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AlienVault OSSIM

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Score 8.1 out of 101

Ivanti ITAM Suite

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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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Ivanti ITAM Suite

Ivanti ITAM suite is very robust and offers all the features you need in an ITAM solution. Out of the box, you get all you need, but you are able to customize and add processes that are missing very easily. It will work for any organization, regardless of complexity. We have the full suite of Ivanti products and there are nice integration options that make usage very seamless.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Ivanti ITAM Suite
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Ivanti ITAM Suite
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
7.7
Ivanti ITAM Suite
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.6
Ivanti ITAM Suite
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
9.0
Ivanti ITAM Suite
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
7.5
Ivanti ITAM Suite
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Ivanti ITAM Suite
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
Ivanti ITAM Suite

IT Asset Management

AlienVault OSSIM
Ivanti ITAM Suite
9.2
Software and hardware inventory tracking
AlienVault OSSIM
Ivanti ITAM Suite
9.0
License management
AlienVault OSSIM
Ivanti ITAM Suite
9.0
Asset lifecycle monitoring
AlienVault OSSIM
Ivanti ITAM Suite
9.9
Contract management
AlienVault OSSIM
Ivanti ITAM Suite
8.0
Asset relationship management
AlienVault OSSIM
Ivanti ITAM Suite
9.9

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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  • Ability to have very customized workflows and processes for configuration items
  • Ability to correlate/relate assets to other assets
  • Asset tracking and tie backs to purchasing, vendors, etc.
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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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  • Licensing can be complex and is fairly expensive. I did not research other ITAM solutions as we use the entire Ivanti suite to see how pricing compares, but it does seem expensive.
  • Be careful when you are building you CMDB module in the Ivanti Service Desk tool, we found the hard way that create custom CI processes requires an ITAM license.
  • We have submitted a few bugs and the resolution from support seems slow. I find this is common with many vendors, but was hoping for better resolution times with Ivanti.
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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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We brought the CA suite of ITAM tools in previously and the project failed. We selected Ivanti because of a previous relationship and we already owned the Service Desk product. It was an easy decisions and we needed specific integration with the CMDB module of Service Desk, which the IT Asset Mgmt Suite provided us.
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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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  • We have seen tremendous ROI with custom processes set up to manage the lifecycle of our assets. This was a huge void for us previously and now we can see when assets are coming/going and when they should be retired.
  • Integration with other apps via API has allowed us to automate manual tasks and streamline processes.
  • Tie-ins with the CMDB function of Service Desk have allowed us to create dynamic workflows to manage the lifecycle of assets and other related assets. Very powerful use case.
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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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Ivanti ITAM Suite

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