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8 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    76%
    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    18 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    36 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    13 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    34 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    84%
    2 Ratings
    8.1

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    81%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    67%
    5 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    100%
    1 Rating

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    74%
    26 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    70%
    1 Rating

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    6.0

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    60%
    1 Rating

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    Threat Grid is best suited to integration along side other Cisco products. On its own, its neat, but with VirusTotal and other free malware submission sites, it may seem not worth the price. However, integrated into Cisco's AMP product, it provides a continuous investigation of sties and files. If AMP has an alert, you can hop over to ThreatGrid to see what it found out.
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    SolarWinds

    Solarwinds SEM is great for generating reports for investigation purposes. Once you set up the connectors you can walk away and the product runs without needing maintenance. It was however pretty difficult to create the reports and alerts when now starting out and it can be very intimidating for new users.
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • Deep malware analysis
    • You will get transparent integration
    • Faster investigation and response
    • Always prioritizes threats
    • Scalable visibility and security analytics
    • Extend your visibility
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    SolarWinds

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • The VMs are very sluggish (probably unavoidable at this scale)
    • Sometimes it seems unclear how Threat Grid is evaluating a site
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    SolarWinds

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Secure Malware Analytics (Threat Grid) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        We lean heavily on the Cisco security stack currently and really find value in Threat Grid. However, we are investigating level 5 licensing with Microsoft, so there is small chance we may lift our security stack elsewhere. However, I am unaware of an equivalent at Microsoft. It would be hard to do without Threat Grid, so without an equivalent we would continue with it and AMP.
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        SolarWinds

        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
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        Usability

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        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.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Cisco

        We have seen no availability issues with Threat Grid. It has always been online in whenever I have needed it. I use it many times throughout the week at variable times. I have seen no outage and no slowdowns in performance. I have have used it considerably for the last 1.5 years.
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        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.
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        Implementation Rating

        Cisco

        Overall it is good, but I believe our implementation needs some tuning. Currently, it is integrated with Cisco Secure Endpoint (AMP). It is able to pull data from there and AMP can upload files directly to it. I would like to improve our range of scenarios and playbooks that Threat Grid uses. Currently, I can only select one type of VM profile in my AMP settings. It would be great if a group of plays could be run on an individual file. I would also like an integration with Umbrella and our Cisco Firepowers to further leverage automation
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Cisco

        We have never used any other products besides this
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        SolarWinds

        Splunk was a pretty good product but the licensing structure needed a lot of work. They changed the structure three times that I am aware and I still had problems understanding LogRhythm had a lot of issues correlating users to IP addresses, the mappings were frequently wrong so this product could not be trusted in my environment as all our access logs are IP based and this needs to be matched to usernames from AD Fortianalzyer is a great product but it can only do logs from Fortigates so that was not helping for anything other than our firewalls.
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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

        • Provides more security for malware
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        SolarWinds

        • 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.
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