Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud vs. AlienVault USM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud combines data backup with AI-based anti-malware, antivirus, and endpoint protection management in one solution. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud also provides integrations and automation functionality to service providers with the aim of reducing complex technical infrastructure.N/A
AlienVault USM
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
AlienVault® Unified Security Management® (USM) delivers threat detection, incident response, and compliance management in one unified platform. It is designed to combine all the essential security capabilities needed for effective security monitoring across cloud and on-premises environments, including SIEM, intrusion detection, vulnerability management, as well as continuous threat intelligence updates. The vendor states that even for resource-limited IT security teams, AlienVault…
$1,075
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Essentials
$1,075
per month
Standard
$1,695
per month
Premium
$2,595
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
8.3
4 Ratings
0% above category average
AlienVault USM
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Ratings
Universal recovery9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection7.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
8.5
4 Ratings
4% above category average
AlienVault USM
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Ratings
Replication8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
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Ratings
AlienVault USM
8.0
8 Ratings
3% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings8.58 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings7.25 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Carbonite Safe
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Score 10.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Splunk Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Splunk Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Acronis Cyber Protect CloudAlienVault USM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(13 ratings)
8.8
(390 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.2
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
6.7
(34 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(25 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(38 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Cyber Protect CloudAlienVault USM
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
Overall we are happy with what Acronis is offering us, both as a use and a Value Add Resellers. The fact that there is one portal to onboard customers and select services is exactly what we were looking for. Now we are working on the Multi Tenant version, so we can also White Label Acronis towards our customerbase. We have not yet found any scenario's where Acronis can not offer any benefits. We do hear that the pricing for the storage is often to high versus competition. This applies to the Acronis data center storage, yet also the structure of Workload/per TB combination towards other Cloud vendors. (mainly the 3 largest Hyper Scalers) Compared to other Cloud storage solutions, these cost should be lower, so it will be easier to explain to customers to come and join Acronis in the cloud, instead of doing local back-ups or use solutions like DropBox, BackBlaze, PureStorage, Wasabo Hot Cloud Storage, Cloudian and more.
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AT&T Cybersecurity
At this point I'm saying a 4. While the marketing material make it appear to be easy to use and it was relatively easy to set up, as previously mentioned, each event description is based upon the individual asset making it nearly impossible for the administrator to be a SME for each asset. For example, if one of the assets reporting is a router, the administrator monitoring alerts would need to know what the various events are that can be triggered as an event for the particular router; however, if the asset is a workstation, the administrator would need to know the various events that are triggered for workstations.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Local backup to local encrypted and protected hard drives
  • Cloud backups of files, folders, or entire machines
  • Vulnerability assessment of systems
  • Antivirus and content filtering
  • Remote control of systems
  • Integration with Connectwise and other RMM and MSP tools
  • Replacement that's better than Dropbox or Google drive
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AT&T Cybersecurity
  • AlienVault USM is simple and easy to deploy. Sensors can be deployed in as little as 15 minutes through the setup wizard.
  • The USM UI is easy to understand. I've trained multiple analysts who are able to perform their duties on their first day, in part because of USM Anywhere's ease of use.
  • Top-notch built-in compliance templates and reporting features.
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Cons
Acronis
  • Better reports with important security information for analyze.
  • The ability to monitor resources like CPU, memory, disks and network activity, and availability.
  • The ability to monitor user activity, very important today because of home working.
  • Endpoint security for IOs and Android, better if it can be an MDM.
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AT&T Cybersecurity
  • Personally, I've wished I could purchase a service that would configure AV for my environment. I get a lot of traffic on a daily basis and I almost need to hire an analyst that just works on AV.
  • Some of the filters when looking for a specific alert aren't that easy to use.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
They recently raised the pricing for backup usage and our price has nearly doubled. It is still lower than some other vendors, but we might review other options before renewing next year.
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AT&T Cybersecurity
The centralized logging and retention for PCI compliance was our main driver, and it is meeting that need. Otherwise there has been enough frustration with the lack of documentation and the need to customize through the CLI that I would be open to alternatives.
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Usability
Acronis
The Cyber Protect portal is very intuitive and easy to use for anyone with some knowledge of IT systems.
