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Real User
Information Security Officer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

All of them. I use it as a security incident and event management system. It has the ability to alert and track logs from different sources.

What needs improvement?

Flexibility. There are a few things I would like to do with a few more complex queries which I am not able to do right now, because it is a SaaS solution. I think it really comes to that. One of the main drawbacks of SaaS is the limited… more»

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

I had a previous solution, and I switched to Rapid7 insightOps due to management and costs.

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework beforehand to know what you expect from such a solution and how you plan to scale up. Because like any solution, when you scale up, you want to first make sure you have a solution that can handle it, and second, the cost of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I chose from a pool of options, some that included all of the Rapid7 products, which were more focused on security. I probably had four or five options which I looked at during the initial process.
Sylvian Drapeau
Real User
Technicien Niveau 2 at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 30 2017

What is most valuable?

* The log aggregation and research capabilities are definitely what pays for itself. * The ability to browse logs from multiple sources at the same time really speeds up root cause analysis, which involves more than one source and this is almost always the case. * Visual mode search and live monitoring are just icing on the cake.

How has it helped my organization?

Imagine having to recreate the timeline of an event across three servers, with multiple logs each, and some logs dated using UTC and some using our actual time zone. You either have to build complex scripts using grep, sed, and awk to standardize the data before you can start your analysis or you risk getting lost. InsightOps does it all automatically so you can get to work right away. Less time… more»

What needs improvement?

Since I used the beta, improvements are to be expected. The dashboard options could have been clearer, but I believe it is more a problem with the limited documentation available at the time.

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What is Rapid7 InsightOps?

Rapid7 InsightOps is the next evolution of the Logentries log management technology, combining cloud-based log centralization with IT asset search to make log management fast and easy.

As a cloud-based solution, InsightOps eliminates the need for managing and maintaining your log management technology. With a 5-minute setup, out-of-the-box analytics and visual search capabilities that eliminates the need to learn a new query language, InsightOps is the easiest log management solution available.

To start a free 30-day trial of InsightOps, visit rapid7.com/insightops

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InsightOps, Logentries
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