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Fortinet FortiAnalyzer vs. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM
May 2022
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Pros
"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 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.""The querying and the log-retention capabilities are pretty powerful. Those provide some of the biggest value-add for us.""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.""Devo provides a multi-tenant, cloud-native architecture. This is critical for managed service provider environments or multinational organizations who may have subsidiaries globally. It gives organizations a way to consolidate their data in a single accessible location, yet keep the data separate. This allows for global views and/or isolated views restricted by access controls by company or business unit.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""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."

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"Initial setup is ok.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is to be able to see everything in our network in a single task. A single menu and the graphical bar charts that it provides to give insights are very useful. It also gives very good metrics on bandwidth utilization, CPU, and device performance. It is very simple and easy to use as well.""From my perspective, we need to see the traffic in a good way so we can know what has happened in our network. The analyzing tools and the monitoring tools and the logs are the important part in the network.""Based on the logs of Fortinet FortiAnalyzer you can have it trigger actions. For example, if the log has a word or a sentence you specified it can send an alert or Syslog to an email address.""The solution is very easy to deploy.""The scalability is good. It is also good in the cluster nodes. You can make multiple FortiAnalyzer clusters groups, and you can distribute the logs between these FortiAnalyzer nodes. In other words, you can expand the scale.""Overall we are satisfied with all the features the solution provides.""Log collection is the most valuable. The UI looks great. It has a very good look and feel. We don't have the need to use solid state drives. We use mechanic drives, and we don't see any performance issues, so basically, it is doing fine."

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"I have found the Advanced Intelligence Engine has provided the most value to us because we can customize alarms based on our requirements and have created hundreds of alarms that notify different people for different scenarios.""It's reliable and the performance is good.""The product is great for medium to large-scale organizations.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""Technical support is very helpful and responsive.""LogRhythm's GUI is easy to explore. We also like other features, such as its integration with other security solutions, log correlation, and the deployment of use cases.""The most valuable feature is that we can alternate incident automations.""File Integrity Monitoring is really valuable because we have it set up on our core assets. This is one of the key features that I utilize. We also use it quite a lot for event management to do reporting."

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Cons
"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.""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.""We only use the core functionality and one of the reasons for this is that their security operation center needs improvement.""The overall performance of extraction could be a lot faster, but that's a common problem in this space in general. Also, the stock or default alerting and detecting options could definitely be broader and more all-encompassing. The fact that they're not is why we had to write all our own alerts.""One major area for improvement for Devo... is to provide more capabilities around pre-built monitoring. They're working on integrations with different types of systems, but that integration needs to go beyond just onboarding to the platform. It needs to include applications, out-of-the-box, that immediately help people to start monitoring their systems. Such applications would include dashboards and alerts, and then people could customize them for their own needs so that they aren't starting from a blank slate.""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."

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"If Fortinet could introduce some firewalling or maybe FortiAnalyzer on the cloud, that would be interesting because I've never seen it on a cloud.""There are a lot of solutions on the market and Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is limited. It cannot be used across multiple vendors. They can improve by advancing their technology.""The pricing could be better.""In terms of what could be improved, sometimes it's lagging and it also has some graphical issues with the GUI.""The cost of FortiAnalyzer could be cheaper, especially when you are installing to a VM. For 90 percent of customers, the VM solution is enough.""The support could be better for Fortinet FortiAnalyzer here in Mexico.""They can include integration with devices, such as firewalls, endpoints, from other vendors. They can include graphic monitoring of everything in the network, not just Fortinet products. It would also be good to include customizable reports and customizable views of the reports.""Their in-house technical support is extremely slow to respond. We have our own in-house team to manage issues so clients don't have to wait over two weeks for a response to issues."

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"I don't think the cloud model in LogRhythm is developed enough.""LogRhythm's SOAR and NDR features don't stack up well against competitors. maybe integrating theme functionality as the other do. But in general, it's okay.""For our market, the solution is quite expensive. It would be ideal if they could work on and improve their existing pricing plans to help make it more affordable in our country.""Scalability-wise, it's not that great.""Their ticketing system for managing cases can be improved. They can either do that or adopt some of the open-source ticket systems into theirs. The current system works and gets the job done, but it is very bare-bones and basic. There are some things that could be improved there. They should also bring in more threat intelligence into the product and also probably start to look into the integration of more cloud or SAS products for ingesting logs. They're doing the work, but with the explosion of COVID, a lot of businesses have started to move towards more cloud applications or SAS applications. There is a whole diverse suite of SAS products out there, which is a challenge for them and I get it. They seem to be focusing on the big ones, but it'll be nice to be able to, for example, pull in Microsoft logs from Office 365. They are working towards a better way of doing that, and they have a product in the pipeline to pull logs in from other SAS applications. The biggest thing for them is going to be moving away from a Windows Server infrastructure into a straight-up Linux, which is more stable in my eyes. For the backend, they can maybe move into more of an up-to-date Elastic search engine and use less of Microsoft products.""Parsing is totally controlled by LogRhythm and they do not allow any partner or any third-party to handle this part and this is a key challenge on my end.""The initial setup is not so easy because it is quite a process.""We've had issues with scaling and local support."

