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FireEye Helix vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR
May 2022
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Pros
"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.""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 most valuable feature is that it has native MSSP capabilities and maintains perfect data separation. It does all of that in a very easy-to-manage cloud-based solution.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""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 querying and the log-retention capabilities are pretty powerful. Those provide some of the biggest value-add for us.""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."

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"It is kind of simple and very easily deployable. You can start working with it very fast.""I like that it's easy. It's got the protection set up, and we can see whatever is required. We write our own rules and the rules that we can input. I think it is good.""The product offers very strong automation. Our cyber security analysts don't have to correlate the information to detect problems. They only need to analyze problems that have been identified by the platform."

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"Rapid7 InsightIDR integrates well with other solutions. It's also easy to configure because Rapid7 InsightIDR has a lot of instructions posted on their website that customers can follow if they need to get the source log.""Very intuitive and easy to set up.""It is a very stable solution.""If you were on other solutions, you would notice that they use agents from third-party, from open-source, from a native OS, or from other tools. Here, however, it is an agent from Rapid7 itself. This adds to the solution's overall capabilities.""Simple configuration and automatically syncs to the cloud platform."

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Cons
"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.""We only use the core functionality and one of the reasons for this is that their security operation center needs improvement.""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.""The biggest area with room for improvement in Devo is the Security Operations module that just isn't there yet. That goes back to building out how they're going to do content and larger correlation and aggregation of data across multiple things, as well as natively ingesting CTI to create rule sets.""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.""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 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."

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"The graphical user interface could be improved. It's not easy to handle and it's not easy for a customer or end-user to learn how to manage the solution.""It should have more cloud connectors. It could also be cheaper.""Sometimes the rules are disabled by FireEye, and we basically get it after the patch. I think there needs to be a better way of creating the application rules. I would like to see better pricing for our licensing."

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"Inability to get access to compliance reports within the solution.""Lacks a mobile application.""The dashboard is an area that could be simplified.""InsightIDR is only available in a cloud version. Some of our customers prefer an on-prem solution because they want to manage the security within their environment.""Cloud risk assessment is one area where I think they need a lot of improvement."

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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 could be better. But I think it's rightly placed when we buy everything in one shot, and we get some discount for that. That's how we basically plan our deployment, and it's holistic. We pay for the license yearly."
  • "It could be cheaper, but that applies to every product."
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  • "It is a reasonably priced solution."
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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:It is kind of simple and very easily deployable. You can start working with it very fast.
    Top Answer:It could be cheaper, but that applies to every product.
    Top Answer:It should have more cloud connectors. It could also be cheaper.
    Top Answer:For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR)… more »
    Top Answer:Rapid7 InsightIDR integrates well with other solutions. It's also easy to configure because Rapid7 InsightIDR has a lot… more »
    Top Answer:InsightIDR is quite expensive. But with on-prem solutions, you need to wait for delivery then spend more money on… 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.

    FireEye Helix is a cloud-hosted security operations platform that allows organizations to take control of any incident from alert to fix. Available with any FireEye solution, FireEye Helix integrates your security tools and augments them with next-generation SIEM, orchestration and threat intelligence capabilities to capture the untapped potential of security investments. Designed by security experts, for security experts, it empowers security teams to efficiently conduct primary functions, such as alert management, search, analysis, investigations and reporting.

    Parsing hundreds of trivial alerts. Managing a mountain of data. Manually forwarding info from your endpoints. Forget that. InsightIDR instantly arms you with the insight you need to make better decisions across the incident detection and response lifecycle, faster.

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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
    Police Bank, Verisk Analytics, Teck Resources
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    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%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise42%
    Large Enterprise17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    FireEye Helix vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about FireEye Helix vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    FireEye Helix is ranked 21st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 3 reviews while Rapid7 InsightIDR is ranked 16th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 5 reviews. FireEye Helix is rated 8.6, while Rapid7 InsightIDR is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of FireEye Helix writes "Easy to set up with strong automation and few false positives". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightIDR writes "Easy to use with a simple setup and good scalability". FireEye Helix is most compared with Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, McAfee ESM and IBM QRadar, whereas Rapid7 InsightIDR is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Darktrace, Splunk, IBM QRadar and AT&T AlienVault USM. See our FireEye Helix vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR report.

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