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We performed a comparison between IBM Security QRadar and IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Log Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM Security QRadar vs. IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"The interface is good.""The product has plenty of features and capabilities.""I think the QDI is very good.""It does good correlation for events. It does good general analysis, and it has good apps as well.""We can easily monitor many things using this tool.""The threat hunting capabilities in general are great.""The solution can scale.""It has a good integration with the artificial intelligence engine of Watson."

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"In 90% of the cases, new devices are plug-and-play, so when a new version comes out then SevOne has support for it out of the box.""The SMP and the xStats, which is for flat file integration, are both useful for integrating the various metrics that the device provides to monitor the performance of those systems.""Flexible architecture: You can extend the system and its capacity by attaching another cluster pair.""It's a great solution for highlighting and discovering useful information regarding our network's elements.""One of the most valuable features is the graphs, which you can build instantly. I have used some open-source platforms in the past, but they are not as good. With SevOne, the sampling in the graph can be every few seconds, not just every few minutes, and that's really helpful. It's really fast.""Another useful feature is that SevOne gives you real-time insights into your network performance. It polls every five minutes. That is important for our customers because there are some network teams that are always monitoring their networks.""We've had great feedback from our customers about SevOne support. They're willing to set up a remote session upon request. You have to go through three tiers of support with most vendors, and they ask a lot of screening questions before they will do a remote session. You need to spend a lot of time before an engineer will host a remote session to look at your problematic system.""It's given us the ability to create various real-time network performance reports and distribute them to any colleague who can access these reports immediately."

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Cons
"The usability of interfaces could be improved.""The quoting and the dashboard session could be improved. It should be more user-friendly.""The dashboard and reports are not user-friendly or efficient so are of little help with threat hunting activity.""There should be more opportunity for community kind of distribution where, for example, if there was a zero-day threat targeting companies.""I have noticed the interface has room for improvement.""The product is good, but one feature they should have is an Elasticsearch. Currently, in QRadar, there are no Elasticsearch criteria.""The interface is very old. IBM should remake it into a more modern interface.""The Indian tech support is not helpful."

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"Software upgrades can be tricky is not easy.""The GUI: both the dashboard/user view and the admin tool.""SevOne should work with the graphs legend functionality.""NMS has several areas for improvement. It should be more user-friendly inside of NMS for some of the functionality in there. It's been getting better the last version or two, but the there have been bugs in there whenever I've gone to new versions.""I'm not really sure if this was the software's fault or a server issue, but a couple of years back the disks were failing on our SevOne physical server every month and the server would go down. The secondary server took over from the primary until the disk issue was resolved. That was annoying.""We previously have had discussions on some reporting enhancements. So, we raised a feature request, which was delivered from SevOne.""Would benefit with the addition of AI modules for proactive data insights.""With the administrative management of the appliance, if some object appears from SevOne because something changed in the network or whatever, then as an administrator you will not be aware. If you are using this object in a report, this object will disappear from the report and you will not be aware of it. So, if you have 1,000 reports, you cannot always check these reports everyday to see if objects are missing or information has disappeared. We don't have any information on alerts, saying that something is happening there and maybe we need to take action. If an object was replaced by another one, or if a link was replaced by another one, then the graph needs to be changed because it doesn't exist in the graph anymore. However, we don't have this information."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "found other solutions, with more features at the same cost or less. You don’t have to leave the Gartner Magic Quadrant to beat their price."
  • "Most of the time, it is easier and cheaper to buy a new product or the QRadar box."
  • "IBM's Qradar is not for small companie. Unfortunately, it would be 'overkill' to place it plainly. The pricing would be too much."
  • "IBM's Qradar is not for small companie. Unfortunately, it would be 'overkill' to place it plainly. The pricing would be too much."
  • "Go through a vulnerability assessment review for price breaks. A virtualized solution will also cut down on cost."
  • "It is expensive. It is not a product that I can provide for SMBs. It is a program that I can only provide for really large enterprises."
  • "The maintenance costs are high."
  • "Pricing (based on EPS) will be more accurate."
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  • "Have a bank of licenses, because it is about the number of objects (RAM, ports, CPU, etc.)."
  • "Choose a SevOne partner who can provide SevOne as a service and can deliver professional services and maintenance."
  • "It is inexpensive compared to other monitoring tools."
  • "Prices per license are not huge, but they exist."
  • "There are cheaper solutions available."
  • "The pricing has been fair."
  • "Many tools price things based on the number of KPIs that you're collecting around a device. In many cases, there could be hundreds of metrics that you need to collect. SevOne provides device-level pricing. That gives us the flexibility to turn on, and expand on, the metrics that we're collecting around those devices, without taking a financial hit."
  • "The pricing has not evolved with the market, which is one of the reasons we are moving to a new product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It mostly depends on your use-cases and environment. Exabeam and Securonix have a stronger UEBA feature set, friendlier GUI and are not licensed based on capacity (amount of logs and information… more »
    Top Answer: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,… more »
    Top Answer:The event collector, flow collector, PCAP and SOAR are valuable.
    Top Answer:I like the tool’s scalability and real-time reports. Earlier, we struggled to give real-time reports to clients. I also like the tool’s deployment model where we can deploy it either on-premises or… more »
    Top Answer:The tool is not expensive. We were able to negotiate with SevOne on pricing.
    Top Answer:The tool needs improvement in non-Cisco SD-WAN.
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    IBM QRadar, QRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar, IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics, IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson
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    Overview

