Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): Which Solution is Best?


Security and risk managers increasingly want security information and event management (SIEM) solutions with attack detection, investigation, response and compliance capabilities. However, they must balance this desire with an understanding of the resources required to effectively execute such solutions.

Over 388,000 professionals have used central computer station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest article takes a look at the top-rated SIEM vendors, profiling each one and taking a look at what they can offer businesses.

Here is a breakdown of the major players currently active in the market:

Azure Sentinel

Average rating: 8.2

Best comparison: AWS Security Center

Overview: A scalable, cloud-native, SIEM, and Automated Security Orchestration Response (SOAR) solution that enables organizations to see and stop threats before they cause harm.

ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

Average grade: 7.4

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: Help businesses protect their data with compliance solutions and security analytics.


Average grade: 8.6

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: The only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that unlocks the full potential of enterprise data to enable bold, confident action when it matters most.

Fortinet FortiSIEM

Average grade: 7.5

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: Provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

IBM QRadar

Average grade: 8.2

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: This product family provides a consolidated flexible architecture that enables security teams to quickly adopt log management, SIEM, user behavior analysis, incident forensics, threat intelligence and more.

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM

Average grade: 8.2

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: Combines advanced security analyzes; analysis of user and entity behavior (UEBA); network detection and response (NDR); and orchestration, automation and security response (SOAR) in a single end-to-end solution.

Netsurion EventTracker

Average grade: 9.0

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: A co-managed security solution that delivers actionable security intelligence that enables organizations of all sizes to effectively detect and respond to insider threats as well as advanced cybercriminals.

Securonix security analysis

Average grade: 8.4

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: A next-generation security analytics platform that turns big data into actionable security intelligence.

SolarWinds Security Event Manager

Average grade: 7.9

Best comparison: Splunk

Overview: A leading SIEM product and log management solution, which provides real-time log collection, analysis and correlation.


Average grade: 8.0

Best comparison: IBM QRadar

Overview: Splunk’s vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities.

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