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75% willing to recommend
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Executive Summary
Updated on Jul 20, 2023

We performed a comparison between LogRhythm SIEM and Wazuh based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Features: Users praised LogRhythm SIEM for its user-friendly centralized dashboard, strong integration capabilities, and event-filtering capabilities. Wazuh stands out for its effortless integration, excellent log monitoring capabilities, and ELK-based investigation. LogRhythm SIEM has the potential to improve its SOAR and NDR features, platform stability, and MDI integration. LogRhythm users requested expanded log storage, better load balancing, and streamlined search capabilities. Wazuh needs improvements in event source coverage, threat intelligence integration, and real-time monitoring of Unix systems.

  • Service and Support: LogRhythm SIEM was generally praised for its helpful and knowledgeable support, although there have been occasional delays and knowledge problems. Wazuh's customer service is generally deemed satisfactory, and many customers noted that they could easily find answers from community forums.

  • Ease of Deployment: LogRhythm SIEM's setup is considered to be straightforward. However, it is more time-consuming and complex for enterprise deployments involving multiple components or vendors, and users often require assistance from professional services or LogRhythm-certified engineers. Some users said that Wazuh’s setup is easy and fast, while others perceived it as complicated and said it required a significant amount of time.

  • Pricing: LogRhythm SIEM’s license typically includes all elements. However, enterprise customers may encounter complexities related to additional features and add-ons. Wazuh is a cost-effective option as it is open-source and completely free to acquire.

  • ROI: LogRhythm SIEM has proven to be highly valuable, delivering a significant ROI by reducing the mean time to detect and respond. Wazuh's MSP program and partnerships offer opportunities to generate revenue from the platform.

Conclusion: Based on the reviews, LogRhythm SIEM is the recommended choice when comparing it to Wazuh. It is praised for its straightforward setup, ability to handle growth, consistent performance, and ability to seamlessly integrate with other systems. LogRhythm SIEM offers a convenient dashboard for managing tasks and solutions, an intuitive interface, built-in UEBA functionality, and effective event log filtering. It also stands out for its reliable customer support and competitive pricing. Users have reported that LogRhythm SIEM quickly improves visibility and provides a significant return on investment.
To learn more, read our detailed LogRhythm SIEM vs. Wazuh Report (Updated: April 2024).
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Pros
"We can use Sentinel's playbook to block threats. It covers all of the environment, giving us great visibility.""Sentinel is a Microsoft product, so they provide very robust use cases and analytic groups, which are very beneficial for the security team. I also like the ability to integrate data sources into the software for on-premise and cloud-based solutions.""Having your logs put all in one place with machine learning working on those logs is a good feature. I don't need to start thinking, "Where are my logs?" My logs are in a centralized repository, like Log Analytics, which is why you can't use Sentinel without Log Analytics. Having all those logs in one place is an advantage.""The solution has features that helped improve the security posture of our clients. It provides the ability to correlate a large variety of log sources very cost-effectively, especially for Microsoft sources.""The pricing of the product is excellent.""The automation feature is valuable.""It has a lot of great features.""Native integration with Microsoft security products or other Microsoft software is also crucial. For example, we can integrate Sentinel with Office 365 with one click. Other integrations aren't as easy. Sometimes, we have to do it manually."

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"The product is great for medium to large-scale organizations.""I would rate the product a ten out of ten. The solution is very user-friendly and straightforward. The tool's report customization is interesting.""It's reliable and the performance is good.""I like LogRhythm's ease of use. The solution has improved compared to previous versions. It had many issues before, like integration, the console, creating reports, false positives, etc. The AI engine has made it stronger in the latest version.""SOAR is integrated with the dashboard that we use for threat management. Because it's all integrated, it is useful for us when we deploy something on-prem.""As a SIEM, probably the best feature is that it can be tuned effectively. There are very few SIEMs out there that can be effectively tuned to provide you with meaningful information and not be overwhelmed.""The ability to investigate a particular period of time where you can analyze logs is its most valuable feature.""The initial setup is pretty easy."

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"We use it to find any aberration in our endpoint devices. For example, if someone installs a game on their company laptop, Wazuh will detect it and inform us of the unauthorized software or unintended use of the devices provided by the company.""Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases.""Wazuh is simple to use for PCI compliance.""One of the most beneficial features of Wazuh, particularly in the context of security needs, is the machine learning data handling capability.""Its cost-effectiveness is the most valuable aspect.""If they support a solution, it is easy to do an integration.""Wazuh's best features are syscheck, its ability to immediately resolve vulnerabilities, and that it's open source.""The tool is stable."

