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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Netwrix Auditor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Splunk Enterprise

    87%
    Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    51 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    50 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    99 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    47 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    47 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    101 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    36 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    3 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    3 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    3 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Netwrix Auditor is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Netwrix Auditor

    84%
    20 Ratings
    9.3

    Splunk Enterprise

    93%
    68 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Netwrix Auditor

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Netwrix Auditor

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    Netwrix Auditor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.9

    Netwrix Auditor

    89%
    5 Ratings
    8.4

    Splunk Enterprise

    84%
    33 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    Netwrix Auditor

    70%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Netwrix Auditor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Splunk Enterprise

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Netwrix

    Netwrix [Auditor] is a great tool for any SysAdmin no matter the company size. Licensing is determined by users, not employee count, and that makes it a great product from a small business to an enterprise application. The time savings coupled with the increased productivity is a key factor is determining this tool over other products.
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    Splunk

    Pros: Splunk is very well suited if you have multiple log sources of related data. All of them can be correlated and tasks can be automated based on the requirement. Other than alerts, Splunk can also run a specific script of your choice, based on some defined conditions. Cons: If you have a few logs but a large number of log sources, Splunk can be very expensive.
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    Pros

    Netwrix

    • Netwrix Auditor performs the audit collection process in a method that does not burden the systems it is auditing. It usually just pulls the log and event logs data from the machine it is auditing and then performs the extraction of the information in these files on the Netwrix Auditor server. This reducing the audit processes to only pulling log data from the server but does not keep the server busy processing the data.
    • Once the log data has been pulled from a server being audited, Netwrix will store the log data in a compressed form in its Long Term Archive. This allows the database to be kept smaller than the all the data being kept in the Log Term Archive and therefore makes creating reports much faster since the database is not as big as it could be.
    • Since Netwrix Auditor uses standard Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to perform reporting, working with the results of the audit is much easier. Anyone who knows SQL Server and SSRS can work with the data and create their own reports.
    • The predefined reports that come with Netwrix Auditor cover most of the items required to properly report on the status of a system. They have many predefined reports for FedRamp, PCI, HIPPA, and other compliance regulations.
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    Splunk

    • Real-time + Scheduled alerts - i-e you can set up alerts which are actively monitoring your logs
    • Pretty good response time for search results. With our key/value logging, Splunk makes it blazing fast to query the data.
    • Dashboards provide insights into historical data
    • Love how Splunk indexes all of the data and provides keys to search on
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    Cons

    Netwrix

    • There is a bit of a learning curve. The interface is fairly intuitive, but I think there is room for improvement.
    • There is a LOT of functionality which can be quite overwhelming at first, but in and of itself, not a bad thing.
    • I think this software would benefit from a "Simple" mode and "Advanced" mode. This would ease the learning curve a bit.
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    Splunk

    • At times some queries can run slowly if indices are not on a portion of the query you use.
    • Setup time initially can be difficult if your logs aren't stored in common locations or in a common way to write the log.
    • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
    • Searches can be a bit more difficult to look through if your log isn't pulled in a manner that is easy to read through splunk.
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    Pricing Details

    Netwrix Auditor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Netwrix Auditor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Splunk Enterprise

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Splunk Enterprise editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Netwrix

        We have renewed already the licensing of the product minus SQL Server and Oracle Database because the organisation believes the modules are very expensive and have identified a different product for auditing Databases Other modules are very important like the User Activity monitor, AD queries that we can not get from the native AD itself or you have to run complicated powershell scripts! Easy to use interface Pre-defined Reports Easy way to subscribe to important alerts e.g Privilege account group membership changes
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        Splunk

        We are using Splunk extensively in our projects and we have recently upgraded to Splunk version 6.0 which is quite efficient and giving expected results. We keep track of updates and new features Splunk introduces periodically and try to introduce those features in our day to day activities for improvement in our reporting system and other tasks.
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        Usability

        Netwrix

        The product has user friend pre-defined queries which takes off the stress and horrors of having to query Active Directory with complex Powershell scripts! You can subscribe to certain functions when they are done and you get an alert e.g privileged accounts actions and you don't need to have programming skills The product has a desktop version of the software and donot have to login to the server all the time you need to use it. You can see very fast the posture of your environment of the overview screen and deduce what exactly is wrong and what has to be done
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        Splunk

        You can literally throw in a single word into Splunk and it will pull back all instances of that word across all of your logs for the time span you select (provided you have permission to see that data). We have several users who have taken a few of the free courses from Splunk that are able to pull data out of it everyday with little help at all.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Netwrix

        No answers on this topic

        Splunk

        When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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        Support Rating

        Netwrix

        Customer support has always been fast and helpful when we run into any issues. The smaller issues are usually resolved within a day or two. It is great support and I feel like I am in good hands anytime an issue comes up. However, we don't run into many issues
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        Splunk

        Splunk maintains a well resourced support system that has been consistent since we purchased the product. They help out in a timely manner and provide expert level information as needed. We typically open cases online and communicate when possible via e-mail and are able to resolve most issues with that method.
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        Implementation Rating

        Netwrix

        Make sure you trial the software and understand the fundamentals of each module that you are interested in Make sure you get the buy in from both Management and most importantly your team members (the product users) for a successful implementation Watch the webinars of the product from the product website
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        Splunk

        Smooth without too many major issues.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Netwrix

        I can only compare it to SolarWinds. Their similar products have larger foot prints and seem a little clumsy in comparison. The Netwrix product turns on a lot of the auditing options that were required for the product to work properly where it seemed I had to do a lot of manual tweeking with the SolarWinds product.
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        Splunk

        I wanted to learn a new language that I can quickly master and implement. Splunk is easy, fun to use and best of all, it can be developed in hours not days or weeks. Splunk is fundamentally a programming language that is minimal but yet powerful enough to collect, analyze and visualize data.
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        Scalability

        Netwrix

        No answers on this topic

        Splunk

        Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
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        Return on Investment

        Netwrix

        • Positive: Greater confidence from management to the engineering team as pro-active monitoring is taking place.
        • Positive: Engineers have a tool that can look into logs across the fleet of servers/network devices.
        • Negative: Can be quite time consuming to set up/ train to be competent in the software.
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        Splunk

        • Overall very positive. It has provided visibility to what is going on within our network.
        • One drawback is the time it takes to get up to speed with the application, but this is up to the user, and Splunk education is excellent.
        • In my field, IT Security, there are few other friends to have in your back pocket better than Splunk. They are just that good.
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