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SolarWinds Loggly

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Score 7.3 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Loggly

It is well suited to very large volumes of logs where the immediate past is the area of interest, e.g. in situations where the issues are in the recent past. Loggly makes it very easy to search for particular terms of interest, within a specific time frame across the entire estate of devices or, indeed, within a subset, or on a specific device of interest. There does seem to be a short delay in the logs though, even with the "live tail" feature, Loggly might be less suited to "emerging" situations where the issues are occurring in real time.
Ciaran Kendellen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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)

SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.0
Centralized event and log data collection
SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.9
Correlation
SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.2
Event and log normalization
SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.9
Deployment flexibility
SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.3
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.2
Custom dashboards and views
SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
5.3
Host and network-based intrusion detection
SolarWinds Loggly
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.9

Pros

SolarWinds Loggly

  • Putting our logs in one place and making them searchable. We use AWS, and CloudWatch has always been a little frustrating in this regard (though it has gotten better recently).
  • Deriving metrics from our logs. I think log-based metrics is such a good idea because your logs are the ultimate source for truth in regards to what the hell is going on inside your app. I have really loved the simplicity with which I can just count certain statements and call that a metric because just through the normal course of development certain log statements just naturally become a straightforward recording of an event having occurred.
  • Alerts. I actually have a few complaints about email alerts, but just the way I was able to set them up so easily has been huge. Since we started using Loggly, there have been at least 3 bugs that Loggly exposed that were frankly very bad. And withoutt Loggly or without a user reporting them, we would have never known they were happening! This is stuff I tried to set up in CloudWatch in various ways, but because of my own ignorance or perhaps the complexity/limitations of CloudWatch (or the complexity of my stack?), I wasn't getting the information that I needed until I was able to just tell Loggly to send me an email whenever the word "error" showed up.
Eric Cobb | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • 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

SolarWinds Loggly

  • Once the logging limit is exceeded, there are no logs period. Unexpectedly noisy logs often correlate with services misbehaving and potentially leading to disruption. An outage is an awful time to lose visibility into the entire system of apps. Some ways to bridge this gap would be appreciated.
  • Filtering by tags is not intuitive in the web interface. You may believe that you are performing the same search and filter as last time since the tags entered are the same, however, this is often not the case. The reliable way to know that you have the same filter is to bookmark the URL. This lack of ease in usability results in devs using Loggly less than they could and implementing logs less effectively during development time (since they don't consider themselves likely to view them anyway).
  • Would like to see a way to onboard our less experienced devs to using Loggly effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • 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

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Management is not open to having an agent sending the data to the cloud instance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 7.8
Based on 7 answers
Loggly's easy setup, very good customer support, and intuitive interface make Loggly very easy to use. User access management is also very easy as we can tailor the experience for each of our developers to access the information they need without having to wade through other information. While there was a slight learning curve in how to view the logs the way some specifically wanted, everything was possible and quite easy to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 7.1
Based on 8 answers
The support team have been great when we have logged tickets or had issues, most of the time it is down to user training, however we have had a couple of bugs that they have been able to iron out for us.
Simon Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 6.9
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

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Loggly

SolarWinds Loggly 7.3
Based on 3 answers
It has good architecture, which focus on ese of use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Loggly

We were using Zabbix. While it is an open-source solution that you can install for free the following things were limitations of the solution. 1) The scale and uptime of the solution are now your own problem. Since we were hosting at AWS this meant we still had a cost of the AWS solution. 2) The product is complicated from a configuration standpoint. In order to get anything meaningful out of it, you had to invest a lot of time and effort.We did consider NewRelic. I have experience with that product and do think that it is a solid alternative. Ultimately experience with the simplicity and speed of deployment with Loggly encouraged me to suggest using this again.
Chad Scates | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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

SolarWinds Loggly

  • (Positive, actually!) Cost of Acquisition: Loggly is not OpenSource (i.e. Free in this case). Therefore, while you have a cost up front, you have a wealth of support from the people that built it, which can translate into Time savings and/or bringing contractors on-board just for augmentation purposes
  • Negative: Loggly covers a lot of the features that other Open Source Projects cover. That being said, it's regulated by supply and demand, and thus it has a certain "desirability" as a commercial (and therefore stable) project. As a result, unless you are an employee working in a company that sees Loggly as a necessary tool, you will probably not be exposed to it on your own
  • (Positive): Tagging of information, and filtering of logs makes this product worthwhile from a commercial perspective: You can train your employees, and have them filtering logs in a day. If they get stuck, you don't have to pull internal resources away to support them, you simply open a ticket with Loggly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • 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

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Loggly

General

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

SolarWinds Loggly Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$791
Pro$302
Enterprise$392
  1. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
  2. per GB/day, per month, billed annually [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details
Free trial for Standard and Pro plans for 14 days with all features.

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

General

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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Loggly
7.2
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Loggly
4.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.3

Usability

SolarWinds Loggly
7.8
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
6.7

Support Rating

SolarWinds Loggly
7.1
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
6.9

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Loggly
7.3
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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