2019-01-10T08:22:00Z

What needs improvement with SolarWinds LEM?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SolarWinds LEM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Guest
88 Answers

author avatar
Top 10Reseller

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 slice through the dashboard to see specific topics. For example, one network dashboard, one active directory dashboard, one VMware dashboard, etc. That feature is something they could include in the next release - the ability for a report to flip to different technologies. And it would be nice if there were some pretty configured templates for the dashboard so that you don't have to fill all the data in. For example, a template for active directory or KPIs, or a template for VMware KPIs.

2020-02-24T06:02:00Z
author avatar
Top 5Real User

It takes a long time to perform a root cause analysis. I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.

2020-01-30T07:55:37Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 licensing model is poor, which in turn affects the scalability. There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented. The performance degrades when there is a lot of traffic.

2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
author avatar
Top 10Real User

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 enough into traffic flows. 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. I think that incorporating a security management platform would also be good. This would be a solution like a dashboard or control panel where you can just snap-in modules. A global dashboard where you can snap in all the different types of solutions or the different types of services and products that you will leverage would be a great step forward in ease-of-use by making integration easier.

2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
author avatar
Real User

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 lot of unwanted data. 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.

2019-09-15T16:43:00Z
author avatar
Top 5Real User

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.

2019-09-03T08:57:00Z
author avatar
Consultant

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 in one place. There should be a default template because as it is now, the user has to create one for each and everything.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
author avatar
Real User

It can be difficult for users who are inexperienced with the solution.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
Learn what your peers think about SolarWinds Security Event Manager . Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,517 professionals have used our research since 2012.