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We performed a comparison between Cynet and IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two User Behavior Analytics - UEBA solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"It's transparent, so it's not something where every user has to press a button to download or do the thing. It is centralized, in fact. Personally, I use Malwarebytes and other tools, which are fine for home use. Cynet is also relatively silent in terms of operation, except when it's required to act.""If some unusual activity happens on the network, such as I open administrator sessions in a short duration of an hour on many computers in the lab, it sends me an alert about my network saying that one user opened three, four, or five sessions in one hour. Similarly, if I try to play with the disk size on a computer, it will send me an alert, and it will also stop the operation.""It provides good protection from ransomware and malware attacks. It is very good as compared to other products. If any threat is there, their support is very good. They immediately respond to the users and do a follow-up. They call us and also provide email support.""The most valuable feature is the monitored support behind it.""The dashboard is beautiful, overall easy of use, and the UBA and NBA features are valued.""Cynet is unique in that it has almost everything included and it was built up from the ground, instead of a bundle of purchased and composed modules. It gives you easier very good visibility than Sentinel One as well as a lower maintenance burden.""We are protecting all our workstations.""A good feature is how the solution packages varied information into a single dashboard that's readable and meets our needs."

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"QRadar UBA's most valuable feature is the risk rating of users depending on their behavior.""It's hard for me to pinpoint any one feature that's most valuable because it is all about consuming logs and analyzing them. We started using QRadar UBA because we needed something that could analyze Linux authentication information. Other products take care of the Windows platform.""IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics has easy architecture, has a good portfolio and integration.""I have used IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics in a Cloud Pak on Amazon, and there it runs on top of it and is easy to assess. Additionally, I have installed processes and characters.""It'll get you from point A to B.""The timeline and machine learning features are great.""The scalability is very good. It's not a problem.""The visibility it gives you into your infrastructure has been great."

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"Automation could be improved, and orchestration could be added to the features.""We'd like something that makes it easier to manage specific points.""Management of the console could be simplified and made more user-friendly because right now it's not very easy to use.""The inability to add contact information inside the Cynet is also an issue because it makes things more complicated. I would like to have a simple feature to enter a contact name and number for the person taking care of that unit or that server.""They have automated response capability, and they're moving more and more into SOAR capability. They have built-in deception technology with host-file users, phantoms, etc. We used to call them honeypots. So, they're on target. They're doing a really good job, and they should continue to improve with SOAR.""SIEM - Although with their Centralised Log Management Cynet has created the basis for SIEM functionality, this is to be expanded in the near future.""They have some things in the pipeline, we understand, and they're going to be able to support Android and all these other devices soon. The key is the devices - which is an aspect that is lacking right now. Every company has that problem, not just Cynet.""Linux servers are not supported."

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"I don't give it a 10 because it is something we have to request. I would love it if UBA was included out of the box like Microsoft.""The dashboard and reports are not user-friendly or efficient so are of little help with threat hunting activity.""The solution lacks vendor support.""What needs to be improved in IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics is the user experience. It's not optimal. Some screens are a bit clunky. The solution needs to be more user-friendly.""QRadar UBA only keeps the data for a short while (it's refreshed every five minutes) and would be improved if this were extended to a week or month.""Whenever we are upgrading or installing any type of patch, at that time we have some delays.""There should be more opportunity for community kind of distribution where, for example, if there was a zero-day threat targeting companies.""IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics could improve machine learning use cases because they are limited and most of the use cases are rule-based. They should develop more use cases, such as in Securonix or Exabeam because they will detect a threat. Using machine learning is mainly on the correlation rules, but if you think about Exabeam or Securonix, they detect using machine learning or machine learning-based algorithms."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our billing is on a quarterly basis, but they have monthly or annual billing availability."
  • "The price should not be less than $100 which is quite reasonable for this solution because you are getting multiple components."
  • "Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers."
  • "The pricing was good."
  • "It costs us 20,000 to 28,000 per year."
  • "There is an extra cost if you want the support of Cynet."
  • "It is extremely affordable. I'll give it a five out of five in terms of price. It was half the cost of the next closest competitor, and the competitor didn't provide SOC services."
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  • "There is an annual license required for this solution."
  • "We pay approximately $40,000 to use the solution annually. This solution is a lot less expensive than Splunk."
  • "IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics is an application framework and you can install many applications without any additional costs."
  • "QRadar UBA's price is a little more than street price and could be reduced."
  • "The solution has a licensing model that is based on events per second so it scales to need and budget."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The support team that stands behind the detection and response.  Is there adequate expertise and are they behind you 24x7x365?  Cynet CyOps has been there for us.
    Top Answer:I have found the continued support and pretty much all the features to be valuable. They all stand out as being positive. It continues to detect unusual activity when it's supposed to, and so far we… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers. The licensing is very flexible… more »
    Top Answer:Integration is very easy and the reporting is good.
    Top Answer:This is a good product, although it does require some fine-tuning. The dashboard is pathetic and it takes a long time to perform a search. The graphics need to be improved. Providing good support is… more »
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    Also Known As
    IBM QRadar UBA, QRadar UBA, QRadar User Behavior Analytics
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    Cynet has pioneered the security industry’s first all-in-one security platform purposely built for organizations that need the ability to effortlessly identify, block and respond to all types of attacks inside the perimeter - defending endpoints, network, files and users - without the heavy burden of deep cyber expertise and the overhead of integrating and managing multiple products. Our approach converges and brings synergy with technology: endpoint protection, EDR, vulnerability management, deception, threat intelligence and network and end-user analytics, and expertise: a 24/7 cyber SWAT team for incident response, malware analysis, threat hunting and forensics. Cynet deploys in hours and simplifies management with automated monitoring to complement any sized staff.

