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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Meraki Dashboard and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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"The most valuable feature is definitely the ability that Devo has to ingest data. From the previous SIEM that I came from and helped my company administer, it really was the type of system where data was parsed on ingest. This meant that if you didn't build the parser efficiently or correctly, sometimes that would bring the system to its knees. You'd have a backlog of processing the logs as it was ingesting them.""The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean.""Devo provides a multi-tenant, cloud-native architecture. This is critical for managed service provider environments or multinational organizations who may have subsidiaries globally. It gives organizations a way to consolidate their data in a single accessible location, yet keep the data separate. This allows for global views and/or isolated views restricted by access controls by company or business unit.""The real-time analytics of security-related data are super. There are a lot of data feeds going into it and it's very quick at pulling up and correlating the data and showing you what's going on in your infrastructure. It's fast. The way that their architecture and technology works, they've really focused on the speed of query results and making sure that we can do what we need to do quickly. Devo is pulling back information in a fast fashion, based on real-time events.""Those 400 days of hot data mean that people can look for trends and at what happened in the past. And they can not only do so from a security point of view, but even for operational use cases. In the past, our operational norm was to keep live data for only 30 days. Our users were constantly asking us for at least 90 days, and we really couldn't even do that. That's one reason that having 400 days of live data is pretty huge. As our users start to use it and adopt this system, we expect people to be able to do those long-term analytics.""It's very, very versatile.""The ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events.""The thing that Devo does better than other solutions is to give me the ability to write queries that look at multiple data sources and run fast. Most SIEMs don't do that. And I can do that by creating entity-based queries. Let's say I have a table which has Okta, a table which has G Suite, a table which has endpoint telemetry, and I have a table which has DNS telemetry. I can write a query that says, 'Join all these things together on IP, and where the IP matches in all these tables, return to me that subset of data, within these time windows.' I can break it down that way."

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"We find the solution to be stable.""The product is quite well-organized. The GUI makes it easy to navigate.""I like the various options, including the option for CMDB and the easier access to create rules, playbooks, or use cases. It's also easier to use for creating dashboards and reports.""The solution is easy to use and user-friendly.""Easy alert setup which enables different alerts in different categories.""It's very easy for anyone to work with.""The CMDB and the device discovery features are most valuable.""One of the most valuable features is that we can combine SOC and NOC operations in the same tool. We can provide NOC and SOC services in the same tool for two separate teams. There are plenty of third-party solutions that integrate with FortiSIEM. All these solutions already have a ready integration, and we have the possibility to create a custom connector for these solutions. Its reports are also very good."

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"The ease-of-use and the analytics are really effective tools.""Everything is in a single pane and you can look at your network in one centralized place.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity in navigating through the dashboard. It's well set out, and the layout is nice and user friendly. A lot of clients enjoy seeing layer 7 visibility. They get a good indication and insight into what is happening in their network and what applications are being used the most. They can then customize and give preference to business-critical applications.""The dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate.""It is very easy to manage. It has good security, and it is working well with our firewall.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.""Great visibility on the dashboard."

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Cons
"There's room for improvement within the GUI. There is also some room for improvement within the native parsers they support. But I can say that about pretty much any solution in this space.""Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution.""I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards.""One major area for improvement for Devo... is to provide more capabilities around pre-built monitoring. They're working on integrations with different types of systems, but that integration needs to go beyond just onboarding to the platform. It needs to include applications, out-of-the-box, that immediately help people to start monitoring their systems. Such applications would include dashboards and alerts, and then people could customize them for their own needs so that they aren't starting from a blank slate.""Some basic reporting mechanisms have room for improvement. Customers can do analysis by building Activeboards, Devo’s name for interactive dashboards. This capability is quite nice, but it is not a reporting engine. Devo does provide mechanisms to allow third-party tools to query data via their API, which is great. However, a lot of folks like or want a reporting engine, per se, and Devo simply doesn't have that. This may or may not be by design.""Their documentation could be better. They are growing quickly and need to have someone focused on tech writing to ensure that all the different updates, how to use them, and all the new features and functionality are properly documented.""From our experience, the Devo agent needs some work. They built it on top of OS Query's open-source framework. It seems like it wasn't tuned properly to handle a large volume of Windows event logs. In our experience, there would definitely be some room for improvement. A lot of SIEMs on the market have their own agent infrastructure. I think Devo's working towards that, but I think that it needs some improvement as far as keeping up with high-volume environments.""Devo has a lot of cloud connectors, but they need to do a little bit of work there. They've got good integrations with the public cloud, but there are a lot of cloud SaaS systems that they still need to work with on integrations, such as Salesforce and other SaaS providers where we need to get access logs."

