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Score 8.5 out of 101
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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.
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Trustwave SIEM

Trustwave SIEM is a good tool for our POS/PCI environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Trustwave SIEM
7.2
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.4
Trustwave SIEM
8.0
Correlation
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Trustwave SIEM
8.0
Event and log normalization
AlienVault OSSIM
7.9
Trustwave SIEM
8.0
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.6
Trustwave SIEM
4.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
7.4
Trustwave SIEM
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
8.1
Trustwave SIEM
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.6
Trustwave SIEM
8.0

Pros

AlienVault OSSIM

  • Most of the configuration comes out-of-the-box suited for most environments. Setting it up is really easy, with the wizard, you can have it working in less than 3 hours of deployment, without counting asset installation.
  • Out-of-the-box dashboards are really useful. You can modify or add new widgets to suit your needs, but you'll most likely agree with what already comes configured.
  • The tickets feature for handling alarms is really easy to use.
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Trustwave SIEM

  • Reporting
  • Easy access to the information in the Trustwave SIEM
  • Ease of install of the endpoint client
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Cons

AlienVault OSSIM

  • It's a free product! Yes, it doesn't have all the capabilities of the USM anywhere, but it does a great job. Can't really complain.
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Trustwave SIEM

  • Trustkeeper portal can be slow
  • Trustwave sales and support are lacking
  • The endpoint client is a little large in size
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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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Trustwave SIEM

No score
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Alternatives Considered

AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM has the upper ante in initial deployment price, being that it's open source. Also, with perhaps the exception of SolarWinds, it has a lower optimal requirements for onsite deployment, hence your OPEX won't be hit very hard by investing in new hardware to suit the appliance. The correlation engine is somewhat more robust that their counterparts in LogRhythm and SolarWinds, and the IDS (both NIDS and HIDS) are more reliable as well in terms of results. Finally, although Tenable SecurityCenter is more robust in dashboards, alerts and reports, it comes short in front of OSSIM in terms of real-time IDS and SIEM correlation.
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Trustwave SIEM

We have not really looked at other products.
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Return on Investment

AlienVault OSSIM

  • The ROI of OSSIM itself is, obviously, immediate, being that it's a free, open-source product. However, you must take into account other inherent investments to cover up for the lack of official support, such as certified agents or consultants that take care of the management and maintenance of the product once in production.
  • On the other hand, the potential loss of information and interruption of operativity due to malware and other threats is really unmeasurable. The implicit savings in OSSIM as a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) are really the major positive impact on your organization's revenue.
  • Finally, and from a reseller's point of view, reselling OSSIM has the big plus of being a professional services-only asset, given that the appliance itself is free of charge. The only thing to consider is the initial investment in team members with the required capacitation and knowledge to address such professional services to potential customers.
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Trustwave SIEM

  • It is an expensive solution for PCI reporting
  • It is an expensive solution for PCI Compliance
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Pricing Details

AlienVault OSSIM

General

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

Trustwave SIEM

General

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

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