47 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

I will say that the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform is well suited for an organization that is not very big but has multiple log sources. Or a lot of non-technical employees who do not know how to code or do write custom queries. Typically it is a good fit for universities and mid-range startups. This has an excellent interface, dashboard, useful for managing roles, but it doesn't provide the level of customization that a technical person with knowledge of coding probably would prefer. Software like Splunk and Elastic Search are much more flexible in terms of the granularity of the search.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is good for large organizations where there are many users and profiles that all need the same permissions and settings. It provides a fairly seamless experience and is effective at stopping threats with little input from end-users. That being said, if there are many profiles or individuals that all need specific settings, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense does work, just cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.6
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
Centralized event and log data collection
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
9.5
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
Correlation
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
9.0
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
Event and log normalization
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.7
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
Deployment flexibility
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.3
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
7.9
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
Custom dashboards and views
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
9.2
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
Host and network-based intrusion detection
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
7.4
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

Pros

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

  • LogRhythm is a great SIEM to learn content on because the building blocks are very intuitive and easy to implement. All of the concepts relevant to content development are literally represented as drag and drop building blocks that can be easily manipulated.
  • The statistical building blocks contain powerful anomaly detection capabilities that are extremely difficult to implement in other SIEMs or not possible at all.
  • LogRhythm does better event classification than any other SIEM by far. My team typically drops all classification schemes from default installations of SIEMs and rebuilds them from scratch. I can actually use LogRhythms event classifications in rules without worrying about excessive partial matches or correlating unwanted events.
Joel Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

  • Automatic updates.
  • Runs in the background.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

  • While searching for log events is quick, the interface isn't as user-friendly as other SIEM products.
  • Many of the administrative/management functions are only available through the full LogRhythm desktop console, not through the web console.
  • The LogRhythm agent, when used for FIM and RIM, is very memory intensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

  • Can be heavy.
  • Not easy to override.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
James Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 8.0
Based on 18 answers
Support has always been fantastic for this product compared to many other support providers I've worked with. They are always very friendly and seem to be well trained and knowledgeable and never have to wait long for a solution. We usually get the issue fixed in the first call, but also we really haven't had to use support a ton so that's also a plus
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Personally, I have only called our internal IT team about needing changes to permissions, not McAfee itself, but our IT team can make the changes though it seems to take them longer than I would think it needs to take. As someone who administers a different program, with different permissions, I would feel they should be able to make the exceptions faster and easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 8.0
Based on 3 answers
  • 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.
James Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

Zscaler Internet Access is lighter and easier to customize for smaller groups than McAfee Advanced Threat Defense. Personally, I have never called customer support for either product but I have heard that Zscaler has better, more responsive customer service as well. Both have an automatic launch upon boot-up feature and both block threats well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

  • Automatically turning on means no time used starting it or forgotten turn ons.
  • Ease of profile setting saves time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

General

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

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
7.7
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
9.0
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

Usability

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.0
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

Support Rating

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.0
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
7.0

Implementation Rating

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.0
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

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