2017-10-11T08:40:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering AT&T AlienVault USM?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AT&T AlienVault USM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Real User

This is a good product but it can be made more user-friendly. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Real User

Be careful with AT&T, make sure you are confident the tool will be what you expect throughout the life of your contract. Make sure AT&T isn't going to change anything on you suddenly.

2018-12-23T18:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

AlienVault is an amazing product that I would highly recommend.

2018-12-17T17:56:00Z
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Have an idea of a plan and know where things in your network are and know who can give you access to certain things you might need. In terms of how extensively we're using it, I'd be surprised if there was anyone outside of our team that is using it more extensively then we are. I would rate AlienVault at ten out of ten.

2018-12-12T10:23:00Z
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Top 10Real User

They should have to improve support. So they can solve customers' problems in less time.

2018-11-13T13:52:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Efficiency Of Security Team: Yes, a team of 2 managing a reasonable sized network has been achieved. Events Per Day: 700,000

2018-10-29T09:48:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Compare it to the other vendors in the field, some of the top vendors. Make sure it fits your needs. It's more for a mid-sized company or a small company, not a large enterprise. Regarding using it for discovering assets in our network which do not belong, our network isn't that big so we really don't use it for that. We also don't use the solution for compliance with regulations. When it comes to staff using the solution, at the moment it is me and a monitoring service. We're the only ones who log into the solution. As for deployment, one person could probably do it because they help you deploy it. I did the deployment myself, with AlienVault. For maintenance, if you have a monitoring service that's fine, but if you're doing it yourself, you probably need somebody monitoring the log. When there's an incident, you probably need one or two other people. I would rate it a nine out of ten. It does what we need and it's reliable.

2018-10-21T07:40:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Overall, the automation features of this solution are good. The issue here is that there are really two solutions. There's the AlienVault Appliance product and then there's the AlienVault Anywhere product. The Appliance product, which is the older product, has a lot more customization and automation capabilities because it's very extensible. The newer product, the Anywhere product, is still very limited. We're very dependent on AlienVault to build in any kind of connections or integration. If you are a mostly-cloud environment this is a good fit. If you have very few other security controls outside of a firewall this is a good step forward. But if you have a solid security program you may find this product lacking in a few areas. And most importantly, be very careful about subscription size and licensing.

2018-09-16T12:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

AlienVault is a great fit, especially for smaller organizations, as it will enable you to produce quick results with no need to worry about too many details.

2018-08-16T08:29:00Z
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In terms of the product itself, it depends on what features you're looking for. We just use it for PCI compliance and it works for us. You need to do your own evaluation. I would give the product an eight out of 10. The reason it's an eight is that it seems 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.

2018-08-14T07:42:00Z
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Real User

It is a great product. Just get it.

2018-08-12T06:33:00Z
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Check other products, do POC as change from one to other get be very pricey and time consuming. Also training of people and changes cost lots of resources and not all employees like such changes every year.

2018-06-06T07:15:00Z
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It is quite awesome.

2017-10-11T08:40:00Z
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