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AlienVault USM

328 Ratings

Cisco TrustSec

14 Ratings

AlienVault USM

328 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM Anywhere is a great SIEM and if you need to deploy a SaaS solution then it is suited very well. It works very well for us being 100% AWS and integrates well with our toolset and AWS features. The Open Threat Intelligence (OTX) is perfect for providing context on events and feeding our incident response processes.
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  • Control access to critical enterprise resources by business role, device type, and location, so policy changes can be made without redesigning the network.
  • Easily manage access control and segmentation while maintaining compliance.
  • Create and manage policies in an easy-to-use matrix.
  • Reduce the need for costly network re-architecture by automating firewall rules and access control list (ACL) administration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Pros

  • Centralizing and aggregating logs from sources of all types
  • Searching through real-time and long-term events
  • Flexibility and customization (Linux OS with open source tools, open for whatever hacking you desire)
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  • Reduce operational expenses by simplifying network segmentation and defining security groups based on business roles, not IP addresses.
  • Limit the impact of a data breach by quickly isolating and containing threats using technology already in your network.
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Cons

  • Does not play well with CheckPoint firewalls, this has been a major pain point for me
  • Would be great if there was a quick way to dismiss normal activity
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  • Help and solutions if needed, support
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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
Almost all functions are intuitive, custom logging is not very easy to configure.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
I have not had a single issue with the alienvault support staff. Any issue or question that we had, especially in the beginning during the installation phase the support staff was readily available via phone and email to help us. I am very happy with the decision we made to go with alienvault.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
Anything beyond a vanilla deployment will take a lot of effort.
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Alternatives Considered

USM has all the bells and whistles in a unified package of many of the bigger systems at a price point small companies can afford.
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Return on Investment

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  • Reduction in IT operational costs
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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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Cisco TrustSec

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

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