14 Ratings
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118 Ratings
14 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Cisco TrustSec

    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 TrustSec is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Cisco TrustSec

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.6

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    76%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco TrustSec

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Cisco TrustSec

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    67%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Cisco TrustSec

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    74%
    26 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco TrustSec

    • Control access to critical enterprise resources by business role, device type, and location, so policy changes can be made without redesigning the network.
    • Easily manage access control and segmentation while maintaining compliance.
    • Create and manage policies in an easy-to-use matrix.
    • Reduce the need for costly network re-architecture by automating firewall rules and access control list (ACL) administration.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco TrustSec

    • Reduce operational expenses by simplifying network segmentation and defining security groups based on business roles, not IP addresses.
    • Limit the impact of a data breach by quickly isolating and containing threats using technology already in your network.
    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 TrustSec

    • Help and solutions if needed, support
    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

    Pricing Details

    Cisco TrustSec

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?

    Starting Price

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco TrustSec

    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 TrustSec

    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 TrustSec

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 7.4
    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 TrustSec

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco TrustSec

    • Reduction in IT operational costs
    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

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    Cisco TrustSec

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