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Researched ELK Logstash but chose Devo: Enables us to bring all our data sources into a central hub for quick analysis, helping us focus on priorities in our threat landscape
Researched AT&T AlienVault USM but chose ELK Logstash: Helps us with application behavioral analysis and tuning
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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."
"This solution can identify many threats inside the organization (compromised endpoints, configuration issues), as well as "outside" threats (botnets, network scanners, web-attacks, etc)."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is security management for PCI DSS."
"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."
"It is the best open-source product for people working in SO, managing and analyzing logs."
"The visualization is very good."
"The feature that helps us to create a report for the login testing of Logstash is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to collect authentication information from service providers."
"ELK Logstash is easy and fast, at least for the initial setup with the out of box uses."
"It's simple and easy to use."
"I use the stack every morning to check the errors and it's just so clear. I don't see any disadvantage to using Logstash."
"The most valuable feature for me is Discover."
"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."
"It would be nice to see some machine learning and monitoring of the configuration in network devices."
"This solution could be easier to use."
"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."
"If the documentation were improved and made more clear for beginners, or even professionals, then we would be more attracted to this solution."
"There are connectors to gather logs for Windows PCs and Linux PCs, but if we have to get the logs from Syslog then we have to do it manually, and this should be automated."
"The machine learning is not included in the free version. It is only included in the Platinum or Gold versions. It would be helpful if the machine learning features were available even on the free version of the solution. RSA and IBM are other solutions that also offer machine learning, which is interesting for us, but they cost money."
"Anything that supports high availability or ease of deployment in a highly available environment would help to improve this solution."
"In terms of what could be improved with Elastic, in some use cases, especially on the advanced level, they are not ready made, so you'll have to write some scripts."
"This solution cannot do predictive maintenance, so we have to build our own modules for doing it."
"One thing they could add is a quick step to enable users who don't have a solid background to build a dashboard and quickly search, without difficulty."
"I would like the process of retrieving archived data and viewing it in Kibana to be simplified."
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."
"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."
"We use the open-source version, so there is no charge for this solution."
"We are using the free, open-source version of this solution."
"Elastic Stack is an open-source tool. You don't have to pay anything for the components."
"This is an open-source product, so there are no costs."
"It is easy to deploy, easy to use, and you get everything you need to become operational with it, and have nothing further to pay unless you want the OLED plugin."
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|Logtrust||AlienVault, AlienVault USM, Alienvault Cybersecurity||Elastic Stack, ELK Stack|
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 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.
Try USM Anywhere in your environment—free for the first 14 days.
Logstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite “stash.”
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AT&T AlienVault USM is ranked 15th in Log Management with 8 reviews while ELK Logstash is ranked 4th in Log Management with 11 reviews. AT&T AlienVault USM is rated 8.2, while ELK Logstash is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AT&T AlienVault USM writes "Threat detection, incident response, and compliance management in an all-in-one solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "It is quite comprehensive and you're able to do a lot of tasks". AT&T AlienVault USM is most compared with Splunk, AlienVault OSSIM, IBM QRadar, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and Fortinet FortiSIEM, whereas ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, Splunk, IBM QRadar, vRealize Log Insight and syslog-ng. See our AT&T AlienVault USM vs. ELK Logstash report.
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