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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.
Ivan Montilla Miralles | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

It provides great web security and will protect your devices against viruses and malware when paired with other security software and hardware. For instance, we have multiple layers of security set up so if McAfee misses something then one of our other barriers will catch the infection or intrusion before it reaches the network. I would not suggest using this product as a standalone agent because I do not think it will be as effective when working by itself. The dashboard also makes it convenient to manage devices, policies, and settings from wherever you are so it's an ideal solution for any IT department to use. I would just suggest using something else as a backup so your network isn't left vulnerable.
Roberta Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
7.6
McAfee Endpoint Security
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.3
McAfee Endpoint Security
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
7.3
McAfee Endpoint Security
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.0
McAfee Endpoint Security
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
7.7
McAfee Endpoint Security
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
8.9
McAfee Endpoint Security
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
6.1
McAfee Endpoint Security
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
McAfee Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.2
Anti-Exploit Technology
AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.6
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.8
Centralized Management
AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
8.7
Hybrid Deployment Support
AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.9
Infection Remediation
AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.6
Vulnerability Management
AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.0
Malware Detection
AlienVault OSSIM
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.7

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.
Jose Quintero | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

  • The detection level is better than Windows defender.
  • The e-policy orchestration management console that comes with it enables us to oversee the devices remotely, run scans on the endpoints, and update their virus definitions forcibly.
  • It sends regular updates and therefore each endpoints stays safe individually.
  • Furthermore, it has a very easy to understand interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AlienVault OSSIM

  • The reports are clunky and a bit tedious to parse through.
  • Sometimes there's so much noise it's hard to tell what a true positive is. There are lots of false ones that trigger alerts but are normal behavior in many environments.
John Keenan | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

  • My biggest flak with McAfee Endpoint Security is that it is quite resource-intensive. It does tend to make the system a little slow. You get security at the expense of your machine's speed.
  • Even though the drive encryption makes the system more secure, it takes a lot of time to first enter the very long password, and then for it to decrypt the whole machine. This sometimes clashes with Windows update and causes a lot of complications which leads to boot loops.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jose Quintero | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM 8.0
Based on 4 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.
Laurie Keith | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security 7.6
Based on 8 answers
The support is pretty good, and I haven't had any issues with getting the highest quality technical support when there are issues. Tech support representatives that I have dealt with know the product quite well and have solved many issues that I have had with the product in the past. The only issue I have with support is that it can be quite expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Matthew Frederickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

If you have Cisco tools and equipment globally in place and just for the clients additionally McAfee you should have a deeper look. We wanted to install end-2-end security over all networks and hardware. This was a big point for Cisco. For a managed client team, Cisco is a step which they do not want in the first round.
Ralf Richter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

  • The first thing is protection. According to my career I have to always deal with the internet. If I was not a user of this software many times I would have lost all of my documents due to a virus attack. Many times we plug USB devices to a PC and after scanning the USB I saw many threats using this software. So if I am not a user of this software I would have lost my documents many time. Thank you McAfee Endpoint security!
  • Another thing is this software is always concerned about our privacy. It means this is not only a virus blocker it’s anti-hacker software. They place extra effort to our privacy. They auto detect email and block the emails which email trying to steal our data.
  • Another thing is the save our passwords. So we don’t have to waste our time to type passwords we can simply enter an account through facial recognition or fingerprint. So no one can access my account without my permission. It’s helped make my work easy and I don’t have to memorize my password.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

McAfee Endpoint Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.8

Usability

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
McAfee Endpoint Security

Support Rating

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.6

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