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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiSIEM and Netsurion based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Netsurion Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the performance because unlike legacy SIEMs that were on-premises, it does not require as much maintenance.""Free ingestion for Azure logs (with E5 licence)""Microsoft Sentinel comes preloaded with templates for teaching and analytics rules.""If you know how to do KQL (kusto query language) queries, which are how you query the log data inside Sentinel, the information is pretty rich. You can get down to a good level of detail regarding event information or notifications.""It is quite efficient. It helps our clients in identifying their security issues and respond quickly. Our clients want to automate incident response and all those things.""Mainly, this is a cloud-native product. So, there are zero concerns about managing the whole infrastructure on-premises.""Microsoft Sentinel enables you to ingest data from the entire ecosystem and that connection of data helps you to monitor critical resources and to know what's happening in the environment.""The solution has features that helped improve the security posture of our clients. It provides the ability to correlate a large variety of log sources very cost-effectively, especially for Microsoft sources."

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"The ability to write my own parsers for the devices that are not supported by Fortinet is the most valuable feature.""The event correlation is pretty robust. The GUI is pretty good.""Our customer did not have security monitoring in the first place. With this solution, it provided security posture management and visibility about the security landscape and threats that they had.""The primary valuable feature is that it has replaced a whole lot of other products with one platform.""Technical support is helpful.""Some of our customers who use this solution have seen improvement in their connection with load balancing on both connections.""Fortinet FortiSIEM provides good detection against advanced threats.""FortiSIEM is a great tool for making security processes transparent."

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"I think Netsurion scales well. We've gone from a small number of agents up to thousands. So I would imagine that it would continue to scale. I don't see any issue with that.""They have what they call Elasticsearch which is very quick, although that's only available for the last seven days' worth of data. It used to be that, if I wanted to do a search from three days ago, it might take me 10 to 15 minutes because it had to actually unzip some archive files. So I really like that feature. It's almost instantaneous for anything within the last seven days.""The SIEMs and managed service are its most valuable features. We get a weekly report from them which provides a culmination of them combing through millions of events which are triggered across our network every day and minute. Their information security experts basically boil that down to a report which I get emailed once a week. It identifies potential threats and the remediation that I should take to be able to quell those threats.""We don't have the eyeballs available to stare and watch for things, or even have the capability of building internal alert systems. So, the managed SOC has been huge for freeing up staff to work on other responsibilities. We are saving on at least one full-time employee.""The network alert is the most valuable feature. That way, we in the IT department are aware of user lockout and invalid password attempts way before a user ever even calls in.""The most valuable feature is that we get the events: the alerts about disk space and the security reports that we get once a day, including user lockouts and the like.""I like the UI, overall. I like the main page and there are aspects of the search page that I like. When you bring it up on the left-hand side of the page, as you look at the events, the ability to simply hit and click the plus/minus to pull events in and out of the overall view is well done and is very effective from a threat-hunting and an analysis perspective. I like the detail it shows.""If we need to do a search for user lockouts, we can go, search, and find locations where they have been locked out, then keep track of those events, historically."

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Cons
"The KQL query does not function effectively with Windows 11 machines, and in the majority of machine-based investigations, KQL queries are essential for organizing the data during investigations.""They only classify alerts into three categories: high, medium, and low. So, from the user's point of view, having another critical category would be awesome.""The product can be improved by reducing the cost to use AI machine learning.""There is a wider thing called Jupyter Notebooks, which is around the automation side of things. It would be good if there are playbooks that you can utilize without having to have the developer experience to do it in-house. Microsoft could provide more playbooks or more Jupyter Notebooks around MITRE ATT&CK Framework.""Documentation is the main thing that could be improved. In terms of product usage, the documentation is pretty good, but I'd like a lot more documentation on Kusto Query Language.""If I can use Sentinel offline at home and use it on a local network, it would be great. I'm not sure if I can use Sentinel offline versus the tools I have.""We're satisfied with the comprehensiveness of the security protection. That said, we do have issues sometimes where there have been global outages and we need to raise a ticket with Microsoft.""Sentinel should be improved with more connectors. At the moment, it only covers a few vendors. If I remember correctly, only 100 products are supported natively in Sentinel, although you can connect them with syslog. But Microsoft should increase the number of native connectors to get logs into Sentinel."

