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ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer vs FireEye Helix Security Platform

  • ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer is a comprehensive log management solution that enables the automation of log management, log collection, analysis, event correlation, file integrity monitoring, log search, and archival, from a single console.
  • FireEye Helix is a cloud-hosted security operations platform that has alert management, search, analysis, investigations and reporting. allows organizations to take control of any incident from alert to fix, and also provides integration with other security tools. This document aims to compare the capabilities of FireEye Helix with that of the capabilities of ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer.

Feature-wise comparison of ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer and FireEye Helix platform follows :

ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer

Feature Description ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer
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FireEye Helix Security Platform
Log collection
Agent based    
Cross platform log collection   Not specified
Heterogeneous server/ device support   Not specified
Import logs    
Periodical import of logs   Not specified
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   Avaliable for a different subscription
Syslog   Available for a different subscription
Any format – with custom log Parsing and indexing   Not available
Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Instance   Available for a different subscription
Application logs supported
Proprietary applications [Microsoft IIS Web Server, FTP Server (W3C logs), Apache Web Server, DHCP Windows, DHCP Linux]   Available for a different subscription
Database applications [Oracle Audit, MS SQL Server]   Not specified
Any application – with custom log parsing and indexing   Not specified
Other devices supported
Custom devices [IBM AS400 (iSeries), VMware]   Not specified
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, SMS, Run program    
Compliance alerts    
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   Not specified
Reports in PDF, CSV and HTML formats   Not specified
Drill down to raw logs   Not specified
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   Available for a different subscription
Formatted log search   Available for a different subscription
Raw log search   Not specified
Save search result as report and as alerts    
Compliance reports
Canned reports    
Customizing existing report    
Creating new compliance reports    
ISO 27001    
Real-time event correlation
Event correlation    
Field-level filters to build correlation rules   Not specified
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    
Audit trail of file/folder changes    
Log archiving
Flexible periodicity   Available for a different subscription
Flexible retention   Available for a different subscription
Secured (Encrypted)   Not specified
Service provider features
User based views    
User based dashboards    
User management
Realm and user-based access   Not specified
Active Directory (AD)-based user authentication   Not specified
RADIUS server-based user authentication   Not specified
Easy to install    
Web-based client    
System requirements
Bundled database (PostgreSQL/MySQL)    
Windows & Linux platforms support    
64-bit support    
Pricing basis Based on the number of servers, devices and applications. Available with the purchase of any subscription-based FireEye solution
Annual licensing model   Yes for other subscriptions
Perpetual licensing model   Not specified

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model
The Premium edition starts at $595 per year for 10 log sources.


  • FireEye's SIEM solution Helix comes with the subscription of any of the other FireEye solutions. Some of the log related features such as log search, log archiving are available with a different FireEye solution. ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer, on the other hand, offers more number of compliance reports, file integrity monitoring apart from comprehensive log management capabilities.


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 EventLog Analyzer

EventLog Analyzer is a web-based, real-time log management and IT compliance solution that combats network security attacks. With comprehensive log management capabilities, EventLog Analyzer helps organizations meet their diverse auditing needs. It also offers out-of-the-box compliance reports and alerts that meet stringent IT regulatory mandate requirements with ease.

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  • Add-ons

    Application Auditing(IIS, MS SQL, etc.)
    Collectively specify the number of applications from which you want to collect and analyze the logs. This could be your Oracle,MySql database, Apache, DHCP, Terminal Servers, and more.
    Linux File Server Auditing
    This add-on helps auditing the Linux File Servers. Monitor file and folder changes through effective file integrity monitoring techniques.
    Windows File Server Auditing
    This add-on helps auditing the Windows File Servers. Monitor the changes within systems effectively through effective file integrity monitoring techniques
    (Windows File Servers *)
    Advanced Threat Analytics
    This add-on helps you assess the severity of threats when potentially malicious URLs, domains and IP addresses intrude into your network
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Oklahoma State University IBM
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Customer Speaks

  • Credit Union of Denver has been using EventLog Analyzer for more than four years for our internal user activity monitoring. EventLog Analyzer provides great value as a network forensic tool and for regulatory due diligence. This product can rapidly be scaled to meet our dynamic business needs.
    Benjamin Shumaker
    Vice President of IT / ISO
    Credit Union of Denver
  • The best thing, I like about the application, is the well structured GUI and the automated reports. This is a great help for network engineers to monitor all the devices in a single dashboard. The canned reports are a clever piece of work.
    Joseph Graziano, MCSE CCA VCP
    Senior Network Engineer
  • EventLog Analyzer has been a good event log reporting and alerting solution for our information technology needs. It minimizes the amount of time we spent on filtering through event logs and provides almost near real-time notification of administratively defined alerts.
    Joseph E. Veretto
    Operations Review Specialist
    Office of Information System
    Florida Department of Transportation
  • Windows Event logs and device Syslogs are a real time synopsis of what is happening on a computer or network. EventLog Analyzer is an economical, functional and easy-to-utilize tool that allows me to know what is going on in the network by pushing alerts and reports, both in real time and scheduled. It is a premium software Intrusion Detection System application.
    Jim Lloyd
    Information Systems Manager
    First Mountain Bank

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