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AlienVault USM

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AlienVault USM

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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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FireMon

FireMon Security Manager is well suited for anyone who is working within security, remediation, or architecture for their company's network. FireMon's report library enables the user to run reports in order to analyse, change, check compliance and health check, and usage for environment. It quickly identifies rules that can be/need to be cleaned up within the environment, particularly rules that are disabled or need description.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Firewall Security Management

AlienVault USM
FireMon
8.2
Policy planning and rule management
AlienVault USM
FireMon
8.5
Automated Policy Orchestration
AlienVault USM
FireMon
9.1
Device Discovery
AlienVault USM
FireMon
6.4
Policy Compliance Auditing
AlienVault USM
FireMon
8.6
Firewall Rule Cleanup
AlienVault USM
FireMon
8.6

Pros

  • Quickly reports unauthorized access attempts of our network.
  • Provides insight to the possible internal breaches sending data out of our network.
  • provides strong reporting on network resources.
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  • Streamlined change management procedures.
  • Great automation capabilities.
  • Built-in reporting capabilities.
  • Extensibility (customizations).
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Cons

  • It can be difficult to set up correctly. I found the documentation sparse in some instances.
  • It can generate a ton of alerts, again if not set up correctly. I recommend taking the engineer's class for it, so that you can get the most out of your investment.
  • The vulnerability scans can eat up a lot of resources, as well as be a bit pushy. Running a scan against one of our printers resulted in that printer constantly flooded with inventory scan requests by AlienVault, which rendered said printer unusable. Make sure you break out your networks when doing scans!
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  • The install on column from firewall is not filtered, making it a bit difficult to analyze some rules
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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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FireMon9.1
Based on 1 answer
We use the tool frequently and it is integrated into our processes.
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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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FireMon8.2
Based on 1 answer
For the most part, using the tool is straight forward. Some of the menus could use some work on usability.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
I have contacted support many times and every time they addressed the issue and continued until it was resolved. The product is solid, so the overall operation is trouble free.
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FireMon7.7
Based on 17 answers
Haven't had to use support too much and when we do they are very responsive and resolve any issues quickly.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
Initial deployment was great compared to all the research I had read about deploying SIEM solutions. The basic setup gives excellent information about what is occurring on your enterprise network.
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FireMon9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
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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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We didn't have to evaluate another product. We liked what FireMon could do and what it could add to our network security team. It was the sexy user interface that really sold us.
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Scalability

AlienVault USM6.3
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
FireMon8.1
Based on 7 answers
Scalability is well done.
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Return on Investment

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  • Positive: Faster time to prepare audit reports.
  • Positive: Aggregate and view all of the firewall policies in one place.
  • Positive: Provides a place to securely store firewall configurations.
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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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FireMon

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

FireMon More Information