25 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    7.8

    AlienVault OSSIM

    78%

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AlienVault OSSIM ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    9.3
    93%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Correlation

    7.9
    79%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    8.3
    83%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    8.6
    86%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    9.3
    93%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    5.4
    54%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    5.7
    57%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    6.1
    61%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AlienVault OSSIM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    AlienVault OSSIM

    90%
    11 Ratings
    7.9

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    79%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    AlienVault OSSIM

    80%
    1 Rating

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    AlienVault OSSIM

    79%
    6 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Anti virus
    • Vulnerability protection
    • Anti spyware
    Darshil Sanghvi | 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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
    • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
    • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AlienVault OSSIM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    AlienVault OSSIM

    AlienVault OSSIM 7.9
    Based on 6 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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    AlienVault OSSIM

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
    Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AlienVault OSSIM

    • It's difficult to put a monetary value on security, but with proper monitoring and alerting, incidents will be easier to avoid.
    • Helps with your compliancy, as it automatically alerts you for critical events.
    • Collects logs in the cloud, so protected from local issues, like SAN failures.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
    • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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