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"Devo provides a multi-tenant, cloud-native architecture. This is critical for managed service provider environments or multinational organizations who may have subsidiaries globally. It gives organizations a way to consolidate their data in a single accessible location, yet keep the data separate. This allows for global views and/or isolated views restricted by access controls by company or business unit.""Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of the user interface. The UI has a graphically interface with the raw data in a table. The table can be as big as you want it, depending on your use case. You can easily get a report combining your data, along with calculations and graphical dashboards. You don't need a lot of training, because the UI is relatively very intuitive.""The most valuable feature is definitely the ability that Devo has to ingest data. From the previous SIEM that I came from and helped my company administer, it really was the type of system where data was parsed on ingest. This meant that if you didn't build the parser efficiently or correctly, sometimes that would bring the system to its knees. You'd have a backlog of processing the logs as it was ingesting them.""Devo helps us to unlock the full power of our data because they have more than 450 parsers, which means that we can ingest pretty much any type of log data.""The ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events.""Those 400 days of hot data mean that people can look for trends and at what happened in the past. And they can not only do so from a security point of view, but even for operational use cases. In the past, our operational norm was to keep live data for only 30 days. Our users were constantly asking us for at least 90 days, and we really couldn't even do that. That's one reason that having 400 days of live data is pretty huge. As our users start to use it and adopt this system, we expect people to be able to do those long-term analytics.""In traditional BI solutions, you need to wait a lot of time to have the ability to create visualizations with the data and to do searches. With this kind of platform, you have that information in real-time.""It's very, very versatile."

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"It's a brilliant log collection tool, and it can handle hundreds of thousands of servers in a single shot to ingest the data.""ArcSight provides the basic information that we want.""It's a robust, mature product and you can do some really complex operations and analytics.""It's an efficient solution.""In terms of ArcSight Logger's most valuable feature, it is their scalability. ArcSight's real advantage is its scalability because they have two layers, including the logger layer.""The most valuable feature is the search capability, which is simple to use.""Some of the most valuable features I really appreciate are the performance, how quick the solution is, and how easy it is to create a query."

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"Enables monitoring of application performance and the ability to predict behaviors.""I use the stack every morning to check the errors and it's just so clear. I don't see any disadvantage to using Logstash.""ELK Logstash is easy and fast, at least for the initial setup with the out of box uses.""I like the indexing of the logs.""The solution is quite stable. The performance has been good.""The feature that we have found the most valuable is scalability.""The indexes allow you to get your results quickly. The filtering and log passing is the advantage of Logstash.""It's simple and easy to use."

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Cons
"From our experience, the Devo agent needs some work. They built it on top of OS Query's open-source framework. It seems like it wasn't tuned properly to handle a large volume of Windows event logs. In our experience, there would definitely be some room for improvement. A lot of SIEMs on the market have their own agent infrastructure. I think Devo's working towards that, but I think that it needs some improvement as far as keeping up with high-volume environments.""Technical support could be better.""An admin who is trying to audit user activity usually cannot go beyond a day in the UI. I would like to have access to pages and pages of that data, going back as far as the storage we have, so I could look at every command or search or deletion or anything that a user has run. As an admin, that would really help. Going back just a day in the UI is not going to help, and that means I have to find a different way to do that.""There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. I would go as far as to say the product is deficient in its ability to parse multiple, different log types, including logs from major vendors that are supported by competitors. Additionally, the time that it takes to turn around a supported parser for customers and common log source types, which are generally accepted standards in the industry, is not acceptable. This has impacted customer onboarding and customer relationships for us on multiple fronts.""Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution.""Some basic reporting mechanisms have room for improvement. Customers can do analysis by building Activeboards, Devo’s name for interactive dashboards. This capability is quite nice, but it is not a reporting engine. Devo does provide mechanisms to allow third-party tools to query data via their API, which is great. However, a lot of folks like or want a reporting engine, per se, and Devo simply doesn't have that. This may or may not be by design.""Devo has a lot of cloud connectors, but they need to do a little bit of work there. They've got good integrations with the public cloud, but there are a lot of cloud SaaS systems that they still need to work with on integrations, such as Salesforce and other SaaS providers where we need to get access logs.""We only use the core functionality and one of the reasons for this is that their security operation center needs improvement."

