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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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

The SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server does what it's supposed to do. It's a bare-bones Syslog Server. If your company is just trying to fulfill security requirements or doesn't need all the advanced features of a product such as Splunk, then Kiwi will work well and not break the bank. Using the tool is very straightforward as there aren't a lot of options outside of just viewing logs.
Dennis Chwee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

  • Stores log file entries from multiple devices.
  • Provides a simple easy to install and use interface.
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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

  • Minimalistic; If you're looking for something with analysis features look elsewhere.
  • Operating System support is Windows only.
  • Some management features cannot be configured via web interface.
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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Kiwi Syslog has the best usability of any syslog server. While not being able to offer the most features, the ones it does have are intuitive and easy to work with. Everything that it has is where you think it should be. If you can't find it in the menus, it doesn't exist.
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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server 9.3
Based on 5 answers
Because the solution is so simple to use and implement, support wasn't very necessary. The one time I did call them to better understand where logs were stored, they were very helpful and friendly. Kiwi has been around for some time and not a lot has changed over the years, so support for it is pretty straightforward and quick.
Dennis Chwee | 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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

I've not had any other interaction with other Syslog servers. The main reason for that is that Kiwi works outstandingly well at what it does. Simply put, I believe this product is a staple in the IT industry and will remain as such as long as they keep the tool current and improve it in the future.
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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

  • This will allow us to hopefully pinpoint an intrusion if it should happen.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

General

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

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Editions & Modules

Edition
One Time Price$319.001
  1. Per Instance
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
8.7

Usability

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
10.0

Support Rating

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
9.3

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