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Score 8.7 out of 101
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Score 9.1 out of 101

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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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

It simply works. I do get alerts, but I know Crowdstrike is blocking the behavior or malware, so I don't lose any sleep. Since installing CS, we have not had a single security incident. Nice to focus on other value add tasks than remediating malware or Ransomeware.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.5
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
7.8
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.5
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
7.3
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

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.
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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

  • Rapid identification of potential data security issues.
  • Blocking of continued activity and lateral movement in the event that a single endpoint is suspected of compromise.
  • Detailed threat intelligence and analysis from the OverWatch Team.
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Cons

AlienVault OSSIM

  • Reporting is not the greatest. I had internal developers take data and create some reports that better fit my needs.
  • Navigation through the vulnerability scans is not ideal.
  • Asset management is also cumbersome to navigate through.
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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

  • We get false positive detections when we run an email signature script for our users. These false positives can be a distraction. We've implemented a whitelist for those behaviors, but had some difficulty in figuring out how to configure CrowdStrike to recognize these executions since the file name and hash were always different (the executing file was firstname_lastname.exe, and that was too Vague to whitelist.
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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.
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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

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Support

AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM 9.5
Based on 2 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.
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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

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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.
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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

We use these solutions in a complimentary fashion.
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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!
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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

  • CS is fairly expensive for security software, but it works.
  • From an ROI perspective, if you could quantify the cost of a day or more of company downtime during a Ransomware event, plus the remediation time, and the fact that you will likely have some data loss, the cost is quickly justified.
  • CS keeps our business units (26 across the globe) up and running 24/7 with no incidents for 2 years and running.
  • Easy install, little time required to administrate and manage, makes this a security tool most CIO / CISO executives can love.
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Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

General

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

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