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Question: Which is better - Azure Sentinel or AWS Security Hub?
Answer: We like that Azure Sentinel does not require as much maintenance as legacy SIEMs that are on-premises. Azure Sentinel is auto-scaling - you will not have to worry about performance impact, you will always have the performance capability you need. If you have Microsoft 365, it is very easy to plug the endpoints into Azure Sentinel. With this solution, you can go on the offensive and stay proactive, continually hunting for threats. Azure Sentinel is purely cloud-based and a leading next-generation SIEM. We have experienced a few false positives with Azure Sentinel. There is a certain level of expertise that you need to possess to appropriately utilize all of Azure Sentinel's offerings - it can be a somewhat steep learning curve to get things running at capacity. It would be an improvement if Azure Sentinel integrated better with other SaaS providers and offered more out-of-the-box connectors. You get a huge range of powerful security tools with AWS Security Hub, including compliance scanners, vulnerability endpoint protection, and firewalls. AWS Security Hub has very good detection and offers helpful real-time alerts. AWS Security Hub aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes security alerts or findings from other AWS services, all in one single pane. AWS Security Hub lacks a certain level of self-sufficiency, though. We would like to see AWS Security Hub become a multi-cloud solution. AWS Security Hub has some regional restrictions that have proved problematic for us; we need visibility for all instances we have on our account. We found that AWS Security Hub is not a good global product. Conclusion: We felt AWS was lacking in some basic features we consider essential, like multi-region coverage. We also wanted a solution that was more intuitive. We found Azure Sentinel to be a better fit for our team and our clients. We have a global reach and need a product that could satisfy cross-region coverage efficiently. We also feel that Azure Sentinel offers better proactive threat awareness.
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AWS Security Hub vs. Microsoft Sentinel
July 2022
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"The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean.""The thing that Devo does better than other solutions is to give me the ability to write queries that look at multiple data sources and run fast. Most SIEMs don't do that. And I can do that by creating entity-based queries. Let's say I have a table which has Okta, a table which has G Suite, a table which has endpoint telemetry, and I have a table which has DNS telemetry. I can write a query that says, 'Join all these things together on IP, and where the IP matches in all these tables, return to me that subset of data, within these time windows.' I can break it down that way.""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.""The real-time analytics of security-related data are super. There are a lot of data feeds going into it and it's very quick at pulling up and correlating the data and showing you what's going on in your infrastructure. It's fast. The way that their architecture and technology works, they've really focused on the speed of query results and making sure that we can do what we need to do quickly. Devo is pulling back information in a fast fashion, based on real-time events.""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.""The strength of Devo is not only in that it is pretty intuitive, but it gives you the flexibility and creativity to merge feeds. The prime examples would be using the synthesis or union tables that give you phenomenal capabilities... The ability to use a synthesis or union table to combine all those feeds and make heads or tails of what's going on, and link it to go down a thread, is functionality that I hadn't seen before.""It's very, very versatile.""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."

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"AWS Security Hub has very good integration features. It allows for AWS native services integration, and it helps us to integrate some of the services outside of AWS. They have partners, such as Amazon Preferred Network Partners (APN). If you have different security tools around APN, we can integrate those findings with AWS Security Hub reducing the need to refer to different portals or different UIs. You can have AWS Security Hub act as a single common go-to dashboard.""Finding out if your infrastructure is secure is a valuable feature.""Very good at detection and providing real-time alerts."

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"The pricing of the product is excellent.""If you know how to do KQL (kusto query language) queries, which are how you query the log data inside Sentinel, the information is pretty rich. You can get down to a good level of detail regarding event information or notifications.""It has basic out-of-the-box integrations with multiple log sources.""It's pretty powerful and its performance is pretty good.""Having your logs put all in one place with machine learning working on those logs is a good feature. I don't need to start thinking, "Where are my logs?" My logs are in a centralized repository, like Log Analytics, which is why you can't use Sentinel without Log Analytics. Having all those logs in one place is an advantage.""It is easy to implement (turn on) - does need a skilled analyst to develop queries and playbooks.""It is quite efficient. It helps our clients in identifying their security issues and respond quickly. Our clients want to automate incident response and all those things.""Azure Application Gateway makes things a lot easier. You can create dashboards, alert rules, hunting and custom queries, and functions with it."

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Cons
"Technical support could be better.""The Activeboards feature is not as mature regarding the look and feel. Its functionality is mature, but the look and feel is not there. For example, if you have some data sets and are trying to get some graphics, you cannot change anything. There's just one format for the graphics. You cannot change the size of the font, the font itself, etc.""Where Devo has room for improvement is the data ingestion and parsing. We tend to have to work with the Devo support team to bring on and ingest new sources of data.""The overall performance of extraction could be a lot faster, but that's a common problem in this space in general. Also, the stock or default alerting and detecting options could definitely be broader and more all-encompassing. The fact that they're not is why we had to write all our own alerts.""There's room for improvement within the GUI. There is also some room for improvement within the native parsers they support. But I can say that about pretty much any solution in this space.""There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.""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.""I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards."