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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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  • "When comparing with other solutions such as Checkpoint and Cisco, Fortinet is priced well."
  • "It is not very expensive when customers understand the value of this product and the importance of the information that it provides for security."
  • "Its price is okay for us. Fortinet products are cheaper than other solutions."
  • "When you compare with other firewall vendors, FortiAnalyzer is quite competitive in pricing."
  • "In the local market sometimes people are being charged more than other solutions. Although the market is competitive, legitimate suppliers do not receive a large enough discount to pass onto the customers."
  • "I believe that these devices were procured with a five-year maintenance and support license up front. I work at a university, so the vendor provides a considerable higher ed discount."
  • "We found the price of Fortinet FortiAnalyzer to be reasonable."
  • "It is acceptable for on-premises, but it is expensive for the cloud."
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  • "In the context of our country, the price of this solution is too high."
  • "We did a five-year agreement. We pay close to a quarter of a million dollars for our solution."
  • "It costs a great amount, but its pricing is competitive with some of the other vendors. For licensing and support, we pay about 20,000. There are no additional costs or anything like that."
  • "The setup and licensing for small and medium size businesses is straightforward, though when it comes to the enterprise it pays to keep in mind the possibility for complications given all the extras and add-ons that may be required."
  • "We work with French-speaking African countries, and it costs more than the average SIEM solution. Also, the pricing isn't too flexible. AlienVault, Splunk, and IBM QRadar are more suitable for customers on a tight budget."
  • "The support which allows more customized to the environment when we are deploying new systems is called Professional Service and is very expensive. The technical annual support and there is an annual fee."
  • "I didn't see the RFP, but I heard that it is more expensive than QRadar. I remember one customer implemented only one QRadar in two sites. It cost them $2 million, I think. Maybe LogRhythm is much higher."
  • "I would rate the pricing 4 out of 5. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees."
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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:The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiAnalyzer are the dashboards and supporting services.
    Top Answer:FortiAnalyzer was in the product itself, but two years ago they split it from Fortinet. We paid the license two years… more »
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiAnalyzer could improve by having better integration with other vendors.
    Top Answer:Rony, Daniel's answer is right on the money.  There are many solutions for each in the market, a lot depends upon your… more »
    Top Answer:SOAR is integrated with the dashboard that we use for threat management. Because it's all integrated, it is useful for… more »
    Top Answer:I would rate the pricing 4 out of 5. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees. The customers… more »
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    Also Known As
    LogRhythm, LogRhythm Threat Lifecycle Management, LogRhythm TLM
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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.

    Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is a powerful platform used for log management, analytics, and reporting. The solution is designed to provide organizations with automation, single-pane orchestration, and response for simplified security operations, as well as proactive identification and remediation of risks and complete visibility of the entire attack surface.

    Fortinet FortiAnalyzer Features

    Fortinet FortiAnalyzer has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Advanced threat detection capabilities
    • Centralized security analytics
    • End-to-end security posture awareness
    • Integration with FortiGate NGFWs, FortiClient, FortiSandbox, FortiWeb, and FortiMail
    • Incident detection and response
    • Playbook automation
    • Event management
    • Security services
    • Analytics and reporting

    Fortinet FortiAnalyzer Benefits

    There are many l benefits to implementing Fortinet FortiAnalyzer. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Flexible deployment options
    • Enterprise-grade high availability
    • Security automation to reduce complexity, leveraging REST API, scripts, connectors, and automation stitches
    • Multi-tenancy solution with quota management, leveraging (ADOMs) to separate customer data and manage domains for operational effectiveness and compliance

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Fortinet FortiAnalyzer solution.

    PeerSpot user Imad A., Group IT Manager at a manufacturing company, says, “You can monitor all appliances from a centralized location. You have a front dashboard for all our operations and all the logs. If you need to search for anything you can just dig deep into the logs. The solution offers excellent customizable reports. In our case, we needed a monthly report of all internet consumption, and we were able to easily create this.” He goes on to add, “There are pre-defined templates. The logs cover any question or need that we populate within these templates. However, you can also build your own template. There is great analytics that can be used in different departments. For example, our marketing department can go more into media patterns and not just into browsing patterns. Everything is easily visible and can be tracked and studied.”

