"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."
"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."
"It is very scalable and can handle a large workload."
"The setup and installation are very easy."
"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."
"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."
"It needs better integration with third-party analytics tools."
"Log retention should have more options for user control."
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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.
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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.
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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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