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Score 8.7 out of 101
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Score 8.5 out of 101

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.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

Hypervisor based agentless security this product excels at. It provides thorough protection for your VM's. The web filtering product that comes with it also does a great job filtering out malicious websites from being accessed by users with a very user friendly prompt that they are going to a website which has been found to be malicious. This is particularly useful when it comes to VDI.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.5
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
7.8
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.4
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
7.2
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

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.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

  • It's easy to use the console.
  • It has a very similar look and feels to Deep Security Console.
  • It plugs into the Apex Central for easy management.
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Cons

AlienVault OSSIM

  • Reporting is not the greatest. I had internal developers take data and create some reports that better fit my needs.
  • Navigation through the vulnerability scans is not ideal.
  • Asset management is also cumbersome to navigate through.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

  • Trend Micro has very little room for improvement. I am using version 9.6 at this time and it is extremely reliable. Some of the upgrades were not completely intuitive, but in those cases Deep Security support came through with documentation that covered all the bases.
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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.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

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Support

AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM 9.5
Based on 2 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.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Trend Micro's support is pretty decent, we have had issues in the past and they have been fairly responsive to us and our complaints. Depending on how severe the issue was. Any ticket that had a high priority was handled very shortly especially when we contacted our account rep even if it was after hours, we were still able to get support within a short time period.
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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.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

We selected trend micro to take the AV scans and filtering out of the hands of the Windows and Linux vm's we have deployed and move it to the hypervisor level. This has led us to be able to deploy only a single DSVA per host and can protect all VM"s that are on that hosts. This has allowed for more time being spent on other priority security tasks.
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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!
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

  • 100% positive ROI. Without Deep Security we would have to leverage and endpoint protection management solution like Sophos or SEPM (Symantec). Although both are good products, from a cost perspective it would have hit us much harder. Trend Micro Deep Security scales very nicely.
  • Since Deep Security actually has zero (or at least unnoticeable) resource footprint on monitored VMs, it is a huge cost benefit for us. As previously mentioned, actual antivirus clients installed on each virtual machine (VM) would have significantly affected performance. This would have cost us much more additionally in paying for additional resources to allocate over VMs in the VMware environment. Deep Security is almost completely unintrusive from a resource perspective.
  • Also, from a layered security perspective, it helps us meet our goals; and since the price of Trend Micro Deep Security quite reasonable, it is that much easier to get approval for this specific internal layer of security.
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Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM
8.5
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
8.0

Usability

AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

Support

AlienVault OSSIM
9.5
Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud
8.0

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