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Find out what your peers are saying about AT&T AlienVault USM vs. AlienVault OSSIM and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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OSSIM is the only solution that includes the large number of modules that we need: a vulnerability scanner, a network IDS system, a host IDS system.
The most valuable features of this solution are the data correlation and vulnerability assessment.
The open vault component and the checking of vulnerabilities are the most valuable features. The page management helps with this. If you know how your device is vulnerable at least you can do something about it.
You pay monthly for the solution. I think it's one of the best products. If you compare with other companies, like LogRhythm, etc., the top 8 or 10 CMs, I think Alien Vault has the best price-performance ratio.
The initial setup was straightforward. I didn't have any problems.
With AlienVault you get everything in one box.
The solution has a very good open source community, and whenever we have problems, we are always able to resolve it online.
The solution is very stable. Compared to Qradar and Splunk, it's very stable.
The most valuable feature of this solution is security management for PCI DSS.
This solution can identify many threats inside the organization (compromised endpoints, configuration issues), as well as "outside" threats (botnets, network scanners, web-attacks, etc).
AlienVault provides a checklist answer when using SIEM.
It provides a single pane of glass view, coupled with a whole security ecosystem. The ability to manage everything from a central point, including vulnerability assessments, asset management - including the services provided by the various hosts, NIDS, HIDS, etc. - provides a very efficient way of dealing with things.
The IDS and the threat intelligence are very useful. They are very intuitive and data-rich.
On any given day I could give you a different answer regarding the most valuable features of the product. The feature that is most important is the fact that it has a lot of features, that it's not just a log collection and correlation system, that it has a lot of other components built in. The bundle of features is really the killer feature.
Log-monitoring and alerting enable us to know when things happen that we need to know about.
The dashboards are very descriptive and contain just the right amount of information. The activity alarms and events contain a plethora of data that is very descriptive and useful.
We need more dashboards and we need more customization for dashboards.
The price of this solution is very high and it could be cheaper.
The initial setup was a bit complex. You've got to do a lot of reading. It's not an intuitive implementation.
The user interface could be improved.
It's under heavy traffic. If you have heavy traffic, the system is slow.
Sometimes technical issues take very long to get resolved.
The solution needs more integration with cyber intelligence systems.
The user interface needs to be friendlier across the board.
This solution could be easier to use.
It would be nice to see some machine learning and monitoring of the configuration in network devices.
We develop additional rules and scripts to make it more usable.
The reporting module could be a little easier to handle, as it requires quite some trial and error until you get the reports you want. Also, it would be great to have a graphical interface for the Network Intrusion Detection System's rule management.
One area that has room for improvement is storage. AllienVault is a good place to put logs, but sometimes it's a tough place to go get logs... The logger can only hold so much data. If they improved that, that would help.
Search performance can be slow. The Raw Logs feature is painfully slow. And if we're talking about the newer, the Anywhere product, you can't even schedule reports on the thing. There are probably a dozen other features I'd really like to see there, but that would be one of the biggies.
We've had some stability problems, not a lot, but a few. Updates seem to be the worst. That seems to be when the stability problems come up.
they seem to have bugs from time to time that go unfixed for a while and that is frustrating. I'm not saying the product needs to be bug-free, but they need to be responsive to bugs.
Pricing and Cost Advice
OSSIM is free.
The licensing fees for the non-community edition are paid on an annual basis, and there are no costs in addition to this.
The solution is open source, so it's free to use.
AlienVault pricing is the best. Whatever cost you are paying, you are getting a return on every penny... It's not like your IBM, your QRadar, or Splunk, where the cost is too high.
The vulnerability management solution is worse than buying a Nessus Professional license.
So far, it has been a good solution for a tight budget.
It allows you to do a lot with a small price tag... The pricing is the best on the market.
It's very reasonably priced. It was one of the lowest among the ones I looked at. Licensing is pretty flexible. They can do a two-year or a three-year, even a one-year, perhaps.
The pricing is a good value. The key thing is that for the new product, the licensing of it, is subscription-based and it's based on data. Clients need to be really careful when thinking about that, because odds are they're going to need to put a lot more data into it than what they initially estimate, which is going to drive their subscription costs up.
I don't think the product's pricing is a good value because they try to raise the price 50 percent every year... AlienVault needs to understand that not all customers are huge enterprises... Their sales team is way too aggressive. The price they advertise is not always the price you get.
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.
The ROI is quite good.
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Also Known As
|OSSIM||AlienVault, AlienVault USM, Alienvault Cybersecurity|
AlienVault OSSIM, Open Source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), provides you with a feature-rich open source SIEM complete with event collection, normalization 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.
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.
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