SolarWinds LEM Reviews

SolarWinds LEM is the #12 ranked solution of our top Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools. It's rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Splunk - SolarWinds LEM vs Splunk

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AchmadFredericks
Real User
Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
Dec 29 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the graphical user interface because it is very user-friendly. I like the fact that SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.

What needs improvement?

I think the product can use some improvement on the reporting side. The reporting could be easier and more robust. I also think the NetFlow Analyzer component can be improved substantially in the way it is integrated with SolarWinds and with Orion. In my opinion, you are not able to drill down… more »

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

As far as pricing, we always want it to be less expensive or more cost-effective as a consumer, especially when you take into consideration that SolarWinds has got a very broad spectrum of services that can be integrated easily but need to be licensed separately. I think they can come up with a way… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate SolarWinds LEM as somewhere between eight and ten, so let's say nine. To make it a ten they would have to make improvements in pricing, reporting, and product integration. These facets of the solution are not so bad… more »
Kumar Mahadevan
Real User
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Sep 30 2020

What is most valuable?

It's extremely easy to deploy. The LEM 6.6, if it's a Windows host, you use the 64-bit or 32-bit installer, and install it. Immediately, you'll start seeing Windows… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We're able to do a bit more in terms of forensic analysis. I am able to correlate the S.A.M. Service Applications Monitoring in SolarWinds ORION Platform. I can trace back… more »

What needs improvement?

They need to do better with the Connectors. I had to battle with the IIS Web server Connector that comes built in with this product. No matter how I configured the IIS Web… more »

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

Easy setup, very cheap and licensing cost is very fair and easy to understand

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

With this company, there was no real SIEM and no real use cases before I deployed it. Because of that, I can develop the use cases the educate the management on what they… more »

What other advice do I have?

n/a

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There was no time. Just read several reports from Gartner, IT Central etc. I did try ManageEngine , but it was a product which was already in Test phase implemented by my… more »
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Reseller
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the solution is intuitivity of navigation; it's easy to build rules and actions which are based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.

What needs improvement?

Some things on the roadmap could be improved but I understand they're working on those issues. The main area that would mean a big improvement for me would be for the product to include multiple dashboards. I would love to see a multi-page dashboard where you could see information side-by-side; to… more »

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

The setup cost is not as expensive as Splunk or many other competitors. Cost is dependent on the size of the company.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise people to make themselves familiar with the SolarWinds work community which has all the users' comments and where you can get the newest topics about everything connected to the software. It makes sense to peek around there. There is also SolarWinds SCM online training which is a big… more »
SolutionsEngnr67
Real User
Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the visibility into both attempted and failed logins.

What needs improvement?

The query capability in this solution needs improvement. When you watch to fetch logs at specific times, sometimes there are issues. The filtering engine needs to be improved to make it more accurate. When you are filtering, it comes with a… more »

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

I have used IBM QRadar. It is a SIEM solution, but it can do what LEM can do.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is to really review their expectations. I know that some people who do not review their expectations are upset after the implementation because they feel that they are getting less than… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing this solution. Some of the customers have their preference and will ask for something else, so that is what we will do for them.
Byron Anderson
Real User
Information Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
May 20 2019

What do you think of SolarWinds LEM?

We’re an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider and a few months ago, a health care customer with a private cloud and mandatory HIPAA regulatory requirements approached us. The customer had one employee spending over a half day per week manually reviewing log files. Needless to say, manually reviewing log files is boring and generally not a good use of human time. It’s also easy to miss important information about malicious behavior. They had to review a large number of logs every single day, and they basically didn’t have a good way to do that—they had an employee manually scrolling through each log file. When you start looking at log files you quickly realize that there is not a lot of good in sitting there manually combing through them, especially when you don’t know the…
Keith Galleros
Real User
Information Security Analyst at Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the reporting. The log conversion for generating reports is good.

How has it helped my organization?

SolarWinds LEM performs the job of log collection. It collects logs and nothing more. It does not really provide much in terms of security. It will trigger alerts but it will not give you any recommendations, filter according to rules, or… more »

What needs improvement?

The dashboard is running in Adobe Flash and this should be changed because there are vulnerabilities that are related to the browser. We constantly have to patch the system. There is no information provided in terms of security. The… more »

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

Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time.

What other advice do I have?

I am not expecting a future release of SolarWinds LEM because they have released another solution. They are continuing with a new security event and information management (SEIM) solution that is more suitable for large-scale enterprises. I… more »
Sameer Gangan
Consultant
‎IT Consultant at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the log monitoring.

What needs improvement?

The flash-based interface can be improved because sometimes, the speed of monitoring is reduced. The interface should be replaced with something else. Training for this solution needs to be improved, as new employees are sometimes unfamiliar with the product. The gadgets in SolarWinds should all be… more »

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

Prior to this solution, we were using AlienVault and IBM QRadar. I have also used Nagios, which is faster than SolarWinds LEM regarding alerts.

What other advice do I have?

This is one of the good products in this market. People are always looking for easy-to-use products, and don't want to invest time on learning new or complex things. This is a solution that I recommend, although there are a lot of products that are better. I would rate this solution a seven out of… more »
Andrew Njagi
Real User
Communications and Networks Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The NTA & NPM are the most valuable features of the solution. The solution is very user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

We're currently looking for an application monitoring solution and maybe a DHCP management module. It would be ideal if the solution could add these in its next release. The solution should offer better support and better SLAs.

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

We do a yearly license renewal.

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

We did previously use a different solution, but SolarWinds is much better. It's easy to interact with SolarWinds. It's easy to operate, easy to configure and is generally easier compared to what we were working with before.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment solution. It is a good solution to work with and it's very easy to use. I would only ensure that the organization that decides to implement the solution has the internal capability to manage it. If… more »
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What is SolarWinds LEM?

When TriGeo was acquired by SolarWinds, TriGeo SIM became known as SolarWinds Log & Event Manager. This product is a leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product and log management solution, which provides log collection, analysis, and real-time correlation.

Also known as
Solarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event Manager
SolarWinds LEM customers

NetSuite, EasyStreet, Legacy Texas Bank, and Energy Federal Credit Union, to name a few.

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