AlienVault vs. IBM QRadar

AlienVault is ranked 4th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 53 reviews vs IBM QRadar which is ranked 3rd in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 55 reviews. The top reviewer of AlienVault writes "Provides us with flexible deployment architecture". The top reviewer of IBM QRadar writes "Correlates data across our global enterprise and integrates third-party solutions". AlienVault is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and IBM QRadar. IBM QRadar is most compared with Splunk, ArcSight and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM. See our AlienVault vs. IBM QRadar report.
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AlientVault has helped us in improving our visualization and incident response during cybersecurity situations.AlienVault provides a checklist answer when using SIEM.I can easily check (in one place) all the logs and data in relation to attacks. It also gives me an overview if a server is not configured properly.Its powerful correlation engine helps reduce time in manually correlating events.The main menu: You can see everything there, what is happening on the servers, and in the logs, you can view more details of each event.It has allowed us to see what is happening on our servers.The Event Correlation and vulnerability scans have been the most useful. As a 24/7 SOC, we use the incoming alarms to give an overview of suspicious traffic going through the network. It's easy to look at the correlated events and see the broad picture of traffic for that customer. Vulnerability scans are good for providing patch and remediation guidelines to keep customer systems secure.The new cloud-based panel is excellent both for client review as well as for our SOC to review and respond to threats. It is much easier to configure and use than the previous solution from AlienVault.​

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QRadar has somewhat of a new structure recently from last gen. They have moved from the standard UI based infrastructure.It has improved my efficiency.A nice benefit is when we go to the process of selecting our youth cases, they go by building blocks. QRadar links it to building blocks.It's a state-of-the-art product for security information and event management (SIEM).There are a lot of great out-of-the-box features included.Log correlation is very useful for processing alerts. It serves to follow up alerts in real-time, building an entire workflow.Senses, tracks, and links significant incidents and threats.The tool is already automated in many ways, but there are some additional functions which should be automated, like sending an email, mobile notification, and integration of XFS.

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Cons
Different functions to customize reports should be added.We develop additional rules and scripts to make it more usable.Plugins could be better utilized, as some of them do not recognize all logs.It was easy on PoC, but when we got to the product it was different story. We had to learn the product again and got feeling that the PoC was a different product.The only complex area of the setup was writing the custom scripts.It should be able to communicate with other security solutions to stop threats.As this software is in the cloud, you do not have control on updates and general changes which are happening.The UI and overall processes need a little bit more love. This shows in the error banners that come up when you select certain things. There isn't a day that goes by that the UI doesn't error out and I can't view events for an alarm.

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The Indian tech support is not helpful.It is not app based.The initial setup was complex, and it took six months.QRadar needs a lot of fine tuningThe quality of technical support depends on the IBM support person. Sometimes, it's hard to get the right person on the other side. A ticket coordinator could be the key to better quality delivery.The released patch quality is poor. IBM should test those patches on their side, not on the client's side.Its architecture is very complicated.The architecture could be improved. I got stuck for a long time trying to understand the architecture, as it is quite challenging.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
​The vulnerability management solution is worse than buying a Nessus Professional license.​The ROI is quite good.Use an MSSP instead. It is much cheaper.We ran a few PoCs. The price and feature set were the best with AlienVault.Negotiate the best package for your environment.It has good pricing.​The price point is good.​We checked out several competitors. For what it can do and the cost, it was the best option!

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It is very expensive.A good approach would be to begin with an On Cloud subscription, then later on do a more exact sizing.Pricing and licensing are competitive. Their new licensing options allow logs to bypass the correlation engine for a flat rate, which is also appealing for log data that is compliance-driven for a small amount of money.Pricing (based on EPS) will be more accurate.An X-Force feed is free with QRadar.It is expensive. It is not a product that I can provide for SMBs. It is a program that I can only provide for really large enterprises.The maintenance costs are high.Go through a vulnerability assessment review for price breaks. A virtualized solution will also cut down on cost.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsAlienVault Unified Security ManagementQRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar
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Overview
Overview

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.

  1. Asset Discovery
  2. Vulnerability Assessment
  3. Intrusion Detection
  4. Behavioral Monitoring
  5. SIEM

Try USM Anywhere in your environment—free for the first 14 days. 
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The IBM QRadar security and analytics platform is a lead offering in IBM Security's portfolio. This family of products provides consolidated flexible architecture for security teams to quickly adopt log management, SIEM, user behavior analytics, incident forensics, and threat intelligence and more. As an integrated analytics platform, QRadar streamlines critical capabilities into a common workflow, with tools such as the IBM Security App Exchange ecosystem and Watson for Cyber Security cognitive capability.

With QRadar, you can decrease your overall cost of ownership with an improved detection of threats and enjoy the flexibility of on-premise or cloud deployment, and optional managed security monitoring services.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAbel & Cole, Bank of Ireland, Bluegrass Cellular, CareerBuilder, Claire's, Hays Medical Center, Hope International, McCurrach, McKinsey & Company, Party Delights, Pepco Holdings, Richland School District, Ricoh, SaveMart, Shake Shack, Steelcase, TaxAct, Taylor Morrison, Vonage and ZoomClients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
20%
Healthcare Company
18%
Comms Service Provider
9%
University
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Healthcare Company
14%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Marketing Services Firm
8%
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Financial Services Firm
26%
Transportation Company
19%
Security Firm
7%
Pharma/Biotech Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
20%
Comms Service Provider
13%
University
6%
Healthcare Company
6%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
45%
Midsize Enterprise
30%
Large Enterprise
25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
31%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
19%
Large Enterprise
57%
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