We performed a comparison between Netsurion EventTracker and Splunk 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.
"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 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."
"It's very, very versatile."
"The ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events."
"The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean."
"Devo helps us to unlock the full power of our data because they have more than 450 parsers, which means that we can ingest pretty much any type of log data."
"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."
"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."
"They have what they call Elasticsearch which is very quick, although that's only available for the last seven days' worth of data. It used to be that, if I wanted to do a search from three days ago, it might take me 10 to 15 minutes because it had to actually unzip some archive files. So I really like that feature. It's almost instantaneous for anything within the last seven days."
"The real-time alerting for things such as people getting dropped into a VPN group or the domain admin group — things like that which really shouldn't happen without proper change management, but we all know the reality, they do from time to time — gives me real-time visibility into what's going on."
"There are a host of things that are most valuable. Obviously monitoring our environment and reporting out different events is important. They perform a suite of services. They monitor all of our servers, all of our key infrastructure, like our DNS, our switches, all that stuff. They aggregate and correlate that quarterly. They'll tell us if we're getting a lot of login failures and something is going on or if something's weird."
"The fact that Splunk is a platform and not just a SIEM solution is a key benefit."
"I am satisfied with the support."
"The connections to the database are very good and updating the data files is simple to do. The dashboards are useful and user-friendly."
"With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM"
"You can check up on security from the dashboards."
"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."
"The completeness of the solution is what we like the most."
"It's basically one of the best SIEM products on the market."
"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."
"Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution."
"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."
"One major area for improvement for Devo... is to provide more capabilities around pre-built monitoring. They're working on integrations with different types of systems, but that integration needs to go beyond just onboarding to the platform. It needs to include applications, out-of-the-box, that immediately help people to start monitoring their systems. Such applications would include dashboards and alerts, and then people could customize them for their own needs so that they aren't starting from a blank slate."
"I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards."
"Where Devo has room for improvement is the data ingestion and parsing. We tend to have to work with the Devo support team to bring on and ingest new sources of data."
"An admin who is trying to audit user activity usually cannot go beyond a day in the UI. I would like to have access to pages and pages of that data, going back as far as the storage we have, so I could look at every command or search or deletion or anything that a user has run. As an admin, that would really help. Going back just a day in the UI is not going to help, and that means I have to find a different way to do that."
"Communication is always something that can be improved, but I feel that any time we've had a communication issue, it's quickly addressed when we bring those up at the monthly meetings. Usually, it's an individual that wasn't clear in the communication, it's not the process per se. You always have to be able to segregate if the process didn't work or an individual either didn't say the right thing or my people didn't understand what they were being told."
"With version 8, there are quite a few things. The query tool was one of the big ones, and the query speed was one of the big ones, but they've made some great strides between versions 8 and 9. There were also issues in version 8 around the ability to get the data back out. It's one thing to collect data, but it's a whole other thing to be able to present it or run it in a timely manner. The old tool, depending on how far back I was looking, might even time out and I would have to run it again."
"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."
"It would be nice if they had a wizard to construct searches, including more complex searches that include math or statistics."
"The complexity could be worked on so that it's even easier and faster."
"It needs integration with a configuration management solution."
"I would like Splunk to add more integration. QRadar has many indications with more products than Splunk."
"I'd say I am happy with the technical support, not elated. They provide great support, but sometimes they don't have the answers that I need."
"If you have to do your own stuff, such as customized charts, it is a little bit more work, but once you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want. In terms of features, it should probably have the features that other competitors provide."
"Splunk needs to be able to hold more days of data. At the moment it only holds three months of data."
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.
EventTracker by Netsurion is a co-managed security solution that delivers actionable security intelligence that empowers organizations of any size to effectively detect and respond to insider threats as well as advanced cyber criminals.
Netsurion EventTracker defends your organization against advanced threats and streamlines IT compliance management by converging multiple layers of security technology such as SIEM, EDR, UEBA, IDS, and more. Most importantly, we augment the technology with our 24/7 SOC for continual monitoring, threat remediation, and system tuning. With EventTracker, you can orchestrate all the critical capabilities needed to predict, prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity incidents. We monitor for anomalies and suspicious network activities and respond with built-in response rules to block or terminate harmful activities.
Netsurion strengthens your security defenses, controls costs, and optimizes your team’s capabilities to respond quickly with a single end-to-end solution. We increase your efficiency and effectiveness by reducing false positives and enabling audit-ready compliance reports. Netsurion provides a comprehensive, scalable platform for security monitoring, threat detection and response, and compliance – as a software solution, in the cloud and on-premises, or as a co-managed solution that augments your IT team.
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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Netsurion EventTracker is ranked 13th in Log Management with 2 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Log Management with 69 reviews. Netsurion EventTracker is rated 9.6, while Splunk is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Netsurion EventTracker writes "Real-time alerts and managed services reports give me a view of the landscape, things that might have slipped through the cracks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". Netsurion EventTracker is most compared with IBM QRadar, Rapid7 InsightIDR, Wazuh, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and Sumo Logic Security, whereas Splunk is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Elastic Security, Dynatrace, Azure Monitor and AppDynamics. See our Netsurion EventTracker vs. Splunk report.
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