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SolarWinds Security Event Manager Pros and Cons

SolarWinds Security Event Manager Pros

AF
Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.
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JJ
ISO at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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IT Infrastructure Analyst at AG Group
It's extremely easy to deploy.
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DP
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.
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SJ
Program Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues.
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Information Security Analyst at Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.
The most valuable feature is the reporting.
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SK
Senior Technical Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
This tool is simple to use.
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SolarWinds Security Event Manager Cons

AF
Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
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.
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JJ
ISO at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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IT Infrastructure Analyst at AG Group
It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery.
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DP
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side.
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SJ
Program Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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Information Security Analyst at Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.
There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.
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SK
Senior Technical Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.
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Learn what your peers think about SolarWinds Security Event Manager . Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.