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Score 8.9 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 5.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

IPS sensors are more suited for companies that do not have visibility into their network with third-party analyzing tools. Scenarios would be to place IPS sensors at the perimeter firewalls mainly. IPS sensors are less appropriate for companies that have third-party analyzing tools that will mitigate vulnerabilities and malicious traffic and activities already.
Kenneth Ma | 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)

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.6
Centralized event and log data collection
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.5
Correlation
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.6
Event and log normalization/management
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.3
Deployment flexibility
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.0
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
4.9
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
9.0

Pros

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • Detects threats
  • Included in other Cisco tools
  • Feeds for automatic actualization
Anonymous | 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

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • The web GUI is somewhat slow.
  • Sometimes difficult to adjust policies.
  • Fail open feature may not work properly all the time.
Kenneth Ma | 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

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

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

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cisco TAC has been great at helping with configurations and issues that may arise
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 7.2
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

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

HP and Fortinet were in the PoC, too, but we decided to use Cisco IPS because it integrated with the rest of our Cisco equipment better. It was well integrated in the ACI datacenter, too. Performance and actual integration work with Cisco. Most of the workers at our company are familiar with Cisco.
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

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • Recognize virus outbreaks.
  • Find unauthorized administrative traffic.
  • Customization needs to be done to reach your objective.
Anonymous | 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

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

Pricing Details

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

General

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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
9.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
4.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.3

Usability

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
6.7

Support Rating

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
9.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.2

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