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Cons
"Given that I am in the small business space, I wish they would make it easier to operate Sentinel without being a Sentinel expert. Examples of things that could be easier are creating alerts and automations from scratch and designing workbooks.""If you're looking to use canned queries, the interface could be a little more straightforward. It's not immediately intuitive regarding how you use it. You have to take a canned query and paste it into an operational box and then you hit a button... They could improve the ease of deploying these queries.""The playbook is a bit difficult and could be improved.""Some of the data connectors are outdated, at least the ones that utilize Linux machines for log forwarding. I believe that Microsoft is already working on improving this.""If Sentinel had a graphical user interface, it would be easier to use. I would also like it to be more customizable.""I would like Sentinel to have more out-of-the-box analytics rules. There are already more than 400 rules, but they could add more industry-specific ones. For example, you could have sets of out-of-the-box rules for banking, financial sector, insurance, automotive, etc., so it's easier for people to use it out of the box. Structuring the rules according to industry might help us.""The solution could improve the playbooks.""When we pass KPIs to the governance department, there's no option to provide rights to the data or dashboard to colleagues. We can use Power BI for this, but it isn't easy or convenient. They should just come up with a way to provide limited role-based access to auditing personnel"

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"I have probably submitted half a dozen log parser requests, and I keep finding more stuff that we need to keep an eye on that doesn't have a definition in LogRhythm.""Sometimes, the tool fails to get the correlated events that triggered the alerts.""I don't think the cloud model in LogRhythm is developed enough.""It should be improved for automated setup and auto-configuration. There should be ease of integration and ease of setup.""One area for improvement in LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is that it's a Windows-based tool, and I feel it should be on the Linux operating system instead. Another area for improvement in the tool is the UI. There should be minor changes in the UI to make it better, though I like the dashboards in LogRhythm NextGen SIEM.""It's not easy for someone new to the solution.""For our market, the solution is quite expensive. It would be ideal if they could work on and improve their existing pricing plans to help make it more affordable in our country.""I think there is room for improvement because the system is still running on the Windows Server platform. The problem with running on Windows is that it is not that good for scaling and providing for big deployment environments."

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"I have yet to find the same capability in Wazuh to get logs from different sources into the system""Some features, like alerting, are complex with Wazuh.""The support team could be more responsive and provide quicker replies during our working hours in Indonesia, which would be a significant improvement.""Wazuh should come up with more in-built rules and integrations for the cloud.""Alerts should be specific rather than repeatedly triggered by integrating multiple factors. This issue needs improvement to create a more efficient alert system.""Its configuration process is time-consuming.""Since it's an open-source tool, scalability is the main issue.""Scalability is a challenge because it is distributed architecture and it uses Elastic DB. Their Elastic DB doesn't allow open source waste application."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It comes with a Microsoft subscription which the customer has, so they don't have to invest somewhere else."
  • "It is a consumption-based license model. bands at 100, 200, 400 GB per day etc. Azure Sentinel Pricing | Microsoft Azure"
  • "Good monthly operational cost model for the detection and response outcomes delivered, M365 logs don't count toward the limits which is a good benefit."
  • "I have had mixed feedback. At one point, I heard a client say that it sometimes seems more expensive. Most of the clients are on Office 365 or M365, and they are forced to take Azure SIEM because of the integration."
  • "It is kind of like a sliding scale. There are different tiers of pricing that go from $100 per day up to $3,500 per day. So, it just kind of depends on how much data is being stored. There can be additional costs to the standard license other than the additional data. It just kind of depends on what other services you're spinning up in Azure, or if you're using something like Azure log analytics."
  • "I am just paying for the log space with Azure Sentinel. It costs us about $2,000 a month. Most of the logs are free. We are only paying money for Azure Firewall logs because email logs or Azure AD logs are free to use for us."
  • "Sentinel is a bit expensive. If you can figure a way of configuring it to meet your needs, then you can find a way around the cost."
  • "Azure Sentinel is very costly, or at least it appears to be very costly. The costs vary based on your ingestion and your retention charges."
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  • "Look closely at the cost of licensing of other products. This should include setups and the need for support services. I did a RFQ to 2 other vendors before choosing this product."
  • "If you don't have your staff, absolutely look into the co-pilot and factor that into your cost evaluation."
  • "I would recommend that whatever sales quotes to them upfront, they will probably go up. Because they are probably going to outgrow that very quickly or once they start getting everything into it, they are going to have to move up anyway."
  • "Look for whatever will give you the most value. That's the main point. It is not one size fits all."
  • "I would recommend talking to the rep. That's the biggest thing because they will know what questions to ask."
  • "In comparison to the competition, they are more affordable. This allows us to do more with less."
  • "The solution has provided us with consistency and increased staff productivity through orchestrated automated work flows by at least 20 percent."
  • "I have seen a measurable decrease in the mean time to detect and respond to threats. We went from not detecting them to detecting them. We can actually pick up what is anomalous in our network now."
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  • "Wazuh is open-source, so I think it's an option for a small organization that cannot go for enterprise-grade solutions like Splunk."
  • "There is not a license required for Wazuh."
  • "Wazuh is open-source, but you must consider the total cost of ownership. It may be free to acquire, but you spend a lot of time and effort supporting the product and getting it to a point where it's useful."
  • "Wazuh is open-source, therefore it is free. You can purchase support for $1,000 a year."
  • "Wazuh is totally free and open source. There are no licensing costs, only support costs if you need them."
  • "Wazuh has a community edition, and I was using that. It's free and open source."
  • "The current pricing is open source."
  • "Wazuh is free and open source."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Yes, Azure Sentinel is a SIEM on the Cloud. Multiple data sources can be uploaded and analyzed with Azure Sentinel and… more »
    Top Answer:It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for… more »
    Top Answer:We like that Azure Sentinel does not require as much maintenance as legacy SIEMs that are on-premises. Azure Sentinel is… more »
    Top Answer:Rony, Daniel's answer is right on the money.  There are many solutions for each in the market, a lot depends upon your… more »
    Top Answer:LogRhythm does a very good job of helping SOCs manage their workflows.
    Top Answer:LogRhythm's pricing and licensing are extremely competitive and it's one of the top three reasons we continue to invest… more »
    Top Answer:Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases.
    Top Answer:I have built some rules that produce duplicate alerts two or three times. Therefore, these rules should be consolidated… more »
    Top Answer:We use Wazuh for the onboarding of both Windows and Linux machines, as well as for firewall and SIM configuration. The… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Azure Sentinel
    LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, LogRhythm, LogRhythm Threat Lifecycle Management, LogRhythm TLM
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    Overview

