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Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"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.""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.""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 user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""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."

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"Fortinet FortiSIEM is easy to use.""Technical support is helpful.""We find the solution to be stable.""One of the most valuable features is that we can combine SOC and NOC operations in the same tool. We can provide NOC and SOC services in the same tool for two separate teams. There are plenty of third-party solutions that integrate with FortiSIEM. All these solutions already have a ready integration, and we have the possibility to create a custom connector for these solutions. Its reports are also very good.""The most valuable feature is the anomaly-reporting alarms.""The product is quite well-organized. The GUI makes it easy to navigate.""Fortinet FortiSIEM's most valuable feature is the simplicity in handling multi-tenancy and the ability to switch between different clients at the same time. That was handled flawlessly.""The stability is very reliable. It offers very good performance."

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"It's extremely easy to deploy.""Some of the rules are most valuable because you can be notified about various things, such as spyware or things that are going on in the internal network.""It has in-depth monitoring capabilities and an easy way for setting up dashboards. I can expand in various areas, or I can reduce areas. It supports different types of breakdowns, filters, and rules. It is very simple for an out-of-the-box type of product. It doesn't take a lot of time to figure it out, which is unlike some of the solutions that I have looked at. It meets all the aspects.""SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues."

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Cons
"I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards.""Technical support could be better.""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.""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.""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.""From our experience, the Devo agent needs some work. They built it on top of OS Query's open-source framework. It seems like it wasn't tuned properly to handle a large volume of Windows event logs. In our experience, there would definitely be some room for improvement. A lot of SIEMs on the market have their own agent infrastructure. I think Devo's working towards that, but I think that it needs some improvement as far as keeping up with high-volume environments.""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."

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"Its training can be improved. Its price also needs to be improved.""Areas for improvement would be the ease of use and the integration with Fortinet's own products.""There is no proper guide for integration or configuration.""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.""The interface needs some improvements because it's a bit cumbersome when you're trying to view items. It takes some time to get used to. Additionally, sometimes the scrolling does not work.""It would be good if the solution offered even more configuration options, especially in relation to the VPN so that it continues to be a very flexible option.""We expect the latest patch from Fortinet FortiSIEM to give the ability to work with signature files.""The product does not have Security Orchestration and Automation Response, I would recommend adding this feature."

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"Under the new system, it is not upgradable the way they say. When you try to do an upgrade, it doesn't really work unless you dump everything and start from scratch. You lose a lot of your nodes. Whenever you set your nodes up and everything else, they don't want to bring those nodes back in, so you have to really go back and restructure all your nodes. I went from version 6.5 to version 6.6 and then to version 6.7. I then went to version 2019, and now it is version 2020. It would be good if we can upgrade without having to delete everything and start from scratch. They can maybe build more KPIs and other things for the dashboard. Some of the other systems already have built-in KPIs. SolarWinds is starting to catch up, but it is not there yet. They can include some of the business or industry standards for tracking the time, that is, the meantime to detect (MTTD) and the meantime to resolve (MTTR). They can also find a way to build a KPI that measures the number of instances of port scans experienced in a week or a month.""It won't tell you when your backups are failing, but it will give you hints when your database is running on full recovery.""It is a very technical program. They can simplify it so that it isn't so hard to deal with.""SolarWinds should improve its correlation capabilities. The correlation does not automatically detect and reduce the events fast enough. You have to manually do a correlation report, which means the tool is not scalable in many ways."

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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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  • "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."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiSIEM was reasonable compared to other solutions."
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  • "It is in the appropriate mid-range. It is not as expensive as some of the other solutions. It is also not cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
    Top Answer:I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiSIEM's most valuable feature is the simplicity in handling multi-tenancy and the ability to switch between… more »
    Top Answer:The price of Fortinet FortiSIEM was reasonable compared to other solutions. There are many licenses required, such as… more »
    Top Answer:The interface needs some improvements because it's a bit cumbersome when you're trying to view items. It takes some time… more »
    Top Answer:Some of the rules are most valuable because you can be notified about various things, such as spyware or things that are… more »
    Top Answer:It is a very technical program. They can simplify it so that it isn't so hard to deal with. You can be notified of… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    FortiSIEM, AccelOps
    SolarWinds LEM, Solarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event Manager
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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.

    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

    When TriGeo was acquired by SolarWinds, TriGeo SIM became known as SolarWinds Log & Event Manager. This product is a leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product and log management solution, which provides log collection, analysis, and real-time correlation.

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    See how Devo allows you to free yourself from data management, and make machine data and insights accessible.

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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
    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.
    NetSuite, EasyStreet, Legacy Texas Bank, and Energy Federal Credit Union, to name a few.
    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%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Government8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise52%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise28%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiSIEM is ranked 7th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 16 reviews while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is ranked 24th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiSIEM is rated 7.6, while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSIEM writes "Very easy alert setup; a good tool for analysis and for SOC". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Security Event Manager writes "Provides in-depth monitoring capabilities and an easy way to set up dashboards". Fortinet FortiSIEM is most compared with Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, IBM QRadar and Elastic Security, whereas SolarWinds Security Event Manager is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, ManageEngine Log360, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) and ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer. See our Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager report.

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