Fortra's Event Manager vs Splunk Enterprise Security comparison


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Fortra's Event Manager
Ranking in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
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Splunk Enterprise Security
Ranking in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
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Log Management (1st), IT Operations Analytics (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) category, the mindshare of Fortra's Event Manager is 0.1%, down from 0.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Splunk Enterprise Security is 10.1%, down from 12.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Jun 13, 2024
Provides threat intelligence correlations and reduces lead time for identifying risks and threats
The solution's most valuable feature is threat intelligence correlations. It's too hard to stay up-to-date on all the different data feeds yourself. So, having a tool that does it for you is very beneficial. Splunk Enterprise Security has increased our alert volume because we now have new data to work with, and we're writing more alerts. We don't use the solution a lot for observability. Usually, our primary use case for Splunk Enterprise Security is cybersecurity. It is extremely important to our organization that Splunk Enterprise Security provides end-to-end visibility into our environment. That's the primary reason we use it. We want the ability to do everything from one tool without having to trash back and forth and take that precious time. Splunk Enterprise Security has helped reduce our mean time to resolve. We're at least twice as efficient with Splunk Enterprise Security at identifying risk, following up, tracing it throughout the chain, and resolving it. We still have various toolings, but over time, the goal is to nest everything into Splunk Enterprise Security to make it cohesive from end to end.

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"Splunk Enterprise Security is expensive. I would rate the cost an eight out of ten with ten being the most expensive."
"ROI is estimated at saving my team roughly 10 to 12 man hours per week in troubleshooting for our company as well as what our profits had been from our services of installing, configuring, and supporting other clients with the product."
"Pricing is probably its weakest spot. As compared to some competitors, Splunk is really expensive."
"I work on the technical side, so I don't know precise figures. However, I know that Splunk is a premium product, so it's somewhat costly. Still, you get a lot of unique features for the money."
"Be upfront about your needs and expectations. Splunk is great to work with."
"Splunk Enterprise Security is expensive."
"The price can always be lower, but it is fair at the moment. The cost efficiencies depend on the licensing and how much data we are bringing in. We have a fairly large footprint, so it is cost-effective."
"Although Splunk is an expensive product, it is designed to be utilized across your organization in order to maximize your ROI and lower your TCO."
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Feb 26, 2015
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What SOC product do you recommend?
For tools I’d recommend: -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR) is asking to miss details that are critical, and ending up a statistic. Also, rememb...
What is a better choice, Splunk or Azure Sentinel?
It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log ...
How does Splunk compare with Azure Monitor?
Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we...

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Fortra's Powertech Event Manager, HelpSystems Powertech Event Manager, Powertech Event Manager
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