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"I would like to see easier implementation in the future.""The product does not have Security Orchestration and Automation Response, I would recommend adding this feature.""FortiSIEM is not a market leader in the SIEM space.""Our team tried configuring MS SQL database logs with Fortinet FortiSIEM, but it did not work for some time.""The support of the product changed recently, and I don't think it's for the better. They should work to improve the support they offer to clients.""Fortinet FortiSIEM is a little out of sight and needs more marketing efforts to be popular in the market.""If there is a configuration on the wrong side of the network or there are changes that result in harm to our IT infrastructure, the solution should immediately fix it.""Fortinet FortiSIEM could improve by having better integration and extensions. This would benefit by allowing us to give more rules."

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"I'd like to see improvement in the ease of generating reports. It seems fairly cumbersome whenever you decide to start tracking new categories of events. It seems a little kludgy when trying to generate those reports.""The weekly reporting could use some improvement. For example, when we handed them our landscape document, it took longer than I would have liked for those details to become noticeable within the reports.""It would be great if they had a client for phones by which they could push a notification to us, as opposed to via email.""I would like to see the dashboard come up more quickly.""Communication is always something that can be improved, but I feel that any time we've had a communication issue, it's quickly addressed when we bring those up at the monthly meetings. Usually, it's an individual that wasn't clear in the communication, it's not the process per se. You always have to be able to segregate if the process didn't work or an individual either didn't say the right thing or my people didn't understand what they were being told.""The threat detection and response is passive. We have asked if there were options for taking action, and we have not gotten any feedback on that, which would be useful to know. Depending on the situation and threat, some actions may not be possible, but we haven't gotten any feedback on what options could be directed and actionable with the understanding that it may have an extra cost. It would be nice to know or find out if it is actually possible to take actions by a SIEM service or a SIEM agent.""The biggest problem is that we have too many domain controllers. So, we have to keep all the clients and main system updated with the latest versions along with making sure all the firewalls are open.""I would also like to have a dashboard that I can access anytime to review the real-time data from their website."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It comes with a Microsoft subscription which the customer has, so they don't have to invest somewhere else."
  • "It is a consumption-based license model. bands at 100, 200, 400 GB per day etc. Azure Sentinel Pricing | Microsoft Azure"
  • "Good monthly operational cost model for the detection and response outcomes delivered, M365 logs don't count toward the limits which is a good benefit."
  • "I have had mixed feedback. At one point, I heard a client say that it sometimes seems more expensive. Most of the clients are on Office 365 or M365, and they are forced to take Azure SIEM because of the integration."
  • "It is kind of like a sliding scale. There are different tiers of pricing that go from $100 per day up to $3,500 per day. So, it just kind of depends on how much data is being stored. There can be additional costs to the standard license other than the additional data. It just kind of depends on what other services you're spinning up in Azure, or if you're using something like Azure log analytics."
  • "I am just paying for the log space with Azure Sentinel. It costs us about $2,000 a month. Most of the logs are free. We are only paying money for Azure Firewall logs because email logs or Azure AD logs are free to use for us."
  • "Sentinel is a bit expensive. If you can figure a way of configuring it to meet your needs, then you can find a way around the cost."
  • "Azure Sentinel is very costly, or at least it appears to be very costly. The costs vary based on your ingestion and your retention charges."
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  • "Please be cheaper and more simplified."
  • "We bought the perpetual license, so we own the product, but there is a three-year support renewal fee for that."
  • "Pricing is acceptable for more than 90% of our customers, as they normally get discounts."
  • "Its price can be better. We are Fortinet partners, so we can get discounts, but its price can be an issue at the beginning for others. There is a licensing scheme for every case. There are three licensing schemes that we can choose from."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiSIEM is a lot less when compared to other solutions."
  • "They have a yearly subscription."
  • "The solution is available for both, perpetual and subscription licenses."
  • "Manageable, however would be better as pay as you go versus CapEX."
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  • "The pricing and licensing seem very reasonable. The managed service part of it feels like it gives me the equivalent of a full-time engineer for a lot less money. So, I feel it's a good value."
  • "Licensing is very easy. Our CIO takes care of the billing, but in terms of price point, he hasn't complained, so it must be good."
  • "The solution is fairly expensive, but in my experience, all of the SIEM applications that I've evaluated or looked at cost about the same."
  • "The upfront costs have increased, and we have been locked into this contract. The cost of changing over from it is way too high."
  • "I don't know if the pricing is by the seat but we're paying about $20,000 to 25,000 a year. On top of that, we pay for the managed support services. That runs us about another $35,000 or $40,000 a year."
  • "When we first got the EventTracker product, we were using SIEM Simplified. At the time they didn't call it that, but it was more of a service thing. So, there was a bit more hand-holding and getting stuff set up, along with failure reports, that they did during the first one to two years. Then, we decided that the the additional money to have someone do these daily reports wasn't terribly useful, so we discontinued that service."
  • "EventTracker's subscription-based model is interesting as far as yearly license type stuff. It's nice because you know what it's going to be next year. We haven't really looked at any other solutions. The pricing at the time compared to the other solutions was a lot less. A couple of years ago, we actually looked at Splunk. The amount in Splunk's licensing model is based on 20 gigs a day, or something like that. Based on our number of logs and stuff that we were already generating, the costs would be substantially more for the amount of logs that we would be getting."
  • "In the security space, it's hard to quantify your return on investment. So, I don't. We spend about $40,000 a year and so. It's hard to say if the SIEM saved that much money."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Yes, Azure Sentinel is a SIEM on the Cloud. Multiple data sources can be uploaded and analyzed with Azure Sentinel and… more »
    Top Answer:It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for… more »
    Top Answer:We like that Azure Sentinel does not require as much maintenance as legacy SIEMs that are on-premises. Azure Sentinel is… more »
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiSIEM provides good detection against advanced threats.
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiSIEM is very cost-efficient compared to other SIEM solutions. On a scale from one to ten, where one is… more »
    Top Answer:The solution's interface could be modernized and improved.
    Top Answer:Their pricing is high. I don't know if it's a barrier. The quality speaks to the price. The price is the price. They… more »
    Top Answer:There is one area that needs improvement and that is with the agents and the server that's on-site. The system… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Azure Sentinel
    FortiSIEM, AccelOps
    Netsurion Managed Threat Protection, Netsurion EventTracker
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    Overview