    Luis G., Systems Architect at Zentius, mentions, “Log collection is the most valuable [feature]. The UI looks great. It has a very good look and feel. We don't have the need to use solid state drives. We use mechanic drives, and we don't see any performance issues, so basically, it is doing fine.”

    Rupsan S., Technical Presales Engineer at Dristi Tech Pvt.ltd., comments, "The feature that I have found the most valuable is to be able to see everything in our network in a single task. A single menu and the graphical bar charts that it provides to give insights are very useful. It also gives very good metrics on bandwidth utilization, CPU, and device performance. It is very simple and easy to use as well."

    Dilip S., Regional Head at Mass Infonet (P) Ltd., explains, “With FortiAnalyzer, you can see what the user is doing and what sites he goes to. You can also see how much quota there is and how much (size-wise) you want to hit, as well as what the incoming or outbound traffic is, and if it is through the ISP or not. Basically, you can see absolutely all activity using FortiAnalyzer. The solution is very complete. The product is very simple to use. It's regularly updated with many versions constantly adding more content and information. The solution has sandboxing, IPS, and DPS as well. The solution allows for a lot of customization.”

    LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM Platform is an award-winning platform in security analytics. With more than 4,000 customers globally, NextGen is an integrated platform that helps security operations teams protect critical infrastructure and information from emerging cyber threats. Ultimately, the platform is an integrated set of modules that contribute to the security team’s fundamental mission: rapid threat monitoring, threat detection, threat investigation, and threat neutralization. This platform is for organizations that require an on-premises solution and offers:

    ● Streamlined workflow

    ● Secure data access

    ● Real-time visibility

    ● A unified user experience

    ● Management customization

    Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions have been evolving for over a decade; their core functionality still acts as the most effective foundation for any organization’s technology stack. A SIEM solution enables an organization to centrally collect data across its entire network environment to gain real-time visibility into activity that may pose a risk to the organization. SIEM technology is there to address threats before they become significant financial risks while simultaneously helping better manage the organization’s assets.

    LogRhythm NextGen SIEM has many key features and capabilities, including:

    High-Performance Log Management: NextGen SIEM offers structured and unstructured search capabilities which allows users to swiftly search across an organization’s vast data to easily find answers, identify IT and security issues, and troubleshoot issues. Users can efficiently process and index terabytes of log data daily.

    Network and Endpoint Monitoring: Forensic sensors allow users to gain deep visibility into endpoint and network activity. Users can see behavioral anomalies and better respond to incidents.

    ● SmartResponse Automation Framework: NextGen SIEM allows users to centrally execute pre-staged actions that automate incident investigatory tasks and responses.

    Automated Machine Analytics: NextGen SIEM’s AI Engine continuously analyzes all collected security incidents and forensic data. Security teams are delivered precise, real-time intelligence about risk-prioritized threats.

    Case and Security Incident Management: NextGen SIEM offers an integrated workflow so that threats don’t slip through the cracks. Collaboration tools help centrally manage and track investigations.

    Benefits to Using LogRhythm NextGen SIEM

    The platform is of great value for security and IT operations. Users have the ability to map their security and IT operations to existing frameworks such as NIST and MITRE ATT&CK.

    ● The platform offers broad integration across security and IT vendors: Users benefit from support for integration with hundreds of security and IT solutions. In turn, this further extends SIEM capabilities and data collection.

    ● The platform provides compliance adherence, enforcement, and reporting: The prebuilt compliance modules automatically detect violations as they occur and remove the burden of manually reviewing audit logs.

    Reviews from Real Users

    LogRhythm NextGen SIEM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to be customized and its quick performance of queries.

    Jason G., a senior cyber security engineer, writes, "I have found the Advanced Intelligence Engine has provided the most value to us because we can customize alarms based on our requirements and have created hundreds of alarms that notify different people for different scenarios."

    Andy W., principal consultant at ITSEC Asia, notes, “LogRhythm NextGen SIEM covers all our primary security analysis needs. It makes it easier for us to analyze threats and improves our response times. It's a versatile platform that performs queries fast compared to other SIEM solutions.”

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    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
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    Computer Software Company63%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Retailer13%
    Insurance Company13%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    University10%
    Computer Software Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiAnalyzer vs. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiAnalyzer vs. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is ranked 9th in Log Management with 27 reviews while LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is ranked 8th in Log Management with 16 reviews. Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is rated 8.2, while LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiAnalyzer writes "Great dashboard with customizable reporting and excellent logs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of LogRhythm NextGen SIEM writes "It puts things together and provides the evidence and has good automation and integration capabilities". Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is most compared with Splunk, Wazuh, Elastic Security, Graylog and ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer, whereas LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, Datadog, Elastic Security and AT&T AlienVault USM. See our Fortinet FortiAnalyzer vs. LogRhythm NextGen SIEM report.

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