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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

I've only used AlienVault in an environment monitoring around 1,000 nodes and with the all-in-one appliance. My first thoughts are that this product is great for companies our size and smaller, but with the advanced configurations of branched out sensors and servers (higher cost), it may be scalable for larger companies as well. It does what other SIEMs do but is more hackable and friendly to the power analysts needing to correlate lots of data.
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FireEye Security Suite

FireEye is the obvious solution if a company is having trouble with threats getting in via mail attachments. We use Office 365 and initially subscribed to their attachment scanning product. Users immediately started complaining it would take a minimum of 3 minutes and sometimes as long as 12 hours to receive their attachments. This rate of time was unacceptable. So we did a POC with FireEye and immediately saw that attachments were processed on average in 30 seconds but at the most, around 1.5 minutes. We were convinced after that.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Pros

  • Alarms dashboard provides a great overview of all alerts, makes it easy to see what I need to focus on and what is noise
  • Easily connects to all my desktops/servers using the HIDS agent, makes it simple to get setup
  • As a solution, it was relatively cheap in comparison to it's competitors.
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  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Malware prevention
  • Spam filtering
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Cons

  • AlienVault is excellent at finding issues/exploits and providing the information necessary for forensics. It could be nice if instructions for remedies could be provided as well.
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  • Custom rules could have more options
  • I'd like to have the ability to search for attachment names
  • Interface could be a bit easier to use but it's pretty easy already
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 answers
No need to renew our use. We are actively using and liking it. Future outlook is continued use of the USM platform and tailoring it more and more for our environment.
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Usability

AlienVault USM7.2
Based on 33 answers
Not enough documentation, non-descript error messages, and too much required to be done at the command line for an "appliance".
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
Only had to use this once, and they had us back on track in an hour or so. They followed up the day after to make sure all was still working, great team.
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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

We were looking at other solutions, but ultimately the sales demo we received for AlienVault looked good and was at a MUCH better price point than the alternatives we evaluated. We are also intrigued by the additional capability of vulnerability scanning.
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Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP in Office 365 was awful. Some attachments wouldn't be delivered at all while others took minutes and sometimes hours to be delivered after being scanned. It was causing us to lose business. FireEye processes attachments in less than 60 seconds in most cases. We now have buy in from employees to scan attachments since it's hardly noticeable to them
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Return on Investment

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  • Stronger security posture
  • Faster security event response times
  • Global deployment can be difficult as hardware may not be be available in remote locations.
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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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FireEye Security Suite

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

FireEye Security Suite More Information