SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Reviews & Product Details


What is SolarWinds Log & Event Manager?

Log & Event Manager (LEM) is an ACTIVE monitoring SIEM solution that automatically detects, alerts and responds to suspicious behavior on multi-vendor network devices, servers, workstations and applications. LEM comes as a downloadable virtual appliance for quick deployment, and enables threat intelligence and real-time event correlations right out-of-the-box enabling faster response to cyber-attacks.

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SolarWinds
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SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses.
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1999
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Austin, TX
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Information Systems Security Officer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise
(10,001+ employees)
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Ingeniero de planificación
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"Great software to be compliance with your controls"

What do you like best?

Solarwinds LEM, has help us a lot to compliance with our company controls. Also, is very easy get information from the reports that come with the tool. We can create custom reports depending the information and platforms that we are needing in the moment.

Solarwind community is very big, he really help you if you have a problem. You have a lot information on solarwinds website, also you can get free online trainings.

What do you dislike?

The initial configuration is not to easy and you need to understand what your company need. So you need to do a careful plan and look for expert help from solarwinds engineers. So to have the information that you need is not to easy but doing a good plan you will get all that you need from a single dashboard.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will get a lot information from this software but to get the best you need to do a good planning before the implementation, so you will need a expert help if you not sure of what you need. So you need to start with the essential and then you go with the difficult .

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can see in real time the log and correlative with a particular event. Also do the forense analysis is very easy and help you a lot to realize what happened in your infrastructure. You can monitor hardware and software from all the vendors that you have in your data center and see only one dashboard for all.

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"Powerful SIEM with great functionality "

What do you like best?

It has connectors that allows you to get alerts that are proprietary to certain types of equipment and vendors. Great Reporting and alerts.

What do you dislike?

Building the filters is pretty tough. We get so many alerts that it is hard to deal with. It would be nice if the filter building would be a little easier. We are a small department and it is hard to be an expert at everything.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very powerful and will give you a lot of info. It takes a lot to tune it so you won't get so many alerts that you won't be able to see the important ones. For me the, filter building for alerts is a little cumbersome. You should get some training to learn it. You really need to have someone that is an expert on this and it takes a good portion of someone's time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirements for PCI and managing alerts on the network.

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(201-500 employees)
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"Not a SIEM, but a good logging product"

What do you like best?

Once setup, it's effective and works well. And surprisingly it's cost effective compared to other software we demo'd

What do you dislike?

Not completely intuitive, and somewhat difficult to setup.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We compared this to Splunk and QRadar. Splunk is a good product, but is based on size of logs--not number of devices monitored. This makes LEM attractive--although not as robust. And Solarwinds was great about demo'ing it and helping us in initial setup.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

LEM allows us to monitor a variety of servers, from Windows and Linux, and view variances and anomalies in events. It's especially effective for excessive login attempts (AD, firewall).

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"SolarWinds Coming thru again in a big way"

What do you like best?

When we initially deployed this product we were looking for something to fill many roles to include a syslog server to archive sensitive logs, event detection and alerting for common issues like failed circuits and password lockouts, attempts to log in with privileged accounts, and any infrastructure changes such as changes to Microsoft AD. It has done all of this and more

What do you dislike?

I could not ask for more from this vendor. Updates are clearly communicated. We have had very few reasons to contact support

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Develop a comprehensive list of what you want to watch so you can make sure this or any other product can handle it. With this product, if they do not currently do it they can usually develop something for you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SolarWinds is acting for us like a Super Charged Syslog server. It has so many possibilities that we now are using one central product for something we used many.

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Information Technology and Services
Enterprise
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"The Luxury car software"

What do you like best?

SolarWinds is easy to read and organize your dashboard in a pleasing and simple view.

What do you dislike?

This is a nickel and dime you software, everything is an additional cost and everything has multiple levels of licensing.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will need a blank check to afford all of the modules and licensing levels for this software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SolarWinds currently used as network monitoring software for a large wireless deployment used for traffic signals.

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"Powerful Tool"

What do you like best?

I like the amount of things you can monitor and get reports on from the LEM tool. There are multiple platforms, including virtualized that are available. The LEM puts it all in one place and you can generate reports based on events, device type, platform, etc. It makes managing connectivity and resources easier. I also went through their user training and it was painless and the instructor was very helpful.

What do you dislike?

