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Score 8.3 out of 100

IBM QRadar

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Likelihood to Recommend

FortiSIEM

If budget is an issue then Fortisiem fits well, as it's more than a typical SIEM solution. It can integrate with environmental monitoring systems, UPS HVAC etc. It can be used as the CMDB solution etc. If fine-tuned and looked after it can actually bring a lot of value for less.
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IBM QRadar

If you have a small-to-large company looking for a SIEM solution that "does the job" and is easy to deploy/use, QRadar is your tool. If you're looking for a complex solution that supports integration with data-mining solutions (e.g. ELK), then you may need a different solution. Overall, QRadar fits the needs of 99% of the companies. It is one of the easiest SIEM solutions to deploy and use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

FortiSIEM
5.3
IBM QRadar
9.2
Centralized event and log data collection
FortiSIEM
6.0
IBM QRadar
9.5
Correlation
FortiSIEM
7.0
IBM QRadar
9.9
Event and log normalization
FortiSIEM
6.0
IBM QRadar
9.5
Deployment flexibility
FortiSIEM
3.0
IBM QRadar
9.1
Custom dashboards and views
FortiSIEM
4.0
IBM QRadar
9.1
Host and network-based intrusion detection
FortiSIEM
6.0
IBM QRadar
8.8
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
FortiSIEM
IBM QRadar
8.7

Pros

FortiSIEM

  • Log aggregation and analytics
  • CMDB
  • Device inventory and remote management .
  • It can be used by Managed Security Providers who have multiple customers as it offers multi organization support .
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IBM QRadar

  • It allows us to have visibility to potential problems both on premise and in the cloud which was key as we have become a hybrid consumer.
  • It has automated monitoring which has allowed us to see threats faster and also allowed us to be proactive.
  • By having over 20,000 employees, QRadar has also allowed us to be aware of internal threats that are brought into the company by unsuspecting employees.
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Cons

FortiSIEM

  • Non-intuitive/unattractive user interface
  • Too many features that will usually remain unused
  • Very crowded (too many icons) portal
  • The reporting feature is confusing, e.g. you have to click on the "refresh" button to get the result of your inquiry. The report generation process can be much easier, as the user interaction is not pleasant.
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IBM QRadar

  • There is a steep learning curve compared to other platforms. Qradar is incredibly powerful but does require some homework.
  • There is a glaring lack of threat feed utilization outside of STIXX/TAXII which remains very limited at this time.
  • May require a considerable amount of tuning during deployment with very little "out of the box" offense information.
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Support

FortiSIEM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM QRadar

IBM QRadar 8.5
Based on 4 answers
I've had many issues with QRadar, and the support would hear and respond to my question all the time (more so than in the case of IBM Resilient support). They were very quick to respond, were helpful, and provided remote access.
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Alternatives Considered

FortiSIEM

No answers on this topic

IBM QRadar

Splunk Enterprise Security I've found is the easiest of all major SIEM's to deploy due to its event normalization capabilities. It lags behind QRadar in event correlation but is better in user GUI customization. One issue where QRadar beats it is in cost. Splunk starts off cheap, but as you expand (due to it's licensing model), it quickly becomes very expensive. It is the monster that keeps on feeding.
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Return on Investment

FortiSIEM

  • Other SIEM solutions were cost prohibitive at the time of purchase (2016).
  • Just like any other SIEM, it helped draw a better picture of our current security posture.
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IBM QRadar

  • QRadar has helped us improve our rating when going through an IT audit.
  • It has allowed us to answer some security related contract questions much more positively when going through contract negotiation.
  • It helps us to protect our company and investors from Outside and Internal threats.
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Pricing Details

FortiSIEM

General

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

IBM QRadar

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiSIEM
6.0
IBM QRadar
9.3

Support

FortiSIEM
IBM QRadar
8.5

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