AppDynamics vs. Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.N/A
Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Splunk Enterprise Security (SIEM) is the company's flagship SIEM product, offered as a premium service to subscribers of Splunk Cloud or Splunk Enterprise.N/A
Pricing
AppDynamicsSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppDynamicsSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AppDynamicsSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
AppDynamicsSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.4
57 Ratings
8% above category average
Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
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Ratings
Application monitoring9.357 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.756 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts9.056 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.555 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console8.855 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.428 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.627 Ratings00 Ratings
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
8.4
105 Ratings
7% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings9.1103 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings8.7102 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings8.4103 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings8.2104 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings8.099 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings8.9105 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings8.399 Ratings
Data integration/API management00 Ratings8.3101 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining00 Ratings7.898 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds00 Ratings8.599 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation00 Ratings7.690 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management00 Ratings8.998 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching00 Ratings8.6104 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(57 ratings)
8.7
(105 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
6.6
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(103 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
In scenarios where proactively preventing performance issues is a priority, AppDynamics shines. Its machine learning capabilities and automatic baselining help predict and address potential problems before they impact users. If an organization has relatively simple monitoring needs and doesn't require the advanced features provided by AppDynamics, simpler and more cost-effective monitoring tools may be a better fit.
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Splunk
Well suited: Splunk ES is highly recommended in an environment with many data sources and experienced computer engineers. It has a steep learning curve, but once that hurdle is crossed, it is absolutely a beast. It is also very expensive, so a company putting a high amount of budget in Security is needed. Not well suited: Splunk ES is not recommended if a company has only a few sources and some non-technical IT users. The price won't justify the fewer data sources and scratching just the surface level. Moreover, non-technical IT users would be better off with something that has a query builder, unlike Splunk.
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Pros
Cisco
  • When an issue arises, AppDynamics shines in root cause analysis. For example, it provides a comprehensive breakdown of the factors contributing to a performance problem. This detailed analysis accelerates the troubleshooting process, allowing our teams to address the root cause swiftly and effectively.
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Splunk
  • Advanced Threat Detection and Correlation: ES stands out in its ability to detect sophisticated threats by correlating data from multiple sources. For instance, it can identify unusual patterns in user behavior, cross-referencing with network logs to flag potential insider threats.
  • Real-time Monitoring and Alerting: ES offers robust real-time monitoring capabilities. It excels in promptly alerting us to critical security events, such as suspicious network traffic spikes or unauthorized access attempts, allowing for immediate response.
  • Comprehensive Log Analysis: ES ingests and analyzes an extensive range of log data. It's particularly adept at parsing and making sense of complex log formats, making it a versatile tool for understanding system activities and security events.
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Cons
Cisco
  • The initial setup process of AppDynamics could be more user-friendly. Some users find the configuration and onboarding to be a bit complex. Improving the onboarding experience could make it more accessible, especially for smaller teams or those with limited resources.
  • It can be difficult for some users to get AppDynamics up and running for the first time. For new users, the platform's usability might be improved by streamlining the onboarding process or providing more user-friendly setup wizards.
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Splunk
  • ES on the cloud (SaaS) has too many limitations with platform administration.
  • Supported integrations are not always on par with enterprise support especially when dependent on 3rd-party proprietary APIs.
  • In later versions, unforeseen glitches seem to show up that have no resolution except version upgrade. This used to not be the case in prior versions which were very stable.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
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Splunk
We are very happy with Splunk and would advise anyone to take a serious look at it. It might look pricey but the rewards Splunk offers seem endless.
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Usability
Cisco
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Splunk
You definitely need to learn how to use Splunk to get the most of the tool. There are many courses available for free to get up to speed on the usability of the tool but it's not that simple. It will take time to digest all the data and to understand how to query for what you are looking for.
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
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Splunk
I'm not an ES user, but, in my implementation I usually try to prevent all service stops to guarantee High availability to the final customers.
