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We performed a comparison between IBM Cloud Pak for Security and Splunk Phantom based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Cloud Pak for Security vs. Splunk Phantom report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The interface is good and very user-friendly."

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"Technical support is helpful.""I'm just a beginner on the solution and it's pretty easy for me to use.""The customization continues to be excellent.""The automation part of the product is great.""I have found all the security automation platform features of Splunk Phantom to be good. The Automation playbook development is highly useful.""The most valuable features of Splunk Phantom are the easy integration with other solutions, including other Splunk solutions. The most important playbooks we need on a market come already on the Frontend. However, nowadays, Splunk changed its name, it's not Frontend anymore, it's Splunk Store. This is a very strong point.""I like the integration capabilities of Phantom. It has a lot of integrations with other products. Its searching methodologies are also good. It is also easy to understand and easy to create playbooks.""The most valuable feature of Splunk Phantom that stands out is it has a great SOAR. The automation and orchestration module is highly mature. A lot of use cases are on user entity and behavioral analytics (UEBA), which is artificial intelligence and machine learning-based (AIML)."

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"Lacks sufficient technical support."

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"Splunk Phantom can improve IoT/OT security-related case studies or your use cases. Their integration with identity and access management (IAM) solutions is a bit shaky. They don't have good integration with a lot of IAM solutions. They do have good capability in terms of user access management internally, but even with privileged user access, they have a good module. However, if they have to integrate with solutions, such as CyberArk or IBM IAM solutions they are lacking, the visibility of user access is not that much.""It could be easier to implement.""The scalability could be better.""In the beginning, we couldn't find any specific documents for every function. It wasn't easy to navigate to what we needed.""We've had trouble implementing the solution with Microsoft products. There seems to be an integration gap.""Splunk Phantom has room to improve its offering for small-sized customers. The price is not fair for smaller-sized customers.""The Splunk Phantom platform was not designed specifically for case management which is why this area needs improvement.""I haven't used it fully, but based on my usage, I could not find simulation tools and features. It currently lacks simulation features, which are important for me for creating a playbook. It is also very expensive for my region."

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  • "I don't know the exact price, but for my region, it is very expensive."
  • "The price of Splunk Phantom is reasonable."
  • "Splunk Phantom follows very flat pricing and most of the time it's very high when compared to the other competitors. They can improve their pricing. The licensing model is a subscription and is consumption-based."
  • "The price of Splunk Phantom is based on the number of people using it. Once you increase the users, the prices go goes up. The customer receives a license for the user that is going to operate it in their environment."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The interface is good and very user-friendly.
    Top Answer:The pricing is reasonable and it's a lot easier to make the calculation than it used to be. Of course the cost increases with the size of the infrastructure. Licensing is on an annual basis and is… more »
    Top Answer:Some of our customers would like to have more technical support from the vendor.
    Top Answer:Usually, you have a yearly license. However, Splunk must be more flexible and they have to be more sensitive about this topic. My understanding is that they're working on a new pricing model.
    Top Answer:There are only problems if the customer is not ready with emergency plans or standard procedures if something breaks. There is some homework to be done before you can really properly use Splunk and… more »
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    IBM Cloud Pak for Security is comprised of containerized software pre-integrated with Red Hat OpenShift. The platform connects to your existing security tools – and through the use of open standards – allows you to search for threat indicators across your hybrid, multicloud environment.

    Phantom enables teams to work smarter by executing automated actions across their security infrastructure in seconds, versus hours or more if performed manually. Teams can codify workflows into Phantom’s automated playbooks using the visual editor (no coding required) or the integrated Python development environment. By offloading these repetitive tasks, teams can focus their attention on making the most mission-critical decisions.
    Phantom is the connective tissue that lets existing security tools work better together. By connecting and coordinating complex workflows across the SOC’s team and tools, Phantom ensures that each part of the SOC’s layered defense is actively participating in a unified defense strategy. Powerful abstraction allows teams to focus on what they need to accomplish, while the platform translates that into tool-specific actions.
    Incident Response
    Phantom helps security teams investigate and respond to threats faster. Using Phantom’s automated detection, investigation, and response capabilities, teams can execute response actions at machine speed, reduce malware dwell time and lower their overall mean time to resolve (MTTR). And now with Phantom on Splunk Mobile, analysts can use their mobile device to respond to security incidents while on-the-go. Phantom’s event and case management functionality can further streamline security operations. Case-related data and activity are easily accessible from one central repository. It’s easy to chat with other team members about an event or case, and assign events and tasks to the appropriate team member.

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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR)
    September 2022
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    IBM Cloud Pak for Security is ranked 19th in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 1 review while Splunk Phantom is ranked 2nd in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 8 reviews. IBM Cloud Pak for Security is rated 0.0, while Splunk Phantom is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Pak for Security writes "Great user-friendly interface; provides many functionalities and many free applications ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Phantom writes "Very stable with a straightforward setup and good performance". IBM Cloud Pak for Security is most compared with IBM Resilient and Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR, whereas Splunk Phantom is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR, ServiceNow Security Operations, IBM Resilient, Siemplify and Proofpoint Threat Response.

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