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We performed a comparison between LogPoint and SolarWinds Security Event Manager 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 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 alerting is much better than I anticipated. We don't get as many alerts as I thought we would, but that nobody's fault, it's just the way it is.""The most powerful feature is the way the data is stored and extracted. The data is always stored in its original format and you can normalize the data after it has been stored.""Those 400 days of hot data mean that people can look for trends and at what happened in the past. And they can not only do so from a security point of view, but even for operational use cases. In the past, our operational norm was to keep live data for only 30 days. Our users were constantly asking us for at least 90 days, and we really couldn't even do that. That's one reason that having 400 days of live data is pretty huge. As our users start to use it and adopt this system, we expect people to be able to do those long-term analytics.""The most valuable feature is that it has native MSSP capabilities and maintains perfect data separation. It does all of that in a very easy-to-manage cloud-based solution.""One of the biggest features of the UI is that you see the actual code of what you're doing in the graphical user interface, in a little window on the side. Whatever you're doing, you see the code, what's happening. And you can really quickly switch between using the GUI and using the code. That's really useful.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""Devo provides a multi-tenant, cloud-native architecture. This is critical for managed service provider environments or multinational organizations who may have subsidiaries globally. It gives organizations a way to consolidate their data in a single accessible location, yet keep the data separate. This allows for global views and/or isolated views restricted by access controls by company or business unit."

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"It is an AI technology because it is using machine learning technology. So far, there is nothing better out there for UEBA in terms of monitoring endpoints and user activity. It is using machine learning language, so it is right at the top. It provides that capability and monitors all the activities. It devises a baseline and monitors if there is any deviation from the baseline.""It is a very comprehensive solution for gathering data. It has got a lot of capabilities for collecting logs from different systems. Logs are notoriously difficult to collect because they come in all formats. LogPoint has a very sophisticated mechanism for you to be able to connect to or listen to a system, get the data, and parse it. Logs come in text formats that are not easily parseable because all logs are not the same, but with LogPoint, you can define a policy for collecting the data. You can create a parser very quickly to get the logs into a structured mechanism so that you can analyze them.""What I like best about LogPoint is its cost-effectiveness compared to other solutions. LogPoint also has better dashboards which I find valuable. I also like that you can create use cases based on your assets.""They basically charge you in a better way.""The most valuable feature of LogPoint is that they have the SIEM and SOAR combined in one solution. They are not on a separate platform.""The most beneficial was being able to prove, with proper reports, that from a compliance perspective, the company is in control. The service part of LogPoint did modifications or did some additional work to have the proper reports defined.""The solution's most valuable aspect is the combination of the software and the support that they have.""The most valuable features are the ones that we use the most, which are the search and report facilities."

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"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.""SolarWinds' stability is fine. I don't think we've had any software issues.""SolarWinds Security Event Manager has been generally working well.""SolarWinds is easy to configure, and it provides timely alerts.""The most valuable feature of SolarWinds Security Event Manager is the analysis and the knowledge about the incidence that we trace.""It supports high availability, which is very helpful."

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Cons
"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.""Some of the documentation could be improved a little bit. A lot of times it doesn't go as deep into some of the critical issues you might run into. They've been really good to shore us up with support, but some of the documentation could be a little bit better.""There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. I would go as far as to say the product is deficient in its ability to parse multiple, different log types, including logs from major vendors that are supported by competitors. Additionally, the time that it takes to turn around a supported parser for customers and common log source types, which are generally accepted standards in the industry, is not acceptable. This has impacted customer onboarding and customer relationships for us on multiple fronts.""The biggest area with room for improvement in Devo is the Security Operations module that just isn't there yet. That goes back to building out how they're going to do content and larger correlation and aggregation of data across multiple things, as well as natively ingesting CTI to create rule sets.""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.""Technical support could be better.""We only use the core functionality and one of the reasons for this is that their security operation center needs improvement.""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."

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"The thing that makes it a little bit challenging is when you run into a situation where you have logs that are not easily parsable. If a log has a very specific structure, it is very easy to parse and create a parser for it, but if a log has a free form, meaning that it is of any length or it can change at any time, handling such a log is very challenging, not just in LogPoint but also in everything else. Everybody struggles with that scenario, and LogPoint is also in the same boat. One-third of logs are of free form or not of a specific length, and you can run into situations where it is almost impossible to parse the log, even if they try to help you. It is just the nature of the beast.""One of the downsides is it is not a SaaS solution. It must be on-premises.""LogPoint can improve its dashboards. We are not able to customize the dashboard when creating them. They only have preset dashboards which do not have exactly what we are looking for.""What could be improved in LogPoint is its UI because it's less friendly to users than LogRhythm. The UI could be more aesthetically appealing to users. It's completely outdated.""One of the things we faced last year was that we had some memory issues with the server running. We were running them as virtual services, and we were facing some performance issues. Back then, there were some things that had already been solved at the end, but one of the small issues we had was that it was quite memory-consuming. After one upgrade that we did, we faced some performance issues.""In terms of functionality, it is very good. The only issue is the documentation. Its documentation should be improved.""The general public wasn't looking for that type of product unless you had a company that was medical or financial and needed 24-hour responsiveness.""I know that they have user behavior analytics, but it's an extra cost for this feature. It would be nice if it was in with the standard products."

