AlienVault OSSIM vs. Skybox Security

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
Skybox Security
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Skybox Security offers vulnerability and threat management solutions.N/A
Pricing
AlienVault OSSIMSkybox Security
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlienVault OSSIMSkybox Security
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
AlienVault OSSIMSkybox Security
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
Skybox Security
-
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
Firewall Security Management
Comparison of Firewall Security Management features of Product A and Product B
AlienVault OSSIM
-
Ratings
Skybox Security
7.4
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Policy planning and rule management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Automated Policy Orchestration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Device Discovery00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Policy Compliance Auditing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Attack Path Simulation Testing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Vulnerability Scans00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Firewall Rule Cleanup00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AlienVault OSSIMSkybox Security
Small Businesses
AlienVault USM
AlienVault USM
Score 7.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
InsightIDR
InsightIDR
Score 8.7 out of 10
Palo Alto Panorama
Palo Alto Panorama
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
InsightIDR
InsightIDR
Score 8.7 out of 10
Palo Alto Panorama
Palo Alto Panorama
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
AlienVault OSSIMSkybox Security
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(10 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlienVault OSSIMSkybox Security
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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Skybox Security
For any customer that has a complex network environment spanning globally, skybox helps manage firewall policy compliance for many vendors quite easy. It has a variety of security and network vendors that it is compatible with in its database.
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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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Skybox Security
  • Skybox manages compliance for firewalls better than we have seen with other tools.
  • Skybox integrates into standard change management tools so change control can flow through Skybox and assist with all decisions to implement a change.
  • The Skybox network map is more detailed than other management tools showing us paths other tools didn't find.
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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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Skybox Security
  • User experience. On the first approach, it's not the simplest tool that I have ever used.
  • Web-based console. In my honest opinion it's very important [to have] this type of functionality to extend the use of Skybox.
  • Too many updates of the product.
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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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Skybox Security
It is user friendly and quite easy to use. It centralizes all info in one portal and generates good reports to help you visualize and assess your change management decision
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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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Skybox Security
The support team needs to be improved especially in their response and awareness about recent bugs in their solution. For example, sometimes they are not aware about how to integrate specific vendors like Microsoft Azure and they still don't have answers to it until now.
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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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Skybox Security
CloudGuard Dome9 does not have a suite for an on-premise datacenter.
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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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Skybox Security
  • Skybox is in pilot
  • Positive ROI is in change management
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