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EventLog Analyzer vs. SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

 
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ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer is the most cost effective and comprehensive Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software. Using this software, organizations can automate the entire process of managing terabytes of machine-generated logs by collecting, analyzing, searching, reporting, and archiving from one central location. This tool is powerful yet simple to use and understand.

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager is a SIEM solution that is difficult to deploy and use. It requires separate installation of standalone applications such as Database Auditor tool and the reporting console to probe into your log data and get appropriate information.

This document provides a feature-wise comparison report between ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer and SolarWinds Log & Event Manager.

Feature Comparison

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Log Collection
Agent-less    
Agent based    
Cross platform log collection    
Heterogeneous server/ device support    
Import logs    
Periodical import of logs    
Log filter    
Universal Log Parsing and Indexing(ULPI)   Not available
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    
Syslog    
Any format - with Universal Log Parsing and Indexing (ULPI) technology   Not available
Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Instance   Not Specified
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]   Yes. With the installation of special `Auditor` tool.
Any application - with Universal Log Parsing and Indexing (ULPI) technology   Not available
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 & Notification
Real-time alert    
Notification - Email, SMS, Run program    
Compliance alerts    
Reports
File Integrity Monitoring    
Canned reports   300+ reports available in a separate standalone application - LEM Reports. Users need to install this reporting console separately.
Custom reports   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Scheduled reports   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Report distribution via Email   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Reports in PDF, CSV & HTML formats   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Drill down to raw logs   Not available
Filter using mouse gesture   Not available
Management specific reports (Ask ME)   Not available
Trend reports   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Privileged user activity monitoring reports   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Log Search
Advanced Search using Boolean, Wildcards, Grouped Search, Range search, Phrase search and more   Not available
Formatted log search   Yes. Using separate nDepth appliance.
Raw log search   Yes. Using separate nDepth appliance.
Save search result as report and as alerts   You can save search results as reports using the nDepth appliance. But it cannot be saved as an alert profile.
Compliance Reports
Canned reports   Available in a separate console viz., LEM Reports.
Customizable report   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Reports for new compliance   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
PCI-DSS   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
HIPAA   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
FISMA   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
SOX   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
GLBA   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
ISO 27001   Available in a separate standalone console viz., LEM Reports.
Real-time Event Correlation
Event correlation    
User Session monitoring    
File Integrity Monitoring
Reports on File Integrity Monitoring   Available in a separate console viz., LEM Reports.
Report Scheduling   Available in a separate console viz., LEM Reports.
Real-time alerts upon critical changes to files/folders being monitored    
Audit trial reports on files/folders changes    
Log Archiving
Flexible periodicity    
Flexible retention    
Secured (Encrypted)    
Tamper-proof    
Service Provider features
User based views    
User based dashboards    
Rebranding   Not available
User Management
Realm & user based access   Not specified
Active Directory based user authentication   Not specified
RADIUS server based user authentication   Not specified
Implementation
Easy to install    
Web based Client    
System Requirements
Bundled database (PostgreSQL/MySQL)   Not specified
Windows & Linux platforms support   No. 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
Based on number of servers, devices & applications    
Annual Subscription Model    
Perpetual Model    
Cost Economical. The basic pack for monitoring 10 log sources (Premium Edition) costs only $495. Expensive. Expensive. 30 Hosts pack starts at $4,495.

Why do you need to consider EventLog Analyzer over Log & Event Manager?

  • Easy to deploy and simple to use.
  • Supports both agent-less and agent-based log collection
  • Provides a single console to perform all the log management operations.
  • Provides in-depth analysis capability that meets the reporting, alerting and auditing needs with simple and single installation of the tool.
  • Supports processing of any human readable log format using ULPI technology.
  • Processes the log data at a high speed of 20,000 logs/second.

Though every care has been taken to ensure the correctness of the information provided herein, minor variations might be found in the feature set. In case, you find any discrepancies, please write to us at: eventlog-support@manageengine.com

EventLog Analyzer Trusted By

Los Alamos National Bank Michigan State University
Panasonic Comcast
Oklahoma State University IBM
Accenture Bank of America
Infosys
Ernst Young

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
    Citadel
  • 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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