IBM Security QRadar SIEM vs. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Security QRadar SIEM
Score 8.7 out of 10
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IBM Security QRadar is security information and event management (SIEM) Software.N/A
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
Score 7.8 out of 10
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The LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform, from LogRhythm in Boulder, Colorado, is security information and event management (SIEM) software which includes SOAR functionality via SmartResponse Automation Plugins (a RespondX feature), the DetectX security analytics module, and AnalytiX as a log management solution that centralizes log data, enriches it with contextual details and applies a consistent schema across all data types.N/A
Pricing
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Free/Freemium Version
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
IBM Security QRadar SIEMLogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
Considered Both Products
IBM Security QRadar SIEM
Chose IBM Security QRadar SIEM
More User-friendly in creating use cases. Managing offenses. Identifying issues more easily. Everything is accessible in fingertip.
Chose IBM Security QRadar SIEM
We chose QRadar based on its flexibility and open platform for integrations. Compared to the other tools that we review QRadar just had the most of the features that we felt were relevant.
Chose IBM Security QRadar SIEM
It was on the easier side for use and can be stable.
Chose IBM Security QRadar SIEM
Overall each of these platforms have great features and need to be properly reviewed and tested for your specific needs
Chose IBM Security QRadar SIEM
The product price, ease of deployment and support availability
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
Chose LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
SIEMs are complex behemoths, regardless of the one you decide to go with. Even those that are supposedly turn-key solutions aren't really and can pose some tricky issues for veteran IT and InfoSec staff. LogRhythm has the best educational services and technical support, hands …
Chose LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
I work with every SIEM on the market and I believe LogRhythm simply provides the best overall value in terms of price, incident response capability, content capability, and ease of engineering.
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Features
IBM Security QRadar SIEMLogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
IBM Security QRadar SIEM
8.6
52 Ratings
10% above category average
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
7.4
20 Ratings
5% below category average
Centralized event and log data collection9.927 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Correlation8.852 Ratings8.120 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management9.527 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Deployment flexibility7.927 Ratings4.619 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools8.249 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces7.452 Ratings7.520 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection9.625 Ratings7.214 Ratings
Data integration/API management9.07 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining8.131 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds9.132 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation7.75 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management7.630 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching8.97 Ratings7.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Security QRadar SIEMLogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(73 ratings)
7.5
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(47 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.1
(43 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Security QRadar SIEMLogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
monitoring network traffic is much easier while having siem in your organization and the scenario where siem is less apricated is installing adding logs source making rules according to your desire or the last thing ibm support team not proving the good feedback on instant basis in case of any critical scenarios
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LogRhythm
LogRhythm is good for providing a comprehensive view of the environment. It gives a great outline of whatever is going on in our servers and systems regarding security malfunctions. The SIEM sends real-time notifications when there are some occurrences; like creating a new user and inappropriate login attempts. It also avails a good use case that meets our HIPAA compliance.
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Pros
IBM
  • Enables identification and prioritization of vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure for corrective action.
  • Facilitates security incident investigation and forensic analysis.
  • Provides a real-time view of security events, enabling immediate incident response.
  • Can integrate with external threat intelligence sources to enrich data and improve threat detection.
  • Enables the generation of detailed and customized reports.
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LogRhythm
  • LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform has an alarm system that generates tickets based on the event and the way it has been configured in the LogRhythm console. Let's say we have a ticket for a malicious email attachment. The ticket will some information like the source of the log, the source IP, destination IP etc. It can be drilled down to obtain specific information like the recipient, source location, file attachment name, SHA hash of the file, source and destination port, time, mac address of the machine that downloaded it etc. This helps the analysts to go to the root of the cause and take actions easily without manually parsing them.
  • The second good thing about the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform is that it is very easy to use with its well-structured interface. To use LogRhythm, an user barely require any technical skills. A little overview of IP, CIDR, hash, etc. is enough to get your hands on it. It requires no programming or coding skills, as everything is GUI based. It also provides a beautiful visualization dashboard. There is another beautiful feature that it provides for the classification of events, known as cases. Multiple users working on the same platform can create cases and add events to it. They also help to maintain future reference.
  • The third good feature is the search tool which is very powerful. For example, sometimes it is hard to find the users who downloaded a malware from the guest wireless of the institution and not the private network. The search tool helps us in searching the user by automatically correlating the MAC address from the current network logs and the previous logs as the MAC address is the same. It is highly scalable for parsing a large number of logs from various sources.
