AlienVault OSSIM vs. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AlienVault OSSIM
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
OSSIM leverages the power of the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange by allowing users to both contribute and receive real-time information about malicious hosts. AlienVault OSSIM is an open source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product. It is a unified platform providing: Asset discovery Vulnerability assessment Intrusion detection Behavioral monitoring SIEM OSSIM provides the basis for AlienVault's proprietary Unified Security…N/A
ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Patch Manager Plus is an automated patch management software that provides enterprises with a single interface for all patch management tasks. The vendor claims it works across platforms, helping users patch Windows, Mac, Linux & 300+ third-party applications. With Automated Patch Deployments, users can automate the entire process of patch management:…
$245
50 endpoints
Pricing
AlienVault OSSIMManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
Editions & Modules
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Professional
$245.00
50 endpoints
Enterprise
$345.00
50 endpoints
Professional
$345.00
50 endpoints
Enterprise
$445.00
50 endpoints
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlienVault OSSIMManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
AlienVault OSSIM
7.5
10 Ratings
4% below category average
ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
-
Ratings
Centralized event and log data collection9.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Correlation7.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management8.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment flexibility8.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools9.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces9.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection9.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Data integration/API management5.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining5.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds5.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation6.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching6.43 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AlienVault OSSIMManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(10 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlienVault OSSIMManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
AT&T Cybersecurity
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
If you are managing a very large number of computers, I would say 1000+, the standard patching tools provided by Microsoft will fail to do their job properly. This is where you will benefit from ManageEngine PATCH MANAGER Plus, being agent-based it is fast, easy to manage, and reliable. If you require functionality more than just patching, like security auditing, you have to look elsewhere.
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Pros
AT&T Cybersecurity
  • 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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • All the patches are tested before delivered to us.
  • It's on cloud so we does not need to maintain Hardware and Network.
  • It also upgrades the hardware drivers & BIOS. But for BIOS only we use monthly updates no automatic policy just push to target computers.
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Cons
AT&T Cybersecurity
  • Creating custom rules is a bit complicated
  • Reporting could be improved
  • Agent has caused conflicts with a couple of our other applications
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Would like to be able to still install patches that are older than 3 months
  • Would like to be able to upload our own installers, but understand this is part of endpoint central
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Usability
AT&T Cybersecurity
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Support Rating
AT&T Cybersecurity
Everything is done through MSSP and installation pro services. Once those hours are burned up, then you're on your own without a lot of help. Typically the pro services hours aren't enough to get past 60 days and MSSP are hit and miss. We had a miss for installation helpers.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The support team at Patch Manager Plus has been awesome. Very responsive and knowledgeable. There are times when there is confusion between different tickets but there is still good service.
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Alternatives Considered
AT&T Cybersecurity
Originally my organization leveraged alien value due to the lower cost of entry and ability to manage it as a service provider. Unfortunately, after several years of working with this tool, it became unwieldy to use as it felt that almost every useful report had to be created by hand. As other tools have come out with the ability to do automated responses such as Stellar Data processor, we have begun to evaluate alternatives.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
SolarWinds was not selected because it runs on top of
SCCM which in itself is problematic and unreliable. We need an application that
runs in standalone mode and does not rely on any other application. SolarWinds
is also one of the most expensive. Kaseya and GFI LanGuard are overkill as they contain
functionality that we do not need or already have. GFI LanGuard for instance
does security auditing the same as Qualys that we already have. Kaseya is a full
management and automation solution.
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Return on Investment
AT&T Cybersecurity
  • It satisfied a requirement of our audit team (internal and external).
  • Custom written alerts allow us to be proactive for some events.
  • Stable product means we don't spend a lot of time keeping it up and running.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • It has saved engineers so much time when monitoring patching out of hours.
  • We no longer need to log into each individual server to patch it if it's failed, it can all be done from inside ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus itself.
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