S-Short E-Effective M-Monitoring Solution!!!
Updated March 13, 2022

S-Short E-Effective M-Monitoring Solution!!!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

Utilize SEM for log aggregation purposes on network devices. The primary scope of your use case is to log, monitor, and investigate for technical problems.
  • Log collection.
  • Graphical representation of collected logs.
  • Rules to trigger and send emails for quick identification and monitoring.
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Better UI to search and track logs
  • Connectors compatibility issues

Do you think SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)'s feature set?


Did SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) again?


  • ROI is something I can't comment on being a user of the tool but SEM has been good value for log collection and tracking purposes.
  • In terms of monitoring and logging purposes for networking. SEM has been a viable option.
  • Ease of deployment
  • Good UI
  • Lack of connectors
We have been actively tracking repeated logins on VPN connections and other organization-critical systems to meet compliance and mitigate false positives. Significantly reduces time to identify root cause and troubleshoot problems.