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We performed a comparison between Alert Logic and Splunk User Behavior Analytics based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Vulnerability Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Alert Logic vs. Splunk User Behavior Analytics Report (Updated: May 2020).
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"While I still have on-premises appliances, I can remotely monitor everything from the cloud, and Alert Logic's ease-of-access features have helped me streamline my workflow and reduce implementation time.""We receive infrastructure security warnings from it. So, we know what is going on and what needs to be addressed.""The solution was consistently available, and I cannot recall any instances where it was down.""It has the ability to install agents. It is pretty straightforward. You can automate the process pretty easily.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The quicker implementation of changes to our infrastructure from Alert Logic tell us if there are any problems.""The most valuable aspect of Alert Logic is its technology platform. They have SOCs in the US and Europe, giving them global visibility of the threat landscape. They detect and respond to threats in minutes. Their biggest value is human expertise. You're being attacked by a human, and you cannot respond to it unless you have a human on the other side. They have the human and technological resources to respond.""Notifications and the detail of notifications are most valuable. It is a user-friendly solution."

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"We are really pleased with Splunk and its features. It would be practically impossible to function without it. To provide a general overview of the system, it's important to note that the standard log files are currently around 250 gigabytes per day. It would be impossible to manually walk through these logs by hand, which is why automation is essential.""It's easily scalable.""This is a good security product.""This intelligent user behavior analytics package is easy to configure and use while remaining feature filled.""The most valuable features are its data aggregation and the ability to automatically identify a number of threats, then suggest recommended actions upon them.""The most valuable feature is being able to take data and put it into other systems so that we could see the output, and to see where we need to apply our focus.""It's straightforward in terms of configuration and troubleshooting and log management and monitoring as well. These are the edge points in addition to it being a modular solution where you can capitalize on your current licenses with extra licensing models, which can match the customer's business requirement and it can help the customer to design or to actually plan for their own roadmap.""The most valuable feature is the ability to search through a large amount of data."

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"The product needs to mature. We don't want to be bombarded with unnecessary issues and have the real ones slip through.""Could be more of an endpoint protector.""They have ideas and email you whatever they find, but they don't have a dedicated security team who will work on an attack or a specific security instance.""This product needs to mature more. While it is a good product, there are some areas where it needs work.""I would like to see it do initial scans and start capturing data, which it will truly analyze, not just be a reporting system saying, "Here is an email. Here is an email. Here is an email."""We'd like to have triggered alerts sent to us so we see errors quicker.""The documentation, especially with the initial setup, needs improvement.""As a user involved with the user interface, I believe there is a need to continue improving it based on feedback from our customers."