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AT&T Cybersecurity
Once you are able to navigate the different panels, finding what you need is quite easily. Before getting used it it can be a bit of challenge . Each panel is quite well laid out and the filtering search capabilities are quite strong.
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Reliability and Availability
Acronis
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AT&T Cybersecurity
We do have issues with maintenance on the AlienVault USM as the disk fills up from time to time with other data sources. Sources for scanning logs and net flow data isn't calculated in regular disk maintenance and can easily fill up our disk if we do not keep an eye on it with some custom Nagios plugins. The system does properly trim logging data from logging sources properly.
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Performance
Acronis
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AT&T Cybersecurity
With the latest release of AlienVault USM overall performance has not been an issue. We have noticed single source events per second does not scale well with the overall system. 2,000eps on a vmware system with a single source produces delays of up to an hour for us. Pages, reporting and even raw log searches are rather quick though.
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Support Rating
Acronis
Can be slow to respond at times, but they will be able to help you get to a resolution fairly quickly. We have not com across an issue they were unable to fix. Have found that they will generally start by trying to send you links to KB articles, so if you need help directly, you can send KB's that you have looked at already to bypass the back and forth.
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AT&T Cybersecurity
The support we received from alienvault was excellent. They went above and beyond in making sure everything was working as it needed to be. They REALLY want their product implementation to be a success and our security goals be achieved. They are like a member of our security team.
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In-Person Training
Acronis
No answers on this topic
AT&T Cybersecurity
I did not have any experience with "in person" training directly. The free online classes offered for a half a day are based on the actual training offered. These little teasers are very good and well worth your time to learn a few quick and dirty ways of getting more information from your SIEM
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Online Training
Acronis
No answers on this topic
AT&T Cybersecurity
It was very well organized and helpful in using the product to the fullest extent. The instructor allowed time for folks who were involved with managed services to receive tuning tips in order to better support their customers. In addition, the course materials were automatically updated when the new version came out.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
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AT&T Cybersecurity
AlienVault USM was a very simple to implement and get up and running. We started with a trial version and had that up and going within an hour of receiving email instructions from the sales engineer. We never had to contact support to get the system up and going. It was extremely easy to convert over to a full license once we started with a paid version.
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
An organization might choose Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud over Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for several reasons: Comprehensive Protection: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a more comprehensive solution that covers data protection, cybersecurity, and disaster recovery. If an organization requires an all-in-one solution to manage both backup and security, Acronis is a better fit. Diverse IT Environment: If a business operates in a diverse IT environment that includes physical, virtual, and cloud components, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud's broad platform support makes it more suitable. Enhanced Cybersecurity: Organizations that prioritize advanced cybersecurity features and AI-driven threat detection capabilities might find Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud a more robust solution in this regard.
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AT&T Cybersecurity
Splunk's ES is a paid add-on on top of an already pricey product. Finding a MSSP that supports Splunk and isn't a 6 figure annual commitment seems unlikely. LogRhythm did not have a cloud-based solution when we were considering SIEMs. Fantastic product though and have a good MSSP base. Devo did not have a MSSP partner base when we looked. Their product is fantastic too. AlienVault USM has good partners to choose from as well as an affordable cloud model, that's why we chose it.
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Scalability
Acronis
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AT&T Cybersecurity
The AlienVault USM is not very scalable. Some scalability can be achieved by installing additional sensors, but this only offers 500eps per sensor and is still overall limited by the installation type of VM or physical. We have also noticed the EPS (events per second) is rated overall and not towards a single source. A single source on a very healthy VMware partition tops out at 2,000eps for us, no matter how we configure it. Maybe this is a problem of the 5.2 release?
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • Acronis has helped us grow the total number of endpoints under protection by 500% in the past 2 years
  • Single agent/product has resulted in better overall margins
  • Easier to deploy, easier to support means better onboarding experience
  • Acronis helps us "delight" our customers!
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AT&T Cybersecurity
  • Once you hit the 150 asset mark, you have to jump to their unlimited license. There is no middle ground. We were only 10 or so assets above the 150 so we had to chose to either not monitor those assets or pay the price of the upgrade.
  • AlienVault brings all the information to one place which makes it much quicker to track down problems.
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ScreenShots

AlienVault USM Screenshots

Screenshot of USM Anywhere NIDS Dashboard