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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM

Small, medium or large, every company can benefit from this tool. Even if you decide to supplement your existing SIEM this is the way to go and chances are you might end up switching to this as your primary.
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Anomali Threat Platform

Being the best threat intelligence platform/tool on the market, it is fantastic in terms of performance and it has taken a lot of burden of curating and weeding through false positives off of our team freeing them up to focus on manual threat hunting and content building.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
8.2
Anomali Threat Platform
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.4
Anomali Threat Platform
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Anomali Threat Platform
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Anomali Threat Platform
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
Anomali Threat Platform
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
7.5
Anomali Threat Platform
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Anomali Threat Platform
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.6
Anomali Threat Platform

Pros

  • Being a part of the Open Source community, open source tools are always a big plus for me.
  • Being a simple straightforward tool, it does a great job especially with the asset management piece built into it.
  • Straightforward
  • Open Threat Exchange(OTX) gives a straightforward live threat intel feed to work off.
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  • Fantastic UI
  • STAXXX for sharing intelligence
  • Threat Intelligence feeds
  • Automation and collaboration cuts work down for the analysts
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Cons

  • 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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Usability

AlienVault OSSIM8.0
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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

AlienVault OSSIM has the upper ante in initial deployment price, being that it's open source. Also, with perhaps the exception of SolarWinds, it has a lower optimal requirements for onsite deployment, hence your OPEX won't be hit very hard by investing in new hardware to suit the appliance. The correlation engine is somewhat more robust that their counterparts in LogRhythm and SolarWinds, and the IDS (both NIDS and HIDS) are more reliable as well in terms of results. Finally, although Tenable SecurityCenter is more robust in dashboards, alerts and reports, it comes short in front of OSSIM in terms of real-time IDS and SIEM correlation.
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Return on Investment

  • The only investment here is setting it up and I think seeing it's performance it's a fantastic tool and has a great positive ROI!
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  • After the Initial startup cost, it has overall had a positive impact by increasing efficiency of the team and freeing up analysts to do manual threat hunting
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Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

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

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