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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.
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Pentaho

The tool is fast, visually attractive and intuitive to use, but we also have an implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho pales in comparison to the overall capabilities. I recommend the tool, but everyone’s solution need is unique, so it may not be the right fit. Larger tools like Qlik are more versatile and easier to recommend. More expensive, yes, but you usually get what you pay for.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Pentaho
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.5
Pentaho
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Pentaho
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.8
Pentaho
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.5
Pentaho
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
7.3
Pentaho
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
8.2
Pentaho
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.5
Pentaho

BI Standard Reporting

AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.7
Customizable dashboards
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.5
Drill-down analysis
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.3
Formatting capabilities
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.2
Report sharing and collaboration
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
5.3

Report Output and Scheduling

AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.8
Publish to Web
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.2
Publish to PDF
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.7
Report Versioning
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.7
Predictive Analytics
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
5.8

Access Control and Security

AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.4
Role-Based Security Model
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.9

Mobile Capabilities

AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.2
Dedicated iOS Application
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.4
Dedicated Android Application
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.2
REST API
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
7.3
Javascript API
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.7
iFrames
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
5.6
Java API
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
5.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
AlienVault OSSIM
Pentaho
6.2

Pros

AlienVault OSSIM

  • Most of the configuration comes out-of-the-box suited for most environments. Setting it up is really easy, with the wizard, you can have it working in less than 3 hours of deployment, without counting asset installation.
  • Out-of-the-box dashboards are really useful. You can modify or add new widgets to suit your needs, but you'll most likely agree with what already comes configured.
  • The tickets feature for handling alarms is really easy to use.
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Pentaho

  • First thing what I have experienced about Pentaho is that it is user friendly. The best thing about Pentaho is Pentaho Data Integration. I have never used more user friendlier ETL tool like PDI. All the jobs and transformation steps are easy to understand. And I like the sample transformations and jobs that are provided with the package. It is so user friendly that, even if you don't know SQL, it will generate it for you. If you don't want to write scripts, that's fine, you can do it in PDI.
  • I have found that Pentaho can be integrated with any technology or framework. I have easily and successfully integrated it with HDFS, EMR, S3, CouchDB, many different RDBMSs. I would consider it as a strength of Pentaho. Also if you are stuck or you find any error, the type of logging will have an answer for you. I found the logging mechanism very effective.
  • I have mostly used Pentaho Analyzer and Schema Workbench at the BI side. It is user friendly too and we have a very few users who come to the developers to help them understanding the UI of PUC.
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Cons

AlienVault OSSIM

  • The correlation directives that come out of the box are very few. I understand more correlation directives are a premium product, but one can hardly see the value of having very few. It makes new customers think they will not get better directives when they switch to the full USM or USM Anywhere.
  • Same with reports, the few reports it comes out of the box can be retrieved using other tools that are better prepared for the task. I understand that compliance reports aren't free, but at least I'd expect more security reports.
  • The OTX tab in dashboards sometimes takes too long to load, even if you have a fast internet and plenty of resources in the VM.
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Pentaho

  • Data Visualization. Provide richer library of data visualization capabilities. Ultimately the dashboards are the end result of all the hard work done at the back office. Yes, Pentaho has a lower TCO compared to other Products but richer data visualization capabilities would make it a winner! Pentaho has overcome this limitation by allowing external charting engines to be integrated with their product suite, but more needs to be done to strengthen core Pentaho Data Visualizaiton capabilities. Alternatively the external charting engine capabilities need to be documented and evangalized.
  • Alternative to Mondrian. In our case we needed to analyse data for a million subscribers over key performance areas like Churns, Activations etc. In these scenarios semi additive measures needed to be calculated and presented in a report across days to years grains of time. In such scenarios the Mondrian based ROLAP capability did not scale up to our expectation. Pentaho needs to address such issues and fast.
  • In the world of R/SAS/SPSS its hard to find use cases where WEKA was used in Production environments to solve a business problem. We would have needed some hand holding to replace our R/SPSS code to WEKA and help us build newer alogorithms on this platform ground up.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault OSSIM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
Pentaho is integral to our business now. We are married to it! :-)
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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.
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Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
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Support

AlienVault OSSIM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 2 answers
They were responsive to our questions when we raised issues.They gave us workarounds when required.They were quite knowledgeable when it came to issue analysis and providing fixes.They were forthright in informing us if a bug was not due for release soon.
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Online Training

AlienVault OSSIM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000
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Implementation

AlienVault OSSIM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.
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Alternatives Considered

AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM has the upper ante in initial deployment price, being that it's open source. Also, with perhaps the exception of SolarWinds, it has a lower optimal requirements for onsite deployment, hence your OPEX won't be hit very hard by investing in new hardware to suit the appliance. The correlation engine is somewhat more robust that their counterparts in LogRhythm and SolarWinds, and the IDS (both NIDS and HIDS) are more reliable as well in terms of results. Finally, although Tenable SecurityCenter is more robust in dashboards, alerts and reports, it comes short in front of OSSIM in terms of real-time IDS and SIEM correlation.
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Pentaho

It has been too long since we did the research (over three years) before choosing Pentaho so I cannot remember exactly which competing products we looked at. In the end, the problem with all the others was that they were too expensive for our small company. Pentaho was reasonably priced and was exactly what we were looking for.Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS all provide similar, but very expensive products.
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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!
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Pentaho

  • Because of the security issue we have had to spin up an additional reporting portal using another vendor. This means we have two reporting tools that we must maintain and support.
  • Since Pentaho is used by a limited audience it gets sidelined as a solution that requires our customers and partners to access their reporting via the web.
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Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

Pentaho

General

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

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