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"The solution will only give you insight if you have configure rule enabled. It should work more like Prisma Cloud and Dome9 which have a better approach.""The solution lacks self-sufficiency.""The user interface, graphs, and dashboards of the solution could improve in the future. They are not very sophisticated and could use an update."

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"Multi-tenancy, in my opinion, needs to be improved. I believe it can do better as a managed service provider.""We'd like to see more connectors.""It would be good to have some connectors for third-party SIEM solutions. Many customers are struggling with the integration of Azure Sentinel with their on-premise SIEM. Microsoft is changing the log structure many times a year, which can corrupt a custom integration. It would be good to have some connectors developed by Microsoft or supply vendors, but they are not providing such functionality or tools.""The solution could improve the playbooks.""If their UI was a bit more streamlined and easy to find when I need it, then that would be a great improvement.""There are certain delays. For example, if an alert has been rated on Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, it might take up to an hour for that alert to reach Sentinel. This should ideally take no more than one or two seconds.""The only thing is sometimes you can have a false positive.""Its documentation is not so simple. It is easy for somebody who is Microsoft certified or more closely attached to Microsoft solutions. It is not easy for those who are working on open-source platforms. There isn't a central point where everything is documented, and there is no specific training or certification."

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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 price of the solution is not very competitive but it is reasonable."
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  • "It comes with a Microsoft subscription which the customer has, so they don't have to invest somewhere else."
  • "It is a consumption-based license model. bands at 100, 200, 400 GB per day etc. Azure Sentinel Pricing | Microsoft Azure"
  • "Good monthly operational cost model for the detection and response outcomes delivered, M365 logs don't count toward the limits which is a good benefit."
  • "I have had mixed feedback. At one point, I heard a client say that it sometimes seems more expensive. Most of the clients are on Office 365 or M365, and they are forced to take Azure SIEM because of the integration."
  • "It is kind of like a sliding scale. There are different tiers of pricing that go from $100 per day up to $3,500 per day. So, it just kind of depends on how much data is being stored. There can be additional costs to the standard license other than the additional data. It just kind of depends on what other services you're spinning up in Azure, or if you're using something like Azure log analytics."
  • "I am just paying for the log space with Azure Sentinel. It costs us about $2,000 a month. Most of the logs are free. We are only paying money for Azure Firewall logs because email logs or Azure AD logs are free to use for us."
  • "Sentinel is a bit expensive. If you can figure a way of configuring it to meet your needs, then you can find a way around the cost."
  • "Azure Sentinel is very costly, or at least it appears to be very costly. The costs vary based on your ingestion and your retention charges."
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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewerShibu Babuchandran
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    Hi @Netanya Carmi ​,


    Had prepared some comparison factors between AWS and Azure for one of my presales discussions, hope this will hold some insights .So depending on the requirements from the client appropriate solutions can be proposed. Widely Azure Sentinel is what has be going of matching the customer requriements.














































































































































































































































































































































































    AI and machine learning
    AWS service Azure service Description
    SageMaker Machine Learning A cloud service to train, deploy, automate, and manage machine learning models.
    Alexa Skills Kit Bot Framework Build and connect intelligent bots that interact with your users using text/SMS, Skype, Teams, Slack, Microsoft 365 mail, Twitter, and other popular services.
    Lex Speech Services API capable of converting speech to text, understanding intent, and converting text back to speech for natural responsiveness.
    Lex Language Understanding (LUIS) Allows your applications to understand user commands contextually.
    Polly, Transcribe Speech Services Enables both Speech to Text, and Text into Speech capabilities.
    Rekognition Cognitive Services Computer Vision: Extract information from images to categorize and process visual data.
    Face: Detect, identify, and analyze faces and facial expressions in photos.
    Skills Kit Virtual Assistant The Virtual Assistant Template brings together a number of best practices we've identified through the building of conversational experiences and automates integration of components that we've found to be highly beneficial to Bot Framework developers.
    Big data and analytics
    AWS service Azure service Description
    Redshift Synapse Analytics Cloud-based Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) that uses Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) to quickly run complex queries across petabytes of data.
    Lake Formation Data Share A simple and safe service for sharing big data
    Big data processing
    AWS service Azure service Description
    EMR Azure Data Explorer Fully managed, low latency, distributed big data analytics platform to run complex queries across petabytes of data.
    EMR Databricks Apache Spark-based analytics platform.
    EMR HDInsight Managed Hadoop service. Deploy and manage Hadoop clusters in Azure.
    EMR Data Lake Storage Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage.
    Data orchestration / ETL
    AWS service Azure service Description
    Data Pipeline, Glue Data Factory Processes and moves data between different compute and storage services, as well as on-premises data sources at specified intervals. Create, schedule, orchestrate, and manage data pipelines.
    Glue Azure Purview A unified data governance service that helps you manage and govern your on-premises, multicloud, and software as a service (SaaS) data.
    Dynamo DB Table Storage, Cosmos DB NoSQL key-value store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets.

