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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"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.""In traditional BI solutions, you need to wait a lot of time to have the ability to create visualizations with the data and to do searches. With this kind of platform, you have that information in real-time.""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.""One of the biggest features of the UI is that you see the actual code of what you're doing in the graphical user interface, in a little window on the side. Whatever you're doing, you see the code, what's happening. And you can really quickly switch between using the GUI and using the code. That's really useful.""Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of the user interface. The UI has a graphically interface with the raw data in a table. The table can be as big as you want it, depending on your use case. You can easily get a report combining your data, along with calculations and graphical dashboards. You don't need a lot of training, because the UI is relatively very intuitive.""Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five different tools to try to build a timeline out themselves. They can just ingest it all, build a timeline out across all the logging, and all the different information sources in one dashboard. So, it's a huge time saver. It also has the accuracy of being able to look at all those data sources in one view. The log analysis, which would take 40 hours, we can probably get through it in about five to eight hours using Devo.""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.""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."

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"Customer service is very good and very helpful.""The most valuable feature is user behavior analytics (UBA).""There are a lot of features in QRadar. App Exchange is the most valuable feature. User behavior analytics (UBA) is also a very good feature. Watson is also there, but we are not currently using Watson. It is versatile and quite easy. It also has an all-in-one-box feature and good integration with AWS.""The most valuable features are the versatility of this solution and the variety of things you can do with it.""The initial setup of QRadar is not complex because we have done it before and we are used to the development. It is getting easier all the time.""The detection rate is good and the false positive rate is low.""This is a good tool to have because it gives you the ability to track what is currently happening in your environment.""The product provides a complete platform for ingesting the log, doing the correlations and handling the runtime."

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"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.""It's extremely easy to deploy.""It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.""The most valuable feature is the reporting.""SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues.""Some of the rules are most valuable because you can be notified about various things, such as spyware or things that are going on in the internal network.""The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.""This tool is simple to use."

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Cons
"Technical support could be better.""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.""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.""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.""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.""I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards.""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.""The Activeboards feature is not as mature regarding the look and feel. Its functionality is mature, but the look and feel is not there. For example, if you have some data sets and are trying to get some graphics, you cannot change anything. There's just one format for the graphics. You cannot change the size of the font, the font itself, etc."

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"The threat detection needs improvement, they have many false positives.""Right now, if you look at the compatibility, if you need to deploy QRadar in a physical appliance you have only two choices of server, their own or a Lenovo server. In today's world, you cannot keep something tied to such a big brand. Clients want to be able to use whatever type of server they want.""IBM is going through some problems with its resources currently making its support response time slow.""The only challenge with products like IBM is the EPS. You just have to be really on the events per second, as that's where the cost factor becomes a huge issue.""The whole process for support is something that needs to be improved.""The initial setup requires that you have somebody with the proper skill set, and it would help if the configuration were easier.""The technical support can be improved a little bit, and the price could be cheaper.""The modularity could be improved."

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"It is a very technical program. They can simplify it so that it isn't so hard to deal with.""There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.""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.""SolarWinds should improve its correlation capabilities. The correlation does not automatically detect and reduce the events fast enough. You have to manually do a correlation report, which means the tool is not scalable in many ways.""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.""I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.""It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery.""There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that.""[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 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.""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.""Devo was very cost-competitive... Devo did come with that 400 days of hot data, and that was not the case with other products.""Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte.""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."

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"It could be cheaper, but the value itself is far more important for us than the price. Typically, our clients have yearly subscriptions.""The solution is priced fairly, there is a license for the solution, and we pay annually.""The pricing is always fine.""It's not expensive for the resources that it gives you.""There is a license required for this solution. There are some limitations depending on what license you purchase.""The price could be better. I bought a subscription for three years.""We use QRadar as a managed service and we pay licensing fees to the partner.""When compared with other SIM solutions, QRadar is considerably less expensive."

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"Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time.""It is in the appropriate mid-range. It is not as expensive as some of the other solutions. It is also not cheap.""The pricing model would benefit from having package deals with other SolarWinds products."

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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: The product has plenty of features and capabilities.
Top Answer: The usability of interfaces could be improved and the solution could have better correlation services, as well as faster… more »
Top Answer: SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues.
Top Answer: SolarWinds should improve its correlation capabilities. The correlation does not automatically detect and reduce the… more »
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Also Known As
QRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
SolarWinds LEM, Solarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event Manager
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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.

The IBM QRadar security and analytics platform is a lead offering in IBM Security's portfolio. This family of products provides consolidated flexible architecture for security teams to quickly adopt log management, SIEM, user behavior analytics, incident forensics, and threat intelligence and more. As an integrated analytics platform, QRadar streamlines critical capabilities into a common workflow, with tools such as the IBM Security App Exchange ecosystem and Watson for Cyber Security cognitive capability.

With QRadar, you can decrease your overall cost of ownership with an improved detection of threats and enjoy the flexibility of on-premise or cloud deployment, and optional managed security monitoring services.

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.

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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
Clients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.
NetSuite, EasyStreet, Legacy Texas Bank, and Energy Federal Credit Union, to name a few.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider12%
Security Firm7%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider28%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company8%
Construction Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise37%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise28%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,382 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM QRadar is ranked 2nd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 57 reviews while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is ranked 14th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews. IBM QRadar is rated 8.2, while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Provides a single window into your network, SIEM, network flows, and risk management of your assets". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Security Event Manager writes "Can be used across many platforms and has a user-friendly GUI". IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, Microsoft Sentinel and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), whereas SolarWinds Security Event Manager is most compared with Splunk, ManageEngine Log360, Fortinet FortiSIEM, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM). See our IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager report.

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