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"Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five different tools to try to build a timeline out themselves. They can just ingest it all, build a timeline out across all the logging, and all the different information sources in one dashboard. So, it's a huge time saver. It also has the accuracy of being able to look at all those data sources in one view. The log analysis, which would take 40 hours, we can probably get through it in about five to eight hours using Devo.""Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of the user interface. The UI has a graphically interface with the raw data in a table. The table can be as big as you want it, depending on your use case. You can easily get a report combining your data, along with calculations and graphical dashboards. You don't need a lot of training, because the UI is relatively very intuitive.""The real-time analytics of security-related data are super. There are a lot of data feeds going into it and it's very quick at pulling up and correlating the data and showing you what's going on in your infrastructure. It's fast. The way that their architecture and technology works, they've really focused on the speed of query results and making sure that we can do what we need to do quickly. Devo is pulling back information in a fast fashion, based on real-time events.""The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean.""One of the biggest features of the UI is that you see the actual code of what you're doing in the graphical user interface, in a little window on the side. Whatever you're doing, you see the code, what's happening. And you can really quickly switch between using the GUI and using the code. That's really useful.""The thing that Devo does better than other solutions is to give me the ability to write queries that look at multiple data sources and run fast. Most SIEMs don't do that. And I can do that by creating entity-based queries. Let's say I have a table which has Okta, a table which has G Suite, a table which has endpoint telemetry, and I have a table which has DNS telemetry. I can write a query that says, 'Join all these things together on IP, and where the IP matches in all these tables, return to me that subset of data, within these time windows.' I can break it down that way.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""It's very, very versatile."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the data correlation and vulnerability assessment.""The dashboard is the solution's most valuable aspect. It brings everything into one central point where I can actually look at it and go, "Okay, I understand what's going on."""Better than other SIEM solutions because almost everything can be integrated.""Inbuilt IDS, inbuilt integration with threat intelligence platform and with vulnerability assessment modules.""The threat policies of the solution are always very advanced and the best in the market. They are very persistent in terms of keeping up with security protocols.""You can customize the dashboards as well as the reporting.""Its user-friendliness is the most valuable. It is very easy to use and explore. The dashboard is very well packaged and integrated. You don't have to spend a lot of time in configuring it and checking out the RPM etc. It is also free and very powerful.""The most valuable feature is the logging capability."

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"The most valuable features are the packet decoder, log decoder, and concentrator.""The most valuable feature is that we can create our own connectors for any application, and NetWitness provides the training and tools to do it.""The most valuable features are the integration and ease of use.""Performance and reporting are very good.""The most valuable features are the threat prediction and network forensics.""The most valuable feature is the security that it provides.""What we are mainly using are the RSA concentrator, RSA Decoder, Archiver, Broker, and Log Decoder.""The most valuable features are the packet inspection and the automated incident response."

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Cons
"Their documentation could be better. They are growing quickly and need to have someone focused on tech writing to ensure that all the different updates, how to use them, and all the new features and functionality are properly documented.""There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.""Devo has a lot of cloud connectors, but they need to do a little bit of work there. They've got good integrations with the public cloud, but there are a lot of cloud SaaS systems that they still need to work with on integrations, such as Salesforce and other SaaS providers where we need to get access logs.""The Activeboards feature is not as mature regarding the look and feel. Its functionality is mature, but the look and feel is not there. For example, if you have some data sets and are trying to get some graphics, you cannot change anything. There's just one format for the graphics. You cannot change the size of the font, the font itself, etc.""There's room for improvement within the GUI. There is also some room for improvement within the native parsers they support. But I can say that about pretty much any solution in this space.""Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution.""Technical support could be better.""From our experience, the Devo agent needs some work. They built it on top of OS Query's open-source framework. It seems like it wasn't tuned properly to handle a large volume of Windows event logs. In our experience, there would definitely be some room for improvement. A lot of SIEMs on the market have their own agent infrastructure. I think Devo's working towards that, but I think that it needs some improvement as far as keeping up with high-volume environments."

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"The price of this solution is very high and it could be cheaper.""I would like the solution to be able to integrate with my firewall, my IDS and my Honeypot solutions so that it can provide real-time reporting as things occur and then have alert sent to me on my phone when suspicious activity is happening.""GUI could be improved.""Lacking in depth of reporting.""There needs to be more support or some kind of training program so users can self-learn the system more effectively.""The documentation could be improved.""They can add more compliance templates.""The correlation engine needs to be improved."

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"Log aggregation is an issue with this solution because there are a huge number of alerts in a single instance.""The initial setup is very complex and should be simplified.""The documentation is not as structured as I would like, personally, and I think that it can be improved and made much more user-friendly.""The user interface is a little bit difficult for new users and it needs to be improved.""Lots of competing products have vulnerability protection built into their products, and this solution would be improved by including that support.""It is not so easy to customize this product.""Security needs improvement.""More customizability is required, which is something that they need to improve on."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had for cloud providers, it's significantly less.""We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom.""I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money.""Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs.""[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more.""Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that."

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"The licensing fees for the non-community edition are paid on an annual basis, and there are no costs in addition to this.""AlienVault OSSIM is free.""We are using the community version, which can be used for free.""We are using a free version of the solution. If you purchase a license there are more features available but the price is a little high. The solution should be cheaper to allow more customers to be able to afford it."

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"Many clients are not able to purchase the packet capability because there is a huge amount of data, and the cost depends on the number of EPS (Events per second), as well as the number of gigabytes of data per day.""Our license is for one year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's very, very versatile.
Top Answer: Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
Top Answer: I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the logging capability.
Top Answer: We are using the community version, which can be used for free.
Top Answer: The correlation engine needs to be improved. The interface is not user-friendly, which is an area for improvement.
Top Answer: It would help if they could provide the malware analytics in the core package as that would make the cost more… more »
Top Answer: I believe they could improve their support, there are often delays. The price of the solution could be reduced, it's… more »
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Overview

Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of all your data to empower bold, confident action when it matters most. Only the Devo platform delivers the powerful combination of real-time visibility, high-performance analytics, scalability, multitenancy, and low TCO crucial for monitoring and securing business operations as enterprises accelerate their shift to the cloud.

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.

If you’re relying on log data to detect and prevent cyber threats, you’re in trouble. Attackers increasingly evade detection of log-centric security and network monitoring tools. But logs combined with full packet, endpoint NetFlow data are proven to provide the essential details for early threat detection. Here’s a closer look at our solution.

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United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Insurance Company29%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Security Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company19%
Educational Organization6%
University5%
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Comms Service Provider36%
Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company18%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about AlienVault OSSIM vs. RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AlienVault OSSIM is ranked 15th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is ranked 13th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 11 reviews. AlienVault OSSIM is rated 7.2, while RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of AlienVault OSSIM writes "Very good out-of-the-box, pre-integrated features, which save us time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) writes "Economical with good technical support and is easily scalable". AlienVault OSSIM is most compared with AT&T AlienVault USM, Elastic SIEM, Splunk, IBM QRadar and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, whereas RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, RSA enVision, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM). See our AlienVault OSSIM vs. RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) report.

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