    Analytics and visualization
    AWS service Azure service Description
    Kinesis Analytics Stream Analytics Storage and analysis platforms that create insights from large quantities of data, or data that originates from many sources.
    Azure Data Explorer
    Data Lake Analytics
    Data Lake Store
    QuickSight Power BI Business intelligence tools that build visualizations, perform ad hoc analysis, and develop business insights from data.
    CloudSearch Cognitive Search Delivers full-text search and related search analytics and capabilities.
    Athena Data Lake Analytics Provides a serverless interactive query service that uses standard SQL for analyzing databases.
    Azure Synapse Analytics Azure Synapse Analytics is a limitless analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless or dedicated resources at scale.
    Elasticsearch Service Elastic on Azure Use the Elastic Stack (Elastic, Logstash, and Kibana) to search, analyze, and visualize in real time.
    Database
    Type AWS Service Azure Service Description
    Relational database RDS SQL Database Managed relational database services in which resiliency, scale and maintenance are primarily handled by the Azure platform.
    Database for MySQL
    Database for PostgreSQL
    Database for MariaDB
    Serverless relational database Amazon Aurora Serverless Azure SQL Database serverless Database offerings that automatically scales compute based on the workload demand. You're billed per second for the actual compute used (Azure SQL)/data that's processed by your queries (Azure Synapse Analytics Serverless).
    Serverless SQL pool in Azure Synapse Analytics
    NoSQL/ DynamoDB Cosmos DB Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database that natively supports multiple data models including key-value pairs, documents, graphs and columnar.
    Document
    SimpleDB
    Amazon DocumentDB
    Caching ElastiCache Cache for Redis An in-memory–based, distributed caching service that provides a high-performance store typically used to offload nontransactional work from a database.
    Database migration Database Migration Service Database Migration Service A service that executes the migration of database schema and data from one database format to a specific database technology in the cloud.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
    Top Answer:I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
    Top Answer:We like that Azure Sentinel does not require as much maintenance as legacy SIEMs that are on-premises. Azure Sentinel is… more »
    Top Answer:Finding out if your infrastructure is secure is a valuable feature.
    Top Answer:The solution will only give you insight if you have configure rule enabled. It should work more like Prisma Cloud and… more »
    Top Answer:Yes, Azure Sentinel is a SIEM on the Cloud. Multiple data sources can be uploaded and analyzed with Azure Sentinel and… more »
    Top Answer:It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for… more »
    Top Answer:Free ingestion for Azure logs (with E5 licence)
    Comparisons
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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.

    AWS Security Hub gives you a comprehensive view of your high-priority security alerts and compliance status across AWS accounts. There are a range of powerful security tools at your disposal, from firewalls and endpoint protection to vulnerability and compliance scanners. But oftentimes this leaves your team switching back-and-forth between these tools to deal with hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of security alerts every day. With Security Hub, you now have a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes your security alerts, or findings, from multiple AWS services, such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer, and AWS Firewall Manager, as well as from AWS Partner solutions. AWS Security Hub continuously monitors your environment using automated compliance checks based on the AWS best practices and industry standards your organization follows. You can also take action on these security and compliance findings by investigating them in Amazon Detective or by using Amazon CloudWatch Event rules to send the findings to ticketing, chat, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), and incident management tools or to custom remediation playbooks. Get started with AWS Security Hub in just a few clicks in the Management Console and once enabled, Security Hub will begin aggregating and prioritizing findings and conducting compliance checks.

    Microsoft Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution that lets you see and stop threats before they cause harm. Azure Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance, and elastically scale to meet your security needs—while reducing IT costs. With Azure Sentinel, you can:

    - Collect data at cloud scale—across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds

    - Detect previously uncovered threats and minimize false positives using analytics and unparalleled threat intelligence from Microsoft

    - Investigate threats with AI and hunt suspicious activities at scale, tapping into decades of cybersecurity work at Microsoft

    - Respond to incidents rapidly with built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

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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
    Edmunds, Frame.io, GoDaddy, Realtor.com
    Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company63%
    Retailer13%
    Insurance Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Media Company12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Non Tech Company6%
    Healthcare Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS Security Hub vs. Microsoft Sentinel
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Security Hub vs. Microsoft Sentinel and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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    AWS Security Hub is ranked 25th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 3 reviews while Microsoft Sentinel is ranked 3rd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 28 reviews. AWS Security Hub is rated 7.4, while Microsoft Sentinel is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Security Hub writes "Excellent integration features, reliable, and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Sentinel writes "Easy to manage with good automation and machine learning capabilities ". AWS Security Hub is most compared with Splunk, AlienVault OSSIM, IBM QRadar, Elastic Security and Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service, whereas Microsoft Sentinel is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, Elastic Security, Rapid7 InsightIDR and ManageEngine Log360. See our AWS Security Hub vs. Microsoft Sentinel report.

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