Threat Monitor - New boy on the block
February 04, 2019

Threat Monitor - New boy on the block

Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds MSP Threat Monitor

Threat Monitor is a standalone product from Solarwinds, that doesn't integrate into the main core installation, it is cloud based which means zero footprint on your infrastructure. We currently have threat monitor deployed in AWS, and it's covering our whole environment. It gives us visibility into network traffic, logs and compliance.


  • Cloud based so no footprint
  • Log collection and correlation allowing analysis
  • Log archiving
  • Very scalable with a low cost


  • Its a fairly new product and its lacking some of the features of more established vendors
  • Log searching can be a little chaotic at times
  • Some limitations - which I believe are being addressed in the next release
  • We're now able to archive our logs, in the cloud and search through events with relative ease. Previously we would have to trawl through servers.
  • Alarm intrusion allows us to respond to threats before, rather than after they have occurred.
Threat Monitor is very new on the scene. Its obviously not at the same level as some of the established vendors yet. We also deploy Alienvault for example and its nowhere near the same level as this, however the cost model between these two products reflects that. Alienvault however does have a physical footprint on the environment, whereas Threat Monitor doesnt. If you have the paitence to wait, Threat Monitor will surely only improve over time.
If you dont have the hardware to support a SIEM solution, then Threat Monitor is deal, as its cloud based. Its suitable for medium to large environments and scales very well, with a fair cost.


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