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"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 user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""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 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.""It's very, very versatile.""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.""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.""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."

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"It is very quick to react. I can set it to check anomalies or suspicious behavior every 30 seconds. It is very fast.""The most valuable feature is the speed, as it responds in a very short time.""The most valuable feature is the machine learning capability.""Just the ability to do a lot more than just up-down is nice, which a lot of people take for granted.""Elastic is straightforward, easy to integrate, and highly customizable.""Elastic has a lot of beats, such as Winlogbeat and Filebeat. Beats are the agents that have to be installed on the terminals to send the data. When we install beats or Elastic agents on every terminal, they don't overload the terminals. In other SIEM solutions such as Splunk or QRadar, when beats or agents are installed on endpoints, they are very heavy for the terminals. They consume a lot of power of the terminals, whereas Elastic agents hardly consume any power and don't overload the terminals.""The most valuable features are the speed, detail, and visualization. It has the latest standards.""The performance is good and it is faster than IBM QRadar."

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"The most valuable feature in ESM is its search and reporting feature. It's really nice.""McAfee as a whole is a good solution.""I like the ease of deployment.""It is user-friendly. The notification part of McAfee ESM is very easy.""It enables us to detect malicious threats, issues, or vulnerabilities in our network.""It is easy to use and deploy. It comes with user-friendly manuals.""The ease of use is the most valuable feature. Over the years I have always been using this solution and have become comfortable with it.""Compared to other solutions, the user interface is good."

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Cons
"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.""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.""Technical support could be better.""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.""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.""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.""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."

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"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.""Its documentation should be a bit better. I have to spend at least a couple of hours to find the solution for a simple thing. When we buy Elastic, training is not included for free with Elastic. We have to pay extra for the training. They should include training in the price.""The interface could be more user friendly because it is sometimes hard to deal with.""The training that is offered for Elastic is in need of improvement because there is no depth to it.""If you compare this with CrowdStrike or Carbon Black, they can improve.""This solution is very hard to implement.""There should be a simulation environment to check whether my Elastic implementation is functioning perfectly fine. Other solutions have their own Android and iOS applications that I can install on my mobile so that I am continuously connected to the SIEM.""The biggest challenge has been related to the implementation."

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"There should be support for multitenancy in the product.""We acquired the IBM product because McAfee is slightly confusing to use, and it's broader.""Cloud integration has room for improvement because they're not full-fledged to integrate with the cloud solutions that come. They use different integration platforms to bring in data, and that needs to be improved.""The user interface could be more user-friendly.""The initial setup is difficult and could improve.""It is not a very advanced solution, and it is for very generic use cases. It cannot cope with the advanced requirements that we're going to have. For example, for multiple authentication failures, it is still based on Windows events for detecting multiple login failures, whereas other companies are going beyond and working on implementing two-factor authentication. It is time to correlate the two-factor authentication results with authentification failures, which is not happening with McAfee ESM. The performance of the tool should be improved because it is very slow. The data display on the console is very slow in McAfee ESM. Its data storage is still old-fashioned, and it should be improved and upgraded to the latest versions. They have to come up with some new ideas to match what other leaders in the same domain are doing. For example, in Splunk, when you search for information for the last 60 days or five months, it quickly shows the information, but that is not the case with McAfee. The results should be quicker and faster on the console. They should integrate some additional features such as User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and automation. The threat intelligence part should also be improved on McAfee.""It cannot integrate with our Next-Generation Firewall and few applications such as Cisco ACI.""I would like to see good analytics in future releases."

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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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  • "There is no charge for using the open-source version."
  • "It's a monthly cost with Elastic SIEM, but I am not sure of the exact cost."
  • "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."
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  • "The pricing is good, and they are competitive compared to providers such as RSA and IBM QRadar."
  • "The cost is all included. The finance department handles the financial part, and we mostly don't get involved in it."
  • "We renew our license annually."
  • "McAfee is the right choice for a low-budget solution."
  • "The price is good. It's moderate. We follow a pay-as-you-go model. There are different models available, and they can also be monthly. You can choose monthly or yearly. It's very flexible. If our existing customers exceed the current plan, you can just call McAfee and get it extended."
  • "The pricing is fair."
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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 is very quick to react. I can set it to check anomalies or suspicious behavior every 30 seconds. It is very fast.
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    Its price is fine. Its licensing works on a yearly basis. We have to renew the license every year. I also have a good… more »
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    There should be a simulation environment to check whether my Elastic implementation is functioning perfectly fine. Other… more »
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    I would like to see good analytics in future releases. McAfee has many issues with integration. I am looking for an… more »
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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.

    Elastic SIEM equips security practitioners with easy data ingestion via Beats, shareable analytics based on the Elastic Common Schema (ECS), and the ability to interact with security data using the SIEM app in Kibana. As threats continue to evolve, so too will Elastic SIEM.

    McAfee Enterprise Security Manager - the foundation of the security information and event management (SIEM) solution family from McAfee delivers the performance, actionable intelligence, and real-time situational awareness at the speed and scale required for security organizations to identify, understand, and respond to stealthy threats, while the embedded compliance framework simplifies compliance.

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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
    Harel Insurance & Financial, Delhivery, Voxpopme, POSCO, Fairfax Media, EO Media Group, Netshoes, BPCE, MM Karton, KPN, NS1, Ctcue, Forcura, Engadget, Roanoke College, St. Mary's University, ndiana University, E*Trade, Adobe, Cisco
    San Francisco Police Credit Union, Wªstenrot Gruppe, Volusion, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Government of New Brunswick, State of Colorado, Macquarie Telecom, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Cologne Bonn Airport
    Top Industries
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    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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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Government23%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Healthcare Company15%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business57%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Elastic SIEM is ranked 12th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 7 reviews while McAfee ESM is ranked 14th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 10 reviews. Elastic SIEM is rated 7.8, while McAfee ESM is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Elastic SIEM writes "Continuously evolving on the security front and it has good speed, detail, and visualization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee ESM writes "A security information and event management solution with a useful search and reporting feature, but cloud integration could be better". Elastic SIEM is most compared with Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, AlienVault OSSIM, IBM QRadar and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), whereas McAfee ESM is most compared with IBM QRadar, Splunk, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and FireEye Helix. See our Elastic SIEM vs. McAfee ESM report.

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