ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
ADAudit Plus offers real-time monitoring, user and entity behaviour analytics, and change audit reports that helps users keep AD and IT infrastructure secure and compliant. Track all changes to Windows AD objects including users, groups, computers, GPOs, and OUs. Achieve hybrid AD monitoring with a single, correlated view of all the activities happening across both on-premises AD and Azure AD. Monitor every user's logon and logoff activity, including…
$595
per year
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Solarwinds® Kiwi Syslog® Server is a syslog management tool for network and systems engineers. It receives syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices (routers, switches, firewalls, etc.), and Linux®/Unix® hosts. Users can filter and view these messages based on time, hostname, severity, etc., and set up custom alerts. Kiwi Syslog Server has built-in actions to react appropriately to syslog messages. There are also log archival and clean-up features to help comply with security policies.
$319
Per Instance
Pricing
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Editions & Modules
Standard
$595
per year
Professional
$945
per year
One Time Price
$319.00
Per Instance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is dependent on the number of domain controllers and starts at $595/year for the Standard edition, and $945/year for the Professional edition.
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Community Pulse
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
7.7
51 Ratings
7% below category average
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring7.531 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring6.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring9.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring8.726 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.7
33 Ratings
3% above category average
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
-
Ratings
Service configuration management8.028 Ratings00 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation8.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.4
48 Ratings
1% above category average
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
-
Ratings
Performance data reports8.537 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reporting7.847 Ratings00 Ratings
Data visualization8.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk analysis8.436 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
6.6
45 Ratings
14% below category average
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
-
Ratings
Data backup and recovery5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Administrator access control8.745 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(51 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(44 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusSolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Likelihood to Recommend
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine is mostly a "check the box" solution for SIEM systems. We needed something that satisfied our customer and was cost-effective. I would highly rate the system on "worth what paid for". Support is eager to please and prompt. My only issue is that it's mostly based outside the US with helpful, but non-native speakers so it's hard to understand them. I wish they would spring for better help "phone lines" so I'm not dealing with difficult to understand and unclear speakers.
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SolarWinds
To monitor syslog events Kiwi syslog much helpful and needed .Its saving human efforts and cost.Easy to check on GUI panel flow and status of server ,start and stop services we can do them from GUI panel it self . Recent version also no need C++ libraries to install .We can store the ingested events and archive based on our threshold criteria .We can import and export INI file which contain everything what we have configured
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Pros
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • ManageEngine ADAudit Plus changes for user and group management can be looked up in builtin reports
  • You can build your own reports based on almost every logic you can think of
  • You have the ability to create alerts based on logic and filters and sendout custom alerts to email, SMS or other means.
  • First you need to understand the basics of the software, after that the software itself is very helpfull in configuring specific items.
  • I really love the support that ManageEngine is giving the customer, for all questions I use the chat on their website. This is for me the best remote support I ever saw, and I saw a lot in my 20 years of experience in IT.
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SolarWinds
  • Collection of SNMP traps a reliable and stable collection server for these is crucial to troubleshooting and time to ROS. Kiwi excels at this.
  • Easy to install set up and train users on.
  • The free version is a good free tool and handy to use for personal labs and other smalle use cases.
  • SNMP traps to user readable format is great, sometimes syslog and smnp messages can be hard to interpret and read with out a knowledge of how to do this.
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Cons
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • In earlier releases there were quite a few bugs and performance issues. These have since been resolved.
  • When integrated with the Log360 Suite, it can be confusing on whether EventLog Analyzer or ADAudit Plus are "managing"/"Ingesting" the data from a given endpoint.
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SolarWinds
  • Minimalistic; If you're looking for something with analysis features look elsewhere.
  • Operating System support is Windows only.
  • Some management features cannot be configured via web interface.
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Likelihood to Renew
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
It works great for everything we need and use. Any issues in the software are pretty easy to resolve with tech support. And they are very responsive to resolving issues. Even ones where a fix/patch are required. At present, the software does everything we need it to for compliance, audit, and account review.
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SolarWinds
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Usability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ADAudit with its cloud and on prem install option allows any organization to get in on AD report management. Whether you need to report internally only for for external audit controls its a great tool with flexibility to handle most any user or group report capability. Since this also includes m365 integration it enables IT pros to administer usage, license, cost control and permission access to most anything in Microsoft's portfolio. Its a great tool all around for AD integrated access needs.
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SolarWinds
Kiwi Syslog has the best usability of any syslog server. While not being able to offer the most features, the ones it does have are intuitive and easy to work with. Everything that it has is where you think it should be. If you can't find it in the menus, it doesn't exist.
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Reliability and Availability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
uptime good
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SolarWinds
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Performance
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Integration/overlap between products could be improved
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SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The attention to cases or situations with the tool has been exceptional. being able to count on the manufacturer either by mail, call or chat. generate cases directly from the application allows you to have personalized support in order to solve problems that has been able to appear.
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SolarWinds
Because the solution is so simple to use and implement, support wasn't very necessary. The one time I did call them to better understand where logs were stored, they were very helpful and friendly. Kiwi has been around for some time and not a lot has changed over the years, so support for it is pretty straightforward and quick.
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Online Training
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
knowledgable and prompt response
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SolarWinds
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Implementation Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The remote setup team helped when i needed it and setup weas very straight forward and easy. The advanced setup for an external db and customizations for our latest version AD environment went pretty easy once they found documentation on customization.
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SolarWinds
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Alternatives Considered
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
In terms of features, ADAudit Plus offers a comprehensive set of features for monitoring and auditing Active Directory, including real-time alerts, detailed reports, and user behavior analytics. The platform also offers support for multiple platforms, including Windows, UNIX, and Linux, as well as integration with other ManageEngine tools.
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SolarWinds
PRTG is a great package and very useful, but the jump from the free 100 sensor price model to the first tier of the paid model is WAY too expensive. SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is very inexpensive and provides us with the results we needed for log monitoring.
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Scalability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
updates are effective and system is reliable
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SolarWinds
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Return on Investment
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Positive impact- instead of paying an external source to do reports manually, ManageEngine has provided this in just a few clicks of a button
  • Positive Impact- Less disruption to staff in gathering data for important occurrences
  • Positive impact- full visibility into real time information , alerts etc.
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SolarWinds
  • 100 ROI overall business prospective
  • Every time we have to monitor disk space ,Because sometime its will not work properly
  • Saves recourses expenses
  • Large and small scale project very helpful
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ScreenShots

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Screenshots

Screenshot of Active Directory AuditingScreenshot of Track Account LockoutsScreenshot of Logon MonitoringScreenshot of Audit User PrivilegesScreenshot of PCI - DSS Compliance

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Screenshots

Screenshot of Manage syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices, including Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems from a single console.Screenshot of Trigger email alerts, run scripts, log to file or ODBC database, forward messages, and more.Screenshot of Schedule automated log archival and cleanup to help you comply with SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.Screenshot of View graphs of syslog statistics over specific time periods.Screenshot of Filter and monitor log messages on an intuitive syslog viewer web console with multiple custom views.Screenshot of Perform advanced message filtering by host name, host IP address, priority, or time of day.