Graylog vs. ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Graylog
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Graylog, headquartered in Houston, offers their eponymous platform for centralized log management that helps users find meaning in data faster so as to take action immediately. Graylog is available via Enterprise and Cloud plans, but also has a Small Business Plan, and an Open (free) plan with limited features.N/A
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
ADAudit Plus offers real-time monitoring, user and entity behaviour analytics, and change audit reports that helps users keep AD and IT infrastructure secure and compliant. Track all changes to Windows AD objects including users, groups, computers, GPOs, and OUs. Achieve hybrid AD monitoring with a single, correlated view of all the activities happening across both on-premises AD and Azure AD. Monitor every user's logon and logoff activity, including…
$595
per year
Pricing
GraylogManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Editions & Modules
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Standard
$595
per year
Professional
$945
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GraylogManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is dependent on the number of domain controllers and starts at $595/year for the Standard edition, and $945/year for the Professional edition.
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Features
GraylogManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Graylog
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
7.8
51 Ratings
6% below category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings7.631 Ratings
Network device monitoring00 Ratings6.321 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring00 Ratings9.240 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring00 Ratings8.726 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings7.045 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Graylog
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.8
33 Ratings
4% above category average
Service configuration management00 Ratings8.128 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy-based automation00 Ratings8.325 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Graylog
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.4
48 Ratings
1% above category average
Performance data reports00 Ratings8.637 Ratings
Customizable reporting00 Ratings7.847 Ratings
Data visualization00 Ratings9.042 Ratings
Risk analysis00 Ratings8.536 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Graylog
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
6.6
45 Ratings
14% below category average
Data backup and recovery00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Administrator access control00 Ratings8.745 Ratings
Best Alternatives
GraylogManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Small Businesses
SolarWinds Papertrail
SolarWinds Papertrail
Score 8.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
SolarWinds Papertrail
SolarWinds Papertrail
Score 8.9 out of 10
FloQast
FloQast
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Splunk Log Observer
Splunk Log Observer
Score 8.5 out of 10
FloQast
FloQast
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
GraylogManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(7 ratings)
9.7
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
3.6
(3 ratings)
8.5
(44 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
GraylogManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
Graylog
For small companies, Graylog is the best solution possible. It's easy to configure and "just works." Above everything else, it's free. The only thing I hold against it is the fact that it's Linux-based. [This] makes sense because Elasticsearch is Linux-based. But Linux adds a layer of complexity that we don't need for something basic as a logging server. I'm pretty sure that we would have had a logging server years earlier if I had to convince quite a few decision-making people to go ahead with it anyway.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine is mostly a "check the box" solution for SIEM systems. We needed something that satisfied our customer and was cost-effective. I would highly rate the system on "worth what paid for". Support is eager to please and prompt. My only issue is that it's mostly based outside the US with helpful, but non-native speakers so it's hard to understand them. I wish they would spring for better help "phone lines" so I'm not dealing with difficult to understand and unclear speakers.
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Pros
Graylog
  • Graylog does a great job of its core function: log aggregation, retention, and searching.
  • Graylog has a very flexible configuration. The backend for storage is Elasticsearch and MongoDB is used to store the configuration. You have to option to make your configuration as simple as possible by storing everything on one box, or you can scale everything out horizontally by using a cluster of Elasticsearch nodes and MongoDB servers with several Graylog servers pointed to all the necessary nodes.
  • Graylog does a good job of abstracting away a fair portion of Elasticsearch index management (sharding, creation, deletion, rotation, etc).
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • ManageEngine ADAudit Plus changes for user and group management can be looked up in builtin reports
  • You can build your own reports based on almost every logic you can think of
  • You have the ability to create alerts based on logic and filters and sendout custom alerts to email, SMS or other means.
  • First you need to understand the basics of the software, after that the software itself is very helpfull in configuring specific items.
  • I really love the support that ManageEngine is giving the customer, for all questions I use the chat on their website. This is for me the best remote support I ever saw, and I saw a lot in my 20 years of experience in IT.
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Cons
Graylog
  • Support for more log sources
  • Event alerts/emails - Some cases where unable to separate data from multiple clients, and no easy fix
  • API - Limits results to 10,000 and can cause server to lockup on queries that exceed the limit
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • In earlier releases there were quite a few bugs and performance issues. These have since been resolved.
  • When integrated with the Log360 Suite, it can be confusing on whether EventLog Analyzer or ADAudit Plus are "managing"/"Ingesting" the data from a given endpoint.
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Likelihood to Renew
Graylog
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
It works great for everything we need and use. Any issues in the software are pretty easy to resolve with tech support. And they are very responsive to resolving issues. Even ones where a fix/patch are required. At present, the software does everything we need it to for compliance, audit, and account review.
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Usability
Graylog
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ADAudit with its cloud and on prem install option allows any organization to get in on AD report management. Whether you need to report internally only for for external audit controls its a great tool with flexibility to handle most any user or group report capability. Since this also includes m365 integration it enables IT pros to administer usage, license, cost control and permission access to most anything in Microsoft's portfolio. Its a great tool all around for AD integrated access needs.
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Reliability and Availability
Graylog
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
uptime good
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Performance
Graylog
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Integration/overlap between products could be improved
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Support Rating
Graylog
Community support does not give simple straightforward answers; simply search up Graylog Issues and look at some of the responses on the forums. The documentation is your only hope if you are on the free version, as you can NOT purchase only support. The few times I have worked with Graylog Enterprise support they were great though.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The attention to cases or situations with the tool has been exceptional. being able to count on the manufacturer either by mail, call or chat. generate cases directly from the application allows you to have personalized support in order to solve problems that has been able to appear.
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Online Training
Graylog
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
knowledgable and prompt response
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Implementation Rating
Graylog
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The remote setup team helped when i needed it and setup weas very straight forward and easy. The advanced setup for an external db and customizations for our latest version AD environment went pretty easy once they found documentation on customization.
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Alternatives Considered
Graylog
In terms of log aggregation, the free product fully stacks up with the competitors listed. Full control over the data ingests for flexible configuration. Graylog even better on that front than AlienVault USM because you cannot configure the variable mapping. We haven't used the threat exchange stuff or correlation. But with regex searches, we have created function dashboards that show threat theater pictures of our network based on logs from our firewall.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
In terms of features, ADAudit Plus offers a comprehensive set of features for monitoring and auditing Active Directory, including real-time alerts, detailed reports, and user behavior analytics. The platform also offers support for multiple platforms, including Windows, UNIX, and Linux, as well as integration with other ManageEngine tools.
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Scalability
Graylog
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
updates are effective and system is reliable
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Return on Investment
Graylog
  • Graylog is just less expensive than some other options which meant it fit into our budget otherwise we might not be able to justify a higher cost.
  • Being able to track issues that we normally couldn't track using other tools is a bonus to help us know of any issues we have and can fix before an outage or failure that could potentially cost money.
  • We have had to spend more time than I would like to understand and customize Graylog which has taken time away from other tasks and projects.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Positive impact- instead of paying an external source to do reports manually, ManageEngine has provided this in just a few clicks of a button
  • Positive Impact- Less disruption to staff in gathering data for important occurrences
  • Positive impact- full visibility into real time information , alerts etc.
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ScreenShots

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Screenshots

Screenshot of Active Directory AuditingScreenshot of Track Account LockoutsScreenshot of Logon MonitoringScreenshot of Audit User PrivilegesScreenshot of PCI - DSS Compliance