8 Ratings
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118 Ratings
8 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

5.3

FortiSIEM

53%
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

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
18 Ratings

Correlation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
15 Ratings

Event and log normalization/management

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
36 Ratings

Deployment flexibility

3.0
30%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
18 Ratings

Custom dashboards and workspaces

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
4.9
49%
34 Ratings

Host and network-based intrusion detection

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
13 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

FortiSIEM

60%
1 Rating
7.7

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

77%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

FortiSIEM

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

73%
2 Ratings

Usability

FortiSIEM

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

67%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

FortiSIEM

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

74%
26 Ratings

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.
Eric V. Zarghami | 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

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 .
Eric V. Zarghami | 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

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.
Eric V. Zarghami | 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

FortiSIEM

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

FortiSIEM

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

FortiSIEM

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

FortiSIEM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

FortiSIEM

No answers on this topic

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

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.
Eric V. Zarghami | 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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