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Score 8.2 out of 101

Infor EAM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM

The most obvious scenario in which OSSIM is well suited is in a single office/home office (SOHO) or small business, in which budget is reduced but asset discovery and vulnerability management are greatly needed and appreciated. OSSIM is lightweight and free, so the real challenge to face is to hire or assign an administrator to manage and operate it, instead of any investment on an expensive appliance. Also, as resellers, promoting usage of OSSIM to customers charging for professional services for installation, administration, and maintenance (remember that OSSIM doesn't have official support from AlienVault) is a great asset for the organization.
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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
8.3
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
8.7
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

  • 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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  • 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

  • OSSIM, being an open source solution, lacks log management (a treat that the full USM has). Perhaps a feature to include a lightweight version inside the SIEM Correlation engine can be appreciated.
  • The appliance also lacks support for Cloud-based servers and apps. This feature is also present in USM, so it's unlikely this will appear in OSSIM, but I'd suggest also a reduced version of it included in this appliance.
  • More integration with third-party solutions such as BMC Remedy and ServiceNow, although this can be emulated through email alerts, as most ITSM solutions have the ability of converting incoming email messages into tickets.
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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

  • The ROI of OSSIM itself is, obviously, immediate, being that it's a free, open-source product. However, you must take into account other inherent investments to cover up for the lack of official support, such as certified agents or consultants that take care of the management and maintenance of the product once in production.
  • On the other hand, the potential loss of information and interruption of operativity due to malware and other threats is really unmeasurable. The implicit savings in OSSIM as a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) are really the major positive impact on your organization's revenue.
  • Finally, and from a reseller's point of view, reselling OSSIM has the big plus of being a professional services-only asset, given that the appliance itself is free of charge. The only thing to consider is the initial investment in team members with the required capacitation and knowledge to address such professional services to potential customers.
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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
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Infor EAM

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