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Performance
Cisco
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Splunk
ES requires a very performant infrastructure: if it has it's performant, otherwise not. I had situation with a very performant infrastructure and I didn't notized that it was a distributed architecture, it seemed that there ware few data on my PC, othewise I experienced less performant infrastructures with less performaces.
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Support Rating
Cisco
AppDynamics has its own community site that includes forums and a knowledge base. On the forums, you can converse with other members of the community and ask technical questions as you have them. Though this forum isn’t filled with people there are active members for you to gain some valuable insights.
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Splunk
It's good when it's responsive, but I've had times where I had to wait quite a while for a response. But these are typically the exceptions rather than the rule. When you do get a response it is always well-informed and appropriate. I would say they've been trending better over time with this.
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In-Person Training
Cisco
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Splunk
I experienced only on-line training, but the trainers were very professional and competent. Maybe it could be more useful if they also have an experience in projects because sometimes they didn't have a real project experience to communicate to the students. Anyway, it was very interesting and I learned many thing that's very difficoult (or maybe impossible!) to have by myself, aven if I have more than 10 years of Splunk activity experience.
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Online Training
Cisco
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Splunk
It was very interesting and I learned many thing that's very difficoult (or maybe impossible!) to have by myself. The only problem was that, when I worked with the Splunk Professional Services, I found some difference between the training contents and the information from PS. In addition is required a long experience on Splunk Enterprise for the data ingestion part, in other words I'm able to work with ES because I'm worling on Splunk since 11 years, otherwise I'd some problem.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
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Splunk
It's a fantatic product and it was very useful the presence of Splunk Professional Services for the Design Phase and the final Health Check.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
I have used Splunk for a short period. It was difficult to connect with the server and it takes much time to connect with the central server but AppDynamics is quite fast in it. Plus the service handlers for Splunk were a little ignorant their response was usually late in AppDynamics we got a great service team that gave us the solution with application bugs and fixes. Overall AppDynamics is more reliable.
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Splunk
Splunk enterprise is the only solution that we’ve been able to identify that provides risk based alerting, which allows our SOC to reduce analyst fatigue which would be a huge problem without it. Before RBA, there were thousands of alerts a day and it was impossible to review all of them
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cisco
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Splunk
for my exterience, unit pricing and billing frequency are correct. As I already said, I hint to have more discount flexibility, expecially with new customers, because there are competitors less expensive and very aggressive that are dangerous. In addition the possibility to don't pay the license for the development period could be a very interesting feature for the final customers.
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Scalability
Cisco
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Splunk
- 8 out of 10 and took 2 for the data pipeline and administration part. Even if you'd like to improve yourself or your team, you have to pay a lot of money and it could be more than GIAC education + cert. - Normalization for Data models and CPU-based searches can be a problem sometimes.
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Professional Services
Cisco
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Splunk
I had a fantastic experience with Splunk Professional Services: they worked with us in our last SON project (a SOC migration for a very large customer) and helped to build a multi tenent environment even if ES isn't a multi tenant platform. Th Splunk PS was a very professional and competent people, he is italian and was able to speak with our italian customers.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Our applications's dependability and performance have increased due to it, and this has raised user satisfaction, our clients can now use our apps with greater speed and dependability and with fewer likelihood of encountering performance issues.
  • By lowering the frequency of application outages and enhancing the functionality of our revenue-generating apps, it has assisted us in increasing revenue, like it assisted us in locating and resolving performance bottlenecks in our online shopping cart applications which greatly increased the quantity of transactions we could handle in seconds.
  • Our IT staff is now more productive due to its automation of numerous APM related tasks, our IT staff can now concentrate on more strategic tasks as a result of this.
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Splunk
  • ES has highly impacted ROI because as the customer of the ES the work we do for creating use cases for clients in terms of security-related aspects by their logs has given more return than investment.
  • The correlation searches we run to get detailed results from the Data models are very less time-consuming than Splunk Enterprise itself we can get quick responses to the use cases and dashboards populated because of ES.
  • The CIM compliance feature is ES has made more jobs easy in the terms of finding more Authentication related data we can get data onboarded in the Email data model from O365 and search is email data model instead of searching for particular indexes.
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