10 top SIEM solutions reviewed

IT Central Station users review the highest rated SIEM vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Businesses today are looking for ways to strengthen their security processes whilst improving their ability to detect and act upon threats. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions offer a way for organisations to meet these ambitions, however finding a solution that can meet specific business requirements can be challenging.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated SIEM vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here's a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:


Average Rating: 8.8

Top Comparison: IBM QRadar

Overview: Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analysing all activities. It is well known for its SIEM solutions.

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM

Average Rating: 8.1

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview: LogRhythm is a world leader in NextGen SIEM, empowering thousands of enterprises on six continents to successfully reduce cyber and operational risk by rapidly detecting, responding to, and neutralising damaging cyberthreats. The LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform combines advanced security analytics in a single end-to-end solution.

IBM QRadar

Average Rating: 8.4

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview: The IBM QRadar security and analytics platform is a lead offering in IBM Security's portfolio. This family of products provides consolidated flexible architecture for security teams to quickly adopt log management, SIEM, user behaviour analytics, incident forensics, and threat intelligence and more. As an integrated analytics platform, QRadar streamlines critical capabilities into a common workflow, with tools such as the IBM Security App Exchange ecosystem and Watson for Cyber Security cognitive capability.


AT&T AlienVault USM

Average Rating: 8.8

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview: AlienVault USM Anywhere is a cloud-based security management solution that accelerates and centralises threat detection, incident response, and compliance management for cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments. USM Anywhere includes purpose-built cloud sensors that natively monitor Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud environments.



Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Splunk


EventTracker by Netsurion is a co-managed security solution that delivers actionable security intelligence that empowers organisations of any size to effectively detect and respond to insider threats as well as advanced cyber criminals. Netsurion EventTracker defends your organisation against advanced threats and streamlines IT compliance management by converging multiple layers of security technology such as SIEM, EDR, UEBA, IDS, and more.


Securonix Security Analytics

Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview: SNYPR is a next-generation security analytics platform that transforms big data into actionable security intelligence. Built on a Hadoop big data security lake, SNYPR combines an open data model, log management, security incident and event management (SIEM), user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) and fraud detection into a complete, end-to-end platform that can be deployed in its entirety or in flexible, modular components.

Rapid7 InsightIDR

Average Rating:  9.1

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview: Parsing hundreds of trivial alerts. Managing a mountain of data. Manually forwarding info from your endpoints. Forget that. InsightIDR instantly arms you with the insight businesses need to make better decisions across the incident detection and response lifecycle, faster.


Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview: ArcSight is Micro Focus' leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. ArcSight helps businesses protect their data through compliance solutions and security analytics. There are a number of different products and solutions in the ArcSight family so businesses are able to pick and choose those that are best suited to their specific requirements.

Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps)

Average Rating: 7.4

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview: FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

AlienVault OSSIM

Average Rating: 7.7

Top Comparison: Splunk

Overview:  AlienVault OSSIM, Open Source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), provides organisations with a feature-rich open source SIEM complete with event collection, normalisation and correlation. Launched by security engineers because of the lack of available open source products, AlienVault OSSIM was created specifically to address the reality many security professionals face: A SIEM, whether it is open source or commercial, is virtually useless without the basic security controls necessary for security visibility.