Cloudflare Zero Trust Services vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudflare Zero Trust Services
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Cloudflare's Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) technologies create secure boundaries around applications. When resources are protected with ZTNA, users are only allowed to access resources after verifying the identity, context, and policy adherence of each specific request. Cloudflare's Zero-Trust-as-a-Service model enables users to deploy access controls on the company's instant-on cloud platform, backed by Cloudflare's global network.N/A
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Score 8.2 out of 10
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SolarWinds LEM is security information and event management (SIEM) software.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Cloudflare Zero Trust Services
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Ratings
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.7
17 Ratings
2% below category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings7.317 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings7.917 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings7.912 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings4.916 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Splunk Enterprise
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesSolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(4 ratings)
8.2
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
7.5
(17 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesSolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudflare
For example, Cloudflare is a very good solution for ZTNA implementation. Cloudflare has Warp for propagating Gateway rules and checking device posture. Browser Isolation gives you more abilities to use internet resources without any restrictions and at the same time not put the company at risk. For example, if there is no DLP solution in place blocking the printing function can partly protect the company's sensitive data from intentional or intentional leakage through the online forms. A similar approach protects the end-user device from Zero-day threats and malicious software code. Moreover, Remote Browser Isolation technology protects not only the user's device but also the user himself from possible phishing attacks - for example, even if the user enters his username and password on the phishing website, bank card issuers, or other personal or confidential data, data will not go beyond the isolated cloud environment. Cloudflare Access gives company administrators a great opportunity to implement role-based access policies and make effect segmentation and diversification of company network groups.
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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
Cloudflare
  • Block access to known bad, risky, or unwanted destinations at the DNS or HTTP level.
  • Excellent protection for remote users.
  • Best in class browser isolation techniques.
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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
Cloudflare
  • Very API [oriented] which is fine, but the GUI is sometimes inconsistent
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare
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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
Cloudflare
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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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Support Rating
Cloudflare
Good chat support from the portal for basic questions and minor issues. The enterprise support line is provided as well.
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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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Alternatives Considered
Cloudflare
As long as all Cloudflare products and services rely on anycast technology, in a complex approach Cloudflare is faster and more relevant for cloud applications. The balance between security and performance is fully established. Also, Cloudflare has quite a good stack for API connection protection, like the API Shield example, which makes it more effective compared to F5 for example. Warp as a ZTNA agent gives better visibility and device posture information than FortiClient does.
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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
Cloudflare
  • Complete solution in case of using with Cloudflare Access.
  • No need of maintenance.
  • No skilled staff and trainings required.
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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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