At first it's not intuitive unless you monitor devices for a living. I've been in IT over 10 years but until I started using LEM I'd never had the opportunity to use a similar tool. I was a little overwhelmed by the enormousness and volume of the items you can monitor for the different types of nodes/platforms/events, especially in our large organization. However, as soon as I was able to see how quickly I could find out information about our data center, it made the benefits immediately visible.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use many SolarWinds products, so this component simply allows us to monitor logs on any node we want. We avoid unnecessary browsing through devices to find logs that could be troublesome.

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"SolarWinds saves time and money by giving you a heads up before a problem is reported "

What do you like best?

DashBoard gives a visual representation of the health of our enterprise

What do you dislike?

Process of the monitoring software at times affects other services running on the same server.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network monitoring, server usage and problem reporting gives IT heads up before users have to report issues. this provides a better user experience for our customers.

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"Useful tool when you have many systems to take care of. "

What do you like best?

The system is straightforward and easy to use and work with. Provides a lot of information without having to remote in and disturb the user.

What do you dislike?

SolarWinds in general could use a general fix and redesign. There are several aspects that don't always function properly or are finicky to get working.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SolarWinds Log and Event Manager helps identify and solve problems for our customers, sometimes before they even realize that they have a problem.

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"Es una gran herramienta para gestionar logs"

What do you like best?

Que se pueda configurar todo tipo de logs y programar backups

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it does not take the configuration to the first and it is necessary to configure it a second time

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Without a doubt, it is a very useful tool for monitoring equipment, communication lines and backup programming, which is the main use we give you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Es algo complejo la instalación incial. nos ayuda a tener monitorizado todos los equipos y programar backups

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"SolarWinds Informational Review"

What do you like best?

It is good for SIEM software and for pulling event data against networks for small businesses. It is also easy to pick up and use for all even those with little to no prior experience. I think it also is good and easy to set up and doesn't require much time at all.

What do you dislike?

It needs some tweaking to get data configured, but once that is handled it is beneficial for the user.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It helps limiting the amount of data needed in terms of business need without a full dump.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Setting up and organizing alerts is compatible with this type of software.

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(201-500 employees)
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"Solarwinds my personal opinion"

What do you like best?

Easy way for me and my team to manage majority of my network devices

What do you dislike?

Web portal can be slow sometime, but this could be due to our current system that the apps is running on

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nothing at this time, it seems work really well for us

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To be able to view log and event of our network are keys for troubleshooting in our complex network enviroment

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(51-200 employees)
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"Solarwinds LEM "

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of the LEM running on a Unix console. Updates are very easy to apply to the console and then pushing them out to the client via the GUI is very easily accomplished.

What do you dislike?

So far I have not found any dislikes, other then I would like the hardware based version and not the virtual version.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this primary to stop the use of non-authorized USB devices.

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"SolarWinds "

What do you like best?

The ease to view everything on one page.

What do you dislike?

After the trial, they charge you to use their services but they also have this forum group so you can see what others are saying and online workshops.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try out their free trial version and you’ll like the ease.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Networking issues.

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"Very happy with this product"

What do you like best?

The product does exactly what it is supposed to do, It allows me to view the logs and events in a single location from all of my devices.

What do you dislike?

I have found that it can be a little slow when utilizing the product or searching events.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

IT is worth checking out this product and compare against others that are available.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

again, consolidating all events and logs into a single location simplifies daily review of logging.

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"SolarWinds - The power of the sun"

What do you like best?

From my perspective I really like the ease of use and how it fits in so well with other SolarWinds products. It makes monitoring our systems that much easier

What do you dislike?

Not much, the product like most of SolarWinds products has been well thought out and meshes well with most systems.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use the event manager and log to track issues that occur primarily within our network, but we have found use for it in other areas like watching our hosts and virtual environment.

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"Solarwinds is an amazing product with a lot of features that can help any organization.."

What do you like best?

I love the itemized view of everything on SolarWinds.

What do you dislike?

The slowness at times can be hard to track real time events in SolarWinds.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to see what networking equipment is down and how long it has been down for remotely.

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Information Technology and Services
Small-Business
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"Using Solarwinds"

What do you like best?

It provides a large variety of resources on the main dashboard.

What do you dislike?

I have no true dislikes, works well for me and my organization. The summary page provides most of the information.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network connectivity issue's and locating devices/users by IP address.

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"Solarwinds Log ad Event Manager"

What do you like best?

