AlienVault OSSIM vs. Trellix Helix

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
Trellix Helix
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Trellix Helix (formerly FireEye Helix) is a SIEM solution providing a non-malware threat detection solution.
$0
Events per second
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Helix Console
$0
Events per second
Helix Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlienVault OSSIMTrellix Helix
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Features
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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
Trellix Helix
8.5
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection9.49 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Correlation7.010 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management8.110 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Deployment flexibility8.210 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools9.36 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces9.49 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection9.29 Ratings9.04 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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Small Businesses
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Score 7.9 out of 10
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Score 7.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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InsightIDR
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
AlienVault OSSIMTrellix Helix
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(10 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlienVault OSSIMTrellix Helix
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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Trellix (FireEye + McAfee)
The UI displays wells the deviations and anomalies using advanced threat intelligence so you have full control of your security ecosystem. We've used it for two years to secure our servers and we easily customize threat detections to reduce the stressful false positives. We fill the XDR AI with data and it correlates with incident data to deliver unmatched frontline security intelligence.
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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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Trellix (FireEye + McAfee)
  • Detection of advanced threats.
  • Easy integration with cloud resources and our existing security tools thus enhancing performance.
  • Easy deployment with great threats intelligence capabilities.
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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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Trellix (FireEye + McAfee)
  • Overly complex platform
  • Multiple logins needed for various tools--leads to confusion
  • Costs can add up
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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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Trellix (FireEye + McAfee)
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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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Trellix (FireEye + McAfee)
We've been fairly happy with FireEye Helix support overall. Most issues are resolved the same day the case is opened.
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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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Trellix (FireEye + McAfee)
I find Helix to be super-efficient and able to cut through the noise. Previous installations of LogRhythm and Splunk resulting in an overwhelming amount of noise (out of the gate), and we had to constantly tune out false positives. Helix is different. Out of the gate, Helix provided higher fidelity hits, and our teams don't spend half their day turning out the noise.
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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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Trellix (FireEye + McAfee)
  • Optimization of your security investments.
  • Operations are seamless and better with easy integrations that enhance performance.
  • Efficiency in running of incidences with enhanced case management for all its alerts.
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ScreenShots

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