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AlienVault USM

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AlienVault USM

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AlienVault USM

I think AlienVault USM is well suited for a medium size company where there are remote sites. The star configuration deployment would work very well. I would need to see how AlienVault would perform on a large multi-national company if headquarters wanted to correlate all data.
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Armor

For managed security hosting, Armor can hardly be beat. Expensive but worth it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
Armor
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
Armor
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
Armor
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
Armor
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
Armor
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
Armor
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
Armor

Pros

  • The SIEM does a good job of correlating network data from multiple sources along with the Data from deployed HIDS
  • The Nmap scan is fast and non-invasive that defines devices on your network.
  • The vulnerability scanning has several options and reports to enable data to be available for compliance purposes.
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  • Alerting is excellent
  • Interaction with Armor personnel when an issue arises is at a high-level as well.
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Cons

  • Walking through all the devices after a Nmap or device discovery scan can be tedious to get the data correct
  • When deploying HIDS, it would be better if the system gave more detail as to the deployment error
  • Offline updating of licenses can be a little time-consuming
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  • Scanning of platform for vulnerabilities
  • Communication to customers
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 answers
It is a great product and has been instrumental to our security posture.
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Usability

AlienVault USM7.2
Based on 33 answers
AlienVault is usable effectively for small and mid size deployments. AlienVault might not scale well for larger or complex deployments.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
Support was initially slow but once engaged resolution was fast and efficient.Additional support on other topics was also resolved under the same initial call which helped rather than closing the call off and starting again.Further check backs were carried out before the case was closed so support was very useful throughout.
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Armor7.8
Based on 13 answers
Overall, I can't complain about the service provided by Armor. They have treated us very well.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
Implementation is easy but having easy access to support and professional services is a great help. Getting it up and running is very easy, getting it configured for your specific environment does take a little more work, when you run into any issues support or your professional services provider is always there.
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at a number of other products besides AlienVault. Most of them were software packages that had OK reviews, but would have been costly to implement and time-consuming to maintain. AlienVault was an all-in-one appliance, though it comes in a virtual machine that you can run as well. We chose the USM because of our virtualization resources were getting pretty tight at the time we chose AlienVault, and we prefer hardware appliances.
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Pricing Details

AlienVault USM

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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Armor

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