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"The most valuable feature is definitely the ability that Devo has to ingest data. From the previous SIEM that I came from and helped my company administer, it really was the type of system where data was parsed on ingest. This meant that if you didn't build the parser efficiently or correctly, sometimes that would bring the system to its knees. You'd have a backlog of processing the logs as it was ingesting them.""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 strength of Devo is not only in that it is pretty intuitive, but it gives you the flexibility and creativity to merge feeds. The prime examples would be using the synthesis or union tables that give you phenomenal capabilities... The ability to use a synthesis or union table to combine all those feeds and make heads or tails of what's going on, and link it to go down a thread, is functionality that I hadn't seen before.""In traditional BI solutions, you need to wait a lot of time to have the ability to create visualizations with the data and to do searches. With this kind of platform, you have that information in real-time.""The querying and the log-retention capabilities are pretty powerful. Those provide some of the biggest value-add for us.""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 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.""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."

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"The log aggregation is great.""The Splunk user community and forum are most valuable.""Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.""The solution is very fast and succinct.""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""Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful.""The most valuable features in Splunk are the search function and the ability to run selected session reports. The session reports are important because I can use them to see what is going on in our environment weekly. Additionally, we can use the graph to see how often that particular event is happening.""The most valuable feature of Splunk is the management and built-in workflows."

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"It is very scalable and can handle a large workload.""The setup and installation are very easy."

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"I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards.""There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.""There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. I would go as far as to say the product is deficient in its ability to parse multiple, different log types, including logs from major vendors that are supported by competitors. Additionally, the time that it takes to turn around a supported parser for customers and common log source types, which are generally accepted standards in the industry, is not acceptable. This has impacted customer onboarding and customer relationships for us on multiple fronts.""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.""From our experience, the Devo agent needs some work. They built it on top of OS Query's open-source framework. It seems like it wasn't tuned properly to handle a large volume of Windows event logs. In our experience, there would definitely be some room for improvement. A lot of SIEMs on the market have their own agent infrastructure. I think Devo's working towards that, but I think that it needs some improvement as far as keeping up with high-volume environments.""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.""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.""We only use the core functionality and one of the reasons for this is that their security operation center needs improvement."

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"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.""The solution could improve by increasing the performance. We have run into problems when large amounts of data are processed."". Having a trial version or more training on Splunk would be helpful.""It's difficult to set up initially, and their billing model is also a bit complicated.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""This is a costly solution.""The documentation is in definite need of improvement.""Over time I will have more requirements and I can foresee the solution could improve the search algorithm to run and output the data faster."

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"It needs better integration with third-party analytics tools.""Log retention should have more options for user control."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom."
  • "I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money."
  • "Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs."
  • "[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more."
  • "Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that."
  • "Devo was very cost-competitive... Devo did come with that 400 days of hot data, and that was not the case with other products."
  • "Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte."
  • "I like the pricing very much. They keep it simple. It is a single price based on data ingested, and they do it on an average. If you get a spike of data that flows in, they will not stick it to you or charge you for that. They are very fair about that."
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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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  • "The license cost for any other monitoring tool is too high compared to this product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The querying and the log-retention capabilities are pretty powerful. Those provide some of the biggest value-add for us.
    Top Answer:The way Devo prices things is based on the amount of data, and I wish the tiers had more granularity. Maybe at this… more »
    Top Answer:Where Devo has room for improvement is the data ingestion and parsing. We tend to have to work with the Devo support… more »
    Top Answer:For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR)… 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:Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring… more »
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    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Overview

    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.

    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.

    vRealize Log Insight is a highly scalable intelligent log management solution for applications and infrastructure in any environment. The machine learning solution delivers an actionable and intuitive dashboard, advanced analysis, and comprehensive third-party extensibility across cloud, virtual and physical environments. This enables searching for quicker troubleshooting across the users’ environment, as well as assisting in monitoring and managing machine data at scale through analyzing immense quantities of log data.

    vRealize Log Insight offers real-time monitoring search and logs analytics with a dashboard for stored queries, reports, and alerts. The solution can build an index for performing analytics by automatically identifying structures in any machine-generated log data, such as network traces, performance data, application logs, messages, system state dumps, configuration files, and more. In addition, the solution accelerates the correlation of events throughout the whole IT environment.

    vRealize Log Insight Web Interface

    Organizations can utilize a centralized log management solution to manage data at scale, as well as have comprehensive visibility across their environment and intelligent analytics for troubleshooting. The solutions’ web interface consists of:

    • The Interactive Analytics Tab - Users can search and filter log events and create queries to extract based on source, text, timestamp, and fields in log events.
    • The Administration Tab - Selected administrators can configure archiving and storage location, control user accounts, and customize an outgoing SMTP server to receive alerts for email notifications.
    • The Dashboards Tab - Through a customizable dashboard, users can access information with a custom set of widgets and view graphs of log events in their environment.
    • The Content Packs Tab - Access content packs, which consist of saved queries, extracted fields, alerts related to a particular product, and dashboards.
    • The Cloud Tab - Log management services can be assisted when users subscribe to vRealize Log Insight Cloud. All users can access the Cloud tab and retain and retrieve them when needed.
    • The Log Sources Tab - Instructions can be found to configure numerous log sources such as Docker, Kubernetes, Fluentd, and more.
    • The Alerts Tab - Customize permissions with the Alerts tab and view, search for, and manage all alerts. Then, depending on user access permission, edit and receive full access to manage all alerts.

    Reviews From Real Users

    vRealize Log Insight has become a solution of choice for users looking for a centralized log management solution with unified log visibility created for DevOps.

    A PeerSpot user who is a systems operations manager at a healthcare company writes, "It is very scalable and can handle a large workload."

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    Sample Customers
    United States Air Force, Rubrik, SentinelOne, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText, IGT, OneMain Financial, SurveyMonkey, FanDuel, H&R Block, Ulta Beauty, Manulife, Moneylion, Chime Bank, Magna International, American Express Global Business Travel
    Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
    Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company63%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Retailer13%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Log Management
    June 2022
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    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Splunk is ranked 1st in Log Management with 69 reviews while vRealize Log Insight is ranked 16th in Log Management with 1 review. Splunk is rated 8.2, while vRealize Log Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Log Insight writes "A log analysis and alerts system that is inexpensive compared to the competition". Splunk is most compared with Microsoft Sentinel, Elastic Security, Dynatrace, IBM QRadar and AppDynamics, whereas vRealize Log Insight is most compared with Elastic Security, Fortinet FortiAnalyzer, Graylog and IBM QRadar.

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