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"It is fairly easy to set up, and we can monitor pretty much everything we want to.""Nagios Core is stable.""Dashboard provides monitor of total assets.""Other products are good but from the configuration point of view Nagios is really very lightweight. The price is really good in my opinion. Another important thing is that my Nagios engine still works with Dual core 8GB ram for the last 10 years.""Provides timely notifications.""Nagios Core is very configurable. Whatever you want, you can do it.""The most valuable feature of Nagios Core is the ability to check the availability of the server for network connectivity. Additionally, the interface is good.""The solution is quite efficient."

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"I have found the installation can be of medium difficulty to very complex depending on the use case.""Its dashboard is valuable. If you have a good knowledge of how to create a dashboard, you can create any dashboard related to cybersecurity. If fine-tuned, the alarms that are triggered for instant review are also very valuable and useful.""Easy to deploy and simple to use.""We have found all the features useful. However, the dashboarding and logging have been very helpful. Additionally, the log analysis does a great job.""It allows us to digest the information, the data, the different data streams, so we can make decisions based upon information that we receive, and it is pretty robust.""One of the most valuable features is threat hunting. We can do threat hunting and identify if there is any malicious activity happening within our environment, which is a key feature for us.""Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful.""It's basically one of the best SIEM products on the market."

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"The initial setup process could be easier.""We're using the free version, which limits us in terms of the things that we can do. If we had the paid version, a lot of our issues would probably go away. For example, we can't isolate instances that are being built or updated with the production ones. When they're being built, on Nagios, they're showing in red. It'd be nice to be able to partition those off until they're all green, and then we can bring them into the environment. This is probably because we've got the free version and not the paid version. If we went for the paid version, it would probably allow us to do exactly what we want to or remove the restrictions that we have, but if we are able to isolate instances in the free version, it would make life much easier.""Bandwidth monitoring is the pain point for me because Nagios Core does not monitor bandwidth effectively like Cacti does.""It would be nice if the company offered a sales or contract manager that was dedicated to our company so that we would have some sort of link to Nagios, and if we had issues or questions, we'd be able to contact them directly.""The mapping is a little hard.""The UI is a little outdated and graphics could be displayed in a better way.""Would benefit from aggregations if a particular server goes down.""Nagios Core could improve by adding a user interface. If you want the user interface you have to use Nagios XI."

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"The prices are complicated as we operate in a small third-world country.""Could be more user friendly.""Splunk could be improved by reducing the cost. The cost is one of the biggest challenges for us in keeping to our production requirements.""The cluster environment should be improved. We have a cluster. In the Splunk cluster environment, in the case of heavy searches and heavy load, the Splunk cluster goes down, and we have to put it in the maintenance mode to get it back. We are not able to find the actual culprit for this issue. I know that cluster has RF and SF, but it has been down so many times. There should be something in Splunk to help users to find the reason and the solution for such issues.""We had some connections issues with the solution at the beginning.""Their technical support sucks.""It currently has limited default rules and customizations. If they can concentrate more on the compliance part and the security information part, it would be helpful. The platform part is good, but it requires many features from the security aspect.""On-premises scaling of the solution is a bit more limited than it is on the cloud."

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  • "Most the plugin features are free."
  • "We are using the free version."
  • "We are using the free version of Nagios Core."
  • "The enterprise version has technical support. The version we are using is free."
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  • "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."
  • "Price-wise, if you compare QRadar to Splunk for SIEM functionality then they are in the same range but when you integrate SOAR with these solutions, Splunk takes the lead and is more competitive."
  • "Its pricing model can be improved."
  • "The pricing model is based on the number of gigabytes that you ingest into the Splunk system. So it can be an expensive solution."
  • "My customers have found the price of the solution to be high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The application performance monitoring feature is valuable.
    Top Answer:When we look at pricing version eleven requires purchasing a license. With version seven no license was required since it was open source. When you upgraded to the licensed version only then did you… more »
    Top Answer:The initial setup process could be improved.
    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
    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Overview

    This is IT infrastructure monitoring's industry-standard, open-source core. Free without professional support services.

    Splunk is a tool that provides log management, security information, and event management solutions that help organizations easily make their machine data accessible, usable, and valuable for everybody. Splunk utilizes operational intelligence to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and to analyze all activities. 

    Splunk is ideal for data monitoring and searching, since it correlates and indexes large volumes of data into a searchable container. This enables users to create alerts, reports, and visualizations in real time. Splunk provides an in-depth, real-time view of the health and performance of all layers of your tech stack so you can optimize your system’s performance by proactively detecting errors and quickly fixing them.

    These days, it is becoming more and more difficult to maintain a strong security posture. Cyber attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, and attackers have access to more entrance points. By implementing Splunk’s threat intelligence tools, you can modernize your security operations in any setting or framework, making your corporate growth more effective and flexible. The advanced visibility that Splunk provides, allows security teams to quickly detect and remove malicious threats in their environment. 

    Some of the benefits of using Splunk include:

    • Complete visibility into your environment: With Splunk, you can break down data silos and get actionable insights from data sent from multi-cloud and on-premises deployments.
       
    • Multi-environment troubleshooting: Detect and remedy problems fast with real-time, complete visibility and insight into the performance of your entire IT environment.

    • Advanced threat detection: Protect your organization from threats with Splunk’s advanced machine learning, security analytics, and threat intelligence tools that provide a sophisticated alert system to help shorten triage times and raise true positive rates.

    • Access to updated security information: Stay on top of new and emerging threats from automatic security content updates delivered directly from the Splunk Threat Research Team.

    • Multiple deployment options: Splunk has flexible deployment options. It can be deployed on the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid - depending on your organization’s needs.

    • Automated insights: Splunk’s AI-driven insights can help you predict problems by applying multiple conditions, thresholds, and complex rules. The solution’s built-in data science capabilities automatically reduce background noise and speed up error resolution times.

    • Multiple integration options: Splunk seamlessly integrates with many devices and operating systems, including:

      • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
      • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
      • Microsoft Azure
      • NewRelic

    Reviews from Real Users

    Splunk stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its flexible search query tools and its strong AI capabilities.

    A Solutions Consultant at a tech services company notes, “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.”

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    Sample Customers
    Airbnb, Cisco, PayPal, FanDuel
    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
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Retailer17%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization8%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Nagios Core is ranked 10th in Network Monitoring Software with 12 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 60 reviews. Nagios Core is rated 8.4, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Well priced, lightweight and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". Nagios Core is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, Centreon, Icinga and OP5 Monitor, whereas Splunk is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Elastic Security, Wazuh, Azure Monitor and Dynatrace.

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