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ManageEngine Log360 vs Solarwinds Papertrail

  • ManageEngine Log360 is a comprehensive SIEM solution that helps enterprises of all sizes combat threats and mitigate attacks with its threat intelligence, event correlation, file integrity monitoring, network device auditing and user activity monitoring capabilities. On-premises, cloud, or both - Log360 has you covered. With its threat intelligence module, Log360 allows you ingest custom STIX/TAXII feeds to augment your threat detection capabilities. It is simple to deploy, has a centralized console to manage multiple environments, and licensed based on the pay only for what you use model.
  • SolarWinds Papertrail is simple, powerful log management designed by engineers, for engineers, that supports almost every log type, and provides real-time log tailing and intuitive search and filter capabilities to simplify troubleshooting and reduce Mean Time to Repair (MTTR).
  • This document compares the capabilities of SolarWinds Papertrail with that of Log360's capabilities.

Feature-wise comparison of Log360 and SolarWinds Papertrail:

ManageEngine Log360

Features ManageEngine Log360
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SolarWinds Papertrails
Log collection
Cross platform log collection    
Heterogeneous device support    
Import logs    
Periodical import of logs    
Log filter    
Custom log parsing and indexing    
Log collection and processing rate 20,000 logs/second with peak event handling capacity up to 25,000 logs/second. For Windows event logs the EPS is 2000 logs/second. Not specified
Log formats supported
Windows event log    
Any format – with custom log parsing and indexing    
Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Instance    
Application logs supported
Proprietary applications
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
  • FTP Server (W3C logs)
  • Apache Web Server
  • DHCP Windows
  • DHCP Linux
Database applications:
[Oracle Audit, MS SQL Server]
Any application – with custom log parsing and indexing    
Other devices supported
Custom devices [IBM AS400 (iSeries), VMware]    
Custom devices
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection System/ Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS)
  • Anti-virus application
  • Mail and web application
  • Vulnerability Scanners
  • Unified threat management solutions
    • Symantec DLP Application
    • FireEye
    • Symantec Endpoint Solution
Alerts and notifications
Real-time alerts    
Notification- Email and SMS    
Run automated scripts as alert response    
Compliance alerts   Not specified
In-built incident management module    
Forward tickets to external help desk software    
Threat intelligence
Real-time alerts for global blacklisted IPs intruding the network.    
File integrity monitoring    
Canned reports    
Custom reports    
Scheduled reports    
Report distribution via email    
Reports in PDF, CSV, and HTML formats    
Drill down to raw logs    
Filter using mouse gesture    
Management specific reports(Ask ME)    
Trend reports    
Privileged user activity monitoring reports    
Log search
Advanced search using Boolean, wildcards, grouped search, range search, phrase search    
Formatted logs    
Raw logs    
Save search results as reports and alerts    
Compliance reports
Canned reports    
Customizing existing reports    
Creating new compliance reports    
PCI-DSS   Not specified
FISMA   Not specified
ISO 27001    
Real-time event correlation
Event correlation    
Field-level filters to build correlation rules    
Pre-defined rules to detect various attacks, including ransomware, brute-force and more    
User session monitoring    
File Integrity Monitoring
Reports on file integrity monitoring    
Report scheduling    
Real-time alerts when critical changes are made to files/folders that are being monitored   Not specified
Audit trail on file/folder changes    
Log archiving
Flexible periodicity    
Flexible retention    
Secured (Encrypted)    
Service Provider feature
User based views    
User based dashboards    
User Management
Realm & user based access    
Active Directory based user authentication    
RADIUS server based user authentication    
Other Key Features
Incident workflows   Not specified
Risk Assessment   Not specified
Advanced threat analytics    
Easy to install    
Web based Client    
Appliance based    
System Requirements
Bundled database (PostgreSQL/MySQL)   Not specified
Windows & Linux platforms support    
64 Bit support    
Pricing basis Based on the number of servers, devices and applications. Based on volume of logs.
Annual licensing model Available Not specified
Perpetual licensing model Available Not specified

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model.
Starts at $595* per year


  • The comparison table makes it amply clear that both ManageEngine's Log360 and SolarWind Papertrail help monitor logs, understand what's happening in your network and gain insights into potential threats and stop them before they turn into an attack
  • While SolarWinds Papertrail is a log management solution that helps you monitor your network activities, Log360 is the answer to your network security needs. This comprehensive SIEM solution with threat intelligence and UEBA modules, helps you gain deep deep visibility into your network and manage your IT infrastructure efficiently


What customers say about us

  • CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to Active Directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation.

    Judy OlivierProject Manager, CAMH

About ManageEngine Log360

Log360 is a simple yet powerful security information and event management (SIEM) solution that can help enterprises overcome network security challenges and strengthen their cybersecurity posture. The solution helps you mitigate security threats, spot ongoing attack attempts, detect suspicious user activities, and comply with regulatory mandates.

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