AlienVault OSSIM vs. Rapid7 InsightIDR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AlienVault OSSIM
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
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
InsightIDR
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
In addition to their incident response service, Rapid7 offers InsightIDR, a combined XDR and SIEM that provides user behavior and threat analytics.
$5.89
per month per asset
Pricing
AlienVault OSSIMRapid7 InsightIDR
Editions & Modules
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InsightIDR Advanced
$5.89
per month per asset
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlienVault OSSIMInsightIDR
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*500 asset minimum. Billed annually. All amounts are shown in U.S. dollars. International prices vary.
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Features
AlienVault OSSIMRapid7 InsightIDR
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
Rapid7 InsightIDR
-
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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User Ratings
AlienVault OSSIMRapid7 InsightIDR
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(10 ratings)
8.5
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlienVault OSSIMRapid7 InsightIDR
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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Rapid7
It has been brilliant for us in terms of understanding the behaviour affecting our endpoints and assets. We have full visibility of our alerts, which menas we can act on them immediately. We use a single pain of glass with dashboards that can be easily drilled down into to get further information. It has laso helped us eo create bespoke reports for senios Managmeent, while at the same time supports other teams like Network Mnagement and Operations.
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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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Rapid7
  • Rapid7 InsightIDR does a very good job at keeping virus definitions up to date so that our threat intelligence is very up to date when knowing what to protect against.
  • It helps us by scanning all of our infrastructure components and highlights where improvements need to be made in security so we can be proactive with our security initiatives.
  • It has automated response mechanisms to triage and resolve any potentials risks allowing us to save time in the long run.
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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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Rapid7
  • Sometimes Rapid7 InsightIDR will be too locked down and without knowing will block applications and processes needed for day to day operation.
  • System scans with Rapid7 InsightIDR can be very bandwidth-heavy on the network and system resources.
  • From a recent incident, we have seen more and more false positives from Rapid7 InsightIDR on areas that we know are secure.
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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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Rapid7
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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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Rapid7
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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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Rapid7
The biggest advantage it has the lightweight agent and smooth and less traffic chaos in network during log collection. Cloud Security always require extra efforts but InsightIDR reduce that burden as it has highly anticipated agents to which knows what they need to do when they captured malicious traffic.log collection and threat intelligence is major part in and xdr and here it stand out along others in the market, I started my career as qualys administration but I like InsightIDR much now.
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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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Rapid7
  • Rapid7 InsightIDR has allowed us to be proactive in securing our systems as the vulnerability scans give us a lens at what we need to fortify when it comes to security.
  • In recent incidents its allowed us to save time and money as it mostly detects issues accurately and we are able to bring systems back quickly without too much downtime for the business.
  • With recent updates, we are confident that Rapid7 InsightIDR is a good solution for the long run as they are always making adjustments to their platform and improving it with every release.
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