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SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

7.6

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

76%
9.0

Splunk Enterprise

90%
Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 12/13 features

Centralized event and log data collection

8.5
85%
18 Ratings
9.4
94%
50 Ratings

Correlation

7.6
76%
15 Ratings
9.8
98%
49 Ratings

Event and log normalization/management

7.3
73%
36 Ratings
9.6
96%
98 Ratings

Deployment flexibility

7.9
79%
18 Ratings
9.4
94%
46 Ratings

Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

7.9
79%
13 Ratings
9.2
92%
46 Ratings

Custom dashboards and workspaces

4.9
49%
34 Ratings
9.8
98%
100 Ratings

Host and network-based intrusion detection

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
35 Ratings

Data integration/API management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Behavioral analytics and baselining

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Response orchestration and automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Reporting and compliance management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Incident indexing/searching

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

76%
46 Ratings
9.3

Splunk Enterprise

93%
67 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

73%
2 Ratings
10.0

Splunk Enterprise

100%
17 Ratings

Usability

6.7

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

67%
5 Ratings
9.0

Splunk Enterprise

90%
3 Ratings

Availability

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Splunk Enterprise

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.4

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

74%
26 Ratings
8.4

Splunk Enterprise

84%
33 Ratings

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Splunk Enterprise

90%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Splunk Enterprise

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Splunk Enterprise

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.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Splunk Enterprise

  • 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
Pooja Gada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Splunk Enterprise

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

General

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

Starting Price

Splunk Enterprise

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

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

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 17 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Kenneth Taitingfong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 2 answers
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 8.4
Based on 33 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Splunk Enterprise

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
Rick Yetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Splunk Enterprise

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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