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Vinod Shankar
Consultant
Manager, Enterprise Risk Consulting at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Flexible Deployment Architecture – This is where the Open Source roots really start to flex their muscles when it comes... more»

How has it helped my organization?

A jack-of-all trades: The best thing about AlienVault USM is it being a “Jack-of-All Trades” solution. It provides... more»

What needs improvement?

This product is jack-of-all trades, but master of none. As mentioned in the good, being a jack-of-all trades is well... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

One of the areas where AV USM benefits is price. It is affordable while offering a whole lot of SIEM features. This... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Customization: Again, this is one point where AlienVault outshines the competition in capability of customization. We... more»

What other advice do I have?

Product Vision Stagnation: This may not be much of an issue for potential users of AV USM. However, it is important to... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Architect at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Oct 31 2018

What is most valuable?

We do a lot of the alerting, as far as user accounts. We have NetFlow information going into it, so we can examine a lot of traffic patterns and anomalies, especially if something... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're still struggling to get a real return on it and finding something that isn't false noise. There have been a few things, such as weird service accounts that have an encrypted... more»

What needs improvement?

We still have a lot of noise, so this is a problem. We are having a hard time visually sifting through it. We need help dialing it in. We don't have the in-house expertise. Do we... more»

What other advice do I have?

I am rating the solution a six out of ten, because we have not gotten it to work yet. With all its components, there is such a learning curve. I haven't gotten far enough along in... more»
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Consultant
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
Oct 21 2018

What is most valuable?

They do have a way to pre-configure or have pre-configurations for companies that are starting and they don't know too much about SIEM or working with SIEMs. The solution uses SIEM... more»

What needs improvement?

It is not a user-friendly program. It is a very glorified Excel program. I would love to see a more user-friendly version in a future rollout. In addition, the management services... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a pricey product. It is very expensive.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used Splunk in the past.
Merana Sadikovic Mandzukic
Real User
Dynamics Nav Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are: * Integration and log collection with different devices. * Collecting logs from many different sources. If you have your own app, you can do logging for... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the following improvements: * Less time to administer and track logs on separate devices. * Ease of changing the product underneath. For example, instead of... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product is not cheap. If you set it up and use it well, it is a worthwhile purchase.

What other advice do I have?

Prior to implementation, do an internal assessment and analyze business, technical, and other requirements. Know your inventory and ask for a project methodology approach. Ask your... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* The tools that they have for searching through logs. * Doing log comparisons. * Time shifting the logs. * The dashboards are good.

How has it helped my organization?

We have used it many times to find a root cause of a live issue, then fix the problem in the applications.

What needs improvement?

We would like the ability to drill down into a dashboard and get into deeper levels. Some of the operations and security team members don't think Sumo Logic does as well as Splunk... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Sumo Logic. It is easy to use. The culture at Sumo Logic seems to be developer focused. The product is good. The developers are able to use it to get their job... more»

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