"It's very, very versatile."
"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."
"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 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."
"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 most valuable feature is the search function, which allows me to go directly to the target to see the specific line a customer is searching for."
"The solution has a good community surrounding it for lots of helpful documentation for troubleshooting purposes."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to collect authentication information from service providers."
"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."
"The feature that we have found the most valuable is scalability."
"Enables monitoring of application performance and the ability to predict behaviors."
"The solution is quite stable. The performance has been good."
"The cost is reasonable. It's not overly pricey."
"We have found all the features useful. However, the dashboarding and logging have been very helpful. Additionally, the log analysis does a great job."
"From my experience, the visual aid that it provides is most valuable. There are charts and other means to provide information."
"The connections to the database are very good and updating the data files is simple to do. The dashboards are useful and user-friendly."
"Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful."
"The solution has plenty of features that are good."
"The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems."
"The most valuable features in Splunk are the search function and the ability to run selected session reports. The session reports are important because I can use them to see what is going on in our environment weekly. Additionally, we can use the graph to see how often that particular event is happening."
"It's basically one of the best SIEM products on the market."
"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."
"We only use the core functionality and one of the reasons for this is that their security operation center needs improvement."
"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."
"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 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."
"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's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler."
"Sometimes, the solution isn't the easiest to use."
"Better integration with third-party APMs would be really good."
"One thing they could add is a quick step to enable users who don't have a solid background to build a dashboard and quickly search, without difficulty."
"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."
"Anything that supports high availability or ease of deployment in a highly available environment would help to improve this solution."
"I would like the process of retrieving archived data and viewing it in Kibana to be simplified."
"The price of this product could be improved, especially the additional costs. I would also like to see better-quality graphics."
"Upgrades currently released as stacks when it should be a plugin or an extension to save removal and reinstallation."
"In the next releases, I would like to see more pricing flexibility."
"There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side."
"From the commercial point of view, they have to bring down their costs."
"Technical support needs to be more responsive."
"Splunk is query-based, which is not the case with most cybersecurity tools. It is based on search queries and can be difficult to use. It would be good if they can make it easier to understand how to create search queries. They can improve the knowledge base for better understanding. To create your dashboard, you need to have a search query. We have multiple firewalls in our company, and we need a dashboard for them. It would be helpful if a default firewall dashboard is included in Splunk to make monitoring easier. If a dashboard is available for a security device, the operation part will be more efficient. We won't have to follow a manual process for this."
"This solution could be improved by better pricing in general and by easier installation."
"Splunk could be improved by reducing the cost. The cost is one of the biggest challenges for us in keeping to our production requirements."
"Endpoint access is the only issue I can think to mention, even though the endpoint access we have with Cisco is fine."
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.
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.”
Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.
Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.
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ELK Logstash is ranked 7th in Log Management with 16 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Log Management with 55 reviews. ELK Logstash is rated 7.8, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "It is quite comprehensive and you're able to do a lot of tasks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". ELK Logstash is most compared with Datadog, Graylog, vRealize Log Insight, IBM QRadar and Elastic Beats, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, Microsoft Sentinel and Fortinet FortiAnalyzer. See our ELK Logstash vs. Splunk report.
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