Set-and-Forget with as needed functionality
March 30, 2022

Set-and-Forget with as needed functionality

Kendal Goodrich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

We use SEM on a daily basis in our environment as per our built-out rules. We are notified of certain security events as they happen. Aside from that, we access SEM to run queries on an as-needed basis. With this we have a monitor running in the background keeping an eye on the events we want to monitor.
  • Runs without issue
  • Logs extensive detail
  • The user interface to be more user friendly
  • The query builder is tedious to use

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?

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?


  • Reduced troubleshooting time
  • Assists in diagnosis of issues
We have had scenarios in the past where a user account gets locked out continuously. As it turned out they recently changed their password but were apparently logged in elsewhere under their old password. The problem came in trying to determine where they were logged in from. With LEM we were able to query for the lockout event to determine where the failed login attempts were coming from. Once known, the account was logged out of the machine and the lockout events quit occurring.