10 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 5.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel is an excellent option like SIEM. It has cool, smart features and functionality, and is quite powerful in terms of processing information in the cloud. I recommend it to colleagues because it is very easy to deploy and configure, and learn to use it on a daily basis. The panel is super intuitive and rich in details. When opening Sentinel, it is already possible to analyze the indices that happened and those that deserve further attention and treatment.
Flavio Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds SEM is well suited for a medium to large enterprise with continental datacenters or a few datacenters peppered around the globe. SolarWinds is a thorough and complete IT Operations Monitoring, Alerting, and Capacity planning solution with excellent ROI and arguably the fastest tool to get up and running with a great ROI usually within the first year. SolarWinds modules allow for the deployment of a specific IT Domain solution or a complete end-to-end IT Operations center tool for Application, Server, Network, Security, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Azure Sentinel
9.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.6
Centralized event and log data collection
Azure Sentinel
9.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.6
Correlation
Azure Sentinel
9.2
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.7
Event and log normalization/management
Azure Sentinel
9.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.3
Deployment flexibility
Azure Sentinel
8.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Azure Sentinel
9.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.0
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Azure Sentinel
9.2
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
4.9
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Azure Sentinel
9.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
9.0
Data integration/API management
Azure Sentinel
10.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Behavioral analytics and baselining
Azure Sentinel
9.7
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds
Azure Sentinel
10.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Response orchestration and automation
Azure Sentinel
9.7
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Reporting and compliance management
Azure Sentinel
9.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Incident indexing/searching
Azure Sentinel
9.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

Pros

Azure Sentinel

  • Free of charge, because it is a tool to work with MS products
  • Easy to configure MS data sources
  • Edit rules of log analytics
  • KQL language is quite similar to SQL
  • Integration with other MS products
  • Adding new analytical rules
  • Nice data visualization
  • Saves our time, when everything is under one roof
Aleksei Jegorov | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • It does a great job of notifying us when accounts have been locked out. We can then find out the device on the network where the login attempt occurred.
  • Searching for incidents is now a lot faster with the implementation of the HTML 5 interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Sentinel

  • Better integration with third-party tools
  • More connectors for third-party tools
  • Better online training available
  • More built-in queries
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • All SolarWinds product suffer from slow response times in management portals. SolarWinds SEM is no exception. While it is much preferred over a "thick client" there is much room for improvement in speed.
  • If you use the email alert features with SolarWinds make sure to prepare you staff and team for the large amount of emails they could receive. Make sure to reduce the number of alerts so your team does not ignore the alerts.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Sentinel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
It is pretty likely that we will renew SEM when the time comes up. It is easy to use and maintain so there isn't much of a need to replace this product. It is also a pretty fair price for the capabilities provided by the SEM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel 9.4
Based on 5 answers
It can be a little difficult for someone who is not familiar with SIEM, but otherwise, it's easy to learn. With all the features it can be daunting sometimes, but other than that, we were able to get integrated without much of a headache. Azure's products all around are great and we will continue to be customers!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 6.7
Based on 5 answers
If you are familiar with SolarWinds then you can use this product it's as easy as that. If you have never used a SolarWinds product then it will take a minute to get how they do reports and make dashboards but that being said the tool is great and can make things very easy once you get a feel for how it works and get everything setup how you like it.
Tim Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Azure Sentinel is very easy to use and configure. If you are stuck somewhere, Microsoft support is excellent in assisting and solving your issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 7.0
Based on 26 answers
The quality of support can vary depending on whom you end up speaking with. I was fortunate enough to work with a support representative who was very familiar with the product. He had even authored some of the support documentation on the website. On the flip side, I had two other experiences where I was simply directed to online training material.
Brandon Demko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel is much more cost effective and affordable than FortiSIEM and especially compared to Splunk Enterprise. Azure Sentinel is easier and faster to implement and does not require having any on-premises setup. It's purely software. There is no need to install any hardware on your network and you do not need to tap into the network and sniff all the traffic. All the software components of the solutions reside in Azure. You need to send the logs to Azure. The only thing that needs to be done on the servers where you want to monitor logs is install a small, small agent that will have the info of your Log Anaytics and a key to be able to connect and upload the logs. If you are versed in Microsoft technology, there is not much training required to get it going. There is the KQL language for writing queries that might be kind of new but then, on the other hand, any SIEM product has its own subscription language and syntax that needs to be learned, so Azure Sentinel is no different.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SEM is much better value proposition due to being priced by node and not by size of the event database. It's also much easier to configure that Splunk and needs much less infrastructure to run. Out of the box SEM beats Splunk on functionality. We looked at many products and compared before choosing SEM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Sentinel

  • In case you [are] using Microsoft cloud products [and] you need a response about security incidents.
  • Most tasks can be automated, you just need to visit the collected logs to see what's happened.
  • Alerts appear on the dashboard, signaling about threats and violations - constant monitoring of the incidents.
Aleksei Jegorov | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • For the price, it produced a decent value. It did a lot of the easy stuff well. I can't give any specific data given the objective of the product was to monitor very basic events in the environment.
  • There are free options that can do a better job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Azure Sentinel

Pricing Details

Azure Sentinel

General

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

Azure Sentinel Editions & Modules

Edition
Azure Sentinel$2.461
100 GB per day$123.002
200 GB per day$221.402
300 GB per day$319.802
400 GB per day$410.002
500 GB per day$492.002
More than 500 GB per day$492.00 + $98.403
  1. per GB ingested
  2. per day
  3. per day/plus each additional 100 GB increment
Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

General

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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Sentinel
9.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
5.3

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Sentinel
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.3

Usability

Azure Sentinel
9.4
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
6.7

Support Rating

Azure Sentinel
9.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.0

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