Amazon CloudWatch vs. LogPoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon CloudWatch
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Amazon CloudWatch is a native AWS monitoring tool for AWS programs. It provides data collection and resource monitoring capabilities.
$0
per canary run
LogPoint
Score 4.5 out of 10
N/A
LogPoint detects, analyzes and responds to threats within an organization’s data for faster security investigations. LogPoint is dedicated to helping overloaded security analysts work more efficiently with accelerated detection and response. LogPoint's SIEM solution with UEBA provides…N/A
Pricing
Amazon CloudWatchLogPoint
Editions & Modules
Canaries
$0.0012
per canary run
Logs - Analyze (Logs Insights queries)
$0.005
per GB of data scanned
Over 1,000,000 Metrics
$0.02
per month
Contributor Insights - Matched Log Events
$0.02
per month per one million log events that match the rule
Logs - Store (Archival)
$0.03
per GB
Next 750,000 Metrics
$0.05
per month
Next 240,000 Metrics
$0.10
per month
Alarm - Standard Resolution (60 Sec)
$0.10
per month per alarm metric
First 10,000 Metrics
$0.30
per month
Alarm - High Resolution (10 Sec)
$0.30
per month per alarm metric
Alarm - Composite
$0.50
per month per alarm
Logs - Collect (Data Ingestion)
$0.50
per GB
Contributor Insights
$0.50
per month per rule
Events - Custom
$1.00
per million events
Events - Cross-account
$1.00
per million events
CloudWatch RUM
$1
per 100k events
Dashboard
$3.00
per month per dashboard
CloudWatch Evidently - Events
$5
per 1 million events
CloudWatch Evidently - Analysis Units
$7.50
per 1 million analysis units
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon CloudWatchLogPoint
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith Amazon CloudWatch, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; you simply pay for what you use. You will be charged at the end of the month for your usage.
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Features
Amazon CloudWatchLogPoint
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Amazon CloudWatch
-
Ratings
LogPoint
6.3
5 Ratings
21% below category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings6.23 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Data integration/API management00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation00 Ratings3.61 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching00 Ratings2.71 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon CloudWatchLogPoint
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(37 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(8 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudWatchLogPoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Cloud watch is great and essential if you decide to invest in AWS and have any need to monitor the health of all aspects of your VPC resources, or at the organizational level (multiple accounts). Another benefit of the service is constant upgrades at no additional costs; the software evolves to develop modules and interface improvements. For first-time users in AWS, this is going to take a bit to understand, so the learning curve to this metrics environment can seem overwhelming at first glance/use.
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LogPoint
LogPoint is incredibly useful for pulling information from various log sources and combining them together to offer insights into suspicious or potentially malicious behaviour. It is not intuitive and can take some time to get used to. Once you're up and running though, it's easy to onboard new log sources. Search queries can again be tough to get used to, but LogPoint support is really helpful and can offer assistance with writing more complex searches.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • It provides lot many out of the box dashboard to observe the health and usage of your cloud deployments. Few examples are CPU usage, Disk read/write, Network in/out etc.
  • It is possible to stream CloudWatch log data to Amazon Elasticsearch to process them almost real time.
  • If you have setup your code pipeline and wants to see the status, CloudWatch really helps. It can trigger lambda function when certain cloudWatch event happens and lambda can store the data to S3 or Athena which Quicksight can represent.
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LogPoint
  • Technical support team is fast and competent
  • License management and cost
  • Log parsing
  • New logs can be provided to the support team for parser creation
  • High Availability architecture does not cost more
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Memory metrics on EC2 are not available on CloudWatch. Depending on workloads if we need visibility on memory metrics we use Solarwinds Orion with the agent installed. For scalable workloads, this involves customization of images being used.
  • Visualization out of the box. But this can easily be addressed with other solutions such as Grafana.
  • By design, this is only used for AWS workloads so depending on your environment cannot be used as an all in one solution for your monitoring.
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LogPoint
  • Providing a full Cloud solution
  • Having more documentation for complex deployment
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
LogPoint
We are confident with the solution and we are using it daily
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
LogPoint
Overall, LogPoint is pretty easy to get started with but faces issues with specific things (syslog on custom ports, script log collection, etc.).
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Support is effective, and we were able to get any problems that we couldn't get solved through community discussion forums solved for us by the AWS support team. For example, we were assisted in one instance where we were not sure about the best metrics to use in order to optimize an auto-scaling group on EC2. The support team was able to look at our metrics and give a useful recommendation on which metrics to use.
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LogPoint
LogPoint support is outstanding. They are incredibly helpful, and on occasions have proactively identified issues with our setup, and logged cases on our behalf before we had even noticed there was a problem. If there is a search we need to write that is beyond our skills, LogPoint support can typically write it for us within a couple of days. They are always very responsive, and I am yet to have a bad support experience.
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In-Person Training
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
LogPoint
Really nice person with huge skills on LogPoint
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
I believe that CloudWatch is a better solution to use with AWS services and resources in terms of cost and ease of integration with AWS infrastructure services. But keep in mind that Elasticsearch is better at aggregating application-level metrics. We chose CloudWatch because of its capabilities to integrate and monitor AWS services in almost real-time.
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LogPoint
LogPoint is easier to implement and less expensive.
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Professional Services
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
LogPoint
N/A
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • We were able to set up log streaming, retention, and simple downtime alerts within a few hours, having no prior experience with CloudWatch, freeing up our engineers to focus on more important business goals.
  • CloudWatch log groups have made it relatively easy to detect and diagnose issues in production by allowing us to aggregate logs across servers, correlate failures, isolate misbehaving servers, etc. Thanks to CloudWatch, we are generally able to identify, understand and mitigate most production fires within 10-15 minutes.
  • Choosing CloudWatch to manage log aggregation has saved us quite a bit of time and money over the past year. Generally, 3rd-party log aggregation solutions tend to get quite expensive unless you self-host, in which case you typically need to spend a fair amount of time setting up, maintaining, and monitoring these services.
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LogPoint
  • Keep the same team to manage more IT resources
  • Having a better logs visibility
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ScreenShots

Amazon CloudWatch Screenshots

Screenshot of How Amazon CloudWatch works - high-level overviewScreenshot of CloudWatch Application MonitoringScreenshot of CloudWatch ServiceLens and Contributor Insights - expedite resolution timeScreenshot of Improve Observability with Amazon CloudWatchScreenshot of Visual overview of Amazon CloudWatch

LogPoint Screenshots

Screenshot of LogPoint SIEM dashboardScreenshot of LogPoint UEBA dashboardScreenshot of LogPoint threat intelligence dashboardScreenshot of All LogPoint alerts are mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK framework