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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    7.8

    AlienVault OSSIM

    78%

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AlienVault OSSIM ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    9.3
    93%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Correlation

    7.9
    79%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    8.3
    83%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    8.6
    86%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    9.3
    93%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    5.4
    54%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    5.7
    57%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    6.1
    61%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    AlienVault OSSIM

    90%
    11 Ratings
    9.7

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    97%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    AlienVault OSSIM

    80%
    1 Rating

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    AlienVault OSSIM

    79%
    6 Ratings

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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.
    Ivan Montilla Miralles | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    Retina Network Security Scanner is well suited for any environment and infrastructure that would like to expose security deficiencies across their network as well as visualize vulnerabilities as they pertain to assets in their environment. I cannot think of any scenario that would not be appropriate for this product. Since the product carries over to pretty much all assets in your environment, I don't know off the top of y head what it wouldn't be appropriate for.
    Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AlienVault OSSIM

    • Asset discovery. Once installed in a centric, network-accessible server, OSSIM can poll all your endpoints with common protocols (SSH, SNMP, WMI) to detect and discover site-wide assets to monitor. You only need to group them by your own criteria once added to the product.
    • SIEM Event Correlation. You can define quite complex correlation rules to detect possible suspicious or malicious actions or attempts in your network, in order to categorize them as real threats or as false positives, thus streamlining your risk assessment and management.
    • Ease of installation. The entire AlienVault OSSIM is self-contained in an ISO file, which can be burned into a DVD or just mounted in your server of choice (physical or virtual) for deployment. The installation process is automated and quote verbosed, with options for static IP, email messaging and others.
    • Ease of access. Being AlienVault OSSIM a self-contained appliance, it can be accessed via web by any device that supports a web browser, being that desktops, workstation, mobile devices, etc. The OSSIM dashboard and other features are automatically rearranged to adapt to the particular device being in use.
    Jose Quintero | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    • Scanning, network discovery.
    • Does a good job at scanning without taking up network resources.
    • Does not consume a lot of bandwidth.
    Peter Paccione | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AlienVault OSSIM

    • The reports are clunky and a bit tedious to parse through.
    • Sometimes there's so much noise it's hard to tell what a true positive is. There are lots of false ones that trigger alerts but are normal behavior in many environments.
    John Keenan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    • I do not have any obvious cons to report at this time.
    Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AlienVault OSSIM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    AlienVault OSSIM

    AlienVault OSSIM 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Jose Quintero | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    AlienVault OSSIM

    AlienVault OSSIM 7.9
    Based on 6 answers
    AlienVault OSSIM support has been very good. I have not had an issue that they were not able to quickly identify and provide a fix for. They are very quick to respond to open cases and are very knowledgeable in the product, which makes troubleshooting issues fast and solutions are provided quickly.
    Laurie Keith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    AlienVault OSSIM

    Originally my organization leveraged alien value due to the lower cost of entry and ability to manage it as a service provider. Unfortunately, after several years of working with this tool, it became unwieldy to use as it felt that almost every useful report had to be created by hand. As other tools have come out with the ability to do automated responses such as Stellar Data processor, we have begun to evaluate alternatives.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    I've evaluated Nessus and multiple other products. I'd say Retina is right there with Nessus. At a certain point, it's not about if the product "finds" more vulnerabilities, it's about how easy it is for the end user. All scanners right now find about the same amount of vulnerabilities, but some are harder for users to use. Retina has a pretty well-designed user interface.
    Peter Paccione | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AlienVault OSSIM

    • It's difficult to put a monetary value on security, but with proper monitoring and alerting, incidents will be easier to avoid.
    • Helps with your compliancy, as it automatically alerts you for critical events.
    • Collects logs in the cloud, so protected from local issues, like SAN failures.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BeyondTrust Network Security Scanner, powered by Retina (Legacy)

    • The product is extremely easy to deploy, extremely positive.
    • If you take full advantage of this product as I did, you will maximize your ROI quickly as we did.
    • We were able to visualize our vulnerabilities efficiently and effectively and maintain scheduled scans that allowed us to maintain a continuous improvement atmosphere while securing our investments.
    • The ability provide reporting allows our IT department to prioritize issues and remediate as required without chasing down low risk issues over high risk issues that need immediate attention.
    Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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