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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault OSSIM

Small, medium or large, every company can benefit from this tool. Even if you decide to supplement your existing SIEM this is the way to go and chances are you might end up switching to this as your primary.
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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
8.2
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
8.0
Trustwave SIEM
8.0
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault OSSIM
8.7
Trustwave SIEM
4.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault OSSIM
7.5
Trustwave SIEM
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault OSSIM
8.0
Trustwave SIEM
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault OSSIM
8.6
Trustwave SIEM
8.0

Pros

  • Being a part of the Open Source community, open source tools are always a big plus for me.
  • Being a simple straightforward tool, it does a great job especially with the asset management piece built into it.
  • Straightforward
  • Open Threat Exchange(OTX) gives a straightforward live threat intel feed to work off.
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  • Reporting
  • Easy access to the information in the Trustwave SIEM
  • Ease of install of the endpoint client
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Cons

  • 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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  • 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 OSSIM8.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

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

  • 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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  • 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