Cloudflare Zero Trust Services vs. Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudflare Zero Trust Services
Score 8.7 out of 10
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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
Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Splunk Enterprise Security (SIEM) is the company's flagship SIEM product, offered as a premium service to subscribers of Splunk Cloud or Splunk Enterprise.N/A
Pricing
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
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
Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
8.5
102 Ratings
9% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings9.4100 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings8.899 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings8.6100 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings8.3101 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings8.096 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings9.2102 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings8.296 Ratings
Data integration/API management00 Ratings8.598 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining00 Ratings7.995 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds00 Ratings8.796 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation00 Ratings7.387 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management00 Ratings9.095 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching00 Ratings8.9101 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(4 ratings)
9.0
(103 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
6.6
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(100 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
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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Splunk
Well suited: Splunk ES is highly recommended in an environment with many data sources and experienced computer engineers. It has a steep learning curve, but once that hurdle is crossed, it is absolutely a beast. It is also very expensive, so a company putting a high amount of budget in Security is needed. Not well suited: Splunk ES is not recommended if a company has only a few sources and some non-technical IT users. The price won't justify the fewer data sources and scratching just the surface level. Moreover, non-technical IT users would be better off with something that has a query builder, unlike Splunk.
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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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Splunk
  • Advanced Threat Detection and Correlation: ES stands out in its ability to detect sophisticated threats by correlating data from multiple sources. For instance, it can identify unusual patterns in user behavior, cross-referencing with network logs to flag potential insider threats.
  • Real-time Monitoring and Alerting: ES offers robust real-time monitoring capabilities. It excels in promptly alerting us to critical security events, such as suspicious network traffic spikes or unauthorized access attempts, allowing for immediate response.
  • Comprehensive Log Analysis: ES ingests and analyzes an extensive range of log data. It's particularly adept at parsing and making sense of complex log formats, making it a versatile tool for understanding system activities and security events.
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Cons
Cloudflare
  • Very API [oriented] which is fine, but the GUI is sometimes inconsistent
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Splunk
  • ES on the cloud (SaaS) has too many limitations with platform administration.
  • Supported integrations are not always on par with enterprise support especially when dependent on 3rd-party proprietary APIs.
  • In later versions, unforeseen glitches seem to show up that have no resolution except version upgrade. This used to not be the case in prior versions which were very stable.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
We are very happy with Splunk and would advise anyone to take a serious look at it. It might look pricey but the rewards Splunk offers seem endless.
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Usability
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
You definitely need to learn how to use Splunk to get the most of the tool. There are many courses available for free to get up to speed on the usability of the tool but it's not that simple. It will take time to digest all the data and to understand how to query for what you are looking for.
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Reliability and Availability
Cloudflare
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Splunk
I'm not an ES user, but, in my implementation I usually try to prevent all service stops to guarantee High availability to the final customers.
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Performance
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
ES requires a very performant infrastructure: if it has it's performant, otherwise not. I had situation with a very performant infrastructure and I didn't notized that it was a distributed architecture, it seemed that there ware few data on my PC, othewise I experienced less performant infrastructures with less performaces.
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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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Splunk
It's good when it's responsive, but I've had times where I had to wait quite a while for a response. But these are typically the exceptions rather than the rule. When you do get a response it is always well-informed and appropriate. I would say they've been trending better over time with this.
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In-Person Training
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
I experienced only on-line training, but the trainers were very professional and competent. Maybe it could be more useful if they also have an experience in projects because sometimes they didn't have a real project experience to communicate to the students. Anyway, it was very interesting and I learned many thing that's very difficoult (or maybe impossible!) to have by myself, aven if I have more than 10 years of Splunk activity experience.
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Online Training
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
It was very interesting and I learned many thing that's very difficoult (or maybe impossible!) to have by myself. The only problem was that, when I worked with the Splunk Professional Services, I found some difference between the training contents and the information from PS. In addition is required a long experience on Splunk Enterprise for the data ingestion part, in other words I'm able to work with ES because I'm worling on Splunk since 11 years, otherwise I'd some problem.
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Implementation Rating
Cloudflare
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Splunk
It's a fantatic product and it was very useful the presence of Splunk Professional Services for the Design Phase and the final Health Check.
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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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Splunk
Splunk enterprise is the only solution that we’ve been able to identify that provides risk based alerting, which allows our SOC to reduce analyst fatigue which would be a huge problem without it. Before RBA, there were thousands of alerts a day and it was impossible to review all of them
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
for my exterience, unit pricing and billing frequency are correct. As I already said, I hint to have more discount flexibility, expecially with new customers, because there are competitors less expensive and very aggressive that are dangerous. In addition the possibility to don't pay the license for the development period could be a very interesting feature for the final customers.
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Scalability
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
- 8 out of 10 and took 2 for the data pipeline and administration part. Even if you'd like to improve yourself or your team, you have to pay a lot of money and it could be more than GIAC education + cert. - Normalization for Data models and CPU-based searches can be a problem sometimes.
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Professional Services
Cloudflare
No answers on this topic
Splunk
I had a fantastic experience with Splunk Professional Services: they worked with us in our last SON project (a SOC migration for a very large customer) and helped to build a multi tenent environment even if ES isn't a multi tenant platform. Th Splunk PS was a very professional and competent people, he is italian and was able to speak with our italian customers.
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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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Splunk
  • ES has highly impacted ROI because as the customer of the ES the work we do for creating use cases for clients in terms of security-related aspects by their logs has given more return than investment.
  • The correlation searches we run to get detailed results from the Data models are very less time-consuming than Splunk Enterprise itself we can get quick responses to the use cases and dashboards populated because of ES.
  • The CIM compliance feature is ES has made more jobs easy in the terms of finding more Authentication related data we can get data onboarded in the Email data model from O365 and search is email data model instead of searching for particular indexes.
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