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Find out what your peers are saying about AlienVault OSSIM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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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.""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.""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 ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events.""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."

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"The threat alerts it gives me from time to time on harmful code within the network, or if they are generating any network traffic, are very useful.""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.""With AlienVault you get everything in one box.""The initial setup was straightforward. I didn't have any problems.""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 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.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the ease of use for the end user.""It performs network behavior monitoring, log monitoring, and disaster recovery monitoring.""We did previously use a different solution, but SolarWinds is much better. It's easy to interact with SolarWinds. It's easy to operate, easy to configure and is generally easier compared to what we were working with before.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the visibility into both attempted and failed logins.""The graphical user interface is very user-friendly. SolarWinds is a hybrid solution so you can use it across many platforms.""The most valuable feature is the reporting.""This tool is simple to use.""It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software."

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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.""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 always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.""There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. The breadth of overall log parsers that exists right now is an area that they could improve. Natively, there's more that could be done by Devo then what it can and can't understand from a parsing perspective.""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."

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"It takes some time. It does not give me a prompt response for any such [malicious] traffic. It takes time to get that alert from the AlienVault system.""The solution needs more integration with cyber intelligence systems.""The user interface needs to be friendlier across the board.""Sometimes technical issues take very long to get resolved.""It's under heavy traffic. If you have heavy traffic, the system is slow.""The user interface could be improved.""The initial setup was a bit complex. You've got to do a lot of reading. It's not an intuitive implementation.""We need more dashboards and we need more customization for dashboards."

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"It can be difficult for users who are inexperienced with the solution.""Training for this solution needs to be improved, as new employees are sometimes unfamiliar with the product.""The solution's technical support is okay, but we don't have an SLA, and sometimes the response times are very slow.""I would like to be able to dig deeper into the visibility of events or incidents to determine whether they are malicious, such as by doing behavior analysis.""The reporting could be more robust. It can be a lot more granular and that will make it a lot more useful in comparison to how it is incorporated at the moment.""There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented.""I would like to have a more customizable dashboard.""There are no multiple dashboards which would allow you to see information side-by-side."

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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.""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.""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.""We have seen ROI. We have seen cost savings in maintenance, upkeep, and support."

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"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 solution is open source, so it's free to use.""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.""AlienVault OSSIM is free.""We are using the community version, which can be used for free."

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"We do a yearly license renewal. For a year, the solution costs roughly $500,000 USD. There are no costs beyond this yearly fee.""The pricing model would benefit from having package deals with other SolarWinds products.""Licenses can only be purchased in blocks of fifty at a time.""It is in the appropriate mid-range. It is not as expensive as some of the other solutions. It is also not cheap."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Even if it's a relatively technical tool or platform, it's very intuitive and graphical. It's very appealing in terms of… more »
Top Answer: We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the… more »
Top Answer: There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the… more »
Top Answer: The dashboard is the solution's most valuable aspect. It brings everything into one central point where I can actually… more »
Top Answer: I'm not sure if there's anything on the solution that needs improvement. I would like the solution to be able to… more »
Top Answer: It's easy to build rules and actions based on the logs and event types we collect with the software.
Top Answer: The setup cost is not as expensive as Splunk or many other competitors. Cost is dependent on the size of the company.
Top Answer: Some things on the roadmap could be improved but I understand they're working on those issues. The main area that would… more »
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Also Known As
LogtrustOSSIMSolarWinds LEM, Solarwinds SIEM, TriGeo, Log and Event Manager
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Overview

Devo, the cloud-native logging and security analytics company, empowers security and operations teams to maximize the value of all their data. 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.

When TriGeo was acquired by SolarWinds, TriGeo SIM became known as SolarWinds Log & Event Manager. This product is a leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product and log management solution, which provides log collection, analysis, and real-time correlation.

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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenTextCouncil Rock School DistrictNetSuite, EasyStreet, Legacy Texas Bank, and Energy Federal Credit Union, to name a few.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
University18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Government20%
Cloud Provider10%
Computer Software Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government12%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise15%
REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise31%
Find out what your peers are saying about AlienVault OSSIM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,654 professionals have used our research since 2012.
AlienVault OSSIM is ranked 8th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 16 reviews while SolarWinds Security Event Manager is ranked 9th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 11 reviews. AlienVault OSSIM is rated 7.4, while SolarWinds Security Event Manager 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 SolarWinds Security Event Manager writes "Can be used across many platforms and has a user-friendly GUI". AlienVault OSSIM is most compared with AT&T AlienVault USM, Splunk, Elastic SIEM, IBM QRadar and ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), whereas SolarWinds Security Event Manager is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, IBM QRadar, ManageEngine Log360 and Exabeam. See our AlienVault OSSIM vs. SolarWinds Security Event Manager report.
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