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"We have had problems with archiving.""The integration with other systems could be improved.""You have limited reporting capabilities and I wouldn't choose ArcSight Logger for this purpose.""I would rate the technical support only 5 out of 10. The technical support is not satisfactory.""It's not a new product and is a bit complex. So, it requires a person dedicated to working on it and to know about it in and out. It is a huge product, and the search operation is a bit complicated for a new user or someone who has not used it for long. So for that person, it becomes a bit difficult.""The console in older versions is not user-friendly.""The solution could be improved in maintenance settings."

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"Upgrades currently released as stacks when it should be a plugin or an extension to save removal and reinstallation.""The solution needs to be more reactive to investigations. We need to be able to detect and prevent any attacks before it can damage our infrastructure. Currently, this solution doesn't offer that.""This type of monitoring is not very mature just yet. We need more real-time information in a way that's easier to manage.""The price of this product could be improved, especially the additional costs. I would also like to see better-quality graphics.""We are paying dearly for the guy who is working on the ELK Stack. That knowledge is quite rare and hard to come by. For difficulty and availability of resources, I would rate it a five out of 10.""In terms of what could be improved with Elastic, in some use cases, especially on the advanced level, they are not ready made, so you'll have to write some scripts.""Sometimes, the solution isn't the easiest to use.""Better integration with third-party APMs would be really good."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom."
  • "I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money."
  • "Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs."
  • "[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more."
  • "Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that."
  • "Devo was very cost-competitive... Devo did come with that 400 days of hot data, and that was not the case with other products."
  • "Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte."
  • "I like the pricing very much. They keep it simple. It is a single price based on data ingested, and they do it on an average. If you get a spike of data that flows in, they will not stick it to you or charge you for that. They are very fair about that."
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  • "The pricing is quite harsh."
  • "It's not cheap at all as it's a big product and has been in the market for quite some time now."
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  • "Elastic Stack is an open-source tool. You don't have to pay anything for the components."
  • "This is an open-source product, so there are no costs."
  • "It is easy to deploy, easy to use, and you get everything you need to become operational with it, and have nothing further to pay unless you want the OLED plugin."
  • "Compared to other products such as Dynatrace, this is one of the cheaper options."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "I find it better than Splunk in terms of cost-effectiveness. For cost-effectiveness, I would rate it a nine out of 10."
  • "Affordable but with additional costs"
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    Questions from the Community
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    It's very, very versatile.
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    Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
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    I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
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    It's a brilliant log collection tool, and it can handle hundreds of thousands of servers in a single shot to ingest the… more »
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    It's not cheap at all as it's a big product and has been in the market for quite some time now.
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    It's not a new product and is a bit complex. So, it requires a person dedicated to working on it and to know about it in… more »
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    With Datadog, we have near-live visibility across our entire platform. We have seen APM metrics impacted several times… more »
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    The most valuable feature is the search function, which allows me to go directly to the target to see the specific line… more »
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus Arcsight Logger, HPE Arcsight Logger
    Elastic Stack, ELK Stack
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    Overview

    Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of all your data to empower bold, confident action when it matters most. Only the Devo platform delivers the powerful combination of real-time visibility, high-performance analytics, scalability, multitenancy, and low TCO crucial for monitoring and securing business operations as enterprises accelerate their shift to the cloud.

    HPE ArcSight Data Platform (ADP) offers a future-ready data solution that enriches data in real time and supports open standards for better threat detection. Using security data connectors, ADP collects data and enriches it in real-time to give analysts organized information that can be acted upon instantly.

    Logstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite “stash.”

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    Sample Customers
    United States Air Force, Rubrik, SentinelOne, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText, IGT, OneMain Financial, SurveyMonkey, FanDuel, H&R Block, Ulta Beauty, Manulife, Moneylion, Chime Bank, Magna International, American Express Global Business Travel
    China Merchants Bank, Bank AlJazira, Banca Intesa
    Sprint, Grab, Autopilot, Just Eat, Verizon Wireless, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Perceivant, Quizlet
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company57%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Retailer14%
    Insurance Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Government20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Retailer10%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Financial Services Firm50%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Transportation Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    ArcSight Logger is ranked 12th in Log Management with 7 reviews while ELK Logstash is ranked 7th in Log Management with 16 reviews. ArcSight Logger is rated 7.4, while ELK Logstash is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of ArcSight Logger writes "Passes compliance thresholds and standard requirements and has good performance ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "It is quite comprehensive and you're able to do a lot of tasks". ArcSight Logger is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, Graylog, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and AT&T AlienVault USM, whereas ELK Logstash is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, Graylog, vRealize Log Insight and Elastic Beats. See our ArcSight Logger vs. ELK Logstash report.

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