I've been using SW log and event manager for quite some time now. I really like the features it offers especially the following compliance reporting Real-time event correlation Real-time remediation Advanced search and forensic analysis and File integrity monitoring/USB device monitoring

What do you dislike?

The software meets all my demands. Would appreciate more feature set in the future.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Realtime forensic analysis assists with new threats an vulnerabilities we see everyday now.

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"Monitoring Capabilities"

What do you like best?

We use solar winds for our server performance. Like CPU utilization etc.

What do you dislike?

We aren't able to differentiate between the load balancers. Say one server is more utilize than the other, we still get alters. Not sure if we need to configure it differently.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Alerts on servers when CPU is utilized more than the Threshold limit. Helps us to be proactive in monitoring the systems

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"Absolutely Fantastic!"

What do you like best?

Solarwinds Log and Event manager is a great tool to help monitor all of our connections and is a great SIEM tool.

What do you dislike?

Solarwinds LEM is difficult to set up properly and has a great deal of reports to customize exactly what you need to review

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take your time to customize your reports

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

LEM helps us monitor traffic to distinguish potential threats to our systems and networks

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"Solarwinds - Montoring all devices on one simple platform."

What do you like best?

Monitoring tools on one simple platform. Provide instant alert to email and user. SNMP works great on many plateform including cisco switches, routers, as well as servers.

What do you dislike?

Setting up custom MIBs is very difficult. Hard to tune false alert alarming. Need to better streamline alerts. Resolved alerts do not populate quickly leading to false alerts.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provide quick response to down equipment and alerting methods.

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Pharmaceuticals
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"Director, IT Risk and Compliance "

What do you like best?

Allowing me to see change control information for the devices

What do you dislike?

Limited ability to add custom events for different types of regulatory requirements

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IT compliance with government regulations

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"great simple solution"

What do you like best?

simplicity of use and details of information

What do you dislike?

installation and support and also contacting the support

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring of issues

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"Setup and management"

What do you like best?

Installation of the node is easy and works quickly

What do you dislike?

Hard to get useful insights, requires extensive creation of rules. There was excessive need to learn in depth functions of the product. Not easy to set up long term.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just go spend more money on another product.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides security and event management to help manage IT Security incidents and change management

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"Great for meeting requirements"

What do you like best?

I found it to be pretty easy to configure and to search through to find the information you need from the logs.

What do you dislike?

I had an issue getting one Linux system connected to it via rsyslog, but installing the client resolved that issue

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides centralized log management, and searchability.

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"Insight into important details!"

What do you like best?

What I like about solarwinds SEIM is the ability to efficiently track down events and possible issues. Either security or leaks. It's great.

What do you dislike?

It's tedious setting up the environment to report to solarwinds seim but once done, it works and it works well.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

MAke sure you have a great team that can make the changes on our end gear so the devices correctly report to the solarwinds seim.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Securing the infrastructure we hold

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"Solar Winds - Good tool for an enterprise framework"

What do you like best?

Solar Winds gives immense small features to maintain an application framework. It helps to set all the application servers under one maintenance umbrella.

What do you dislike?

The issue of it's connectivity to cloud and high price.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Maintenance of many applications and severs.

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"Great log and event manager"

What do you like best?

SolarWinds is a great log/event manager that does everything is promises. It makes viewing event information very easy.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, I cannot think of anything that I dislike about it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With SolarWinds, I can see what resources are being used where.

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"Worth paying for the enterprise edition"

What do you like best?

Customer Service. The product became so popular to us as we could fix everything very quickly with the support

What do you dislike?

It is little too pricey is what I think.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network administration. Easy to troubleshoot than ever

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"Solar Win!"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and the visibility into whats going on!

What do you dislike?

Hummmmm.......................................

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just use it!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tractability is key to providing the fastest path to a resolution.

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"Solar winds "

What do you like best?

Great product for monitoring my environment

What do you dislike?

The searches can be clunky and the query results can be slow.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring and real time Analytics

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"Quite average "

What do you like best?

Detail of alerting is specific but concise

What do you dislike?

How manual customisation is, lots of alerting hardware side you can’t disable

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Proactive alerting of issues

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Features

  • Activity Monitoring
  • Log Management
  • Event Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Data Examination

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager User Ratings

8.3
Ease of Use
Average: 8.3*
8.1
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
7.5
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.1*
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