    Microsoft Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution that lets you see and stop threats before they cause harm. Microsoft Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance, and elastically scale to meet your security needs—while reducing IT costs. With Microsoft Sentinel, you can:

    - Collect data at cloud scale—across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds

    - Detect previously uncovered threats and minimize false positives using analytics and unparalleled threat intelligence from Microsoft

    - Investigate threats with AI and hunt suspicious activities at scale, tapping into decades of cybersecurity work at Microsoft

    - Respond to incidents rapidly with built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    LogRhythm SIEM Platform is an award-winning platform in security analytics. With more than 4,000 customers globally, LogRhythm SIEM is an integrated platform that helps security operations teams protect critical infrastructure and information from emerging cyberthreats. Ultimately, LogRhythm SIEM is an integrated set of modules that contribute to the security team’s fundamental mission: rapid threat monitoring, threat detection, threat investigation, and threat neutralization. LogRhythm SIEM is for organizations that require an on-premises solution and offers:

    ● Streamlined workflow

    ● Secure data access

    ● Real-time visibility

    ● A unified user experience

    ● Management customization

    Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions have been evolving for over a decade; their core functionality still acts as the most effective foundation for any organization’s technology stack. A SIEM solution enables an organization to centrally collect data across its entire network environment to gain real-time visibility into activity that may pose a risk to the organization. SIEM technology addresses threats before they become significant financial risks while simultaneously helping better manage an organization’s assets.

    LogRhythm SIEM has many key features and capabilities, including:

    High-Performance Log Management: LogRhythm SIEM offers structured and unstructured search capabilities which allows users to swiftly search across an organization’s vast data to easily find answers, identify IT and security issues, and troubleshoot issues. Users can efficiently process and index terabytes of log data daily.

    Network and Endpoint Monitoring: Forensic sensors allow users to gain deep visibility into endpoint and network activity. Users can see behavioral anomalies and better respond to incidents.

    SmartResponse™ Automation: LogRhythm SIEM allows users to centrally execute pre-staged actions that automate incident investigatory tasks and responses.

    Automated Machine Analytics: LogRhythm SIEM's AI Engine continuously analyzes all collected security incidents and forensic data. Security teams are delivered precise, real-time intelligence about risk-prioritized threats.

    Case and Security Incident Management: LogRhythm SIEM offers an integrated workflow so that threats don’t slip through the cracks. Collaboration tools help centrally manage and track investigations.

    User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA): Embedded deterministic UEBA monitoring helps protect against insider threats.

    Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR): LogRhythm SIEM includes our embedded SOAR solution to increase efficiency and higher-quality incident response with low mean time to response (MTTR).

    Benefits to Using LogRhythm SIEM

    The platform offers great value to security and IT operations. Users have the ability to map their security and IT operations to existing frameworks such as NIST and MITRE ATT&CK.

    ● The platform offers broad integration across security and IT vendors: Users benefit from support for integration with hundreds of security and IT solutions. In turn, this further extends SIEM capabilities and data collection.

    ● The platform provides compliance adherence, enforcement, and reporting: The prebuilt compliance modules automatically detect violations as they occur and remove the burden of manually reviewing audit logs.

