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Splunk Enterprise

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

SecurityCenter is definitely the juggernaut of the industry. You don't see many shops that are not using Nessus and or SecurityCenter. As a pen tester, I do not judge shops that use Nessus as a catch all, as there are a lot of things you can get hyper focused on and a tool like this helps you see things you may have missed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Splunk Enterprise
8.7
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
Centralized event and log data collection
Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
Correlation
Splunk Enterprise
8.7
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
Event and log normalization
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
Deployment flexibility
Splunk Enterprise
8.3
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Splunk Enterprise
8.0
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
Custom dashboards and views
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Splunk Enterprise
8.7
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

Pros

Splunk Enterprise

  • Allow for separation of control where we don't let some employees have access to production but still can diagnose issues.
  • Common location to go for all logs even if the logs themselves aren't in the same place.
  • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change the code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

  • Correlating log data to security scans.
  • Active and passive scanning.
  • Data reporting.
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Cons

Splunk Enterprise

  • Even though there is a search tool as a help function, you still have to read through many documentation to find the answers you're looking for and sometimes you don't find it. The help function in Splunk could be improved to be more intuitive or have a built-in help per report, panel or dashboard.
  • Creating a Splunk dashboard is rather straightforward however, customization is not. Splunk could be improved to provide more tools or features for customization such as adding colors and font options for text and graphs or graphics.
  • My dashboard has a lot of useful information and I want the important panels and reports at the top but there is no easy way to do this. Perhaps Splunk could be improved to allow features such as adding URL links to other dashboards or some other clever way to emphasize the important data in my dashboard without compromising space.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

  • Tenable could make it easier to report on missing reg key.
  • Tenable can also make it easier to report on os level patches vs application patches.
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Likelihood to Renew

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.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.2
Based on 8 answers
It helped us and is still helping to deploy new modules, installing and configuring new databases without worrying about a huge bottleneck or lack of understanding, and monitoring the post-deploy impacts. This has been our main tool across the University IT sectors to utilize all of its monitoring options, and sharing those alerts with end-users as needed.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
On all of the occasions that I have had to reach out to Tenable for assistance, they have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Solutions and support are provided quickly, and they work on the issue until it is resolved.
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Implementation

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk is proving to be a formidable replacement for Qradar, which we had as our previous SIEM. Qradar was powerful, but not easy to customize and quite limited. Splunk is not per se a "SIEM" but it can be in the way you used it. Also there is an Enterprise Security App that is available to buy and sit on top of Splunk, and that will take care of any concerns with needing a full-fledged SIEM. Splunk wins.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

We selected Tenable because is one of the best solution at the moment. Tenable is a powerful tool that we use for validation of our patching methodology. This is very helpful if you are only patching what the vendor deems as critical and then with this external validation you now have a new source for what is important. The user interface is clean and easy to navigate. Low false positives rapid signature release frequent product enhancement and updates.
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Scalability

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
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Splunk Enterprise

  • I'm not a data analyst so I can not provide concrete examples on how the business has benefited from implementing Splunk. However, the analysts I have worked with have provided a wealth of support in reducing workstation issues across the enterprise. This alone reduces the time it takes to determine where the exact problem lies between a workstation and the servers it tries to communicate with.
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Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

  • ROI from Tenable suite of products has been well worth its cost.
  • Their pricing model has changed and they charge higher than their competitors but for the usage we have currently it serves us well.
  • Customization might not be what was expected but I believe we are using the tool to the fullest.
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Pricing Details

Splunk Enterprise

General

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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Splunk Enterprise
10.0
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

Usability

Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

Reliability and Availability

Splunk Enterprise
10.0
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

Support

Splunk Enterprise
9.2
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)
8.0

Implementation

Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

Scalability

Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

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