AlienVault OSSIM vs. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AlienVault OSSIM
Score 8.8 out of 10
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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
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Prisma Cloud, from Palo Alto Networks (based on technology acquired with Evident.io, or the Evident Security Platform) is presented as a comprehensive Cloud Native Security Platform (CNSP) that delivers full lifecycle security and full stack protection for multi- and hybrid-cloud environments. The solution is dedicated to reducing attack surface and checking for vulnerabilities against known or custom signatures of threats and provides daily risk reports, and also detects what users were…N/A
Pricing
AlienVault OSSIMPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
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AlienVault OSSIMPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
AlienVault OSSIMPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
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
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
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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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AlienVault OSSIMPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Small Businesses
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Score 7.9 out of 10

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Splunk Enterprise
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Splunk Enterprise
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
AlienVault OSSIMPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(10 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlienVault OSSIMPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
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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Palo Alto Networks
Finding specific Cloud Vendor specific Cloud resource configuration, tags, network information and etc. is fairly easy to do. Cloud alert capabilities are pretty good and with proper knowledge top notch alerts can be created. Only downside I can think of is ease of use.
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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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Vulnerability assessment using Twistlock
  • Enhancing Security by scanning workload based on different Security standards and provide a compliance report
  • CF template integration with CI/CD pipeline to identify any security issue before workload are deployed
  • IAM/UEBA features additional to enchaining security posture
  • Auto remediation
  • Integration is simple and solution is supported on multiple cloud
  • Customized dashboard/queries
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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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Real-time supports would be much appreciated. At the moment they have a third-party ticketing support tool, which can be replaced with real-time support, which can be provided to the user at the time of the issue.
  • The user should be provided with all the learning material by the Palo Alto team at the time of license purchase. This would save a lot of users' time, which is taken up by research and finding the correct documents from the website.
  • Themes can be introduced in the feature set, which would help the user customize the software as per their needs.
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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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Palo Alto Networks
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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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Palo Alto Networks
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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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Palo Alto Networks
Our organization didn't consider any other tool, and so far we are pretty much satisfied with Prisma Cloud.
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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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Investigation time is severely reduced
  • Has potential to identify misconfigurations
  • Hard to setup
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