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Score 8.1 out of 100

AlienVault USM

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

When you start to learn the software, it looks like it is so complicated and unknown, but after that, you realize that it is not actually as hard as you think. You just need to give more attention to the program and you can understand easily how to use it. At some point, vulnerabilities cannot be solved so, in this case, you may have some concern if something is happening in the system or not, but actually, there is nothing happening.
Wera Michalska | TrustRadius Reviewer

AlienVault USM

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
7.2
Centralized event and log data collection
Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
7.1
Correlation
Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
7.7
Event and log normalization
Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
7.7
Deployment flexibility
Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.7
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.9
Custom dashboards and views
Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.9
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
7.7

Pros

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

  • It has a really intelligent system that it can realize any illegal activities from the outside.
  • It can be designed by you. Whatever you want, you can do or change anything that you made before.
  • High security 24/7. Just feeling safe.
Wera Michalska | TrustRadius Reviewer

AlienVault USM

  • 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.
Matthew Stacks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

  • I would like to see voice assistance when I am creating new things for my environment
  • When you are creating an external ID, it has some delay at times.
  • I think the price is too expensive. I would like to have a decreased price.
Wera Michalska | TrustRadius Reviewer

AlienVault USM

  • 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.
Christian Holton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
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AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.5
Based on 19 answers
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.
Aaron Rothstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
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AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.9
Based on 35 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 28 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
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AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 4.5
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 8.5
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
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AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 39 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

I was using Alert Logic Insight for myself to improve my skills and ability to it. My organization was not happy using our previous website security program so I recommended for them to use this software. It has been more than 1 year and still, they are using this program without having any problem so far.
Wera Michalska | TrustRadius Reviewer

AlienVault USM

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

No score
No answers yet
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AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.3
Based on 3 answers
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?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

  • It is pretty complicated to understand for beginner levels when you start to use it.
  • The product is really secure and reliable for any organization.
  • Best side of this software is that it is not like other security programs. Unlike them, this software is stronger and has 24/7 security.
Wera Michalska | TrustRadius Reviewer

AlienVault USM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

Pricing Details

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

AlienVault USM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

AlienVault USM Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$1,0751
Standard$1,6951
Premium$2,5951
  1. per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
8.0
AlienVault USM
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.5

Usability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.9

Reliability and Availability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.4

Performance

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
7.3

Support Rating

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
7.3

In-Person Training

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
4.5

Online Training

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
8.5

Implementation Rating

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.4

Scalability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials
AlienVault USM
6.3

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