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2013 SIEM tools


  • AlienVault Unified Security Management (AV-USM) v4.1

    Strengths: Flexibility, quality and ease of use. Weaknesses: Appliance setup can be a little challenging and the documentation could be better.

  • BlackStratus LOG Storm v4.2.0.45

    Strenghts: Simple to use as well as a large list of agent modules. Weaknesses: There is a need for more prepared policies and reports to help non-expert users.

  • CorreLog Enterprise Server v5.2.0

    Strengths: Easy to install and full of features. Weaknesses: Macro writing requires specialization often unavailable in small organizations.

  • eIQnetworks SecureVue v3.6.3

    Strengths: A well designed and vetted product. Weaknesses: Minor improvements in the documentation of features not commonly known.

  • EventTracker Enterprise v7.3

    Strengths: This product is a well-designed enterprise-class tool. Weaknesses: Hard to find a substantial weakness.

  • GFI EventsManager 2013

    Strengths: Integration of mature features and functions into the product. Weaknesses: Absence of a ticketing feature.

  • HP ArcSight Express

    Strengths: Highly configurable with many reporting functions. Weaknesses: Very expensive.

  • LogRhythm

    Strengths: Easy to deploy and manage with many reporting and alerting functions built in. Weaknesses: None that we found.

  • McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

    Strengths: Feature-rich and highly customizable, this tool is loaded with templates and prebuilt reports. Weaknesses: None that we found.

  • NetIQ Sentinel

    Strengths: Highly intelligent SIEM analysis capabilities. Weaknesses: High cost for a software only product.

  • SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

    Strengths: Reasonably priced, full-feature SIEM virtual appliance. Weaknesses: None that we found.

  • Zoho ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer

    Strengths: Easy to deploy for smaller environments. Weaknesses: Device and log support is limited.

The SC Labs team took a look at some of the latest SIEM products on the market and reported the pros and cons. Here’s a look.