SolarWinds SEM is easy to setup and (mostly) manageable
March 28, 2022

SolarWinds SEM is easy to setup and (mostly) manageable

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

We use it as an internal SIEM tool and we also train others how to use it.
  • Process Syslog/trap and event messages
  • Provides an easily understood dashboard
  • easily processes events from agent and non-agent devices
  • Reporting uses Crystal Reports which is very limited and not intuitive
  • Process for building custom filters needs more in-context help tools

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


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?

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


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


  • No real effect on our direct business ROI just yet.
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PCI and DISA STIG monitoring and compliance are a strong point for SEM. There are a fair number of out-of-the-box filters for both. Developing a monitoring approach which is entirely custom and not bound to a particular regulatory framework is cumbersome due to the limited assistance with filter and rule construction.