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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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Infor EAM

Infor Enterprise Asset Management is definitely well suited for manufacturing. It handles fleet assets, facilities management and municipalities as well. It even does a decent job of equipment calibrations in the biomedical field. Currently, Infor has three releases of its EAM software (10.2, 11.0 & 11.1). They are updating it constantly. I see this as a very viable product for years to come
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

IT Asset Management

AlienVault OSSIM
Infor EAM
8.8
Software and hardware inventory tracking
AlienVault OSSIM
Infor EAM
8.0
Asset lifecycle monitoring
AlienVault OSSIM
Infor EAM
9.0
Contract management
AlienVault OSSIM
Infor EAM
8.0
Asset relationship management
AlienVault OSSIM
Infor EAM
10.0

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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  • Highly configurable and customizable throughout the entire system. User defined fields, custom data grids, custom links, the list goes on and on.
  • Strong Work Management program. The work order process can absolutely be configured to meet the client's process.
  • Mobile offering is fantastic. Use tablets (Android or iOS) to complete corrective work orders, PM work orders and even issue parts to work orders. These devices make it simple to take pictures and add them to the work order.
  • KPI's quickly display the most important data and In-boxes make it easy for users to get to their key processes quickly.
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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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  • Infor Enterprise Asset Management doesn't step the user through the process easily. The user must already know the process and how to step through it. But I still don't see this as a very big issue.
  • Would like a separate mobile program to handle the parts side of the equation (receiving, put-up, counting, etc.).
  • The mobile program could do a better job of handling fleet assets. Currently, a lot of configuration and customization is used to get the mobile program to work appropriately in a fleet environment.
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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 as the first experience with a SIEM is very fine, especially if your company is an SMB. Every SIEM shares some features in common with other products, features such as log retrieval and normalization. So if you stick with principles, you can learn other SIEM products as well. If your environment is not of a minimum size, LogRhythm might be overkill for your network, same with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager.
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Return on Investment

  • Since it's free, ROI has been positive in terms of money. In time cost and engineer time, it has been also very cheap to implement since it's very easy to get it running.
  • As a learning tool, for ACSE certification, it has also been very useful, since it shares a lot with the USM appliance installation.
  • As a test environment, again, it shares a lot with the USM appliance installation, so if you have a USM also and you don't want to test things over your production environment, testing with OSSIM first has been a good way to mitigate possible bad effects.
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  • Increased maintenance labor utilization
  • Decreased part inventory cost by showing parts that currently are used
  • Easily keeps track of equipment cost
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Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

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

Infor EAM

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