AlienVault OSSIM vs. Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB)

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
Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB)
Score 6.7 out of 10
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Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (CASB) secures applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite, Box, and other services, providing visibility and control over cloud apps.N/A
Pricing
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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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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
Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB)
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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
Best Alternatives
AlienVault OSSIMProofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB)
Small Businesses
AlienVault USM
AlienVault USM
Score 7.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Splunk Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.5 out of 10
Avanan
Avanan
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Splunk Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.5 out of 10
Avanan
Avanan
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
AlienVault OSSIMProofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(10 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlienVault OSSIMProofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB)
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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Proofpoint
If you are using microsoft o365 solutions then it helps to safegaurd them and protects your organization data. If you are using many cloud services in your company then it will help you to monitor and prevent data theft. It helps you work with confidence in this new age cloud solutions securely.
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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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Proofpoint
  • Protects and controls our DLP
  • Secures our office 365 environment
  • Gives us analytics and visibility
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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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Proofpoint
  • The customer support can be better as it sometimes take time to resolve issues.
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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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Proofpoint
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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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Proofpoint
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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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Proofpoint
Proofpoint CASB was a beast and its features are simply faster and better in processing and addressing the needs of our users. They work well and integrate with our current infrastructure. Their business model, certifications, constant updates, ML model and collaboration with their customer submissions always improve the system for effectiveness. They’re trusted by big companies.
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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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Proofpoint
  • By using we are able to safeguard our critical data
  • Helps us to detect threats and helps to mitigate them
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