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Score 8.5 out of 100
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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.
Ivan Montilla Miralles | TrustRadius Reviewer

CrowdStrike Falcon

There aren't many scenarios where I wouldn't recommend CrowdStrike. You'll have the ability to create protection policies for different parts of your environment so that sensitive machines have as much protection as possible, and low-risk machines aren't overly locked down. The only reason I can't see someone choosing CrowdStrike is over a matter of budget. It's not the most expensive, nor is it the cheapest.
Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
7.8
CrowdStrike Falcon
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.4
CrowdStrike Falcon
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
7.6
CrowdStrike Falcon
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.3
CrowdStrike Falcon
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
CrowdStrike Falcon
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
CrowdStrike Falcon
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
7.1
CrowdStrike Falcon
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.3
CrowdStrike Falcon

Endpoint Security

AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Anti-Exploit Technology
AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Centralized Management
AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Hybrid Deployment Support
AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
7.7
Infection Remediation
AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Vulnerability Management
AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.2
Malware Detection
AlienVault OSSIM
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.6

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

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • Detects and automatically blocks dangerous behavior on endpoints that could be indicative of malicious activity, like executing programs from the deleted items folder, executing a SSH command in silent mode from different places in the OS, etc.
  • Monitors endpoints continuously for known malware, evaluates dangerous behaviors and blocks execution based on risk tolerance settings, uses AI to draw correlations on multiple attack vectors, and has a human malware hunting element to detect known or newly detected attack vectors.
  • Is easy to deploy across a large organization and manage centrally by as few as 1 person part time.
  • This was the fastest and easiest implementation of an enterprise grade security system I have ever done. I pushed software to the endpoints on a Friday afternoon, and was complete by Noon on Monday, as each workstation came online, the installer completed, and we were protected.
Mark Sauer | 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

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • Action performed logs not included in the executive/technical report.
  • Some problems and glitches with the management tool.
  • Some web interface items are not very intuitive.
Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM 8.7
Based on 3 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

CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike Falcon 8.8
Based on 5 answers
  • Ease of implementation.
  • Overall protection capabilities.
  • Real-time system inventory function.
  • Insight and intelligence of not only the threat, but the potential of the threat.
  • Support staff of their managed service is excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AlienVault OSSIM

Best bang for the buck. Darktrace did not perform even close to AlienVault. I ran them concurrently. AlienVault consistently found issues that Darktrace didn't pick up, and the Darktrace incidents were false positives. At one point, Darktrace stated I had 2,000 servers and I have 112.FortiSIEM is an awesome package but it's more then I need (or can afford). I would need to add staff, for at least the first year or so, just to get it setup and configured correctly.
Matthew Frederickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

CrowdStrike Falcon

We use both, and by using both we can cover Apple machines as well as Windows and Linux machines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AlienVault OSSIM

  • 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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • A significant increase in responsiveness to data security incidents.
  • The frequency and extent of data security issues have been drastically reduced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

CrowdStrike Falcon

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM
8.2
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1

Usability

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
CrowdStrike Falcon

Support

AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8

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