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July 26, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Total Network Visibility
  • Capacity Planning Tools
  • Poor Performance for large datacenters across the globe
  • High Availability Features can be improved
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December 08, 2020
Joseph Crook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • This is a little outside of my level of involvement to answer adeptly. That being said I do know that it has been instrumental in allowing our organization to implement a central storage for log files and it's something we have wanted to implement for a long time.
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October 23, 2020
Tim Short | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It has given our helpdesk and ops team more capabilities with less training and access.
  • It gives a lot more insight to what the users are doing now that they are working from home
  • Allows for a central tool that works with our other SolarWinds products to give a better view of our entire ecosystem of computers.
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November 04, 2020
Kim Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • SEM has enabled us to replace various manual processes for monitoring service related events, saving valuable staff time.
  • SEM gives us better, more complete views of the event data.
  • SEM enables us to meet security compliance requirements with less manpower applied.
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December 09, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Able to keep our systems with a higher uptime, due to being able to resolve issues faster.
  • Able to be alerted on key issues, making us more proactive.
  • Able to research issues more easily in one central location.
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December 09, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It has reduced support hours.
  • Insight takes minutes instead of hours.
  • Account lockouts are a thing of the past.
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December 08, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Helps to active the audit and compliance by proper log management for the complete retention period.
  • The Solarwinds SEM helps various IT departments such as server and network to work together using normalized common events. This increases operational efficiency and helps to find the hole in the infra.
  • for cognitive SIEM perspective, it doesn't helps to find the flaw in the network and impress management.
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November 11, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Reduce downtime by identifying failure cause quickly
  • Managers have high visibility on the operation of the devices
  • Saves time of network administrators and support
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October 02, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • Less staff to check the logs.
  • Less time to spent looking for suspicious activities.
  • More affordable than competition.
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September 11, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • ROI is favorable as it checks off auditing requirements.
  • Right after installation, SEM usually uncovers various of issues, which the clients love to see. One client uncovered thousands of failed logins from an employee who had left the company years ago.
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August 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Setup is required alerts.
  • Protect windows servers before attacks.
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July 21, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Our organization has significantly reduced the time spent to gather log data across multiple network and security segments.
  • Our organization gained better visibility and control of the network/systems/storage and security log data.
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April 03, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced amount of time spent unlocking accounts.
  • Reduced amount of downtime on critical applications.
  • Initially SEM is a significant investment to get started, but after it has been fully configured the amount of time spent on operational tickets has been reduced.
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January 31, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • SolarWinds Security Event Manager can be expensive for larger organizations.
  • If you don't have a log and event manager, SolarWinds Security Event Manager will get you on your way to being more secure.
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November 17, 2019
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • SolarWinds SEM has allowed my network team to have confidence that we have an eye on changes in our AD environment, and that if we miss something we can investigate quickly.
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January 15, 2020
Swetal Jariwala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • The price is very reasonable for all the features and customizations SEM has. I especially like that pricing is based on node sources rather than the number of logs or rate of log ingestion.
  • Needing to buy separate log parser tool is a negative.
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December 28, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It saves a lot of time when we had issues trying to figure out where the user account lockout was coming from.
  • With it being an affordable SIEM, we are able to have the ability to do the actions associated with a SIEM and the advantages of not “breaking the bank account”.
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October 09, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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November 16, 2019
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Return on Investment

  • Hasn't helped us accomplish any business objectives. Negative ROI.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Centralized event and log data collection (18)
8.6
Correlation (15)
7.7
Event and log normalization/management (18)
7.3
Deployment flexibility (18)
8.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools (13)
8.0
Custom dashboards and workspaces (17)
4.9
Host and network-based intrusion detection (4)
9.0

What is SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)?

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (previously know as Log & Event Manager) is presented by the vendor as a powerful and award-winning SIEM. It is an on-prem deployed tool that collects, consolidates, and analyzes logs and events from firewalls, IDS/IPS devices and applications, switches, routers, servers, operating system logs, and other applications.

The main applications are threat detection, automated incident analysis and response, and compliance reporting for IT infrastructure.

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) Features

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Features

Has featureCentralized event and log data collection
Has featureCorrelation
Has featureEvent and log normalization/management
Has featureDeployment flexibility
Has featureIntegration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Has featureCustom dashboards and workspaces

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SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) Support Options

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SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)?

SolarWinds LEM is security information and event management (SIEM) software.

What is SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Host and network-based intrusion detection highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)?

The most common users of SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.