We performed a comparison between AppDynamics and Splunk Enterprise Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Performance Management (APM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The best features of AppDynamics would be the code application monitoring capabilities."
"Once you get past installation, AppDynamics is highly stable and we get good results."
"We're a large organization, so we appreciate AppDynamics' wide coverage. It may not work in all areas, but it has broad coverage. We can use the same dataset for different use case aspects. That is the beauty of AppDynamics. You can coordinate APM, EUM, and infrastructure through one dataset."
"The solution helps us provide a better user experience to our customers."
"The most valuable features of AppDynamics is the scalability and monitoring."
"It's good for a larger scale deployment such as what my company is working on."
"Capacity planning is, in my opinion, the most useful."
"AppDynamics' best feature is automation - for example, when I add a note, it can understand the data automatically."
"The product is good, it satisfies our customers."
"It's better than IBM, in my opinion, because it's an independent entity."
"You can use it to gather syslog messages from anything."
"Splunk incorporates a lot of elements that help to reduce security risks. For it to reach certain compliance, we need to have some security insight. Splunk is a very good SIEM, it’s a top solution, but the best feature is its cost of visibility. We have all the most important features to detect vulnerabilities or risks."
"The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do."
"The most valuable feature of Splunk is the management and built-in workflows."
"It is very easy to use and integrate. There are connectors for every technology."
"Splunk is quite flexible for our customers. Splunk does not filter from a specific lock, you can define it later."
"One area for improvement is the MST model. It would be more helpful if it could be offered as a managed service provider model with more multi-tenancy and features."
"AppDynamics is a solution that requires extra learning and could be more user-friendly. Additionally, automated reports would helpful similar to have they have in Google Analytics."
"Its resiliency can be improved. We're told that the best we can do with an on-prem solution is to have a hot standby that requires a manual switchover. So, it is a do-it-yourself Ikea model of maintaining data consistency between two servers, without having low balance or failover considerations for an on-prem solution."
"If AppDynamics could do a one-agent function with their actual monitoring effectiveness, it will be the greatest tool."
"The Log Analytics feature is a bit complicated."
"AppDynamics is new to the cloud and could improve its cloud services, they are following a monolithic monitoring approach."
"AppDynamics lacks integration with cloud technology. It probably isn't a good fit for emerging enterprises because it's an on-premise solution, and many newer companies are moving to the cloud. AppDynamics' on-premise technology works reasonably well, but it doesn't have cloud features."
"AppDynamics's agent management could be improved."
"It would be nice if they had a wizard to construct searches, including more complex searches that include math or statistics."
"The analytics of Splunk could be improved."
"I find the graphical options really limited and you don't have enough control over how to display the data that you want to see."
"The complexity could be worked on so that it's even easier and faster."
"It is a good product, but the Achilles heel for a lot of organizations is the cost model for it because it gets expensive. That's because the model is based on how much data it processes a day, which can be prohibitive, especially if you have a lot of data. A lot of customers may not be ready for the sticker shock on how to fully leverage the product. I realized that the reason for that is that when it was originally designed, it was kind of like a big data modeling application. If they want to have a bigger customer base, they can come out with subsets of their product that are focused on specific things and have different pricing models. It may help with the cost."
"I would like Splunk to add more integration. QRadar has many indications with more products than Splunk."
"The solution could improve by giving more email details."
"If you monitor too much, you can lose performance on your systems."
AppDynamics is a leader in APM (application performance monitoring) tools. The solution is designed to help you spot application issues on the spot so you can get to the root causes of problems, all in real time. In addition, AppDynamics offers seamless traceability and is fully capable of enhancing application performance and visibility in the multicloud world. It uses AI to solve application problems and prevent them from occurring in the future. AppDynamics is a great tool that can help your organization make critical, strategic decisions and is ideal for businesses of all sizes.
AppDynamics has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
There are many benefits to implementing AppDynamics. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the AppDynamics solution.
Chandan K., Associate Director at a financial services firm, says, “The tracing is the most important aspect of the solution. The way it traces the information within the particular application or within the particular infrastructure is great. That actually helps. Apart from that, all of the data that's in the production APM is good.”
PeerSpot user, Yacin H., Responsable Commercial at Zen Networks, mentions, “You can use one module for each server, for each application, and for each API”. He also adds, “With the solution you can put add-ons on it and it's very customizable. You can customize it easily. If you want something that the tool doesn't have, you can add it easily.”
Another reviewer, a Head Of Information Technology at a mining and metals company expresses, "The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks. The dashboards of the solution are excellent. The stability is good.”
David G., Systems Engineer at a tech services company, states, “The solution has beneficial application analysis, is highly scalable, and has a great ROI.”
Splunk Enterprise Security is a SIEM, log management, and IT operations analytics tool. The solution provides users with the ability to secure their information and manage their data in the cloud, data centers, or other applications. Splunk Enterprise Security also offers visibility from different areas, levels, and devices, rather than from a single system, thus, providing its users with flexibility. Splunk Enterprise Security can monitor data and analyze, detect, and prevent intrusions. This benefits users as it provides alerts to possible intrusions, helps users to be proactive, and reduces risk factors.
Break down data silos and gain actionable intelligence by ingesting data from multicloud and on-premises deployments. Get full visibility to quickly detect malicious threats in your environment.
Defend against threats with advanced security analytics, machine learning and threat intelligence that focus detection and provide high-fidelity alerts to shorten triage times and raise true positive rates.
Gather all the context you need and initiate flexible investigations with security analytics at your fingertips. The built-in open and extensible data platform boosts productivity and drives down fatigue.
Built on an open and scalable data platform, you can stay agile in the face of evolving threats and business needs. Splunk meets you where you are on your cloud journey, and integrates across your data, tools and content.
AppDynamics is ranked 5th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 30 reviews while Splunk Enterprise Security is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 46 reviews. AppDynamics is rated 7.6, while Splunk Enterprise Security is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AppDynamics writes "Good tracing capabilities and helpful technical support but needs better analytics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Enterprise Security writes "Very versatile for many use cases". AppDynamics is most compared with Dynatrace, Elastic Observability, Datadog, New Relic and Azure Monitor, whereas Splunk Enterprise Security is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Wazuh, Dynatrace, Elastic Security and Graylog. See our AppDynamics vs. Splunk Enterprise Security report.
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