Graylog vs. Snare

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Graylog
Score 8.4 out of 10
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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
Snare
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Snare is an IT security analytics suite of applications from Prophecy International headquartered in Adelaide, providing a complete log monitoring and management solution, as well as network threat intelligence.N/A
Pricing
GraylogSnare
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GraylogSnare
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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GraylogSnare
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
GraylogSnare
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
3.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GraylogSnare
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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Prophecy International
Snare provides compliance products ranging from small footprint, highly effective device, and network logging and log management tools to ID advanced infrastructure threat protection solutions. It has many valued features like activity dashboard, real-time monitoring, data import/export, dashboard creation, and many more. They all help me to improve my working skills It has been a game-changer as it saves a lot of time and I can work freely with this, and whenever I have any doubt the customer support team communicates immediately.
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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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Prophecy International
  • The tools were very easy to install and it integrates seamlessly with our secure system and prevents deployment.
  • Logging cooperates with our system perfectly.
  • Sending events to SIEM.
  • I have realised that the data collected is going to the centralised detection and prevent solution for analysis and monitoring.
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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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Prophecy International
  • Nothing really, it has been performing flawlessly.
  • I did not run into any problems.
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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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Prophecy International
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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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Prophecy International
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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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Prophecy International
  • It has made and positive effect on my work.
  • It has saved me a lot of time for my needs.
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