Fortinet FortiSIEM vs PRTG Network Monitor comparison

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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiSIEM and PRTG Network Monitor 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.
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"The most valuable features of Sumo Logic Security are the rules, use cases, and ease of use. Additionally, the integration is straightforward and good GUI.""The features I found valuable with the Sumo Logic Security solution are the search option and the ability to customize the search for the information in the logs.""The tool has key features like operability. It will alert the admins whenever a device is onboarded.""Technical support is always great."

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"The advanced agents used to collect logs have been most valuable. We have also made use of the advanced intelligence this solution offers.""The event correlation is pretty robust. The GUI is pretty good.""FortiSIEM is a great tool for making security processes transparent.""I like FortiSIEM because it integrates natively with our other Fortinet solutions and the Fortinet Fabric, but it also integrates with Cisco, Palo Alto and other security fabrics.""Fortinet FortiSIEM is less costly than other products and is available 24/7.""It works well with medium to large-scale enterprises.""Fortinet FortiSIEM has its own validated and authentic IP database that marks malicious IP attacks against the firewall and generates an alert for the same.""The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiSIEM are the SD-WAN, Global LAN, and application controls."

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"Technical support is helpful.""We have asked questions of their technical support and they have a very good response time.""We like the alerting system, the SNMP monitoring and the customization of the bandwidth.""Stable solution for monitoring networks and bandwidth, with multiple functions and features such as NetFlow Collector, graphical monitoring, etc.""The installation is not that complex.""The solution is scalable.""PRTG Network Monitor helps us quickly and easily discover a large number of sensors, so we can spend minimal time monitoring customer sites.""PRTG Network Monitor's best features are its flexibility, ease of implementation, user-friendliness, and intuitive interfaces."

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"From the network segmentation side, there is some discrepancy in log onboarding. The tool needs to improve direct API integrations, login integration, native login integration, etc.""The API integration in Sumo Logic Security could improve. There are delayed connections or they stop and then automatically start. Having a seamless log collection would be beneficial.""The integration with multiple sources could be better.""In my opinion, this solution has a steep learning curve and requires practice if users to be able to use this tool very efficiently."

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"They need to integrate better with Cisco and Palo Alto.""They should enhance the solution's AI capabilities, including XDR and EDR.""The graphs on the user interface could be improved as we often experience glitches.""With FortiSIEM, the issue has to do with the ways we can generate a report. It's not as flexible compared to that with other SIEM tools, like Splunk.""Areas for improvement would be the ease of use and the integration with Fortinet's own products.""Fortinet FortiSIEM could improve to extend to several locations or sites.""The UI could improve in Fortinet FortiSIEM. Humans view the UI frequently for data and if it was more visually pleasing it would be beneficial.""An improvement would be if FortiSIEM's licensing was based on the number of nodes rather than the EPS."

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"The product could be improved by being cross-platform friendly.""They should work on syncing the solution with Gmail.""PRTG Network Monitor could improve by having a feature to allow uploading of preset standard network switch configurations and the ability to monitor the SLA configuration, such as uptime for the switches or internet connectivity. This would be very useful.""If PRTG could help me see the bandwidth for each host I have on my network, either for a wireless or a wired network, that would be very helpful.""The technical support service should be improved.""PRTG Network Monitor should improve the NetFlow dashboard, there is no flexibility, and the NetFlow is not meeting the business needs. Additionally, they are missing part of the configuration management.""This product can be improved by updating the net flow interface. The one that is in place works – I can get all the information I need from it – but it is a little bit clunky.""The operations dashboard is only available in PRTG's enterprise version, but I wish it could be accessed in the standard licensing. It would also be nice if PRTG had templates for dashboard monitoring, software monitoring, etc. It can help me set up a dashboard because now we don't have a template from PRTG, so we need to create one from scratch."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license pricing model is based on the events that are processed through the solution."
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  • "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."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiSIEM was reasonable compared to other solutions."
  • "There are additional features that cost more than the standard licensing fees."
  • "This is probably more on the lower cost end of the spectrum compared to competing products. Fortinet's license model is based on events per second, which makes sense, but that's not typical. It makes it very hard to calculate what your costs are going to be as you scale the platform because some log sources, such as firewall logs, are very noisy, and there are lots and lots of events per second, but some of them are not. So, it becomes a bit of a science experiment trying to guess what your costs are going to be as you scale the solution. This is where other competing products perhaps have a more straightforward license model."
  • "Fortinet's products are not expensive, it is less than the competition."
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  • "The pricing for PRTG in our case is reasonable because we have a lot of applications to monitor within PRTG. It is not that expensive."
  • "The price is actually on the cheaper side. If you're going with the unlimited license code, it's very cheap compared to competitors unless you're going for something free, like Zabbix. But you get what you pay for, and it doesn't have the full suite of products or tools like SolarWinds or a ScienceLogic."
  • "The price of PRTG is reasonable. PRTG's competitors like SolarWinds and ManageEngine charge more for the same functionality."
  • "We are satisfied with the price."
  • "The price of PRTG Network Monitor is reasonable."
  • "When you have a lot of devices, PRTG Network Monitor can be costly."
  • "The licensing fees are billed annually and there are no costs in addition to this."
  • "We are using the premium version of PRTG Network Monitor. The price of the solution is a bit higher than competitors but it is worth the extra money. However, it would be helpful if the price was lower."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Sumo Logic Security are the rules, use cases, and ease of use. Additionally, the… more »
    Top Answer:The license pricing model is based on the events that are processed through the solution. The price of Sumo Logic… more »
    Top Answer:The API integration in Sumo Logic Security could improve. There are delayed connections or they stop and then… more »
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiSIEM is less costly than other products and is available 24/7.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution is expensive. The license is scalable. If there are 10 devices it is simple to license.
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiSIEM is a little out of sight and needs more marketing efforts to be popular in the market.
    Top Answer:PRTG network monitor is one of the best tool i have ever used for the monitoring. It have auto discovery option. it… more »
    Top Answer:The licenses are paid on a monthly basis. My opinion is that this solution is not very expensive.
    Also Known As
    FortiSIEM, AccelOps
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    Sumo Logic empowers the people who power modern, digital business. Our cloud-native SaaS analytics platform powered by logs helps customers deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications. With Sumo Logic, practitioners and developers can ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern threats and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers worldwide rely on our scalable platform to get powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications. For more information, visit: SUMOLOGIC.COM

    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

    PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

    To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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    Sample Customers
    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.
    Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust Bank
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Media Company22%
    Transportation Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Media Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Construction Company8%
    Educational Organization26%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Company Size
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. PRTG Network Monitor
    May 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. PRTG Network Monitor and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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    Fortinet FortiSIEM is ranked 10th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 28 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 7th in Network Monitoring Software with 40 reviews. Fortinet FortiSIEM is rated 7.4, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.0. 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 PRTG Network Monitor writes "Easy to use, has a remote probe feature and a lower annual support cost; it doesn't require much manpower to deploy and manage". Fortinet FortiSIEM is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Splunk Enterprise Security, IBM Security QRadar, LogRhythm SIEM and ThousandEyes, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Nagios XI, Zabbix, Centreon, SolarWinds NPM and Wireshark. See our Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. PRTG Network Monitor report.

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