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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 user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""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.""It's very, very versatile.""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 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 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 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.""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."

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"The UBA feature is the most valuable because you can see everything about users' activities.""One very useful feature is the plug-in offering that allows you to integrate it with other solutions, such as integrating it with plug-ins like Scout, Carbon Black, and the rest.""Providing real-time visibility for threat detection and prioritization - QRadar SIEM provides contextual and actionable surveillance across the entire IT infrastructure.""The product provides a complete platform for ingesting the log, doing the correlations and handling the runtime.""I think the QDI is very good.""We've found the technical support to be very good.""The detection rate is good and the false positive rate is low.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the integration capabilities on offer."

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"The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.""The most valuable feature is the reporting.""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.""This tool is simple to use.""It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.""SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues.""It's extremely easy to deploy."

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Cons
"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.""Technical support could be better.""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.""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.""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 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."

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"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.""QRadar needs to be more specialized, along the lines of what other SIEM solutions are.""The whole process for support is something that needs to be improved.""The custom rules could be simplified more or it should be possible to use a different language, other than the ones that the solution is already using. They should add other languages into the mix.""I don't look at only the features and benefits; I also look at the price. It is a bit expensive when compared with other solutions. It is expensive for specific deployment topologies, and the decision-makers go for alternatives like ArcSight. It should also have more AI features or capabilities for better threat intelligence. The more it uses machine learning, the better would be the dashboard, analytics, and other things.""Some of the cloud apps need improvement.""The solution is highly used here in Pakistan and in many sectors, they could improve it by having more SIEM connectors.""We need more features in order to create rules to detect or to meet some requirements for other areas, for example, catching the event from other authentication tools."

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"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.""There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side.""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.""It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery.""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.""There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented."

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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.""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.""Devo was very cost-competitive... Devo did come with that 400 days of hot data, and that was not the case with other products.""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.""Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte.""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."

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"It's not expensive for the resources that it gives you.""There is a license to use this solution, which is paid annually. However, there are subscription options available.""We use QRadar as a managed service and we pay licensing fees to the partner.""There is a license required for this solution and it is an annual payment. I have found all solutions in the category to be expensive, including Splunk.""There is a license required for this solution. There are some limitations depending on what license you purchase.""The price of this solution is a little high.""The price could be better. I bought a subscription for three years.""There is a license required for this solution."

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

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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%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider12%
Security Firm7%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm18%
Cloud Provider9%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM QRadar is ranked 2nd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 56 reviews while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is ranked 14th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 7 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, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, ELK Logstash and Microsoft Sentinel, whereas SolarWinds Security Event Manager is most compared with Splunk, ManageEngine Log360, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and Fortinet FortiSIEM. See our IBM QRadar vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager report.

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