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"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.""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.""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.""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.""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 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 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."

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"The most valuable feature of this product is innovation, where the research and upgrading of technology never ends.""IBM Watson for Cyber Security is very stable.""The customer support is very good."

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"The solution is very fast and succinct.""The most valuable feature is that it's very good for log aggregation.""The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.""The most valuable features in Splunk are the search function and the ability to run selected session reports. The session reports are important because I can use them to see what is going on in our environment weekly. Additionally, we can use the graph to see how often that particular event is happening.""I have found the installation can be of medium difficulty to very complex depending on the use case.""We can easily configure things as required in relation to our use cases.""It provides a lot of analytics with the underlying AI engine, and it is a lot easier than other solutions. There are some products that do automated AI-based detection and drawing up charts, but for network monitoring and all of the monitoring aspects, it is quite a nice tool. It is very convenient for business users because they get more or less a lot of data readily available. If you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want.""The ability to analyze huge amounts of sales data and accurate prediction of sales forecasting is the most valuable feature."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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.""Technical support could be better.""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.""I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards.""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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"This is an expensive product, so making it more cost-effective would be an improvement.""In the future, I would like to see threat intelligence included.""They need to continue to build the AI capabilities."

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"Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model.""Endpoint access is the only issue I can think to mention, even though the endpoint access we have with Cisco is fine.""We find that the maintenance process could be a lot better.""The configuration could be better.""Queries are not always as easy or straightforward as they might be, so it can be difficult to figure out what you need to look for.""In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel.""It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.""It needs a better way to export dynamic views without requiring a ton of code and user/pw."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""[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.""Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte.""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.""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 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.""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."

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"The price of this solution should be lower, although I understand why IBM charges a premium price."

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"The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data.""I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.""The pricing model is based on the number of gigabytes that you ingest into the Splunk system. So it can be an expensive solution.""The price of Splunk is reasonable.""The pricing modules could be improved.""Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost.""Its pricing model can be improved.""I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive."

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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.

Watson for cyber security can draw security intelligence from millions of security blogs, online forums and white papers - so you can see threats unseen by other systems.

Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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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
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Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company57%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer14%
Insurance Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Computer Software Company10%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise69%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Watson for Cyber Security vs. Splunk and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Watson for Cyber Security is ranked 29th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 3 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 48 reviews. IBM Watson for Cyber Security is rated 8.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Watson for Cyber Security writes "An innovative and stable product that is well maintained and always up-to-date". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". IBM Watson for Cyber Security is most compared with IBM QRadar, Fortinet FortiSIEM and FireEye Helix, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Fortinet FortiAnalyzer. See our IBM Watson for Cyber Security vs. Splunk report.

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