AlienVault OSSIM Initial Setup

RajaniKant Singh
CISO with 1,001-5,000 employees
My setup is very complex. The network is segmented and configured differently for different customers. The initial deployment started around two years ago. It took around one-and-a-half years to make this product stable and to talk to each and every device in my network and give me some sort of report which would actually give me the right posture of my security status. I did the complete deployment myself. The implementation strategy was there and that's why it took a long time. We were also engaged in other business activities, so it took a long time to make this into a proper deployment. View full review »
Salesengine67
Sales Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is really straightforward. It's like a Windows program: "Next, next, next, and finish." I don't remember if it was in the open-source versions or the commercial, but it may be that in OSSIM you also have results that can help you with the initial configuration. But overall, the initial setup and configuration are really easy. In terms of how long the setup took, it's a more complex question. We need to integrate modules such as Network IDS, we need to install agents, we need to perform the initial configuration of OSSIM. For example, we need to configure the SPAN port and send traffic from some of our network devices to AlienVault OSSIM. It can take one hour or one day. It depends on the environment and the size of infrastructure and the size of the business. You may have one firewall or 100 firewalls. It doesn't take a lot of time, but depending on the size of the business, it may take from one hour to a day or two. When it comes to maintenance of the solution, it also depends on the size of the business. In some companies, where there are 100 users and a small room with servers, you need only one administrator for this system, for maintenance and deployment and everything. But when there is a big company with a big number of employees, 1,000-plus, we may need some more people for deployment and for maintenance. View full review »
MohamedMohsen
Founder & CEO at MnZ Technology Solutions
The initial setup was rather complex and it took us about a day to finalize everything. When we did the deployment, we had some support from AlienVault. And eventually, when we installed it for our customers, our technical team did it by themselves. They didn't require any kind of support from AlienVault. View full review »
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BonganiMkwananzi
Owner & Cyber Security Consultant at Sekurisor
The initial setup was a bit complex. You've got to do a lot of reading. It's not an intuitive implementation. The deployment didn't take a long time, however. View full review »
Cyberspec67
Cyber Security Specialist at AEC
I'm not sure how difficult the initial setup was, but it did take a very long time to implement. View full review »
Idris Aliyu
HEAD OF ENGINEERING at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. There wasn't any complexity. The only issue we had was when we installed it on a virtual layer. We found a way around it, however. It was the open-source virtualization that gave us trouble. There was a workaround and we applied it and it was okay. View full review »
Kuzey Aksu
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The initial setup wasn't too complicated. We didn't have any problems. View full review »
Seyed Mustafa GonzáLez
Development Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. I didn't have any problems. View full review »
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