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"It improves our security. Before, we didn't have anything scanning our containers. We had software scanning all the physical servers, but we had nothing to scan our containers. With Alert Logic, we can do that.""The quicker implementation of changes to our infrastructure from Alert Logic tell us if there are any problems.""It is a very stable product.""It has the ability to install agents. It is pretty straightforward. You can automate the process pretty easily.""The installation and configuration were slick.""We receive infrastructure security warnings from it. So, we know what is going on and what needs to be addressed."

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"Customer service and their response are phenomenal. I would give their customer support a nine point five (out of 10). Our easy access to their SOC analyst, sales team, and leadership team instills confidence in me that they are there for us 24/7.""From where we were prior to going into them, the service has increased our analysts’ efficiency to the point that they can focus on other areas of the business. It gives me the ability to allow analysts to do Level 3 and 4 work and stay out of the weeds of the alerts, where you tend to get alert fatigue. The service takes care of much of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 triage. It is more effective than what we had been used to, because it allows the filtering of Level 1 and Level 2 type alerts to be taken care of. This leaves less for us to handle, which is a good thing.""The quick interaction between the agents is the most valuable feature. If we have questions, they're quick to answer. If we make a change to our system, they quickly make the changes that are necessary to filter the logs correctly.""Outside of using the platform to manage alerts, the feature of the service that we get the most value from is being able to reach out to them and say, "Hey, we might go buy a SIEM," for example. They give us their overview of what's out there, what they've dealt with, what they integrate with, and what that looks like. That's been pretty powerful over the years for us.""I also use their mobile app. It's very easy to use and very convenient to be able to respond to alerts wherever you are. I love the app. You can respond and communicate, per ticket, with their SOC in near real-time. The response is very quick.""There are two parts of CRITICALSTART's services that are most valuable to us. The MDR solution where they monitor our computers, laptops, and users across the board; and their knowledge of Palo Alto firewalls.""My impression of the transparency of the data is that it has good detail. It allows you to see how many events have come in, how many of those events have made it down to their analysts to review, and then however many from their analysts to be able to close out, have been able to been escalated to us. It's a good metric that we can share with my management. They see the value of what the SOC is bringing on top of what my team is already doing.""There is a team of people who monitor our traffic and processes 24/7, so if anything raises a flag or alert, it will escalate back to me right away. That's the most incredible part: Humans working behind the scenes 24/7 to monitor our networks."

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"I would like more data on the alert payload. It would be good to have the ability to customize the alert payload to add whatever data that we want on there. Right now, it is a bit limited.""The documentation, especially with the initial setup, needs improvement.""I would like to see it do initial scans and start capturing data, which it will truly analyze, not just be a reporting system saying, "Here is an email. Here is an email. Here is an email."""The product needs to mature. We don't want to be bombarded with unnecessary issues and have the real ones slip through.""They have ideas and email you whatever they find, but they don't have a dedicated security team who will work on an attack or a specific security instance.""This product needs to mature more. While it is a good product, there are some areas where it needs work."

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"During the six-month integration and rollout, there were some bumpy roads along the way. There were communication breakdowns between the project manager, CRITICALSTART leadership, and us (as the customer). I expressed my displeasure during the integration in their inability to effectively communicate when there were holdups or issues. They were going through some growing pains at that time, but they have been right there for us ever since.""The UI has become slower but it's not something I would call them out on.""It has frustrated us that they don't have a native Slack integration, because most things do now. That's something we've asked for, for years, and it just doesn't really seem like it's a priority.""The updated UI is actually pretty bad. Regarding the intuitiveness, it is fairly easy to use, but the responsiveness, on a scale of one to 10, is a one. It's really poor performance.""There is room for improvement with the new UI, and that's about it. I would like to see a more intuitive design.""They could dig a little bit deeper into the Splunk alerts when they feel like they need to be escalated to us. For example, if a locked account shows up, they could do a little extra digging to verify that the locked account was due to a bad password on the local system. They could just do a little extra digging within the Splunk environment instead of pushing it onto us to go do that extra little digging.""In terms of responsiveness, when I open up an alert, sometimes it takes a bit of time to load. However, it only happened once or twice.""The only thing I can think of that I would like to see, and I'm sure they could work this into a service pretty easily, is not only alerts on issues that are affecting my company, but some threat intelligence of a general nature on what's out there in the environment. That might be a nice add-in."

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"Our ROI would probably be zero. We don't even use it. It sits in there. We get emails and just delete them. Around the world, we don't even use it.""Alert Logic has better competitive pricing than some of its competitors.""Almost any product that is on the AWS Marketplace is super easy to subscribe to."

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"There are contractual penalties if their SLAs are not met. This commitment was very important in our decision to go with this service, because not having downtime is extremely important to us. The providers has not missed an SLA in the 18 months that I have worked with them.""I've told CRITICALSTART that I think the managed service they provide is cheaper than it should be. It's a really good deal.""As far as the expense goes, it's very competitive pricing and the services you get are almost like you have a person on your team.""It costs a lot for what we felt comfortable to spend.""Overall, for what I'm paying for it, and the benefit I'm getting out of it, it is right where it needs to be, if not a little bit in my favor. For what it costs me to actually have this service, I could afford one internal person to do that job, but now I have a team of 10 or more who are doing that job, and they don't sleep because they work shifts.""The pricing of other services was so insane that they weren't even an option."

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Overview

Accelerate Your Threat Detection & Response

Your company’s security depends on being able to detect threats and respond to attacks quickly. But most organizations investigate less than 4 percent of all events they receive.

Alert Logic has a better way.

  • A managed connected solution that brings an award-winning platform, cutting-edge threat intelligence, and expert defenders together
  • Flexible coverage tailored to your individual business needs
  • 24/7 SOC and expert remediation advice
  • Simple pricing with a lower total cost than assembling your own solutions or traditional outsourcing

The cybersecurity landscape is growing more complex by the day with the arrival of new threats and new tools supposedly designed for combating them. The problem is it’s all creating more noise and confusion for security professionals to sort through.

Making things worse – a well-documented cybersecurity talent shortage so those security professionals are fewer and farther between than ever before. That’s why forward-thinking, security-conscious organizations are turning to CRITICALSTART and our award-winning MDR services. A 99% reduction in incidents. 100% transparency into their environments. 24x7x365 monitoring and expertise to immediately investigate, escalate, respond to, and contain security threats. With CRITICALSTART MDR Services, security operations have never been so simple, efficient and effective.

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TIME, Genome Next, Rentalcargroup.com, Travel Tripper, C&J Energy Services, Investis, Retail Insights
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company10%
Construction Company5%
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Energy/Utilities Company43%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Hospitality Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider25%
Construction Company19%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about Alert Logic vs. CRITICALSTART and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,626 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Alert Logic is ranked 1st in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with 5 reviews while CRITICALSTART is ranked 2nd in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with 9 reviews. Alert Logic is rated 7.4, while CRITICALSTART is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Alert Logic writes "We don't want to be bombarded with unnecessary issues and have the real ones slip through. The product is very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CRITICALSTART writes "Offers the ability to close review tickets or alerts through a mobile phone and to interact with engineers on their side via the app". Alert Logic is most compared with Arctic Wolf AWN CyberSOC, Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Rapid7 InsightIDR, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and Darktrace, whereas CRITICALSTART is most compared with . See our Alert Logic vs. CRITICALSTART report.

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