SolarWinds Security Event Manager Pros and Cons

SolarWinds Security Event Manager Pros

AchmadFredericks
Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.
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reviewer1430268
ISO at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has in-depth monitoring capabilities and an easy way for setting up dashboards. I can expand in various areas, or I can reduce areas. It supports different types of breakdowns, filters, and rules. It is very simple for an out-of-the-box type of product. It doesn't take a lot of time to figure it out, which is unlike some of the solutions that I have looked at. It meets all the aspects.
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Kumar Mahadevan
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's extremely easy to deploy.
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reviewer975090
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.
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SolutionsEngnr67
Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the visibility into both attempted and failed logins.
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Keith Galleros
Information Security Analyst at Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.
The most valuable feature is the reporting.
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Sameer Gangan
‎IT Consultant at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
It performs network behavior monitoring, log monitoring, and disaster recovery monitoring.
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Andrew Njagi
Communications and Networks Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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SatyamKumar
Senior Technical Engineer at SYSTECH
This tool is simple to use.
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Alex Janes
Systems administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the ease of use for the end user.
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SolarWinds Security Event Manager Cons

AchmadFredericks
Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
The reporting could be more robust. It can be a lot more granular and that will make it a lot more useful in comparison to how it is incorporated at the moment.
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reviewer1430268
ISO at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Under the new system, it is not upgradable the way they say. When you try to do an upgrade, it doesn't really work unless you dump everything and start from scratch. You lose a lot of your nodes. Whenever you set your nodes up and everything else, they don't want to bring those nodes back in, so you have to really go back and restructure all your nodes. I went from version 6.5 to version 6.6 and then to version 6.7. I then went to version 2019, and now it is version 2020. It would be good if we can upgrade without having to delete everything and start from scratch. They can maybe build more KPIs and other things for the dashboard. Some of the other systems already have built-in KPIs. SolarWinds is starting to catch up, but it is not there yet. They can include some of the business or industry standards for tracking the time, that is, the meantime to detect (MTTD) and the meantime to resolve (MTTR). They can also find a way to build a KPI that measures the number of instances of port scans experienced in a week or a month.
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Kumar Mahadevan
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery.
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reviewer975090
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side.
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SolutionsEngnr67
Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I would like to be able to dig deeper into the visibility of events or incidents to determine whether they are malicious, such as by doing behavior analysis.
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Keith Galleros
Information Security Analyst at Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.
There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.
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Sameer Gangan
‎IT Consultant at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Training for this solution needs to be improved, as new employees are sometimes unfamiliar with the product.
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Andrew Njagi
Communications and Networks Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution's technical support is okay, but we don't have an SLA, and sometimes the response times are very slow.
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SatyamKumar
Senior Technical Engineer at SYSTECH
I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.
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Alex Janes
Systems administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It can be difficult for users who are inexperienced with the solution.
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