Exabeam Fusion vs. Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Exabeam Fusion
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Exabeam headquartered in San Mateo, Exabeam Fusion, a SIEM + XDR. The vendor states the modular Exabeam platform allows analysts to collect unlimited log data, use behavioral analytics to detect attacks, and automate incident response. The Exabeam platform can be deployed on-premise or from the cloud. Exabeam can also integrate information from the Exabeam Threat Intelligence Service, or into a third-party SIEM.N/A
Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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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
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Exabeam Fusion

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Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Chose Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Exabeam is Elasticsearch based which has major limitations compared to Splunk's SPL language. Furthermore, in my previous company, we were using Exabeam and there were a lot of false-positive detections caused by the machine learning algorithms, Bayesian inference, and other …
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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
Exabeam Fusion
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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 Ratings7.996 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 Ratings9.0101 Ratings
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User Ratings
Exabeam FusionSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(103 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
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9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.6
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
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9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
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7.3
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
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6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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9.4
(100 ratings)
Professional Services
-
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9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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8.2
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User Testimonials
Exabeam FusionSplunk Enterprise Security (ES)
Likelihood to Recommend
Exabeam
As a SIEM tool for investigations, Exabeam is the best in class. The AI assigns numeric values to observed logs them presents high scores to the analyst in a simple dashboard. We can see what is a real threat and ignore so many false positives. Exabeam is the best SIEM was used from an alert fatigue perspective. The simple interface allows other teams not just InfoSec to utilize the tool; helpdesk for asset diagnoses, HR for staffing questions, etc.
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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
Exabeam
  • Fast search times, unlike other competing solutions.
  • The ability for engineers to obtain access to the command line interface for troubleshooting, at least for on-premise deployments.
  • License is suitable for organisations with lots of logs to ingest.
  • Hardware required for on premise deployments is well supported.
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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
Exabeam
  • More and better drop-down menus, some items in threat hunter require you know subsets.
  • Less dashboards, combine AA and DL without having separate logins.
  • More complete playbooks are already built out. You have the structure set up for templates like malware and phishing, go further and completely build them out from start to finish, most companies would just use them and not personalize their configurations.
  • Quarterly health checkup diagnostics of systems sent out to users.
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
Exabeam is very good at processing lots of logs without excessive licensing costs. It has a professional support team that's very quick to resolve any issues and provides custom parsers quickly and enables our analysts to search vast data sets without having to wait long for results to be returned. The product is getting more mature with new features every major release.
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
Exabeam Fusion has so many diffferent out reach meetings, webinars, community virtual coffees, and events that you can always stay abreast of what if happening and get new ideas for use cases. Their support actually answers their phones and can respond in chat instantly. With our cloud deployment Exabeam support teams can instantly see our systems and help us.
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
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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
Exabeam
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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
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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
Exabeam
  • Reduced time to triage alerts.
  • Reduced number of alerts which need escalation to senior tiers.
  • The ability for analysts to quickly run playbooks for additional information and enrichment.
  • Ability to retain data for longer periods for forensics purposes.
  • Improved search performance compared with other SIEM solutions.
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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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