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Score 7.9 out of 100
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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.
Ivan Montilla Miralles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

  • Works well most of the time for even large enterprise organizations, but takes a lot of care and feeding to ensure it's running properly.
  • We have had several issues with 'ghost machines' not updating and continue to report on IP's with no devices attached.
  • Could use better filtering and reporting built-in and more customized options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
7.6
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.3
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
7.3
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.0
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
7.7
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
8.9
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
6.1
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

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

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

  • Being a vulnerability scanner tool, its purpose is to scan the systems to find the vulnerabilities. We can define the assets like IP address for the scans and it also allows to either schedule the scan at a preferred time or start the scan immediately. Upon completion of the scan, this tool can result provide the details like host type, OS information, hardware address, along with the vulnerabilities.
  • Rapid7 Nexpose has a list of templates to perform the scan. Once the templates are defined then the scans are performed accordingly.
  • It also contains an option to add credentials/authentication using passwords, usernames, private keys to perform the credential-based scans which I think is a great feature.
Anonymous | 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

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

  • In comparison to Tenable SecurityCenter we saw it didn't exactly find the same vulnerabilities which we would assume it should have
  • We rely on a ticketing system and not our VM tool to assign tasks so wasn't too useful having that in there
  • Filtering capabilities aren't as good as its competitors
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

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Support Rating

AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM 8.0
Based on 4 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

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose) 7.4
Based on 4 answers
I gave it a seven due to the functionality and general ease of use after the initial setup headaches, but compared to Qualys, Rapid7 Nexpose falls short on features and ease of use. Their support drags this rating down a point as well. I have gone weeks with no update on semi-critical issues and typically have to make call after call to get a semi-coherent response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AlienVault OSSIM

Best bang for the buck. Darktrace did not perform even close to AlienVault. I ran them concurrently. AlienVault consistently found issues that Darktrace didn't pick up, and the Darktrace incidents were false positives. At one point, Darktrace stated I had 2,000 servers and I have 112.FortiSIEM is an awesome package but it's more then I need (or can afford). I would need to add staff, for at least the first year or so, just to get it setup and configured correctly.
Matthew Frederickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

Nessus Pro does scans, but does not maintain an inventory from scan to scan. There is no history for a specific device, you have to look inside the results of each scan. Search across inventory is non-existent. There are no dashboards for data analysis. This is no tracking for remediation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

  • Can reduce time to patch most critical vulnerabilities
  • Can help to identify who is spending time patching things of lower risk thus keeping the organization in a more vulnerable position
  • Easily provides the patch team with a work plan to enhance security more quickly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

AlienVault OSSIM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

General

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

Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose) Editions & Modules

Edition
insightIDR$521
Vulnerability Management$221
Application Security$2,0002
Log Management$193
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  2. per app
  3. per GB
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
7.4

Usability

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)

Support Rating

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Rapid7 InsightVM (Nexpose)
7.4

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