    Cynet Consists Of:

    • Next-generation AV (NGAV)
    • Endpoint Protection (EPP)

    • Endpoint Detection Response (EDR)
    • NDR 

    • MDR 

    • UBA Rules
    • Network Detection Rules
    • Intelligent Deception

    With Cynet You Can:

    • Consolidate network and endpoint protection in one central place
    • Protect against a very wide range of attacks, including common attacks as well as complex multi-layered attacks
    • Have access to a team of world-class cybersecurity experts available around the clock that complements whatever expertise you have in place

    Cynet Supports:

    Four different deployment methods:

    1. On-premise
    2. IAAS
    3. SAAS
    4. Hybrid mode

    Cynet Benefits and Features:

    • Advanced threat detection
    • Incident response capabilities
    • Extended detection and response(XDR)
    • Managed detection and response (MDR)
    • Response automation
    • Network-specific playbook
    • Multi-layer protection
    • Alerts delivered to a single point for visibility
    • In-house SOC for clientele

    Features Users Find Most Valuable:

    • IT hygiene: By scanning assets, including endpoints, users, files, and network traffic to render a dashboard of security issues, Cynet is able to quickly map an entire IT infrastructure.
    • Prevention: Various prevention capabilities include UBA, deception, and traditional endpoint protection.
    • Detection: This includes traditional endpoint security, EDR, UBA, deception and network analytics, which helps detect malicious behavior, ransomware, exploitation, user login anomalies, DNS tunneling, and much more.
    • Vulnerability management: Cynet can find Windows vulnerabilities, unauthorized and outdated applications, and security policy violations.
    • Response: Cynet includes various analyses, response and remediation capabilities, across endpoints, files, users and networks.
    • Automated response: Users can create an automatic remediation rule for each alert Cynet creates, which helps improve the incident response process and can prevent a real-time threat.
    • 24/7 Support: For no additional cost, Cynet includes CyOp, a 24/7 operations team available to you at all times.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “I have found the continued support and pretty much all the features to be valuable. They all stand out as being positive. It continues to detect unusual activity when it's supposed to, and so far we haven't had any issues.” - Ken S., Director InfoSec and Audit at a manufacturing company

    "The feature that I have found most valuable is that the configuration and the usage of the product are not so complicated. For people responsible for using this infrastructure for the first line of workstation monitoring, it's quite easy to use." - Senior Cyber Security Manager at a financial services firm

    "The dashboard is beautiful, overall ease of use, and the UBA and NBA features are valued." - Harsh P., Cyber Security Operations Center Analyst at Vincacyber

    The User Behavior Analytics for QRadar (UBA) app is a tool for detecting insider threats in your organization. It is built on top of the app framework to use existing data in your QRadar to generate new insights around users and risk. UBA adds two major functions to QRadar: risk profiling and unified user identities.

    Risk profiling is done by assigning risk to different security use cases. Examples might include simple rules and checks such as bad websites, or more advanced stateful analytics that use machine learning. Risk is assigned to each one depending on the severity and reliability of the incident detected. UBA uses existing event and flow data in your QRadar system to generate these insights and profile risks of users.

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    Sample Customers
    Meuhedet, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Cloud Provider12%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Construction Company6%
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cynet vs. IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cynet vs. IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Cynet is ranked 1st in User Behavior Analytics - UEBA with 19 reviews while IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics is ranked 7th in User Behavior Analytics - UEBA with 12 reviews. Cynet is rated 8.6, while IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Cynet writes "A complete, transparent, and centralized solution ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics writes "It has good support and works with Linux platforms". Cynet is most compared with SentinelOne, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Darktrace, CrowdStrike Falcon and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics is most compared with Securonix UEBA, Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Exabeam Fusion SIEM and One Identity Safeguard. See our Cynet vs. IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics report.

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