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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 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.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is threat intelligence.""The setup is very easy and straightforward.""There are multiple tools for information security. The solution includes all the latest advances on the network and host intrusion detection systems.""The other big selling feature for us was its integration capabilities with all the other security-based products.""The solution is stable.""Asset discovery and vulnerability scanner are good features. The integration between this solution and OTX, which is an AlienVault platform for Open Threat Exchange, is also a valuable feature. It is also quick and easy to deploy, so you can quickly engage with a customer's environment.""The solution has all the features that we need, however they do not work correctly.""We're using it more for reporting, that's all. We're using it to help our customers to pass any kind of audits that they receive."

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"The most valuable feature is the integration with firewalls. It's integrated with AMP so the ecosystem with equal solutions from Threat Grid is good with CISCO products.""It is easy to implement and is very scalable. It also comes with very good documentation. Cisco provides good technical support as well."

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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.""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.""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."

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"The reporting is mediocre and is something that needs to be improved.""The solution is a bit complicated. It could be simplified quite a bit.""The solution already has quite good tools, however, they need better integration tools for linking with Office 365, Google Suite, and so on.""I'd like to see a dashboard that's a little more descriptive.""The dashboard could be improved as well as the level of customization.""Its reporting tools need improvements. It would be good if they can provide integration with other ticketing systems. Currently, we only have integration with Slack and Jira. It is also a bit slow, and its replication engine can be improved.""In the future, I would like to see all these features of the solution working properly.""There could be some type of integration with our existing portal. We have our own customer portals, and it would be good if there was an integration so that our portal can provide reports. There could be some type of API into the AlienVault system with the USM system so that it is easy to show the customers high-level reports of the system through our portal."

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"They come in and have multiple management solutions but it doesn't scan or doesn't have the ability to look at every file extension.""I was told that the user interface could be more user friendly and easy in comparison to that of competitors. I remember that there is a competitor who has a much easier interface for many users to interact with."

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

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"The licensing fees are dependent on usage.""The price of this solution is reasonable, which is one of the reasons why we selected it over other solutions.""Its price is much lower than McAfee ESM.""The price for this solution is very good, but since the features do not work the price is expensive.""I don't know exactly, but I know it is based on the number of logs and the retention duration, such as 30 days or something like that. So, the smallest package is about 500 a month for 30 days of logs. There is a virtual machine. You need resources for it. It is a log collecting VM. They provide the software, and you just have to load a virtual machine. So, you're going to incur some CPU RAM and storage for wherever this log collecting appliance is running, which typically is in our cloud and on our platform for the customer.""Its price is in the medium to upper range."

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"If I remember correctly, the licensing cost is a little bit higher than that of the competitor."

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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: We're using it more for reporting, that's all. We're using it to help our customers to pass any kind of audits that they… more »
Top Answer: I don't know exactly, but I know it is based on the number of logs and the retention duration, such as 30 days or… more »
Top Answer: I don't have any suggestions for improvement. On our side, as a provider, we should develop a real security operation… more »
Top Answer: It is easy to implement and is very scalable. It also comes with very good documentation. Cisco provides good technical… more »
Top Answer: If I remember correctly, the licensing cost is a little bit higher than that of the competitor.
Top Answer: The last time I checked, I was told that the user interface could be more user friendly and easy in comparison to that… more »
Comparisons
Also Known As
AlienVault, AlienVault USM, Alienvault Cybersecurity
Threat Grid, ThreatGrid
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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 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. 
www.alienvault.com/products/usm-anywhere/free-trial

Cisco Threat Grid crowd-sources malware from a closed community and analyzes all samples using proprietary, highly secure techniques that include static and dynamic (sandboxing) analysis. It correlates the results with hundreds of millions of other analyzed malware artifacts to provide a global view of malware attacks, campaigns, and their distribution. Security teams can quickly correlate a single samples of observed activity and characteristics against millions of other samples to fully understand its behaviors in a historical and global context. This ability helps analysts effectively defend against both targeted attacks and the broader threats from advanced malware. Threat Grid’s detailed reports, including the identification of important behavioral indicators and the assignment of threat scores, let you quickly prioritize and recover from advanced attacks.

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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText
Abel & 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 Zoom
Center for Internet Security (CIS), ADP
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Media Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company14%
Healthcare Company6%
Retailer6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise35%
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise22%
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AT&T AlienVault USM is ranked 11th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while Cisco Threat Grid is ranked 9th in Threat Intelligence Platforms with 2 reviews. AT&T AlienVault USM is rated 7.2, while Cisco Threat Grid is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of AT&T AlienVault USM writes "An all-in-one package for monitoring components across the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Threat Grid writes "Has good integration with firewalls but has limited file extensions". AT&T AlienVault USM is most compared with Splunk, AlienVault OSSIM, ELK Logstash, IBM QRadar and Wazuh, whereas Cisco Threat Grid is most compared with Palo Alto Networks AutoFocus, ReversingLabs Titanium Platform, ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), CrowdStrike Falcon and Recorded Future.

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