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ManageEngine Log360 vs Solarwinds SEM

This document provides a feature-wise comparison report between ManageEngine Log360 and SolarWinds Security Event Manager. The comparison done here is based upon information available on the competitor’s website and so the details might vary with the actual product.

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Features ManageEngine Log360
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Solarwinds Security Event Manager
Log collection
Agent based    
Cross platform log collection    
Heterogeneous device support    
Import logs    
Log filter    
Custom log parser    
Log collection 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. EPS of 2,000 when properly configured
Log formats supported
Windows event log    
Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Instance    
Any format – with custom log parsing and indexing technology    
Application logs supported
Proprietary applications
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
  • FTP Server (W3C logs)
  • Apache Web Server
  • DHCP Windows
  • DHCP Linux
Database applications:
[Oracle and MS SQL Server]
Any in-house or custom application    
Other devices supported
IBM iSeries (AS/400) and 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
Canned alerts    
Custom alerts    
Correlation alerts    
Compliance alerts    
Real-time alerting    
Notification- Email and SMS   Only email
Run automated scripts as alert response    
In-built incident management module    
Forward alerts to external help desk ServiceDesk Plus, ServiceNow, Jira Service Desk, Zendesk, Kayako, and BMC Remedy Service Desk  
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    
Active Directory auditing
Reports on users, computers, groups, and OUs    
Reports for auditing other AD object including
  • DNS
  • Permission
  • Schema
  • Contacts
  • Container configuration
  • Domain changes
  Not specified
Reports on attribute value changes (before and after)   Not specified
Member server auditing
Summary report for member server changes    
Out-of-the-box reports for
  • Policy changes
  • System events
  • Object management
  • Scheduled tasks
File integrity monitoring
Reports on file integrity monitoring    
Report scheduling    
Real-time alerts upon critical changes to files/folders being monitored    
Audit Trail reports on files/folders changes    
Compliance reports
Canned reports    
Customizable reports    
Reports for new compliance    
ISO 27001:2013    
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    
Log search
Advanced search using Boolean, wildcards, grouped search, range search, and phrase search    
Formatted logs    
Raw logs   Not specified
Save search results as reports and alerts    
Log archival
Flexible log 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    
Easy to install    
Web based Client    
Appliance based    
System Requirements
Bundled database (PostgreSQL/MySQL)   Not specified
Windows & Linux platforms support    

(Supports deployment only in VMWare ESX/ESXi 4.0 and above and Hyper-V Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 environments)

64 Bit support    
Pricing basis Based on the number of servers, devices, and applications monitored. Based on the number of devices to be monitored.
Subscription model Available Not specified
Perpetual model Available Not specified

Can the solution be considered value for money?

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

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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