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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

Arcsight was one of the best SIEM tools at the time it entered the market and has advanced features that make it a favorite for a number of organizations, but they lack to upgrade it with the time. Some of there features are still at their best but required timely update to manage with the other competitor present in the market.If I have to choose the key points, they would be :
  1. User management.
  2. Smart Logger.
And if I were to point out where it is currently lagging :
  1. UI needs improvement.
  2. Slow search functionality.
Jatin Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiSIEM

If budget is an issue then Fortisiem fits well, as it's more than a typical SIEM solution. It can integrate with environmental monitoring systems, UPS HVAC etc. It can be used as the CMDB solution etc. If fine-tuned and looked after it can actually bring a lot of value for less.
Eric V. Zarghami | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
8.1
FortiSIEM
5.3
Centralized event and log data collection
Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
8.0
FortiSIEM
6.0
Correlation
Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
8.0
FortiSIEM
7.0
Event and log normalization
Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
8.0
FortiSIEM
6.0
Deployment flexibility
Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
8.3
FortiSIEM
3.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
8.7
FortiSIEM
Custom dashboards and views
Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
7.5
FortiSIEM
4.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
8.0
FortiSIEM
6.0

Pros

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

  • Good integration with IT infrastructure like ticketing systems, web applications and threat feeds etc.
  • Real time correlation works very well.
  • Dashboards and visualization is done well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiSIEM

  • Log aggregation and analytics
  • CMDB
  • Device inventory and remote management .
  • It can be used by Managed Security Providers who have multiple customers as it offers multi organization support .
Eric V. Zarghami | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

  • ArcSight is a really complex tool, but it's not that easy to implement and maintain.
  • Troubleshooting issues on ArcSight can be hard if you have a large environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiSIEM

  • Non-intuitive/unattractive user interface
  • Too many features that will usually remain unused
  • Very crowded (too many icons) portal
  • The reporting feature is confusing, e.g. you have to click on the "refresh" button to get the result of your inquiry. The report generation process can be much easier, as the user interaction is not pleasant.
Eric V. Zarghami | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 7.7
Based on 3 answers
If you go for platinum support, it's good as you have priority for support. They will take remote control of your machines and troubleshoot. Also, they arrange requirement SEM depending on the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiSIEM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

We are currently using Elastic search as well for better management of our devices and to keep all the loopholes filled that have been created around the non-upgraded version of Arcsight Enterprise Manager. Elastic searches have the latest mechanism to fetch logs and correlated data, as well as process them in a more useful way.
Jatin Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiSIEM

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

  • A few years ago this would have been the best buy on the market but with applications like Splunk I'd say its not giving you as much ROI.
  • Still does the job and gives us a positive ROI as we bought this over 6 years ago.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiSIEM

  • Other SIEM solutions were cost prohibitive at the time of purchase (2016).
  • Just like any other SIEM, it helped draw a better picture of our current security posture.
Eric V. Zarghami | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FortiSIEM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
7.5
FortiSIEM
6.0

Support

Arcsight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
7.7
FortiSIEM

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