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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    7.8

    AlienVault OSSIM

    78%

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AlienVault OSSIM ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    9.3
    93%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Correlation

    7.9
    79%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    8.3
    83%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    8.6
    86%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    9.3
    93%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    5.4
    54%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    5.7
    57%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    6.1
    61%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Varonis Data Security Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • AlienVault OSSIM and Varonis Data Security Platform are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    AlienVault OSSIM

    90%
    11 Ratings
    9.0

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    90%
    11 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    AlienVault OSSIM

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.9

    AlienVault OSSIM

    79%
    6 Ratings
    9.6

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    96%
    6 Ratings

    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

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    The most highlighted feature of Varonis Data Security Platform is the data analyzing mechanism. It analyzes your data all the time with some special algorithms to detect any unusual activities so that it can identify any unusual behavior or users and
    take necessary action to save your sensitive data. They also offer a complete dashboard solution for their customers to control across different data stores, see their current state, and any security breaches to be addressed manually.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    • Varonis logging is very robust and captures all audit events being sent from the file servers.
    • The ability to report and alert on Active Directory account events works very well with file activity monitoring. It can show the complete picture of what an account did while being used.
    • Have a customizable dashboard is great for being able to show upper management information that only pertains to them.
    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

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    • Implementation can be challenging in some areas and can only be executed by the vendor
    • Implementation can only be executed by the vendor and additional work can be chargeable
    • Licensing can be improved upon
    • Agent based so implementation can be longer than expected
    Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AlienVault OSSIM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    Varonis Data Security Platform 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I wish the cost was a little bit lower and increase functionality and features would give it 10/10.
    Gus Awad | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    AlienVault OSSIM

    AlienVault OSSIM 7.9
    Based on 6 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

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    Varonis Data Security Platform 9.6
    Based on 6 answers
    Support has always been very responsive and addressed any issues we may have had in the past. Some local engineers are willing to come onsite or work over a web session to discuss creating a new rule set or look at some issues. Getting issues address has never been a problem. There was one feature we had trouble getting to function correctly, but support and local engineers were willing to work with us as much as needed to get it working correctly for our organization.
    Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    AlienVault OSSIM

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    Actually, we didn't expend much time evaluating other file auditing platforms. We chose Varonis just after a serious incident and we had already heard about Varonis at a Netapp event. So it was an easy choice. We called Varonis and asked them for a PoC, that's it. The PoC became a production and it is running until this day.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AlienVault OSSIM

    • It's difficult to put a monetary value on security, but with proper monitoring and alerting, incidents will be easier to avoid.
    • Helps with your compliancy, as it automatically alerts you for critical events.
    • Collects logs in the cloud, so protected from local issues, like SAN failures.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Varonis Data Security Platform

    • The positive ROI has been in time spent now vs. pre Varonis tracking down permissions and access to folders in a share environment
    • The built in policy rules were very helpful after learning how to properly apply them
    • Quick snapshot into our sensitive data repositories has been a major win for our Security team
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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