Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with ManageEngine Log360.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Because I haven't been using it long enough, I am not too sure what's missing. I am comparing it with Varonis. The two seem to be lining up a lot, but Varonis is a little bit better as it gives me real-time alerts for the file shares. It takes a little bit of time for Log360 to actually learn your environment. I am dealing with a lot of alerts that aren't exactly valid because it just doesn't know yet. The learning environment time is a little bit lengthy, but I think it's necessary. Since Varonis was already in the environment, I have no idea how long that took for it to learn that behavior. It's hard for me to compare the two in that aspect, but that's what I'm dealing with. That's what I would expect somebody else to be dealing with if they just got the product and they didn't have anything.
The matter of the data retention needs to be addressed. The back-end, moving to a whole new server, needs the integration of the data already collected by this tool. Right now, this is lacking. I have some customers that have to collect data for a period of two years. That data needs to be mobile - and we are talking about two terabytes or three terabytes of logs. There's always a problem, where the old server is breaking or at the end of the life, and they need a whole new one and need to migrate, however, it is very hard to find a way to do this effectively. In a future release, I would like to see some sort of feature that prepares one predefined installation. It would also be ideal if we could have separate servers for separate customers. I would like to see that there are some items that are predefined, and some features to predefine some settings. For example, I would like to create some custom reports for customer complaints and be able to report the issues and put them into every part of the solution.
The GUI needs to be improved. The graphical interface could be made easier to use when you are connecting to different network equipment. For the service it is straightforward. It is a hassle when you have different manufactures for switches and realtors. Simplifying the user interface would be very helpful. There are issues with stability. In the next release, I would suggest to include not only for enterprise-level switches but also small business-level switches in the system. Some of our offices experienced issues when they had both local switches. Also, simplify the interface when you are adding network equipment.
There are issues when we log into Log360 from the computer that is hosting the system. It does not connect to the Active Directory. For example, Linux cannot connect or log into Log360 with the Active Directory user. We can log in as a local user, and it's fine, but when we login with an Active Directory user, we cannot.
The only thing I'd say is to provide log sheets that accurately describe how this solution works. Most times log sheets are not assigned well. You need to contact your support or you need to go to marketing and I don't like that. Also, a Cloud version would be a major breakthrough. I think it should be looked into because most organizations these days don't want to publish on servers. Also in terms of flexibility, I think a cloud version should be pushed. Backups are very, very important. We had a situation where because cloud reliability is not 100% when we wanted the backup we needed to re-position the server. So instead of starting from the previous position completely, it would be nice if you could just take the file and install the same version of the ones you want because now if you want to run that backup, you must install the one that was going before. I should be able to replicate the same on another server. I should be able to pick the same file and go. So the backup process is not that easy and not that straightforward.