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16 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    76%
    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    18 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    36 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    13 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    34 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    79%
    4 Ratings
    7.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    77%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    67%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    74%
    26 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    Solarwinds SEM is great for generating reports for investigation purposes. Once you set up the connectors you can walk away and the product runs without needing maintenance. It was however pretty difficult to create the reports and alerts when now starting out and it can be very intimidating for new users.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Anti virus
    • Vulnerability protection
    • Anti spyware
    Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    • It does a great job of notifying us when accounts have been locked out. We can then find out the device on the network where the login attempt occurred.
    • Searching for incidents is now a lot faster with the implementation of the HTML 5 interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
    • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
    • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    • All SolarWinds product suffer from slow response times in management portals. SolarWinds SEM is no exception. While it is much preferred over a "thick client" there is much room for improvement in speed.
    • If you use the email alert features with SolarWinds make sure to prepare you staff and team for the large amount of emails they could receive. Make sure to reduce the number of alerts so your team does not ignore the alerts.
    Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 7.4
    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

    Alternatives Considered

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
    Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    Splunk was a pretty good product but the licensing structure needed a lot of work. They changed the structure three times that I am aware and I still had problems understanding LogRhythm had a lot of issues correlating users to IP addresses, the mappings were frequently wrong so this product could not be trusted in my environment as all our access logs are IP based and this needs to be matched to usernames from AD Fortianalzyer is a great product but it can only do logs from Fortigates so that was not helping for anything other than our firewalls.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
    • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    • For the price, it produced a decent value. It did a lot of the easy stuff well. I can't give any specific data given the objective of the product was to monitor very basic events in the environment.
    • There are free options that can do a better job.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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