Compare AlienVault OSSIM vs. Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps)

AlienVault OSSIM is ranked 12th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps) is ranked 9th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews. AlienVault OSSIM is rated 7.8, while Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps) is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of AlienVault OSSIM writes "Provides threat alerts on harmful code in the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps) writes "Hybrid Fortinet Fabric Solutions with a comprehensive view for all Fortinet products and a little support for other vendors". AlienVault OSSIM is most compared with Splunk and Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps), whereas Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps) is most compared with Splunk, AT&T AlienVault USM and IBM QRadar. See our AlienVault OSSIM vs. Fortinet FortiSIEM (AccelOps) report.
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Pros
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.

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Both the collecting logs and duo correlation are valuable features for us.The solution is very stable. It's run for years without the need to do anything except, add new patches when they are available, which are always a good idea to install.Analytics is the most valuable feature. The business service summaries in the dashboards and the correlations for the SIEM are also valuable features.The most valuable feature is the dashboard. CMDB database collects data from a lot of pre-configured devices.The interface is very easy to use. The connector in the core has FortiSIEM support from the vendor.It gives us the opportunity to generate notifications based upon rules that get triggered, and the rules could be specific to PCI, HIPAA, GIBA, NIST, and so forth.Some of our customers who use this solution have seen improvement in their connection with load balancing on both connections.AccelOps can handle a lot of data and it's just so important to true monitoring. Also, I can create a lot of rules to detect anything I like.

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Cons
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.

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The support of the product changed recently, and I don't think it's for the better. They should work to improve the support they offer to clients.They could work on their documentation. If there's anything about the solution that needs improvement, it's that. For example, documentation already is on a very high level but specifically on the CLI there are tons of features which can be fine-tuned and thousands of commands are very difficult to document. If they could make this easier, it would improve the overall solution.Their product support, in general, is not that great. The product support is in the same ecosystem. Their support is improving but it's not that great.vvvThe performance can be improved. Sometimes it takes a long time to fetch data.The nodes on our network did not comply with the SIEM solution. They use a different format parking log.The backup and recovery process for this solution needs improvement.Our customers are noticing configuration available in the GUI interface and I think that they should be equal.Does not have load-sharing or high-availability, and these are important things to implement. I can do the same things in another way, but not naturally having these features makes it complicated.

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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.

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We bought the perpetual license, so we own the product, but there is a three-year support renewal fee for that.

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Overview

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.

FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

Companies around the world use FortiSIEM for the following use cases:

  • Threat management and intelligence that provide situational awareness and anomaly detection
  • Alleviating compliance mandate concerns for PCI, HIPAA and SOX
  • Managing “alert overload”
  • Handling the “too many tools” reporting issue
  • Addressing the MSPs/MSSPs pain of meeting service level agreements
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Sample Customers
Council Rock School DistrictFortiSIEM has hundreds of customers worldwide in markets including managed services, technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. Customers include Aruba Networks, Compushare, Port of San Diego, Cleveland Indians, Infoblox, Healthways, and Referentia.
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Comms Service Provider15%
Government9%
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