    Reviews from Real Users

    LogRhythm SIEM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to be customized and its quick performance of queries.

    Jason G., a senior cybersecurity engineer, writes, "I have found the Advanced Intelligence Engine has provided the most value to us because we can customize alarms based on our requirements and have created hundreds of alarms that notify different people for different scenarios."

    Andy W., principal consultant at ITSEC Asia, notes, “LogRhythm SIEM covers all our primary security analysis needs. It makes it easier for us to analyze threats and improves our response times. It's a versatile platform that performs queries fast compared to other SIEM solutions.”

    Wazuh is an enterprise-ready platform used for security monitoring. It is a free and open-source platform that is used for threat detection, incident response and compliance, and integrity monitoring. Wazuh is capable of protecting workloads across virtualized, on-premises, containerized, and cloud-based environments.

    It consists of an endpoint security agent and a management server. Additionally, Wazuh is fully integrated with the Elastic Stack, allowing users the ability to navigate through security alerts via a data visualization tool.

    • Wazuh’s agent can run on many different platforms, and is lightweight. It can successfully perform the tasks needed to detect threats in order to trigger responses automatically.
    • Wazuh manages the agents, can analyze agent data, and can scale horizontally.
    • Elastic Stack is where alerts are indexed and stored.

    Wazuh Capabilities

    Some of Wazuh’s most notable capabilities include:

    • Intrusion detection: Wazuh’s agents can detect hidden files, cloaked processes, or unregistered network listeners, as well as inconsistencies in system call responses. Wazuh’s server component uses a signature-based approach to intrusion detection, using its regular expression engine to analyze collected log data and look for indicators of compromise.

    • Log data analysis: Wazuh can read operating system and application logs, and securely forward them to a central manager for rule-based analysis and storage.

    • Integrity monitoring: File integrity monitoring can help identify changes in content, ownership, permissions, and attribute of files. Wazuh’s file integrity monitoring can be used in conjunction with threat intelligence.

    • Vulnerability detection: Wazuh agents can identify well-known vulnerable software so you can see where your weak spots are and take action before an attack can exploit them.

    • Configuration assessment: System and application configurations are monitored to make sure they are compliant with security policies. Periodic scans are used to detect applications that are known to be vulnerable, insecurely configured, or unpatched.
    • Incident response: Wazuh responds actively when active threats need to be addressed. It can perform countermeasures like blocking access to a system when a threat source is identified.

    • Regulatory compliance: Wazuh includes the security controls required to be compliant with industry regulations and standards.

    • Cloud security: Wazuh’s light-weight and multi-platform agents are commonly used to monitor cloud environments at the instance level. In addition, Wazuh helps monitor cloud infrastructure at an API level.

    • Security for containers: With Wazuh, you have increased security visibility into hosts and containers, allowing for easier detection of threats, anomalies, and vulnerabilities.

    Wazuh Benefits

    Some of the most valued benefits of Wazuh include:

    • No vendor lock-in
    • No license costs
    • Uses lightweight, multi-platform agents
    • Free community support

    Wazuh Offers

    • Annual support and maintenance
    • Assistance with deployment and configuration
    • Training and instructional hands-on courses

    Reviews From Real Users

    "It's very easy to integrate Wazuh with other environments, cloud applications, and on-prem applications. So, the advantage is that it's easy to implement and integrate with other solutions." - Robert C., IT Security Consultant at Microlan Kenya Limited

    The MITRE ATT&CK correlation is most valuable.” - Chief Information Security Officer at a financial services firm

    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
    Macy's, NASA, Fujitsu, US Air Force, EY, Abbott, HD Supply, SAB Miller, UCLA, Raytheon, Amtrak, Cargill
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Healthcare Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Educational Organization37%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Security Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Midsize Enterprise46%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise18%
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    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    LogRhythm SIEM vs. Wazuh
    April 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about LogRhythm SIEM vs. Wazuh and other solutions. Updated: April 2024.
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    LogRhythm SIEM is ranked 7th in Log Management with 166 reviews while Wazuh is ranked 3rd in Log Management with 38 reviews. LogRhythm SIEM is rated 8.4, while Wazuh is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of LogRhythm SIEM writes "The solution reduced our investigation time from days to hours and assists in managing our workflows". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wazuh writes "It integrates seamlessly with AWS cloud-native services". LogRhythm SIEM is most compared with IBM Security QRadar, Splunk Enterprise Security, Fortinet FortiSIEM, LogRhythm Axon and Elastic Security, whereas Wazuh is most compared with Elastic Security, Security Onion, Splunk Enterprise Security, AlienVault OSSIM and Fortinet FortiAnalyzer. See our LogRhythm SIEM vs. Wazuh report.

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