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"One of the biggest features of the UI is that you see the actual code of what you're doing in the graphical user interface, in a little window on the side. Whatever you're doing, you see the code, what's happening. And you can really quickly switch between using the GUI and using the code. That's really useful.""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.""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.""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 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.""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.""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.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable."

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"The indexes allow you to get your results quickly. The filtering and log passing is the advantage of Logstash.""The feature that we have found the most valuable is scalability.""It is very quick to react. I can set it to check anomalies or suspicious behavior every 30 seconds. It is very fast.""The solution is quite stable. The performance has been good.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is that it is more flexible than AlienVault.""The solution has a good community surrounding it for lots of helpful documentation for troubleshooting purposes.""ELK is open-source, and it will give you the framework you need to build everything from scratch.""The cost is reasonable. It's not overly pricey."

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"The setup and installation are very easy.""It is very scalable and can handle a large workload."

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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.""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'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.""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.""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.""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.""I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards."

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"Better integration with third-party APMs would be really good.""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.""The training that is offered for Elastic is in need of improvement because there is no depth to it.""We're using the open-source edition, for now, I think maybe they can allow their OLED plugin to be open source, as at the moment it is commercialised.""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 Integration module could be improved. It is a pain to build integration with any product. We have to do parking and so on. It's not like other commercial solutions that use profile integration. I would also see more detection features on the SIEM side.""The process of designing dashboards is a little cumbersome in Kibana. Unless you are an expert, you will not be able to use it. The process should be pretty straightforward. The authentication feature is what we are looking for. We would love to have a central authentication system in the open-source edition without the need for a license or an enterprise license. If they can give at least a simple authentication system within a company. In a large organization, authentication is very essential for security because logs can contain a lot of confidential data. Therefore, an authentication feature for who accesses it should be there.""The solution does not have a UI and this is one of the reasons we are looking for another solution."

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"It needs better integration with third-party analytics tools.""Log retention should have more options for user control."

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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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  • "This is an open-source product, so there are no costs."
  • "It's a monthly cost with Elastic SIEM, but I am not sure of the exact cost."
  • "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."
  • "Its price is fine. Its licensing works on a yearly basis. We have to renew the license every year. I also have a good experience with Darktrace. When we buy Darktrace, we get training free of cost, which is not there in Elastic. We have to pay extra for training. There is certainly room for improvement."
  • "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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  • "The license cost for any other monitoring tool is too high compared to this product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The querying and the log-retention capabilities are pretty powerful. Those provide some of the biggest value-add for us.
    Top Answer:The way Devo prices things is based on the amount of data, and I wish the tiers had more granularity. Maybe at this… more »
    Top Answer:Where Devo has room for improvement is the data ingestion and parsing. We tend to have to work with the Devo support… more »
    Top Answer:With Datadog, we have near-live visibility across our entire platform. We have seen APM metrics impacted several times… more »
    Top Answer:One of the most valuable features of this solution is that it is more flexible than AlienVault.
    Top Answer:The licensing cost depends on the size of the environment it's monitoring. Everything is based on volume, as with all… more »
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    Also Known As
    Elastic SIEM, ELK Logstash
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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.

    Unify SIEM, endpoint security, and cloud security
    Elastic Security modernizes security operations — enabling analytics across years of data, automating key processes, and bringing native endpoint security to every host.
    Elastic Security equips teams to prevent, detect, and respond to threats at cloud speed and scale — securing business operations with a unified, open platform.

    vRealize Log Insight is a highly scalable intelligent log management solution for applications and infrastructure in any environment. The machine learning solution delivers an actionable and intuitive dashboard, advanced analysis, and comprehensive third-party extensibility across cloud, virtual and physical environments. This enables searching for quicker troubleshooting across the users’ environment, as well as assisting in monitoring and managing machine data at scale through analyzing immense quantities of log data.

    vRealize Log Insight offers real-time monitoring search and logs analytics with a dashboard for stored queries, reports, and alerts. The solution can build an index for performing analytics by automatically identifying structures in any machine-generated log data, such as network traces, performance data, application logs, messages, system state dumps, configuration files, and more. In addition, the solution accelerates the correlation of events throughout the whole IT environment.

    vRealize Log Insight Web Interface

    Organizations can utilize a centralized log management solution to manage data at scale, as well as have comprehensive visibility across their environment and intelligent analytics for troubleshooting. The solutions’ web interface consists of:

    • The Interactive Analytics Tab - Users can search and filter log events and create queries to extract based on source, text, timestamp, and fields in log events.
    • The Administration Tab - Selected administrators can configure archiving and storage location, control user accounts, and customize an outgoing SMTP server to receive alerts for email notifications.
    • The Dashboards Tab - Through a customizable dashboard, users can access information with a custom set of widgets and view graphs of log events in their environment.
    • The Content Packs Tab - Access content packs, which consist of saved queries, extracted fields, alerts related to a particular product, and dashboards.
    • The Cloud Tab - Log management services can be assisted when users subscribe to vRealize Log Insight Cloud. All users can access the Cloud tab and retain and retrieve them when needed.
    • The Log Sources Tab - Instructions can be found to configure numerous log sources such as Docker, Kubernetes, Fluentd, and more.
    • The Alerts Tab - Customize permissions with the Alerts tab and view, search for, and manage all alerts. Then, depending on user access permission, edit and receive full access to manage all alerts.

    Reviews From Real Users

    vRealize Log Insight has become a solution of choice for users looking for a centralized log management solution with unified log visibility created for DevOps.

    A PeerSpot user who is a systems operations manager at a healthcare company writes, "It is very scalable and can handle a large workload."

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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
    Texas A&M, U.S. Air Force, NuScale Power, Martin's Point Health Care
    Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company63%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Retailer13%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Log Management
    June 2022
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    Elastic Security is ranked 7th in Log Management with 20 reviews while vRealize Log Insight is ranked 16th in Log Management with 1 review. Elastic Security is rated 7.6, while vRealize Log Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Elastic Security writes "It is quite comprehensive and you're able to do a lot of tasks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Log Insight writes "A log analysis and alerts system that is inexpensive compared to the competition". Elastic Security is most compared with Splunk, Wazuh, Graylog, Datadog and syslog-ng, whereas vRealize Log Insight is most compared with Splunk, Fortinet FortiAnalyzer, Graylog and IBM QRadar.

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