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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 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.""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."

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"The interface is very easy to use. The connector in the core has FortiSIEM support from the vendor.""The most valuable feature is the dashboard. CMDB database collects data from a lot of pre-configured devices.""Analytics is the most valuable feature. The business service summaries in the dashboards and the correlations for the SIEM are also valuable features.""The solution is very stable. It's run for years without the need to do anything except, add new patches when they are available, which are always a good idea to install.""Both the collecting logs and duo correlation are valuable features for us.""The seamless integration with FortiGate is the solution's most valuable aspect.""To add workers and even collectors is pretty easy.""It's very easy for anyone to work with."

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"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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"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.""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."

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"The nodes on our network did not comply with the SIEM solution. They use a different format parking log.""The performance can be improved. Sometimes it takes a long time to fetch data.""Their product support, in general, is not that great. The product support is in the same ecosystem. Their support is improving but it's not that great.vvv""They could work on their documentation. If there's anything about the solution that needs improvement, it's that. For example, documentation already is on a very high level but specifically on the CLI there are tons of features which can be fine-tuned and thousands of commands are very difficult to document. If they could make this easier, it would improve the overall solution.""The support of the product changed recently, and I don't think it's for the better. They should work to improve the support they offer to clients.""When compared with some competitors, in terms of performance, the CPU and RAM requirements and the capability of coordination with development all need some improvement.""The dashboard needs to improve.""We need to see incident reports about the event log, without events from the administrator or through human interaction."

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"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."

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"Pricing is acceptable for more than 90% of our customers, as they normally get discounts.""Its price can be better. We are Fortinet partners, so we can get discounts, but its price can be an issue at the beginning for others. There is a licensing scheme for every case. There are three licensing schemes that we can choose from."

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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 solution has all the features that we need, however they do not work correctly.
Top Answer: The price for this solution is very good, but since the features do not work the price is expensive.
Top Answer: This solution has too many issues with integration with other technologies. For example, you can configure the solution… more »
Top Answer: Easy alert setup which enables different alerts in different categories.
Top Answer: The licensing is on an annual basis and calculated on the set up number. Of course, the licensing cost could be less but… more »
Top Answer: This solution is not very good on non-API features and lacks that functionality. We've raised multiple tickets to… more »
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Also Known As
AlienVault, AlienVault USM, Alienvault Cybersecurity
FortiSIEM, AccelOps
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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

FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

Companies around the world use FortiSIEM for the following use cases:

  • Threat management and intelligence that provide situational awareness and anomaly detection
  • Alleviating compliance mandate concerns for PCI, HIPAA and SOX
  • Managing “alert overload”
  • Handling the “too many tools” reporting issue
  • Addressing the MSPs/MSSPs pain of meeting service level agreements
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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
FortiSIEM has hundreds of customers worldwide in markets including managed services, technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. Customers include Aruba Networks, Compushare, Port of San Diego, Cleveland Indians, Infoblox, Healthways, and Referentia.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider8%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company5%
Government4%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company11%
Financial Services Firm6%
Outsourcing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise34%
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise22%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about AT&T AlienVault USM vs. Fortinet FortiSIEM and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,521 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AT&T AlienVault USM is ranked 15th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews while Fortinet FortiSIEM is ranked 4th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 14 reviews. AT&T AlienVault USM is rated 6.8, while Fortinet FortiSIEM is rated 7.6. 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 Fortinet FortiSIEM writes "Very easy alert setup; a good tool for analysis and for SOC". AT&T AlienVault USM is most compared with Splunk, AlienVault OSSIM, ELK Logstash, IBM QRadar and Fortinet FortiAnalyzer, whereas Fortinet FortiSIEM is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, Elastic SIEM, Zabbix and PRTG Network Monitor. See our AT&T AlienVault USM vs. Fortinet FortiSIEM report.

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