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Pros
"The reporting feature is good for us.""The most useful feature of this solution is tracking. When the application's traffic has been monitored it is taken from that particular application and analyzed. It is then given a live session of that particular user. For example, if you are using your bank application to do some kind of transaction, everything that you do can be tracked by that application.""The technical support is good at resolving issues.""Very easy to implement."

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"It provides a lot of analytics with the underlying AI engine, and it is a lot easier than other solutions. There are some products that do automated AI-based detection and drawing up charts, but for network monitoring and all of the monitoring aspects, it is quite a nice tool. It is very convenient for business users because they get more or less a lot of data readily available. If you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want.""You can use it to gather syslog messages from anything.""The flexibility of the search capability is most valuable. You can use it for more than just a basic log aggregator. It is powerful in that regard.""Splunk is a user-friendly solution.""The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The solution is very fast and succinct.""The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems."

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Cons
"When we want to monitor our encrypted traffic, this product doesn't work because our cipher is not supported.""Some issues with login errors.""Everybody is moving away from traffic and installing agents on the application to do the job, but Micro Focus is using traditional ways to collect the traffic. They should change their architecture completely.""This technology is considered to be older."

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"In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel.""There is improvement needed when importing from some types of data sources.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The solution has a high learning curve for users. It's a little complicated when you're trying to figure out all the features and what they do.""It would be nice if they had a wizard to construct searches, including more complex searches that include math or statistics.""Its reporting can be improved. That's the only complaint I have heard. I don't need the reporting part, but I know that other people in the organization need it.""Splunk is more expensive than other solutions.""This solution could be improved by better pricing in general and by easier installation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is approximately €30,000 ($35,500 USD) for the enterprise edition."
  • "If I compare with other vendors, other vendors are more expensive"
  • "Not expensive."
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  • "I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive."
  • "I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it."
  • "Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high."
  • "Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost."
  • "The price is comparable."
  • "The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "It is economical than other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The technical support is good at resolving issues.
    Top Answer:This solution needs to be more lightweight. It requires that you purchase a Microsoft or Oracle database, which adds extra costs. This product still uses Java, which has been removed from most of the… 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: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… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus RUM, HPE RUM, MF RUM
    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Overview

    Real User Monitoring (RUM) an End user monitoring that gives you visibility into user behavior for fast, targeted problem resolution. It monitors the performance and availability of business-critical application services for all users at all locations all the time. It automatically discovers underlying infrastructure and classifies user actions - giving you instant visibility into session and whole service health over web, cloud, and mobile user experience. It allows you to trace user experience across tiers, capture live sessions, see where customers clicked, measure response times, and see pages that caused problems. And you can easily capture and replay user sessions to create test scripts that reflect real user behavior. All this data gives you new ability to analyze which application transactions your users are performing and what application response they are experiencing. RUM currently supports over 20 application protocols and applications such as SAP, Citrix, and native mobile application monitoring on Android.

    Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

    Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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    Sample Customers
    Avea, Maccabi Healthcare Services, TEB
    Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Performance Management (APM)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and others in Application Performance Management (APM). Updated: June 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Micro Focus Real User Monitor is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 69 reviews. Micro Focus Real User Monitor is rated 5.8, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Real User Monitor writes "An expensive product with an old design that needs to be more lightweight". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". Micro Focus Real User Monitor is most compared with AppDynamics, Google Stackdriver, Dynatrace, Datadog and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, whereas Splunk is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Elastic Security, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar and Azure Monitor.

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