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Score 9 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

It is well suited to monitor your Windows AD. You can get detailed login information and notifications like failures and lockouts. It also shows the IP address where it occurs so it makes locating the culprit a lot easier. It does well with monitoring for suspicious activity. It can alert you if It sees a client is trying to circumvent DNS so they can go through proxy avoidance tactics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

IBM QRadar
9.2
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
8.2
Centralized event and log data collection
IBM QRadar
9.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
9.1
Correlation
IBM QRadar
9.9
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
8.6
Event and log normalization
IBM QRadar
9.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
8.5
Deployment flexibility
IBM QRadar
9.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
8.4
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
IBM QRadar
8.7
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
8.3
Custom dashboards and views
IBM QRadar
9.1
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
5.5
Host and network-based intrusion detection
IBM QRadar
8.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
8.8

Pros

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

  • SolarWinds easily provides the much needed visibily into changes in an Active Directory (AD) environment. Email alerting can be configured to alert a team if an account is locked out, disabled by another users, or if users and/or computers accounts are created.
  • SolarWinds allowed a searchable audit feature. Microsoft Windows can be configured to log many different parts of a system, but search those logs can be difficult. SEM allows you to search for specific users or events.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

  • Compared to other SIEMs, there are features that are missing. Machine learning, automatic event correlation, ability to correlate multiple sources together.
  • The UI is clunky, and the *New* event log analyzer page felt really disjointed from the rest of the product.
  • In my experience, the dashboards were almost unusable. They persisted across login per device, and even then they sometimes would reset and go back to the ''Getting Started'' look.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

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.
larbi belmiloud | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

SolarWinds Security Event Manager 6.7
Based on 8 answers
The documentation is lacking specifics on definitions of alerts, so trial-and-error needs to be employed to use SolarWinds Security Event Manager properly. The installation of SolarWinds Security Event Manager was straightforward and any issues were resolved quickly via emails to the SolarWinds Security Event Manager support team. Using a virtual appliance vs. the regular install was the way to go in our environment and made the deployment that much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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.
Douglas Concepcion | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

There may be more intuitive/automated solutions in the marketplace but because we already had a good relationship with SolarWinds, we decided to ultimately go with SolarWinds LEM. There are many resources available to help you make SolarWinds LEM work just as you need it to. It has never crashed or ran out of resources so we believe it is a good solid product.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

  • Faster turnaround when investigating access issues. LEM's search function allows you to quickly identify which ACL policy may be blocking a user's access - and as a result quickly resolve the issue.
  • Regulatory compliance. If you have regulatory compliance requirements for security monitoring, this product will likely check off a few boxes.
  • Stronger security posture. Not every company can afford a 24 hour Security Operations Center. Intelligent technology like LEM can help fill in those gaps to strengthen your security posture, and even allow for complex automated responses to threats during non-business hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

IBM QRadar

Pricing Details

IBM QRadar

General

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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM QRadar
9.3
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
8.6

Support

IBM QRadar
8.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
6.7

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