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2019-09-03T08:57:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SolarWinds Security Event Manager ?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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SJ
Program Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-06T16:34:00Z
06 October 21

Licensing cost it's an issue with SolarWinds.

JJ
ISO at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-08T07:25:26Z
08 October 20

It is in the appropriate mid-range. It is not as expensive as some of the other solutions. It is also not cheap.

Kumar Mahadevan - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Analyst at AG Group
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-27T04:09:00Z
27 September 20

Easy setup, very cheap and licensing cost is very fair and easy to understand

DP
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2020-02-24T06:02:00Z
24 February 20

The setup cost is not as expensive as Splunk or many other competitors. Cost is dependent on the size of the company.

Keith Galleros - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Analyst at Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.
Real User
2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
26 January 20

Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time.

AF
Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
Real User
2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
23 December 19

As far as pricing, we always want it to be less expensive or more cost-effective as a consumer, especially when you take into consideration that SolarWinds has got a very broad spectrum of services that can be integrated easily but need to be licensed separately. I think they can come up with a way of putting bundles together which would encourage customers to use a wider array of their products and it could be a better way of increasing sales. People would show a lot more interest in a package deal instead of having to buy the products separately. Bundling might reduce instances where customers look at other solutions for comparisons. For example, I've got some clients that use the Web Help Desk solution, and some users that use the NetFlow Analyzer and SolarWinds. If these solutions could be bundled together in a more cost-effective package when they are purchased together, I'm sure that SolarWinds would realize a lot more sales of peripheral products and increase their total market share. The renewals are currently priced so attractively that they are much cheaper and more cost-effective than when you buy a solution brand new. This helps retain clients over time. My comments on cost mainly refer to the initial purchase of solutions where you are deploying a product and purchasing it for the first-time.

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Andrew Njagi - PeerSpot reviewer
Communications and Networks Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T08:57:00Z
03 September 19

We do a yearly license renewal.

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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 24, 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Andrew Njagi - PeerSpot reviewer
Communications and Networks Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
03 September 19
We do a yearly license renewal.
AF
Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
23 December 19
As far as pricing, we always want it to be less expensive or more cost-effective as a consumer, especially when you take into consideration that SolarWinds has got a very broad spectrum of services that can be integrated easily but need to be licensed separately. I think they can come up with a way of putting bundles together which would encourage customers to use a wider array of their products and it could be a better way of increasing sales. People would show a lot more interest in a package deal instead of having to buy the products separately. Bundling might reduce instances where customers look at other solutions for comparisons. For example, I've got some clients that use the Web Help Desk solution, and some users that use the NetFlow Analyzer and SolarWinds. If these solutions could be bundled together in a more cost-effective package when they are purchased together, I'm sure that SolarWinds would realize a lot more sales of peripheral products and increase their total market share. The renewals are currently priced so attractively that they are much cheaper and more cost-effective than when you buy a solution brand new. This helps retain clients over time. My comments on cost mainly refer to the initial purchase of solutions where you are deploying a product and purchasing it for the first-time.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 26, 2021
Hi dear community members,  There's a lot of SIEM solutions. SIEMs are not something you just install and wait for great things to happen, right? What questions should someone ask before purchasing a SIEM? Help your peers ask the right questions so that they'll make the best decision. Thanks
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SS
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
22 August 19
That is correct, you don't just install it and that is it. There is quite some work to do after installation: * You need to get events into the system, they need to be normalized, this is dependent upon the vendor and how they offer support for it. Again this is also important where there is a version upgrade of the source device where log types change. * You need to configure correlation content and tune it to fit your environment – remove false positives, add assets to the SIEM and so on * Monitor the system what kind of alerts are generated * Keep the system up to date with vendor-provided updated software What questions should someone ask before purchasing a SIEM? * Do you have an existing library of use cases? * What kind of content is available? * Is this content updated regularly? * What kind of event sources do you support? * What If I need to add a custom application? * What is your license model? If I have a surge, will the system accept it – will anything be throttled as a result of license violation? * How can I monitor for the availability of elements within the system – usually the collection layer and analysis/storage layer are separate – if the collection layer does not work that means the analysis layer has nothing to analyze. So how can I monitor that? * Can I upgrade the system just by changing the license? Will the proposed solution limit us at some point and it will need to replaced as a whole – this is usually true with SIEM that is delivered as an appliance? * Does the license limit me in any way as to how many different sources I can collect?
RV
Executive Software Client Architect Leader at IBM
22 August 19
Discovery questions you should ask any SIEM vendor: -Would you like more insight into what’s going on in your network? -Are your security-related compliance efforts manual and time-consuming? -Would you know if an advanced threat went after your customer data or employee data before it was too late? -Do you feel confident you're protected against stealthy, long term attacks that use social engineering tactics? -Can you detect all the threats and risks taking place across mobile computing, social networks, and cloud environments? -Do you find it difficult to keep up with constantly evolving threats, using limited staff and budget? -Do you have a clear sense of what the risks are, associated with any vulnerabilities in your network, so you can build a prioritized plan of addressing the vulnerabilities? -Are there any devices you’ve recently added or network changes you’ve made that impact your ability to ensure security and demonstrate compliance? -Old ways of protecting networks can't keep up, and many organizations are looking for help in improving their security and risk posture. Is this a priority you are considering today?
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