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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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Firewall Security Management

AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
7.4
Policy planning and rule management
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
8.0
Automated Policy Orchestration
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
7.0
Device Discovery
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
7.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
7.0
Attack Path Simulation Testing
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
7.2
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
8.0
Vulnerability Scans
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
7.2
Firewall Rule Cleanup
AlienVault OSSIM
Skybox Security
8.0

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

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.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

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.
Gabriele Angeli | 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

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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

Skybox Security

CloudGuard Dome9 does not have a suite for an on-premise datacenter.
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

Skybox Security

  • Overall ROI is good as this product is an augmentation for us but we already have a mature security program with an experienced security team so the ROI is high.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

Skybox Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Skybox Security
6.5

Usability

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Skybox Security
8.0

Support Rating

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Skybox Security
6.0

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