Pandora FMS vs Wazuh comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Pandora FMS
Ranking in Log Management
22nd
Average Rating
9.2
Number of Reviews
22
Ranking in other categories
Network Monitoring Software (28th), Server Monitoring (12th), IT Infrastructure Monitoring (26th), Cloud Monitoring Software (21st)
Wazuh
Ranking in Log Management
2nd
Average Rating
7.4
Number of Reviews
38
Ranking in other categories
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) (3rd), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) (3rd)
 

Market share comparison

As of June 2024, in the Log Management category, the market share of Pandora FMS is 0.1% and it increased by 115.1% compared to the previous year. The market share of Wazuh is 20.2% and it increased by 4.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Log Management
Unique Categories:
Network Monitoring Software
0.4%
Server Monitoring
1.6%
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
26.3%
Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
17.0%
 

Featured Reviews

Sergio Ortiz Vega - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 18, 2022
Is interactive and easy to manage, and makes it easier to monitor virtual machines on the cloud
We use it to monitor the client's system, database models, operating system models, and SAP We are consultants and thanks to Pandora can detect a lot of disasters that other companies can't. We can offer high availability of the system to the client. The administration of the console is very…
Md Salim Hossain Hossain - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 31, 2024
An open-source platform to integrate various products
We use Wazuh for the onboarding of both Windows and Linux machines, as well as for firewall and SIM configuration. The IP address is automatically blocked if a server has multiple wrong passwords Wazuh can integrate with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"You can configure several types of architecture for high availability or load balancing."
"The network monitoring and configuration within this solution is very good."
"Thanks to this software and to the work of the support team, we have everything under control."
"Pandora's architecture is interesting. It's open so you can easily extend and enhance it. It's simpler to customize Pandora compared to other solutions. It's also scalable enough to support large environments."
"Features I have found most valuable with Pandora are the personalized metrics and the simplicity of data."
"This product has allowed us to identify and correct certain issues that were affecting our solution."
"The solution has good dashboards and graphics."
"The most valuable features are auto-discovery and automatic detection of the network topology and network monitoring."
"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."
"I like the features we use, including malware detection, inventory, detection of hidden processes, and activity logs. Inventory is probably the most important feature. It tells us when processes and packages were installed and what they are, which is helpful."
"It is a stable solution."
"The log monitoring and analysis tools are great in addition to SIEM file activity monitoring."
"The configuration assessment and Pile integrity monitoring features are decent."
"One of the most beneficial features of Wazuh, particularly in the context of security needs, is the machine learning data handling capability."
"Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases."
"Wazuh's best features are syscheck, its ability to immediately resolve vulnerabilities, and that it's open source."
 

Cons

"Their support is good, but it is just online communication. It would be great to be able to just call someone and talk to them instead of always writing. It works well for me because I am a decent communicator in email, but some people might find it difficult to describe in a written fashion and communicate with them that way. There is a learning curve to the interface, but once you get used to it, it is actually very powerful. They have a lot of options, but people struggle with the interface. They've improved it though, and it is getting better. They need to keep improving the learning curve to help buy-in. I'm the guy that manages it, so I'm comfortable with it. They can refine the upgrade agents to be easier. They can also do more refinement in end-user usability because not everyone is strong technically, and people who aren't strong technically might be averse to the product, even though it has come a long way. It has a complete GUI and everything."
"I find that this software is resource heavy, and demands a lot of processing capacity."
"Third-party integration should be improved for some commonly used products."
"Pandora could deliver better analytics out of the box. You can work around these limitations with the help of other tools like Grafana. The shortcomings are mostly on the graphical side. The built-in report generators are a bit limited in some areas."
"A nice feature in the next release would be an automation module to run workflow actions."
"We would like to see improvement in the mainframe integration that this solution is capable of."
"I would like to have a dashboard with all assets displayed, with a quick hover-over status."
"Pandora FMS is relatively new, and the interface with the older version crashes at times. We have several different operating systems, such as Linux and Windows, and Pandora does not run as well in these."
"Log data analysis could be improved. My IT team has been looking for an alternative because they want better log data for malware detection. We are also doing more container implementation also, so we need better container security, log data analysis, auditing and compliance, malware detection, etc."
"The deployment is a bit complex."
"I think that the next release should be more suitable for large enterprises, because currently they are not because large companies do not rely on open source solutions."
"A more structured approach, perhaps with modular UI components, to facilitate easier integration and navigation within the Wazuh platform for custom integrations would be beneficial."
"They need to go towards integrating with more cloud applications and not just OS like Windows and Linux."
"It would be better if they had a vulnerability assessment plug-in like the one AlienVault has. In the next release, I would like to have an app with an alerting mechanism."
"Adding the flexibility to integrate various plug-ins or modules into its core system would enhance functionality."
"Wazuh is missing many things that a typical SIEM should have."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"My rule of thumb would be that if you need more than thirty agents, and you lack an automation tool such as Chef or Puppet, you will save a lot of time and money going to the Enterprise edition."
"The Open Source Community Edition is great to just explore the software, or use it on medium-sized infrastructures."
"Growing the solution or migrating to the Enterprise version is easy, and various plans are available."
"The open-source version offers 100% functionality and the hardware requirements for a solution like this one are very modest."
"Only one payment and it includes support, updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of plugins except for SAP and z/OS."
"They are very competitive on the pricing side. That's one reason why my manager keeps using it."
"You get the license and it includes updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of modules."
"You have to pay for the number of agents and models that you are monitoring. I would rate the cost at three with one being the most expensive and five being the cheapest."
"Wazuh is open-source, so I think it's an option for a small organization that cannot go for enterprise-grade solutions like Splunk."
"The product is cheaper compared to other tools."
"My client uses the open-source version of Wazuh."
"Wazuh is not an expensive solution."
"Wazuh is free and open source."
"It is a free-of-cost solution."
"Wazuh is a good tool, but the open-source version has scalability limitations."
"The current pricing is open source."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
14%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Educational Organization
10%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Computer Software Company
17%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Government
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Pandora FMS?
Features I have found most valuable with Pandora are the personalized metrics and the simplicity of data.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Pandora FMS?
Pandora is reasonably priced, and the cost depends on the environment.
What needs improvement with Pandora FMS?
I would like for the solution to be faster and have a better tolerance between parallel servers for Pandora and Pest Control. In the next release, I'd like to see, when it comes to monitoring, the ...
What do you like most about Wazuh?
Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases.
What needs improvement with Wazuh?
I have built some rules that produce duplicate alerts two or three times. Therefore, these rules should be consolidated. Alerts should be specific rather than repeatedly triggered by integrating mu...
What is your primary use case for Wazuh?
We use Wazuh for the onboarding of both Windows and Linux machines, as well as for firewall and SIM configuration. The IP address is automatically blocked if a server has multiple wrong passwords.
 

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Rakuten, Prosegur, Repsol, Teléfonica, Allianz, Ottawa Hospital, Hughes
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