Most Helpful Review
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The most valuable feature of this solution is security management for PCI DSS.
This solution can identify many threats inside the organization (compromised endpoints, configuration issues), as well as "outside" threats (botnets, network scanners, web-attacks, etc).
AlienVault provides a checklist answer when using SIEM.
It provides a single pane of glass view, coupled with a whole security ecosystem. The ability to manage everything from a central point, including vulnerability assessments, asset management - including the services provided by the various hosts, NIDS, HIDS, etc. - provides a very efficient way of dealing with things.
The IDS and the threat intelligence are very useful. They are very intuitive and data-rich.
On any given day I could give you a different answer regarding the most valuable features of the product. The feature that is most important is the fact that it has a lot of features, that it's not just a log collection and correlation system, that it has a lot of other components built in. The bundle of features is really the killer feature.
Log-monitoring and alerting enable us to know when things happen that we need to know about.
The dashboards are very descriptive and contain just the right amount of information. The activity alarms and events contain a plethora of data that is very descriptive and useful.
We are able to diagnose problems before our customers.
It helps a lot because we can troubleshoot issues pretty easily.
We have used it many times to find a root cause of a live issue, then fix the problem in the applications.
Support has been excellent. Sumo Logic's support staff is really good, both their account management staff and direct support.
It provides easy visibility. I also like the shareable queries because we share a lot across groups.
For many of our services, we use Sumo Logic to track errors and send notifications to our Slack channel, if there are issues. Then, we have our support people monitoring this, and they can react quickly.
Scalability has been good for our needs. We haven't run into any scaling issues in regards to size so far.
I have no concerns about the stability of the product. I feel it handles the stress we put on it very well.
This solution could be easier to use.
It would be nice to see some machine learning and monitoring of the configuration in network devices.
We develop additional rules and scripts to make it more usable.
The reporting module could be a little easier to handle, as it requires quite some trial and error until you get the reports you want. Also, it would be great to have a graphical interface for the Network Intrusion Detection System's rule management.
One area that has room for improvement is storage. AllienVault is a good place to put logs, but sometimes it's a tough place to go get logs... The logger can only hold so much data. If they improved that, that would help.
Search performance can be slow. The Raw Logs feature is painfully slow. And if we're talking about the newer, the Anywhere product, you can't even schedule reports on the thing. There are probably a dozen other features I'd really like to see there, but that would be one of the biggies.
We've had some stability problems, not a lot, but a few. Updates seem to be the worst. That seems to be when the stability problems come up.
they seem to have bugs from time to time that go unfixed for a while and that is frustrating. I'm not saying the product needs to be bug-free, but they need to be responsive to bugs.
There are some API gaps that are missing.
We would like to have some type of predefined setup for the logs, making the setup easier by default.
We would like the ability to drill down into a dashboard and get into deeper levels.
There needs to be improvement on imported data which can be used within Sumo Logic to do more advanced queries.
I would like better UI-driven functionality to create alerts and reports. Now, we have to understand the syntax, so it is a little difficult for someone to pick it up without using the manuals. If there was more of a graphical user interface, it would be beneficial.
It would be nice to have an improved ability to scroll through logs within a time frame. Right now, we can search for specific errors. However, if we want to look for "before and after" within a specific time frame, it's not easy using the tool. This would be an improvement.
It took a bit of trial and error to get it set up correctly based on everything we had to do. In the end, we had to send everything over HTTP, which was sort of a stop-gap.
If you want to up your subscription through the AWS Marketplace, it can be difficult. You can't just go back to the AWS Marketplace, and say, "I want a bigger one now." You have to contact the sales team, then they do it on the back-end. This could definitely be improved.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The vulnerability management solution is worse than buying a Nessus Professional license.
So far, it has been a good solution for a tight budget.
It allows you to do a lot with a small price tag... The pricing is the best on the market.
It's very reasonably priced. It was one of the lowest among the ones I looked at. Licensing is pretty flexible. They can do a two-year or a three-year, even a one-year, perhaps.
The pricing is a good value. The key thing is that for the new product, the licensing of it, is subscription-based and it's based on data. Clients need to be really careful when thinking about that, because odds are they're going to need to put a lot more data into it than what they initially estimate, which is going to drive their subscription costs up.
I don't think the product's pricing is a good value because they try to raise the price 50 percent every year... AlienVault needs to understand that not all customers are huge enterprises... Their sales team is way too aggressive. The price they advertise is not always the price you get.
So far, I feel the product's pricing is a good value. The technology is decent. You get what you pay for. I think it's fair.
The ROI is quite good.
The AWS Marketplace pricing is borderline. Every annual renewal, we always contemplate if we are getting what we think we could out of it or could we do it cheaper with some other product.
The pricing is a little high, but for the features that we receive from Sumo Logic, it suits the price. For some small organizations, the price might be a little high.
I don't pay the bill. I've heard the AWS Marketplace pricing is high, but I like the value.
Pricing has been cheaper than some of the competing tools, like Splunk.
If we went to ELK Stack, which is open source, it would have been less costly, but it would have required more development from our side.
The only limit to the scalability of the product for us is how much we are willing to pay.
The price scaling comes in a bit expensive.
Purchasing the solution through the AWS Marketplace is very easy.
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Also Known As
|AlienVault, AlienVault USM, Alienvault Cybersecurity|
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.
|Sumo Logic simplifies how you collect and analyze machine data so that you can gain deep visibility across your full application and infrastructure stack. With the Sumo Logic service, you can accelerate modern application delivery, monitor and troubleshoot in real time and improve your security and compliance posture.|
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