    IBM Security QRadar is a security and analytics platform designed to defend against threats and scale security operations. This is done through integrated visibility, investigation, detection, and response. QRadar empowers security groups with actionable insights into high-priority threats by providing visibility into enterprise security data. Through centralized visibility, security teams and analysts can determine their security stance, which areas pose a potential threat, and which areas are critical. This will help streamline workflows by eliminating the need to pivot between tools.

    IBM Security QRadar is built to address a wide range of security issues and can be easily scaled with minimal customization effort required. As data is ingested, QRadar administers automated, real-time security intelligence to swiftly and precisely discover and prioritize threats. The platform will issue alerts with actionable, rich context into developing threats. Security teams and analysts can then rapidly respond to minimize the attackers' strike. The solution will provide a complete view of activity in both cloud-based and on-premise environments as a large amount of data is ingested throughout the enterprise. Additionally, QRadar’s anomaly detection intelligence enables security teams to identify any user behavior changes that could be indicators of potential threats. 

    IBM QRadar Log Manager

    To better help organizations protect themselves against potential security threats, attacks, and breaches, IBM QRadar Log Manager gathers, analyzes, preserves, and reports on security log events using QRadar Sense Analytics. All operating systems and applications, servers, devices, and applications are converted into searchable and actionable intelligent data. QRadar Log Manager then helps organizations meet compliance reporting and monitoring requirements, which can be further upgraded to QRadar SIEM for a more superior level of threat protection.

    Some of QRadar Log Manager’s key features include:

    • Data processing and capture on any security event
    • Disaster recovery options and high availability 
    • Scalability for large enterprises
    • SoftLayer cloud installation capability
    • Advanced threat protection

    Reviews from Real Users

    IBM Security QRadar is a solution of choice among users because it provides a complete solution for security teams by integrating network analysis, log management, user behavior analytics, threat intelligence, and AI-powered investigations into a single solution. Users particularly like having a single window into their network and its ability to be used for larger enterprises.

    Simon T., a cyber security services operations manager at an aerospace/defense firm, notes, "The most valuable thing about QRadar is that you have a single window into your network, SIEM, network flows, and risk management of your assets. If you use Splunk, for instance, then you still need a full packet capture solution, whereas the full packet capture solution is integrated within QRadar. Its application ecosystem makes it very powerful in terms of doing analysis."

    A management executive at a security firm says, "What we like about QRadar and the models that IBM has, is it can go from a small-to-medium enterprise to a larger organization, and it gives you the same value."

    The IBM® SevOne Network Performance Management (IBM SevOne NPM) solution helps you spot, address, and prevent network performance issues early with machine learning-powered analytics from a single source. Boost network performance and improve your user application experience by proactively monitoring your multivendor end-to-end network across enterprise, communication, and managed service provider networks.

    Transform raw network performance data into intelligent and actionable insights. The IBM SevOne NPM solution goes beyond detection, combining industry-leading expertise and advanced technology to help your IT team plan and optimize your network and act on what matters: improving network performance to provide an exceptional customer experience.

    For further information, please visit www.ibm.com/cloud/sevo...



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    Sample Customers
    Clients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.
    ATOS, Devereux, Spark New Zealand, Access4, Rogers Communication, Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink)
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Security Firm6%
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    Educational Organization18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider37%
    Media Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise83%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Security QRadar vs. IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM)
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Security QRadar vs. IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    IBM Security QRadar is ranked 6th in Log Management with 34 reviews while IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is ranked 18th in Log Management with 7 reviews. IBM Security QRadar is rated 8.0, while IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Security QRadar writes "Good dashboard and helpful third-party plugins but technical support could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) writes "We can look at growth in particular values and combine them to see how they interact to improve our forecast accuracy". IBM Security QRadar is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Splunk Enterprise Security, Wazuh, LogRhythm SIEM and Elastic Security, whereas IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, LogicMonitor, Instana Infrastructure Monitoring, Splunk Enterprise Security and ThousandEyes. See our IBM Security QRadar vs. IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) report.

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