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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

I have found it well suited for almost all of the purposes we purchased it to provide.
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Juniper SRX

The Juniper SRX is a great product for almost any deployment, the form factor, the price point, the power and ease of use make it an all purpose FW for any situation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Pros

  • Vulnerability assessments with vulnerability remediation task management
  • Threat Detection with Host and Network based IDS
  • Security information event management with log/event correlation
  • Reporting and Alarm with ticket tracking
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  • Ease and stability of configuration. Automatic rollback makes changes foolproof.
  • Strong range of hardware options in all tiers.
  • Common OS and configuration across all models and even other Juniper products.
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Cons

  • In my opinion AlienVault has to improve the asset inventory management module and return OCS GUI for easier management. Also detection and deletion of objects that are withdrawn from service should exist.
  • Another thing that has a place for further improvement is automatic plugin generation and installation. Those operations are not so intuitive and manual writing and installation consumes lot of time.
  • In the future versions of AlienVault USM I would like to see some sandboxing technology and official documentation about integration with honeypots.
Sasa Cakic, CISSP, ACSE, ACSA profile photo
  • Some of the more complex setups (clustered HA, etc.) can be a little difficult to configure.
  • The lowest-end model that supports true multi-site HA is relatively expensive. It would be nice to have that option in lower models.
  • Some configuration options (particularly the way address book entries are done) can get tedious and make for very long configs.
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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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Juniper SRX9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

AlienVault USM7.2
Based on 33 answers
The system is great in turns of functionality but in terms of being user friendly and usability for the average person it is very hard to understand and wil take a lot of training.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Juniper SRX7.3
Based on 1 answer
It is pretty good. There are sometimes minor issues.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

I actually don't remember now what I evaluated. When I hit AlienVault I just stopped looking.
Matthew Frederickson profile photo
I love the Cisco ASA but I've become used to the SRX. I am a CLI kind of guy so the SRX works for me. Others may be more GUI based so the ASA may be more comfortable to you. If that's the case then the ASA's ASDM is a solid platform to manage your FW. Junos hasn't gotten this component working and will admit that, but if you're CLI driven, then the SRX is much easier to use and has a lot better context sensitive help in most situations.
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Return on Investment

No answers on this topic
  • Although I'm not a part of the budgeting process, I do know that by using Juniper SRXs, we were able to get the products we needed with much less issues and justifications as other product we've purchased in the past.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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Juniper SRX

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

Juniper SRX More Information