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AlienVault USM

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

At this point I'm saying a 4. While the marketing material make it appear to be easy to use and it was relatively easy to set up, as previously mentioned, each event description is based upon the individual asset making it nearly impossible for the administrator to be a SME for each asset. For example, if one of the assets reporting is a router, the administrator monitoring alerts would need to know what the various events are that can be triggered as an event for the particular router; however, if the asset is a workstation, the administrator would need to know the various events that are triggered for workstations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Anytime you are managing multiple servers and workstations on a network, having a good Security Center to assist with that management is critical. Kaspersky Security Center provides that and gives the administrator the tools and reports necessary to properly manage and monitor these systems across a network. This is a VERY useful tool and it makes my job much easier.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.2
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
7.1
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Correlation
AlienVault USM
7.7
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
7.7
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
6.7
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault USM
6.9
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.9
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.7
Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.8
Anti-Exploit Technology
AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.7
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0
Centralized Management
AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.0
Infection Remediation
AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.7
Vulnerability Management
AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.9
Malware Detection
AlienVault USM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • AlienVault USM is simple and easy to deploy. Sensors can be deployed in as little as 15 minutes through the setup wizard.
  • The USM UI is easy to understand. I've trained multiple analysts who are able to perform their duties on their first day, in part because of USM Anywhere's ease of use.
  • Top-notch built-in compliance templates and reporting features.
Matthew Stacks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • Potential threat identification and quarantining is immediate and very reliable.
  • Monitoring system updates, statistics, hardware status, and connectivity issues for all systems on the network.
  • Installation and registration, either remotely or in person, is a breeze, usually taking about 10-15 minutes, and with step by step confirmations.
  • The organizational hierarchy, as well as the abilities listed in the hierarchy are extremely user friendly and easy to use for novices and pros alike.
Erik Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AlienVault USM

  • Personally, I've wished I could purchase a service that would configure AV for my environment. I get a lot of traffic on a daily basis and I almost need to hire an analyst that just works on AV.
  • Some of the filters when looking for a specific alert aren't that easy to use.
Christian Holton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The PC imaging tools are difficult to set up and use
  • Device Encryption tools are getting better, but are difficult to manage.
  • The policies are powerful, but could be broken up. More help can be provided in what the policy element does within the policy setup
Ian Raloff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.5
Based on 19 answers
The centralized logging and retention for PCI compliance was our main driver, and it is meeting that need. Otherwise there has been enough frustration with the lack of documentation and the need to customize through the CLI that I would be open to alternatives.
Aaron Rothstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is stable and accurate in detecting security threats. There are very few or no false positives in detecting security threats or unusual behavior and has very sharp heuristics. The product does the job very well including saving us money in getting 3rd party patch management tools as the business is already using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager which is Microsoft product specific and the product patches these third party products e.g Adobe Flash Player
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.9
Based on 35 answers
Once you are able to navigate the different panels, finding what you need is quite easily. Before getting used it it can be a bit of challenge .Each panel is quite well laid out and the filtering search capabilities are quite strong.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The integration with a known solution is not good (Cisco ISE), product (10.x) does not automate remediation, however security is great and detects security threats with accuracy including heuristics, very few or no false positives
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 3 answers
We do have issues with maintenance on the AlienVault USM as the disk fills up from time to time with other data sources. Sources for scanning logs and net flow data isn't calculated in regular disk maintenance and can easily fill up our disk if we do not keep an eye on it with some custom Nagios plugins. The system does properly trim logging data from logging sources properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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Performance

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 3 answers
With the latest release of AlienVault USM overall performance has not been an issue. We have noticed single source events per second does not scale well with the overall system. 2,000eps on a vmware system with a single source produces delays of up to an hour for us. Pages, reporting and even raw log searches are rather quick though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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Support Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 28 answers
The support we received from alienvault was excellent. They went above and beyond in making sure everything was working as it needed to be. They REALLY want their product implementation to be a success and our security goals be achieved. They are like a member of our security team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.7
Based on 4 answers
I give the maximum grade because we have no complaints; we never had any failure, serious error, and serious threat to the company. All of its features work very well. The great advantage of having a product supported by an industry-leading security company is that regularly updated security protocols will protect the system against all emerging threats.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I did not have any experience with "in person" training directly. The free online classes offered for a half a day are based on the actual training offered. These little teasers are very good and well worth your time to learn a few quick and dirty ways of getting more information from your SIEM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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Online Training

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 8.5
Based on 6 answers
It was very well organized and helpful in using the product to the fullest extent. The instructor allowed time for folks who were involved with managed services to receive tuning tips in order to better support their customers. In addition, the course materials were automatically updated when the new version came out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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Implementation Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 39 answers
AlienVault USM was a very simple to implement and get up and running. We started with a trial version and had that up and going within an hour of receiving email instructions from the sales engineer. We never had to contact support to get the system up and going. It was extremely easy to convert over to a full license once we started with a paid version.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Make sure to provide awareness campaigns on changes that will be implemented and WHY the business is doing it and the benefits reaped. Benefits reaped is very important for the justification of why things have to change and emphasizing the importance of security. This will reduce user disgruntlement and total bitterness on use of their workstation or laptop
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

Splunk's ES is a paid add-on on top of an already pricey product. Finding a MSSP that supports Splunk and isn't a 6 figure annual commitment seems unlikely. LogRhythm did not have a cloud-based solution when we were considering SIEMs. Fantastic product though and have a good MSSP base.Devo did not have a MSSP partner base when we looked. Their product is fantastic too.AlienVault USM has good partners to choose from as well as an affordable cloud model, that's why we chose it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky is a leader in endpoint protection, but its ties to potential adversaries are unsettling. Kaspersky has a great threat research team and quickly identifies malicious software and its signature. Its web-based protection is also top notch. This is a great product but as with everything has its place.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.3
Based on 3 answers
The AlienVault USM is not very scalable. Some scalability can be achieved by installing additional sensors, but this only offers 500eps per sensor and is still overall limited by the installation type of VM or physical. We have also noticed the EPS (events per second) is rated overall and not towards a single source. A single source on a very healthy VMware partition tops out at 2,000eps for us, no matter how we configure it. Maybe this is a problem of the 5.2 release?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

  • Once you hit the 150 asset mark, you have to jump to their unlimited license. There is no middle ground. We were only 10 or so assets above the 150 so we had to chose to either not monitor those assets or pay the price of the upgrade.
  • AlienVault brings all the information to one place which makes it much quicker to track down problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The price point and the maintenance required to maintain the solution is a factor that weighs in, especially when there are other cloud-based solutions that require less maintenance.
  • It provided excellent first level protection on the workstation and server level.
  • Given an in-house solution is required, this is the best solution compared to other well-known solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Pricing Details

AlienVault USM

General

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

AlienVault USM Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$1,0751
Standard$1,6951
Premium$2,5951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

General

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential Suite29.991
Advanced Suite39.991
Premium Suite44.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM
7.5
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM
6.5
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.0

Usability

AlienVault USM
6.9
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
7.0

Reliability and Availability

AlienVault USM
6.4
Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Performance

AlienVault USM
7.3
Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Support Rating

AlienVault USM
7.3
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.7

In-Person Training

AlienVault USM
4.5
Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Online Training

AlienVault USM
8.5
Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Implementation Rating

AlienVault USM
6.4
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0

Scalability

AlienVault USM
6.3
Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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