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Vinod Shankar
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... 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... 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... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

One of the areas where AV USM benefits is price. It is affordable while offering a whole lot of SIEM features. This... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Customization: Again, this is one point where AlienVault outshines the competition in capability of customization. We... more»

What other advice do I have?

Product Vision Stagnation: This may not be much of an issue for potential users of AV USM. However, it is important to... more»
Anonymous User
Reseller
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 31 2018

What is most valuable?

On any given day I could give you a different answer regarding the most valuable features of the product. The feature... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are probably a billion examples I could give. As a service provider, it helps us because we have all of our... more»

What needs improvement?

Search performance can be slow. The Raw Logs feature is painfully slow. And if we're talking about the newer, the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is a good value. The key thing is that for the new product, the licensing of it is subscription-based and... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We've used a lot of solutions. I've used, run, and supported a lot of different solutions over the years. There were... more»

What other advice do I have?

Overall, the automation features of this solution are good. The issue here is that there are really two solutions.... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
VP at Castra Consulting
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

The IDS and the threat intelligence are very useful. They are very intuitive and data-rich.

How has it helped my organization?

It's really easy to aggregate and correlate and view several different security logs and several different data pieces... more»

What needs improvement?

One area that has room for improvement is storage. AllienVault is a good place to put logs, but sometimes it's a tough... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is the best on the market.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not work with a previous solution. We decided to bring it into our organization based on its value. It allows... more»

What other advice do I have?

Have an idea of a plan and know where things in your network are and know who can give you access to certain things you... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company
Oct 31 2018

What is most valuable?

It's hard to pick just one valuable feature for this product. I like everything the product has to offer. The dashboards are very descriptive... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has streamlined productivity by having all the information in one place. It has really helped eliminate a lot of manual work... more»

What needs improvement?

Honestly, the product itself is great. The only room for improvement I can mention is the initial installation procedures. I found that the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

So far, I feel the product's pricing is a good value. The technology is decent. You get what you pay for. I think it's fair.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great product. Just get it.
Anonymous User
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... more»

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... more»

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”... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Just give them a call. They can work with you in many ways to help you get what you need.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used hardware based as well as open source solutions before. We still use some of them, but AlienVault allowed us to... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are interested, sign up for some of their webinars, download the free trial or open source versions, and play... more»
Karl Hart, Acse, Ceh, Chfi, Cissp
Real User
Information Security Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The ease of use and customization. The USM is a work horse, no matter what devices or the number of logs we throw at... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used to have to monitor and review logs for each device. Now, everything comes into AlienVault and it alerts us when... more»

What needs improvement?

The one thing I continue to dislike about the USM is the limitation on reports. Hard to get what you need in a report... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Have a look at how AlienVault does Events Per Second (EPS) compared to others. Most other products charge based on EPS,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used many solutions with different companies but always move to AlienVault. You get so many more features for... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are thinking about a solution, give their free product OSSIM a try and once you see all it does you will want to... more»
Matthew White
Real User
Production DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Oct 29 2018

What is most valuable?

AlienVault USM Anywhere is easy to deploy with their cloud-based model and deploying the required agents on-prem (or in the Cloud) is quick and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

AlienVault USM Anywhere provides us with SIEM, at a low price-point and with a great array of functionality. SIEM is critical to our security... more»

What needs improvement?

We would love to be able to create custom rules based on a series of events, to create rule-sets where, for example, failed logins to the VPN... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost is very competitive and if your log ingestion is not huge, then you can get a SIEM for a small budget; AlienVault listen well to customers... more»

What other advice do I have?

Efficiency Of Security Team: Yes, a team of 2 managing a reasonable sized network has been achieved. Events Per Day: 700,000
Lorenzo Ciolfi
Real User
VP IT Operations at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Nov 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is what it can block, what it can prevent from coming in.

How has it helped my organization?

Previous to this, we really didn't have any protection, any intrusion system in place. It's made me more comfortable,... more»

What needs improvement?

The only that I can think of is that is not ideal is sending Windows Server logs to their device, to the system. That... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's very reasonably priced. It was one of the lowest among the ones I looked at. Licensing is pretty flexible. They... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

This is the first solution of its kind for us.

What other advice do I have?

Compare it to the other vendors in the field, some of the top vendors. Make sure it fits your needs. It's more for a... more»
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What is AlienVault?

AlienVault USM Anywhere is a cloud-based security management solution that accelerates and centralizes threat detection, incident response, and compliance management for your cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments. USM Anywhere includes purpose-built cloud sensors that natively monitor your Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud environments. On premises, lightweight virtual sensors run on Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi to monitor your virtual private cloud and physical IT infrastructure.

With USM Anywhere, you can rapidly deploy sensors into your cloud and on-premises environments while centrally managing data collection, security analysis, and threat detection from the AlienVault Secure Cloud.

Five Essential Security Capabilities in a Single SaaS Platform

AlienVault USM Anywhere provides five essential security capabilities in a single SaaS solution, giving you everything you need for threat detection, incident response, and compliance management—all in a single pane of glass. With USM Anywhere, you can focus on finding and responding to threats, not managing software. An elastic, cloud-based security solution, USM Anywhere can readily scale to meet your threat detection needs as your hybrid cloud environment changes and grows.

  1. Asset Discovery
  2. Vulnerability Assessment
  3. Intrusion Detection
  4. Behavioral Monitoring
  5. SIEM

Try USM Anywhere in your environment—free for the first 14 days. 
www.alienvault.com/products/usm-anywhere/free-trial

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AlienVault Unified Security Management
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Abel & Cole, Bank of Ireland, Bluegrass Cellular, CareerBuilder, Claire's, Hays Medical Center, Hope International, McCurrach, McKinsey & Company, Party Delights, Pepco Holdings, Richland School District, Ricoh, SaveMart, Shake Shack, Steelcase, TaxAct, Taylor Morrison, Vonage and Zoom

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