    Microsoft Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution that lets you see and stop threats before they cause harm. Microsoft Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance, and elastically scale to meet your security needs—while reducing IT costs. With Microsoft Sentinel, you can:

    - Collect data at cloud scale—across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds

    - Detect previously uncovered threats and minimize false positives using analytics and unparalleled threat intelligence from Microsoft

    - Investigate threats with AI and hunt suspicious activities at scale, tapping into decades of cybersecurity work at Microsoft

    - Respond to incidents rapidly with built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

    Companies around the world use FortiSIEM for the following use cases:

    • Threat management and intelligence that provide situational awareness and anomaly detection
    • Alleviating compliance mandate concerns for PCI, HIPAA and SOX
    • Managing “alert overload”
    • Handling the “too many tools” reporting issue
    • Addressing the MSPs/MSSPs pain of meeting service level agreements

    Our open XDR platform unifies your existing security telemetry to deliver wider attack surface coverage and deeper threat analytics resulting in greater security visibility. Our SOC does the heavy lifting for you of proactive threat hunting, event correlation and analysis, and provides you with guided remediation. The result is a force multiplier that allows your IT team to be confident and in control again while also maximizing all of your cybersecurity investments.

    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
    FortiSIEM has hundreds of customers worldwide in markets including managed services, technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. Customers include Aruba Networks, Compushare, Port of San Diego, Cleveland Indians, Infoblox, Healthways, and Referentia.
    The Salvation Army, The FRESH Market, Pacific Western Bank, NASA, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and Talbot’s Stores
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Media Company10%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Non Profit9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    University9%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Netsurion
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Netsurion and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    Fortinet FortiSIEM is ranked 9th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 25 reviews while Netsurion is ranked 15th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 5 reviews. Fortinet FortiSIEM is rated 7.6, while Netsurion is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSIEM writes "It has robust event correlation and good GUI, but their technical support should be better, and it should support more nonstandard log sources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Netsurion writes "Provides real-time alerting, a dedicated team, and around-the-clock monitoring". Fortinet FortiSIEM is most compared with IBM Security QRadar, Splunk Enterprise Security, LogRhythm SIEM, ThousandEyes and Wazuh, whereas Netsurion is most compared with Arctic Wolf Managed Detection and Response, CyberHat CYREBRO and Wazuh. See our Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. Netsurion report.

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