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used NetIQ for 18 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is very good.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their customer support is very good. 

How was the initial

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