39 Ratings
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118 Ratings
39 Ratings
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Score 8.1 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)

    Darktrace

    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

    • Darktrace is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    Darktrace

    70%
    8 Ratings
    7.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    77%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Darktrace

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Darktrace

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    67%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.4

    Darktrace

    94%
    4 Ratings
    7.4

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    74%
    26 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Darktrace

    I think if you manage a large number of mailboxes, you need a reliable solution to protect corporate email from any threat. This solution uses AI to analyze emails to check if they're safe or if it's a risk for the organization. It has a good UI (all in English), and the more you're using it, the more you get. There are a lot of metrics and indicators to help the email security admin.
    Antonio Rodriguez | 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

    Darktrace

    • Monitors your network for unusual behaviour; as it learns what is normal for your network, you don't need to worry too much about things that are normal for your organisation, but might be considered odd in other places, triggering as alarms. It can also detect more subtle changes such as a device accessing a server but at an unusual time.
    • There are a large number of models that are used to create the alerts, which can all be customised, and you can also create your own from scratch, to allow you to tailor it perfectly to your situation.
    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

    Darktrace

    • Really had a poor time of identifying devices and what the device's purpose was - a simple nmap scan did a better job. The problem is they expect you to fine-tune the results - which is exactly what you would expect - but day one it found over 2,000 servers (and I only have 112).
    • Really had a hard time separating network traffic into locations - I use distinct subnets for my buildings, but there was no good way to create a logical map of my traffic internally. Did not garner a sense of trust that it was seeing everything.
    • Sat through a few "analyst" reports - which showed me possible threats in my environment. I am already using a few open source tools, and they actually found more than the analyst reports. Also, there was no way to get the reports on your own - you had to work through their analysts to get the information.
    Matthew Frederickson | 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

    Darktrace

    General

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

    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

    Darktrace

    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

    Darktrace

    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

    Darktrace

    Darktrace 9.4
    Based on 4 answers
    Darktrace support is excellent in my experience. They send a competent engineer on-site to provide on-boarding training. They were also very responsive in responding to questions and concerns. Having an individual point of contact who is a competent network and security engineer is not a common experience, at least for me.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Darktrace

    The Darktrace user interface was improved. Darktrace provides more metrics and more info to decide if an email is malicious or not in doubt case. Darktrace provides a lot of info about the email being analyzed, if there was a previous communication between both parts before for example, it's so easy to deploy.
    Antonio Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Darktrace

    • Darktrace is covering some lack of security issues.
    • Darktrace helps the company to follow some compliance obligations.
    • Darktrace can't solve all issues. It needs to work with other Security tools (e.g Splunk).
    Fabio Silva | 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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