  • I particularly think this is one of the best software available for log parsing in an organization where non-technical users are working on incident response. This tool has a good amount of flexibility. However, it can only be configured with the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform Console.
  • In terms of usability, as already mentioned, it is a very easy tool to use, with a GUI based interface.
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Cons
IBM
  • Need to spend more time configuring the system to properly interpret and normalize different type of data collected from multiple resources.
  • While Rule creation QRadar uses that rules to detect security threats and generate alerts, but to creating and managing rules is bit complex & tedious work to complete.
  • IBM Security QRadar SIEM is excellent in handling large & complex systems that requires in-depth knowledge and extensive training to configure and maintain the system which includes upgrading, optimization of performance & issue troubleshooting.
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LogRhythm
  • LogRhythm absolutely needs to provide back end support for threat intelligence lists. Performing a linear search on massive lists of IPs on incoming web traffic can bring the SIEM to its knees.
  • LogRhythm should drop its entire code base for implementing lists and simply turn them into hash tables to avoid the excessive cost associated with referencing lists in rules. I haven't seen the code, but the performance suggests O(n).
  • The reporting feature is the worst of all SIEMs, luckily reports are not my primary service offering. LogRhythm should definitely revamp its reporting to be more intuitive.
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Likelihood to Renew
IBM
With the arrival of IBM Security QRadar SIEM at our company, we have a better vision of all the security needs that may arise, it is a very safe software to use that prevents threats from damaging our IT environment, it is impossible to change it for another software.
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LogRhythm
LogRhythm is focused on SIEM. That is their core business. Cost of operations, feature set and ease of use. The Log Rhythm support team is outstanding. Overall reliability is good. Reporting module needs some improvement and LR is promising that there will be significant improvements in future releases.
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Usability
IBM
A very special system to use without problems, the process is very genuine and does not require complicated procedures.
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LogRhythm
LogRhythm does a rather decent job of making the functionality advanced (allowing for advanced keyword & field searching, use of "AND" as well as "OR" statements in the search bar) while keeping it accessible (by not requiring a specific syntax to do quick searches). This combined with a user interface that has headings and labels that are intuitive is very helpful.
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Support Rating
IBM
Customer support is Good of IBM, While Using IBM QRadar its deployment is to slow and suddenly stop working and crashed we have contacted IBM Support and Rised a Ticket within a few minute we get call back from customer support and Query Resolved by them Fast And Rapid Support of Ibm
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LogRhythm
While LogRhythm support is generally quick to respond, the initial response is usually from a first line support engineer with general knowledge of the product. Any advanced or complex issues have always required the assistance of a higher tier of support, directly or indirectly. For a few occasions we actually used our PS hours to work on the issue.
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Implementation Rating
IBM
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LogRhythm
  • Buy professional services.
  • Buy and implement the system if possible.
  • Remember that the end point log configuration may require other teams in your company to assist you in getting the desired logs from all resources.
  • Attend the end user and daily operations training after a period of usage so you are not overwhelmed with information on concepts not yet seen.
  • Don't be afraid to call for help during your first months of use.
  • Don't close any ticket until you are sure the expected results are verified.
  • Use the community forums to discuss issues with your peers.
  • Watch the training videos offered by L R University.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
IBM Qradar takes the best from its competitors. Reliable and stable but sometimes very expensive, the SIEM from IBM offers a wide range of scenarios in which the customers can suite and size their own infrastructures. IBM Qradar doesn't really needs to stack up againt its competitors because it already sets an example in the SIEM world.
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LogRhythm
LogRhythm was simpler to set up and configure as well as extract information from. It also was less intrusive in terms of how many appliances were needed to implement. We were up and running within 5 hours to start accepting log sources. We selected LogRhythm as well since support is based in the USA in Colorado.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • Offense investigation was really helped in tackling the incidents. It was accurate and brief
  • The automation with IBM resilient (SOAR) was a milestone in elimination of user mistakes
  • The X-Force threat intelligence supported us in getting the work done without any 3rd party enterprise OSINT database
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LogRhythm
  • The ability to search through logs in a centralized location really helps us to provide RCA (Root Cause Analysis) to management for outages. This helps us to quickly identify the cause of outages and thus saves money due to reduced downtime.
  • Being able to configure the alarms to provide real-time notification (and responses) to security events helps to prevent potential loss due to compromises (such as a fraudulent wire transfer).
  • The initial investment in LogRhythm SIEM is somewhat expensive, however, the appliance is built to your specific needs so you won't have to constantly be upgrading the device as your company grows.
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