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Consultant
Manager, Enterprise Risk Consulting at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Flexible Deployment Architecture – This is where the Open Source roots really start to flex their muscles when it comes to AV USM. The main components of the architecture are as follows: * AV Sensor: AV Sensors perform Asset Discovery,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

A jack-of-all trades: The best thing about AlienVault USM is it being a “Jack-of-All Trades” solution. It provides SIEM, HIDS/NIDS, FIM, NetFlow, Asset Management, Vulnerability Management, etc., under one USM platform. None of the commercial... more»

What needs improvement?

This product is jack-of-all trades, but master of none. As mentioned in the good, being a jack-of-all trades is well suited for certain organizations. However, the lack of mature functionality and expertise in any of those areas is a strong... more»
Consultant
Security Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Jul 24 2016

What is most valuable?

As an information security consultant that works across many diverse networks, these features offer by far the most critical information when analysing a client’s environment for issues that need to be addressed:

How has it helped my organization?

We run this product on our network 24/7 and it has helped identify many important events. We take the security of our network very seriously, and this helps to quickly identify and lock down any potential vulnerabilities or events that could... more»

What needs improvement?

My biggest challenge has always been the fine tuning that is sometimes required for some networks. It requires a solid understanding of Linux and databases and how networks work. So a non-technical user may become frustrated, or not configure... more»
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Reseller
Information Security Consultant at Securepoint Nederland B.V.
Jul 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Vulnerability scanning and OTX are powerful. The alerting and security intelligence is the engine of the product. Looking at the cockpit and monitoring your IT environment is now almost a one man job. There is no complex alerting or code... more»

How has it helped my organization?

AlienVault does not stop a security breach, but it detects and notifies the responsible people and they can immediately interact and take the necessary actions. Identifying security risks and minimizing downtime is the added value.

What needs improvement?

The next release will include cloud security and it will support a hybrid IT environment, furthermore the OTX has a great added value but it will help when there is more OTX information in the database. Future releases will definitely need to... more»
Real User
Systems Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

* Real-time email alerts * Event correlations * Log management * System monitoring * Network monitoring * Up-time monitoring * OTX threat intelligence * Vulnerability scanning reporting There are too many to list.

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us insight into our network: * What is on it * What traffic is on it * What is happening on our servers It is one location to view many things.

What needs improvement?

The menu system can be a little confusing, until you use it for a while. Such as at the top right there is a “settings” menu. Which is more of a user profile menu. I would like that to say what it is “My Profile.” Under the “Settings” menu I... more»
Real User
SOC Intrusion Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 24 2016

What is most valuable?

* Raw logs * Alarm section * Security events

How has it helped my organization?

Once we placed AlienVault in the product we have now, the time it takes to find and respond to real anomalies has dropped from hours to minutes, it has so much potential to be an amazing product despite it's many issues. After working with so... more»

What needs improvement?

Directives and searches within security events. So many issues with directives. Creating directives is a pain on it's own, but editing them can be a nightmare filled with tedious unnecessary steps. You do not have an option to whitelist or... more»
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What is AlienVault?

Unified Security Management (USM) is AlienVault’s comprehensive approach to security monitoring, delivered in a unified platform. The USM platform includes five core security capabilities that provide resource-constrained organizations with all the security essentials needed for effective threat detection, incident response, and compliance, in a single pane of glass. Designed to monitor cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premises environments, AlienVault USM significantly reduces complexity and reduces deployment time so that users can go from installation to first insight in minutes for the fastest threat detection.

The vendor says unlike traditional security point technologies, AlienVault Unified Security Management does the following:

o   Unifies essential security controls into a single all-in-one security monitoring solution

o   Monitors your cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises infrastructure

o   Delivers continuous threat intelligence to keep you aware of threats as they emerge and change

o   Provides comprehensive threat detection and actionable incident response directives

o   Deploys quickly, easily, and with minimal effort

o   Reduces TCO over traditional security solutions

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AlienVault Unified Security Management
AlienVault customers

Abel & Cole, Bank of Ireland, Bluegrass Cellular, CareerBuilder, Claire's, Domino's, GameStop, Hays Medical Center, Hope International, McCurrach, McKinsey & Company, Party Delights, Pepco Holdings, Richland School District, Ricoh, SaveMart, Shake Shack, Steelcase, Subaru, TaxAct, US Air Force, Vonage, Ziosk

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