Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis

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AlienVault OSSIM

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Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis

Alert Logic is ideally placed to support and protect cloud infrastructure and services such as AWS hosted services. It is less appropriate for platform as a service as this would be addressed by the provider in question. It would also be ideally suited to on-premise and hybrid cloud scenarios to protect services from attacks and breaches.
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AlienVault OSSIM

If this is your first experience with a SIEM, this one can get you started. Take the time to learn the ins and outs of the product and you'll most likely be satisfied with it if your company is an SMB. If you need compliance reports, OSSIM is too small for you, you'll need to go with USM or USM Anywhere.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Centralized event and log data collection
Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Correlation
Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
7.7
Event and log normalization
Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
7.6
Deployment flexibility
Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
9.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
7.5
Custom dashboards and views
Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7

Pros

  • Alert Logic provides very technical solutions to address security risks. However much of the benefit is from a human level understanding of the threats seen.
  • As a company, they are profiling thousands of companies and are better able to predict threats such as denial of service attacks and warn organisations ahead of time.
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  • Most of the configuration comes out-of-the-box suited for most environments. Setting it up is really easy, with the wizard, you can have it working in less than 3 hours of deployment, without counting asset installation.
  • Out-of-the-box dashboards are really useful. You can modify or add new widgets to suit your needs, but you'll most likely agree with what already comes configured.
  • The tickets feature for handling alarms is really easy to use.
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Cons

  • Overall the product and service works well and addresses all our key requirements so we have no real negatives to share.
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  • The correlation directives that come out of the box are very few. I understand more correlation directives are a premium product, but one can hardly see the value of having very few. It makes new customers think they will not get better directives when they switch to the full USM or USM Anywhere.
  • Same with reports, the few reports it comes out of the box can be retrieved using other tools that are better prepared for the task. I understand that compliance reports aren't free, but at least I'd expect more security reports.
  • The OTX tab in dashboards sometimes takes too long to load, even if you have a fast internet and plenty of resources in the VM.
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AlienVault OSSIM is far easy to use and manage - provided you know what you're doing. As any SIEM application, there is some background knowledge required in order to take advantage of the product's functionalities, such as the log correlation and analysis. Other than that, the application is quite usable and robust.
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Alternatives Considered

There are alternatives some of which have a greater overhead and require more in-house technical skills. Alert Logic provide a full service so for us this was a better solution.
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AlienVault OSSIM as the first experience with a SIEM is very fine, especially if your company is an SMB. Every SIEM shares some features in common with other products, features such as log retrieval and normalization. So if you stick with principles, you can learn other SIEM products as well. If your environment is not of a minimum size, LogRhythm might be overkill for your network, same with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager.
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Return on Investment

  • Return on Investment is measured in how protected our reputation is and Alert Logic contributes to this is a large way.
  • Alert Logic provides excellent information security assurance to the business and allows us to feel more proactive.
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  • The ROI of OSSIM itself is, obviously, immediate, being that it's a free, open-source product. However, you must take into account other inherent investments to cover up for the lack of official support, such as certified agents or consultants that take care of the management and maintenance of the product once in production.
  • On the other hand, the potential loss of information and interruption of operativity due to malware and other threats is really unmeasurable. The implicit savings in OSSIM as a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) are really the major positive impact on your organization's revenue.
  • Finally, and from a reseller's point of view, reselling OSSIM has the big plus of being a professional services-only asset, given that the appliance itself is free of charge. The only thing to consider is the initial investment in team members with the required capacitation and knowledge to address such professional services to potential customers.
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Pricing Details

Alert Logic Log Correlation and Analysis

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

AlienVault OSSIM

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