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JP
IT Security Admin at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A user-friendly log management and alerting solution

Pros and Cons

  • "The reports that you can run are really nice."
  • "It takes a little bit of time for Log360 to actually learn your environment."

What is most valuable?

The reports that you can run are really nice. They give you a lot of standard reports, which are nice, and the ability to run some custom ones, too. It takes some intuitive thinking to use it, but overall it's generally user-friendly; although it takes some digging to find the report you're looking for — it's almost overkill by data.

They have been doing some webinars for their solutions that run-down through it, and those are actually quite helpful. What they're doing for their improvement is kind of nice. They're sending out a series of webinars and then you can log on and ask live questions to the engineers as they're taking you through the use of the product. I am actually finding that quite helpful.

I've had to go leaps and bounds, wondering where stuff was at. There's a lot of tabs to go through. There's a lot of information presented within the system and knowing where to go in it is taking that process through, like, "You go here, you look there, you see this here. Can you think of a use case where you would want to know that?" They ask those questions and they get responses in their webinars and I think that's quite valuable.

They're giving you an hour to go through it and they're covering most of the material in 45 minutes. They need to actually have the product explained a little bit better than just, "Here you go." I think Varonis is a little bit more, "Hey, these are the alerts you have." And then on the right, it drives you right to where you need to go. With ManageEngine, you need to actually have an idea of what you want to do with the information you're looking at. It doesn't drive you in the direction — that's a con. Varonis kind of drives you down. On the right, it gives you the event list and you can go through it and drive to the data on the individual alert. ManageEngine gives you the alert and then you need to know where to go. 

What needs improvement?

Because I haven't been using it long enough, I am not too sure what's missing. I am comparing it with Varonis. The two seem to be lining up a lot, but Varonis is a little bit better as it gives me real-time alerts for the file shares. It takes a little bit of time for Log360 to actually learn your environment. I am dealing with a lot of alerts that aren't exactly valid because it just doesn't know yet.

The learning environment time is a little bit lengthy, but I think it's necessary. Since Varonis was already in the environment, I have no idea how long that took for it to learn that behavior. It's hard for me to compare the two in that aspect, but that's what I'm dealing with. That's what I would expect somebody else to be dealing with if they just got the product and they didn't have anything.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ManageEngine Log360 for the past couple of months.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give ManageEngine a rating of eight. It gives me a lot of information. Without the webinars, I'd give it a seven.

If they improved their alerting capabilities, I'd give them a higher rating. For example, "Click here to drive down, and here are the recommended steps for evaluating this alert." If it did that, I would give it a rating of ten. That's really the thing that they need. They need to drive their traffic on their platform as opposed to you having to guess where to go.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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