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"I would like to see easier implementation in the future.""We need to see incident reports about the event log, without events from the administrator or through human interaction.""Not very good on non-API features, lacks that functionality.""We expect the latest patch from Fortinet FortiSIEM to give the ability to work with signature files.""With FortiSIEM, the issue has to do with the ways we can generate a report. It's not as flexible compared to that with other SIEM tools, like Splunk.""I would like to see more integration with other platforms.""Fortinet FortiSIEM could improve by having better integration and extensions. This would benefit by allowing us to give more rules.""Its training can be improved. Its price also needs to be improved."

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"If I am a user and I have a seat on the fourth floor, if I move across the building, the system should be able to track me and should be able to figure out my whereabouts or my position within the building if I'm connected to the wireless. That would make the administrator's life easier in terms of reachability.""They can improve the landing page in Meraki Dashboard. When I go into an organization, they can include a lot more infographics. They can also simplify it a bit and consolidate it. For example, if I've got five branches and I go into customer A's profile or organization, I'd like to see an infographic on the landing page providing a snippet of the entire network layout, that is, all branches in one snapshot. From there, I would like to go into the network that I want to work on or view.""There is a bit of a problem when you try to log in and you don't have a fixed IP address. If you're granting access, you need to log in by using the IP address. If your administrator's IP address is not a fixed IP address and it has changed, you might need to update the changed IP address in the interface. For this, you need to log in to the interface to update the IP address. This issue might not have so much to do with Meraki interface.""There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution.""The product is missing a VPN and it is a major issue when it comes to deployment.""The initial setup is complex and can be made more straightforward.""Meraki lacks their own software for connecting to the VPN which creates some issues.""Price could be reduced."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom.""[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more.""I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money.""Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that.""I like the pricing very much. They keep it simple. It is a single price based on data ingested, and they do it on an average. If you get a spike of data that flows in, they will not stick it to you or charge you for that. They are very fair about that.""It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had for cloud providers, it's significantly less.""Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs.""Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte."

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"They have a yearly subscription.""Pricing is acceptable for more than 90% of our customers, as they normally get discounts.""Its price can be better. We are Fortinet partners, so we can get discounts, but its price can be an issue at the beginning for others. There is a licensing scheme for every case. There are three licensing schemes that we can choose from.""The price of Fortinet FortiSIEM is a lot less when compared to other solutions.""The solution is available for both, perpetual and subscription licenses."

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"The pricing for a small setup is only a few hundred dollars a year. The fee is subscription-based.""Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's very, very versatile.
Top Answer: Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
Top Answer: I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
Top Answer: I like the various options, including the option for CMDB and the easier access to create rules, playbooks, or use… more »
Top Answer: The licensing is on an annual basis and calculated on the set up number. Of course, the licensing cost could be less but… more »
Top Answer: With FortiSIEM, the issue has to do with the ways we can generate a report. It's not as flexible compared to that with… more »
Top Answer: Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.
Top Answer: There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution. I would… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution to connect any devices to the network and for monitoring.
Comparisons
Also Known As
FortiSIEM, AccelOps
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Overview

Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of all your data to empower bold, confident action when it matters most. Only the Devo platform delivers the powerful combination of real-time visibility, high-performance analytics, scalability, multitenancy, and low TCO crucial for monitoring and securing business operations as enterprises accelerate their shift to the cloud.

FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

Companies around the world use FortiSIEM for the following use cases:

  • Threat management and intelligence that provide situational awareness and anomaly detection
  • Alleviating compliance mandate concerns for PCI, HIPAA and SOX
  • Managing “alert overload”
  • Handling the “too many tools” reporting issue
  • Addressing the MSPs/MSSPs pain of meeting service level agreements

The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, SentinelOne, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText, IGT, OneMain Financial, SurveyMonkey, FanDuel, H&R Block, Ulta Beauty, Manulife, Moneylion, Chime Bank, Magna International, American Express Global Business Travel
FortiSIEM has hundreds of customers worldwide in markets including managed services, technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. Customers include Aruba Networks, Compushare, Port of San Diego, Cleveland Indians, Infoblox, Healthways, and Referentia.
Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company14%
Retailer9%
Healthcare Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider22%
Retailer22%
Government11%
Consumer Goods Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Meraki Dashboard and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Fortinet FortiSIEM is ranked 5th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 12 reviews while Meraki Dashboard is ranked 13th in Network Monitoring Software with 8 reviews. Fortinet FortiSIEM is rated 7.8, while Meraki Dashboard is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSIEM writes "Very easy alert setup; a good tool for analysis and for SOC". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Centralized dashboard management for all devices on your network that is easy-to-use". Fortinet FortiSIEM is most compared with Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, IBM QRadar, Elastic SIEM and Zabbix, whereas Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM and LiveAction LiveNX. See our Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Meraki Dashboard report.

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