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"The company had to use a third party for the implementation of the solution.""I don't think SolarWinds is scalable enough. It is somewhat limited when I need to deploy it across multiple environments in a distributed architecture.""It is a very technical program. They can simplify it so that it isn't so hard to deal with.""We'd like more customization capabilities.""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.""We used the support from SolarWinds Security Event Manager and they are knowledgeable but challenging to get in contact with them."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Pricing is based on the number of gigabytes of ingestion by volume, and it's on a 30-day average. If you go over one day, that's not a big deal as long as the average is what you expected it to be."
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  • "It's getting more expensive, which is one of the reasons we're looking around just to see if there's anything better value."
  • "LogPoint seemed like it was a good product, but it was expensive and there wasn't any room to move the pricing when customers needed a lower-costing solution."
  • "It has a fixed price, which is what I like about LogPoint. I bought the system and paid for it, and I pay maintenance. It is not a consumption model. Most SIEMs or most of the log management systems are consumption-based, which means that you pay for how many logs you have in the system. That's a real problem because logs can grow very quickly in different circumstances, and when you have a variable price model, you never know what you're going to pay. Splunk is notoriously expensive for that reason. If you use Splunk or QRadar, it becomes expensive because there are not just the logs; you also have to parse the logs and create indexes. Those indexes can be very expensive in terms of space. Therefore, if they charge you by this space, you can end up paying a significant amount of money. It can be more than what you expect to pay. I like the fact that LogPoint has a fixed cost. I know what I'm going to pay on a yearly basis. I pay that, and I pay the maintenance, and I just make it work."
  • "It was on a yearly basis at about $100K. It was not a huge environment. We were running it on our own virtual server environment, which, of course, had a cost. There was hardware and some energy cost, and then there were Microsoft Windows licenses for servers. That's all, but there was nothing in comparison to the licensing costs."
  • "My company used to pay for LogPoint costs annually. It's a cost-effective solution. I'm not part of the Finance team, though, so I'm not sure exactly what the licensing fee is or what license my company had."
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  • "The price of SolarWinds Security Event Manager is reasonable."
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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 »
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    Also Known As
    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.

    LogPoint is a cutting-edge security information and event management (SIEM) solution that is designed to be intuitive and flexible enough to be used by an array of different businesses. It is capable of expanding according to its users' needs. 

    Benefits of LogPoint

    Some of the benefits of using LogPoint include:

    • Unifies data logs: LogPoint creates a single system of classification for collected data. It makes it easy for users to search for and find data, which aids users when they are creating reports or alerts. Users can conserve resources while at the same time seeing a rise in the efficiency of their business operations.
    • Intuitive solution design: LogPoint is designed so that anyone can utilize all of its features, even if they are not an expert in network security. LogPoint’s UI is simple enough that users can utilize it without undergoing extensive training. 
    • Highly flexible: LogPoint is designed so that users can scale it linearly to accommodate projects that are large and complex. This allows users to expand the scope of their projects according to their needs without worrying that their infrastructure won’t be able to handle the increase in size. The solution’s security features can be deployed both on the cloud and in a physical environment. 
    • Simple role-based access security: LogPoint allows administrators to employ Microsoft’s active directory (AD) and a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol to manage user access. These can help administrators protect their systems from being abused or otherwise harmed by bad actors. 

    Reviews from Real Users

    LogPoint is a security and management solution that stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its data gathering and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. LogPoint enables users to not only gather the data, but also to maximize both the amount of data that can be gathered and its usefulness. It removes many of the challenges that users may face in data collection. The solution allows users to set rules for collection and then it pulls information from sources that meet the rules that have been set. This data is then broken into manageable segments and ordered. Users can then analyze these ordered segments with ease. Additionally, LogPoint utilizes both machine learning and AI technology. Users gain the ability to protect themselves from and if necessary resolve emerging threats as soon as they arise. The AI sets security parameters for a user’s system. These act as a baseline that are triggered and notify the user if anything deviates from the rules that it set up. 

    The chief infrastructure & security officer at a financial services firm writes, “It is a very comprehensive solution for gathering data. It has got a lot of capabilities for collecting logs from different systems. Logs are notoriously difficult to collect because they come in all formats. LogPoint has a very sophisticated mechanism for you to be able to connect to or listen to a system, get the data, and parse it. Logs come in text formats that are not easily parsed because all logs are not the same, but with LogPoint, you can define a policy for collecting the data. You can create a parser very quickly to get the logs into a structured mechanism so that you can analyze them.”

    A. Secca., a Cyber Security Analyst at a transportation company, writes, “It is an AI technology because it is using machine learning technology. So far, there is nothing better out there for UEBA in terms of monitoring endpoints and user activity. It is using machine learning language, so it is right at the top. It provides that capability and monitors all of the user’s activities. It devises a baseline and monitors if there is any deviation from the baseline.”

    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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    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
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    Computer Software Company50%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Retailer10%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Government33%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Transportation Company11%
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    Comms Service Provider17%
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    Healthcare Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm13%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Government11%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
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    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
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    Small Business26%
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    LogPoint vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager
    November 2022
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    LogPoint is ranked 12th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is ranked 16th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 6 reviews. LogPoint is rated 7.4, while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of LogPoint writes "Collects logs from different systems, works extremely fast, and has a predictable cost model". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Security Event Manager writes "Stable but needs better correlation and automation". LogPoint is most compared with Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, LogRhythm SIEM, IBM QRadar and Logsign Next-Gen SIEM, whereas SolarWinds Security Event Manager is most compared with Splunk, ManageEngine Log360, IBM QRadar, Microsoft Sentinel and Exabeam Fusion SIEM. See our LogPoint vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager report.

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