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BetterCloud

7 Ratings

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14 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

BetterCloud

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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BetterCloud

BetterCloud is well suited to IT departments that are growing rapidly and/or understaffed. They can increase the effectiveness and reach of a single admin, while providing a wide array of functionality to accomplish a wide range of goals. It is well suited for those who want to purchase a single tool that can perform many common actions and provide more control than Google Apps itself.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
8.2
BetterCloud
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.3
BetterCloud
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
BetterCloud
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
BetterCloud
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
BetterCloud
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
7.5
BetterCloud
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
BetterCloud
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
BetterCloud

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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  • BetterCloud makes it incredibly easy to provision a number of users at the same time. Their Google Sheet integration means that you can import a list of users and have their accounts created immediately.
  • BetterCloud provides a very good email signature creation and management tools with the ability to deploy and manage different signatures for different departments.
  • BetterCloud provides a wide variety of canned reports, but also allows users to create reports with easy drag-and-drop functionality.
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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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  • Since BetterCloud is hosted on the Google Apps engine, I have occasionally had problems with it. Due to the fact that our network load-balances across two internet links, if the connection changes dynamically I will usually have to log out and back in.
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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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Compared to WiseStamp - BetterCloud is much more advanced for the purpose of creating, managing, applying, and updating signatures for users of a Google domain. Signatures can be applied by User, Group, or ORG, and policies can be created to reapply signatures according to a schedule, and ensure that each user is compliant with company branding policy. Compared to CloudLock - BetterCloud is a little less specialized for the purpose of reporting, managing, and creating policies to protect Google Drive Data.
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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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  • BetterCloud has had a positive impact on ROI because it helps employees conserve time and become more efficient.
  • BetterCloud has had a positive impact on ROI because it helps our organization be flexible by providing the ability to quickly and easily make changes across users, groups, or ORGs.
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Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
AlienVault OSSIM Editions & Modules
AlienVault OSSIM
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BetterCloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
BetterCloud Editions & Modules
BetterCloud
Edition
BetterCloud One
$31
BetterCloud Core
$61
BetterCloud Enterprise
$101
1. per user/month
Additional Pricing Details
Users are all employees within your organization that use the connected SaaS applications. Prices shown are billed annually. Minimum pricing applies.