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"The ability to do more complicated data investigation would be a welcome addition for pros, though the functionality now gives most people what they need.""We want to have an automated system for bot hunting that enables us to detect anomalies predictively based on historical data. It would be helpful if Splunk included process mining as an alternative option. We have a threat workflow, but it would be useful if we could supplement that with some process mining capabilities over time.""I'm not aware of any lacking features.""The solution is much more expensive than relative competitors like ArcSight or LogRhythm. It makes it hard to sell to customers sometimes.""The initial setup was complex because some of the configurations that we required needed customization.""In the future I would like to see simplified statistics and analytical threats.""There are occasional bugs.""They should work to add more built-in correlation searches and more use cases based on worldwide customer experiences. They need more ready-made use cases."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our ROI would probably be zero. We don't even use it. It sits in there. We get emails and just delete them. Around the world, we don't even use it."
  • "Alert Logic has better competitive pricing than some of its competitors."
  • "Almost any product that is on the AWS Marketplace is super easy to subscribe to."
  • "Its pricing is very reasonable considering what you get for what you pay. There is quite a good value there. Its licensing is also very logical. They've got the licensing price points at a reasonable level. It is on a monthly license but a yearly contract. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees."
  • "Price of the solution was very reasonable considering the size of our organization at the time, and so it worked out perfectly."
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  • "I hope we can increase the free license to be more than 5 gig a day. This would help people who want to introduce a POC or a demo license for the solution."
  • "My biggest complaint is the way they do pricing... You can never know the pricing for next year. Every single time you adjust to something new, the price goes up. It's impossible to truly budget for it. It goes up constantly."
  • "There are additional costs associated with the integrator."
  • "The licensing costs is around 10,000 dollars."
  • "Pricing varies based on the packages you choose and the volume of your usage."
  • "I am not aware of the price, but it is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspect of Alert Logic is its technology platform. They have SOCs in the US and Europe, giving them global visibility of the threat landscape. They detect and respond to threats in… more »
    Top Answer:Alert Logic's license is one of the most competitive. They deliver a high-quality service for a competitive price.
    Top Answer:Alert Logic should also develop an EDR that is natively integrated into their solution. Currently, a client must buy another EDR solution like SentinelOne, CrowdStrike, or Sophos. I think Alert Logic… more »
    Top Answer:We are really pleased with Splunk and its features. It would be practically impossible to function without it To provide a general overview of the system, it's important to note that the standard… more »
    Top Answer:I am not aware of the price, but it is expensive. A rough estimate would be around 150 gigabytes, given the huge amount of data. At the moment there are no additional costs for maintenance.
    Top Answer:Currently, we do not have any specific improvement projects in progress. However, we have partnered with some companies that are constantly working on improving the system. Therefore, I believe it's… more »
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    Also Known As
    Alert Logic MDR, Alert Logic Managed Detection and ResponseAlert Logic Threat Manager, Alert Logic Cloud Defender, Critical Watch FusionVM
    Caspida, Splunk UBA
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    Alert Logic is a cloud-based security and compliance solution that provides threat detection and response, log management, and compliance automation. Its primary use case is to manage lag and protect the network, identify configuration issues related to security and cloud infrastructure, and serve as the primary SIEM tool before escalating tickets. 

    The most valuable feature is that it has everything in one dashboard, including being notified of incidents and receiving advice on what steps to take. Alert Logic has helped organizations process large amounts of data, remotely monitor everything from the cloud, and streamline workflow while reducing implementation time.

    Splunk User Behavior Analytics is a behavior-based threat detection is based on machine learning methodologies that require no signatures or human analysis, enabling multi-entity behavior profiling and peer group analytics for users, devices, service accounts and applications. It detects insider threats and external attacks using out-of-the-box purpose-built that helps organizations find known, unknown and hidden threats, but extensible unsupervised machine learning (ML) algorithms, provides context around the threat via ML driven anomaly correlation and visual mapping of stitched anomalies over various phases of the attack lifecycle (Kill-Chain View). It uses a data science driven approach that produces actionable results with risk ratings and supporting evidence that increases SOC efficiency and supports bi-directional integration with Splunk Enterprise for data ingestion and correlation and with Splunk Enterprise Security for incident scoping, workflow management and automated response. The result is automated, accurate threat and anomaly detection.

    Sample Customers
    TIME, Genome Next,, Travel Tripper, C&J Energy Services, Investis, Retail Insights
    8 Securities, AAA Western, AdvancedMD, Amaya, Cerner Corporation, CJ O Shopping, CloudShare, Crossroads Foundation, 7-Eleven Indonesia
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Financial Services Firm40%
    Insurance Company10%
    Security Firm10%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alert Logic vs. Splunk User Behavior Analytics
    May 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alert Logic vs. Splunk User Behavior Analytics and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
    771,740 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alert Logic is ranked 28th in Vulnerability Management with 11 reviews while Splunk User Behavior Analytics is ranked 2nd in User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) with 18 reviews. Alert Logic is rated 8.0, while Splunk User Behavior Analytics is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alert Logic writes "Great reporting and session logic with an easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk User Behavior Analytics writes "Easy to configure and easy to use solution that integrates with many applications and scripts ". Alert Logic is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon Complete, Arctic Wolf Managed Detection and Response, Sophos MDR, Rapid7 InsightIDR and SentinelOne Vigilance, whereas Splunk User Behavior Analytics is most compared with Darktrace, Microsoft Defender for Identity, IBM Security QRadar, Cynet and Exabeam Fusion SIEM. See our Alert Logic vs. Splunk User Behavior Analytics report.

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