"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 strength of Devo is not only in that it is pretty intuitive, but it gives you the flexibility and creativity to merge feeds. The prime examples would be using the synthesis or union tables that give you phenomenal capabilities... The ability to use a synthesis or union table to combine all those feeds and make heads or tails of what's going on, and link it to go down a thread, is functionality that I hadn't seen before."
"It's very, very versatile."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the correlation rules."
"The ease of use is the most valuable feature. Over the years I have always been using this solution and have become comfortable with it."
"It is easy to use and deploy. It comes with user-friendly manuals."
"I like the ease of deployment."
"It is user-friendly. The notification part of McAfee ESM is very easy."
"Compared to other solutions, the user interface is good."
"The solution is 100% stable. We really have had a great time working with it. It hasn't let us down."
"The most valuable feature in ESM is its search and reporting feature. It's really nice."
"Great platform with user-friendly interface and GUI."
"The scalability is good."
"The solution has plenty of features that are good."
"It allows us to digest the information, the data, the different data streams, so we can make decisions based upon information that we receive, and it is pretty robust."
"What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches."
"Splunk is a user-friendly solution."
"Our clients are easily able to modify and evolve their implementations."
"The logs on the solution are excellent."
"There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. I would go as far as to say the product is deficient in its ability to parse multiple, different log types, including logs from major vendors that are supported by competitors. Additionally, the time that it takes to turn around a supported parser for customers and common log source types, which are generally accepted standards in the industry, is not acceptable. This has impacted customer onboarding and customer relationships for us on multiple fronts."
"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."
"I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards."
"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."
"We only use the core functionality and one of the reasons for this is that their security operation center needs improvement."
"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."
"There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler."
"Technical support could be better."
"McAfee is no more providing security updates on this product, and the enhancements to this product seem to have stopped. Moreover, we don't get proper support, and we struggle to get its support. It would be good if they can add some AI engine and out of the box use cases because it is currently limited to the same scenario and the same setup. I have done a POC for Securonix, LogRhythm. These products are much more ahead as compared to McAfee ESM. They have included multiple modules in the same solution. Correlation is very easy. If McAfee ESM can improve, especially in such implementations, then I believe it would be much better."
"Cloud integration has room for improvement because they're not full-fledged to integrate with the cloud solutions that come. They use different integration platforms to bring in data, and that needs to be improved."
"There should be support for multitenancy in the product."
"The only drawback is that they don't have any packet capturing or network behavior analysis."
"The user interface could be more user-friendly."
"It is not a very advanced solution, and it is for very generic use cases. It cannot cope with the advanced requirements that we're going to have. For example, for multiple authentication failures, it is still based on Windows events for detecting multiple login failures, whereas other companies are going beyond and working on implementing two-factor authentication. It is time to correlate the two-factor authentication results with authentification failures, which is not happening with McAfee ESM. The performance of the tool should be improved because it is very slow. The data display on the console is very slow in McAfee ESM. Its data storage is still old-fashioned, and it should be improved and upgraded to the latest versions. They have to come up with some new ideas to match what other leaders in the same domain are doing. For example, in Splunk, when you search for information for the last 60 days or five months, it quickly shows the information, but that is not the case with McAfee. The results should be quicker and faster on the console. They should integrate some additional features such as User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and automation. The threat intelligence part should also be improved on McAfee."
"The initial setup is difficult and could improve."
"We acquired the IBM product because McAfee is slightly confusing to use, and it's broader."
"It is a good product, but the Achilles heel for a lot of organizations is the cost model for it because it gets expensive. That's because the model is based on how much data it processes a day, which can be prohibitive, especially if you have a lot of data. A lot of customers may not be ready for the sticker shock on how to fully leverage the product. I realized that the reason for that is that when it was originally designed, it was kind of like a big data modeling application. If they want to have a bigger customer base, they can come out with subsets of their product that are focused on specific things and have different pricing models. It may help with the cost."
"Its interface could be improved."
"The solution has a high learning curve for users. It's a little complicated when you're trying to figure out all the features and what they do."
"It needs integration with a configuration management solution."
"The solution could improve by increasing the performance. We have run into problems when large amounts of data are processed."
"Over time I will have more requirements and I can foresee the solution could improve the search algorithm to run and output the data faster."
"The configuration could be better."
"In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel."
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McAfee ESM is ranked 14th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 10 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 54 reviews. McAfee ESM is rated 6.6, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of McAfee ESM writes "A security information and event management solution with a useful search and reporting feature, but cloud integration could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". McAfee ESM is most compared with IBM QRadar, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, Cybereason Endpoint Detection & Response and Fortinet FortiSIEM, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Fortinet FortiAnalyzer. See our McAfee ESM vs. Splunk report.
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